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EmDiggy
04-01-2011, 02:03 PM
Hey gang, I'm interviewing Amobi Okoye tomorrow on the Football Gameplan Radio show .
What are some questions that you would like me to ask him?

The show airs 11am - 1pm est.
WWW.blogtalkradio.com/footballgameplan
Call-in number is (323)657-1489

beerlover
04-01-2011, 02:14 PM
Hey gang, I'm interviewing Amobi Okoye tomorrow on the Football Gameplan Radio show .
What are some questions that you would like me to ask him?

The show airs 11am - 1pm est.
WWW.blogtalkradio.com/footballgameplan
Call-in number is (323)657-1489

what position do you see yourself playing in Wade Phillips 3-4?

EmDiggy
04-01-2011, 02:23 PM
what position do you see yourself playing in Wade Phillips 3-4?

Awesome! Got it!

And I'll give TexansTalk the biggest shout out as well

gtexan02
04-01-2011, 02:29 PM
What does he think the chances are of the NFL resuming this year?

Ole Miss Texan
04-01-2011, 02:30 PM
what position do you see yourself playing in Wade Phillips 3-4?

GREAT question. Along those same lines, I'd like to know about the times the Texans have used a 3-4 defense while he's been on the team. Was he on the field and at what position?? And what does he know about Wade's scheme: how does his strengths play into this?

Ole Miss Texan
04-01-2011, 02:33 PM
How does he feel about Morehead State knocking out Louisville in the 1st round of the tournament this year?

:stirpot: lol

m5kwatts
04-01-2011, 02:36 PM
Have you looked into housing in NFL cities with 4-3 defenses?

Dutchrudder
04-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Given the Texans problems on defense last year, does he feel it was more of an issue with the schemes/playcalling or an issue with personnel?

Has Amobi begun studying Wade Phillip's 3-4 defensive schemes? Does he have a new playbook or any material to study yet?

Does in the 3-4, does Amobi see himself as more of a pass rusher or a run stopper? Which does he prefer?

Dutchrudder
04-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Thought of another:

Has Amobi considered retirement if the 2011 season doesn't happen and the parties cannot agree to a deal? Has it even crossed his mind, or is he dead set on playing in the NFL? (just trying to get an idea of his love of the game)

El Tejano
04-01-2011, 03:01 PM
Will he ever come out of his retirement from 2007?

gtexan02
04-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Is our secondary that bad? Or is it our defensive pass rush?

Thorn
04-01-2011, 03:12 PM
Will the government ever reveal the truth about UFO's and the moon landing?

disaacks3
04-01-2011, 03:29 PM
how about.....Is he more EXCITED or WORRIED now that Wade Phillips has been brought in?

Hagar
04-01-2011, 03:37 PM
What do you attribute your overall lack of perfomance too?

Are you ready to take a HUGE cut in pay once this contract is up?

Given your contract, do you expect to be cut in training camp if you don't pickup your game?

Don't softball this punk. Everybody here in Houston softballs this guy because he was so young when he came into the league. Hit him with questions that are so hard he cries like a little girl. :crying:

EmDiggy
04-01-2011, 03:41 PM
this is awesome gang! Keep them coming! I'll be sure to ask as many as I can

HuttoKarl
04-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Can he pay off the remainder of my student loans for me?

Texan4Ever
04-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Can he pay off the remainder of my student loans for me?

I would like to add my name to the list as well.


On a serious note, Amobi: If needed, are you willing to play the nose tackle position knowing that a 3-4 defense thrives or fails based on the performance of a nose tackle?

What have you (and other Texan players) been doing since the NFL season is in limbo?

Rey
04-01-2011, 04:46 PM
this is awesome gang! Keep them coming! I'll be sure to ask as many as I can

Can you ask him about his performance in years past and whether or not he thinks he will improve in Wade's defense? Basically, what role will he be playing and does he think he skill set matches that role...

TexCanada
04-01-2011, 04:51 PM
Can he pay off the remainder of my student loans for me?

I'm in for this list as well!

TimeKiller
04-01-2011, 04:57 PM
How about:

The perception of you is widely negative, do you feel that's fair?

If yes- What are you doing differently this year to change that?
If no- Kick him square in his testicles and ask again.

HJam72
04-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Are you the biggest draft bust since David Carr, or is it one of your teammates? Who?

How much better would we be with Revis or Willis?

steelbtexan
04-01-2011, 07:17 PM
Hey gang, I'm interviewing Amobi Okoye tomorrow on the Football Gameplan Radio show .
What are some questions that you would like me to ask him?

The show airs 11am - 1pm est.
WWW.blogtalkradio.com/footballgameplan
Call-in number is (323)657-1489

Why do you consistently keep getting your butt kicked at the LOS?

Are you a Nigerian 23?

Is saving Nigeria more important to you than mastering your craft as an NFL player?

There are other ? I would like to ask him

SteveSlaton20
04-01-2011, 09:41 PM
Why do you suck?

start off w/ that one.

gary
04-01-2011, 09:50 PM
What is the most important thing you have learned as a player and as a person since being drafted? Is the NFL different than what you thought it would be and how so?

JB
04-01-2011, 09:59 PM
What is the most important thing you have learned as a player and as a person since being drafted? Is the NFL different than what you thought it would be and how so?

Very good questions Gary!

gary
04-01-2011, 10:14 PM
What do you mainly work on during the offseason to improve your game? Do you see yourself being a good player in the 3-4 defense and why? If coach Phillips tells you have to work a little harder in order to do well are 100 percent commited to doing what you have to do and go that extra mile and how would you?

Mr. White
04-01-2011, 11:07 PM
We all know that Amobi has other interests. IIRC, he plans to go to medical school and he's also involved in humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.

I'd like to hear more about what he's involved in outside of his NFL career. I'd also like to know how much time he balances his NFL career with all these other interests.

:tiphat:

steelbtexan
04-01-2011, 11:40 PM
We all know that Amobi has other interests. IIRC, he plans to go to medical school and he's also involved in humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.

I'd like to hear more about what he's involved in outside of his NFL career. I'd also like to know how much time he balances his NFL career with all these other interests.

:tiphat:


Yep

TexCanada
04-02-2011, 12:05 AM
Ask him what questions the Texans asked him when we interviewed him before the draft. Did he make it really obvious that he wasn't really all that concerned with playing football?

EmDiggy
04-02-2011, 07:00 AM
Thanks Guys for all of the questions!! Don't forget to check out the show at 11am Est! And if you want to call-in here's the number (323)657-1489 and to hear it live, www.blogtalkradio.com/footballgameplan

TimeKiller
04-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Thanks Guys for all of the questions!! Don't forget to check out the show at 11am Est! And if you want to call-in here's the number (323)657-1489 and to hear it live, www.blogtalkradio.com/footballgameplan

IDK if it's just my computer or connection but I couldn't get that link to open at first and then the broadcast wouldn't play...Definitely want to hear that interview somehow!

EmDiggy
04-02-2011, 02:00 PM
IDK if it's just my computer or connection but I couldn't get that link to open at first and then the broadcast wouldn't play...Definitely want to hear that interview somehow!

Visit here and it should play automatically... It was a great Interview!

www.footballgameplan.com/fbgp-radio

beerlover
04-02-2011, 02:37 PM
sounds like he is reading a prepared statement, never the less very interesting concepts, making football an Olympic sport. pretty cool :cool:

beerlover
04-02-2011, 02:45 PM
"never relax" :slapfight: "keep on trucking" :truck:

SAMURAITEXAN
04-02-2011, 03:10 PM
So, Amobi thinks he is better suited for DE instead of NT in 3-4. Hope, works out for him but I think he is better suited for 4-3 DT.

Go Texans!!!

Norg
04-02-2011, 04:00 PM
When we trade u what 4-3 teams do u got your eye on :P

Wolf
04-02-2011, 08:58 PM
"never relax" :slapfight: "keep on trucking" :truck:

keep chopping wood

CloakNNNdagger
04-02-2011, 09:13 PM
We all know that Amobi has other interests. IIRC, he plans to go to medical school and he's also involved in humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.

I'd like to hear more about what he's involved in outside of his NFL career. I'd also like to know how much time he balances his NFL career with all these other interests.

:tiphat:

Wasn't that Okam?

cuppacoffee
04-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Wasn't that Okam?

Samkon Gado?

steelbtexan
04-03-2011, 09:56 AM
So, Amobi thinks he is better suited for DE instead of NT in 3-4. Hope, works out for him but I think he is better suited for 4-3 DT.

Go Texans!!!

Why do you get paid millions of $$$$ to play a physical game like football when it's obvious you have a low pain tolerance?

Do you think you would be better suited for the bench in Cleveland?

Mr. White
04-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Wasn't that Okam?

After Amobi got drafted, all the talk around town was about how smart this kid is. I seem to remember McClain mentioning that he was going to be a doctor after his NFL career.

I also thought I remembered seeing footage of him volunteering at Memorial-Hermann.

Samkon Gado?

If I'm wrong here, then Gado's probably the guy I've got him mixed up with. And I am probably wrong.

CloakNNNdagger
04-03-2011, 10:31 AM
After Amobi got drafted, all the talk around town was about how smart this kid is. I seem to remember McClain mentioning that he was going to be a doctor after his NFL career.

I also thought I remembered seeing footage of him volunteering at Memorial-Hermann.



If I'm wrong here, then Gado's probably the guy I've got him mixed up with. And I am probably wrong.

When Gado came here, he had come out of college with a 3.66 GPA and having taken some MCAT (med preadmission test) prep courses. It has to date never gone any further.

Lucky
04-03-2011, 12:30 PM
Listened to the Okoye interview on the Football Gameplan Radio Show and here are some of Okoye's responses:

Sees himself as a DE in the 3-4 due to body size, but doesn't rule out NT. Whatever is the best fit.

The problems on defense in '10 stemmed from not having everyone on the same page (part coaches & part players) on a play-by-play basis.

What he's learned after 4 seasons in the league is that you must work harder every year and never relax. That's what carried him along and made him as good as he is today. :smiliepalm:

Thanks for the interview, Emory. Keep up the good work!

CloakNNNdagger
04-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Listened to the Okoye interview on the Football Gameplan Radio Show and here are some of Okoye's responses:

Sees himself as a DE in the 3-4 due to body size, but doesn't rule out NT. Whatever is the best fit.

The problems on defense in '10 stemmed from not having everyone on the same page (part coaches & part players) on a play-by-play basis.

What he's learned after 4 seasons in the league is that you must work harder every year and never relax. That's what carried him along and made him as good as he is today. :smiliepalm:

Thanks for the interview, Emory. Keep up the good work!


http://www.samuelmorrisfoundation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/no-clue-480-350x350.gif

steelbtexan
04-03-2011, 12:49 PM
OkOye

interview: = I need to keep the gravy train roling

Rey
04-03-2011, 01:13 PM
After Amobi got drafted, all the talk around town was about how smart this kid is. I seem to remember McClain mentioning that he was going to be a doctor after his NFL career.

I also thought I remembered seeing footage of him volunteering at Memorial-Hermann.



If I'm wrong here, then Gado's probably the guy I've got him mixed up with. And I am probably wrong.

If I'm not mistaken, Okoye is a psychology guy...

Dutchrudder
04-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Why do you get paid millions of $$$$ to play a physical game like football when it's obvious you have a low pain tolerance?

Do you think you would be better suited for the bench in Cleveland?

The Browns are switching to a 4-3 this year, so that might be a possibility. They don't have a 7th, but they have two early 6ths, so it would have to be one of those in exchange for Okoye. I don't think the Browns have any players the Texans would want in exchange for Amobi. They are shallow at just about every position.

Lucky
04-03-2011, 01:40 PM
They don't have a 7th, but they have two early 6ths, so it would have to be one of those in exchange for Okoye.
No trades for current players until a new CBA is done.

2slik4u
04-03-2011, 02:10 PM
Ask him why he sucks.

The Pencil Neck
04-03-2011, 02:13 PM
No trades for current players until a new CBA is done.

This brings up something I've been wondering about... does this mean that there are no trades at all during the draft or that there can be trades using only draft choices?

EmDiggy
04-03-2011, 02:32 PM
Thanks Gang!! I appreciate you guys giving me questions! It was an awesome interview! Very Good Guy!

Hervoyel
04-03-2011, 04:38 PM
I want to know if it's in his contract that he has to wear those shoes with the little wheels on the bottom of them for games and if so is there any wiggle room for him to get out of that. I think his game would improve greatly if he could resolve that.

Inside Amobi Okoye's locker you'll find these...
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/thisweekineducation/upload/2007/06/roller_shoes_lawn_darts_of_the/rollershoes_2004_base.jpg

Lucky
04-03-2011, 04:55 PM
This brings up something I've been wondering about... does this mean that there are no trades at all during the draft or that there can be trades using only draft choices?
Only draft choices can be traded. And a team can't trade a player after he's been drafted, ala Eli Manning for Phillip Rivers in 2004.

Future picks in subsequent drafts can be traded. But it's pretty risky to accept those trades considering that the future of the draft is up in the air without a CBA.

CloakNNNdagger
04-03-2011, 07:11 PM
Football has taken Jim Barnes around the globe, but his most recent expedition proved to be an eye-opening experience for the former Augustana coach.

Barnes was part of a group that included NFL players Amobi Okoye and Connor Barwin of Houston, Frank Okam of Tampa Bay and James Ihedigbo of the New York Jets that spent 11 days in mid-March introducing American football in Nigeria.

Led by representatives of the International Foundation of American Football, USA Football and the Amobi Okoye Foundation, the group worked with coaches and youth players in the country as part of a contributing initiative to establish the sport of American football on the African continent.
LINK (http://qctimes.com/sports/college/augustana/article_89ad3884-5cdc-11e0-8c14-001cc4c002e0.html)

steelbtexan
04-03-2011, 07:19 PM
OkOye globe trotting again this offseason.

I cant wait until this slacker is cut/traded.

It worries me that Barwin was also on the trip. He better hope he's fully rehabbed.

Doesn't suprise me that Okam was on the trip as well.

HuttoKarl
04-04-2011, 08:35 AM
OkOye globe trotting again this offseason.

I cant wait until this slacker is cut/traded.

It worries me that Barwin was also on the trip. He better hope he's fully rehabbed.

Doesn't suprise me that Okam was on the trip as well.

I hate to break it to you, but life is a whole lot bigger than football. Some people use their work to help them fight cancer, juvenile diabetes, veterans of wars, whatever...to chastise a man for using a high profile position to give back to a cause that's important to him is unfair. Do you live and breathe your job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Doubtful.

infantrycak
04-04-2011, 09:05 AM
OkOye globe trotting again this offseason.

I cant wait until this slacker is cut/traded.

It worries me that Barwin was also on the trip. He better hope he's fully rehabbed.

Doesn't suprise me that Okam was on the trip as well.

I can't believe people actually ***** about Amobi or any other player off doing something altruistic. Every player goes on vacations in the off-season. We just don't hear about them because they aren't newsworthy while they are off snorkeling or whatever. It's ridiculous to call Amobi a slacker because he is off doing something charitable instead of getting a massage in Aspen.

Texanmike02
04-04-2011, 09:46 AM
I hate to break it to you, but life is a whole lot bigger than football. Some people use their work to help them fight cancer, juvenile diabetes, veterans of wars, whatever...to chastise a man for using a high profile position to give back to a cause that's important to him is unfair. Do you live and breathe your job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Doubtful.
+1
I can't believe people actually ***** about Amobi or any other player off doing something altruistic. Every player goes on vacations in the off-season. We just don't hear about them because they aren't newsworthy while they are off snorkeling or whatever. It's ridiculous to call Amobi a slacker because he is off doing something charitable instead of getting a massage in Aspen.

MSR.

Seriously. I think that if AO were a doctor in his spare time and he found a cure for AIDS in the offseaon there are a certain number of people on this board that would complain that he was not dedicated enough.

Mike

Dutchrudder
04-04-2011, 09:55 AM
+1


MSR.

Seriously. I think that if AO were a doctor in his spare time and he found a cure for AIDS in the offseaon there are a certain number of people on this board that would complain that he was not dedicated enough.

Mike

Well if he could cure AIDS then he should be able to learn how to play the defensive tackle position...


:kitten:

Carr Bombed
04-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Why do you consistently keep getting your butt kicked at the LOS?

Are you a Nigerian 23?

Is saving Nigeria more important to you than mastering your craft as an NFL player?




??? For his sake of being a rational human being, I sure as hell hope he feels helping Nigeria is more important than football.

I don't really understand the criticism here. What Amobi does in Nigeria has absolutely nothing to do with his success or lack of on the football field.

Texan_Bill
04-04-2011, 11:53 AM
I hate to break it to you, but life is a whole lot bigger than football. Some people use their work to help them fight cancer, juvenile diabetes, veterans of wars, whatever...to chastise a man for using a high profile position to give back to a cause that's important to him is unfair. Do you live and breathe your job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Doubtful.

I can't believe people actually ***** about Amobi or any other player off doing something altruistic. Every player goes on vacations in the off-season. We just don't hear about them because they aren't newsworthy while they are off snorkeling or whatever. It's ridiculous to call Amobi a slacker because he is off doing something charitable instead of getting a massage in Aspen.

Agreed and well said.

The Pencil Neck
04-04-2011, 11:59 AM
I don't really understand the criticism here. What Amobi does in Nigeria has absolutely nothing to do with his success or lack of on the football field.

I could be wrong but I think the point some people are trying to make is that he should be spending more time studying film and improving his technique and he should postpone his humanitarian efforts until he's achieved a certain minimal amount of proficiency and success at being a DT (or possibly DE in the new defense.) Football might not be the most important thing in the world but if it's your job, you should devote some time to improving your ability to play it.

Personally, I don't have much feeling one way or another. I'm glad that he's doing stuff to help other people. I wish he had turned out to be as good as his draft position. I'm just not sure that his lack of production is necessarily due to him not working hard enough.

Texan_Bill
04-04-2011, 12:05 PM
To criticize anyone for donating time and resources to help children during the off-season is plain wrong. First, it's being rather presumptious to assume that he's not working out or taking in film or any of those things. Second, He could be out clubbing, smoking weed and carrying guns like a lot of other jackasses out there.

I would much rather some be dedicated to a cause then up to no good.

Amobi Okoye Foundation -Providing Hope to Kids and Communities (http://www.amobiokoyefoundation.org/)

Texanmike02
04-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Amobi Okoye Foundation -being lazy and abdicating football responsibilities to help little spawns do better in life making other people mad at him because a team took him in the first round as a project and he is clearly aveage to this point in his career. (http://www.amobiokoyefoundation.org/)

fixed the name of the foundation for you man.

Mike

BigBull17
04-04-2011, 01:04 PM
I'm a little late, but next time ask him who his favorite Pokemon is.

Brandon420tx
04-04-2011, 03:10 PM
I think people are going to hate on Amobi regardless of how he spends his offseason. If it was Andre Johnson who had a charity foundation and he stated he spent the entire offseason working on that and had no time to keep him self in shape which caused him to gain 60 pounds the people criticizing AO would laud AJ as the next Mother Teresa

SAMURAITEXAN
04-04-2011, 07:10 PM
Why do you get paid millions of $$$$ to play a physical game like football when it's obvious you have a low pain tolerance?

Do you think you would be better suited for the bench in Cleveland?

Right, steelbtexan. My quote was too short to explain my thought on Amobi's interview. I thought on Amobi's interview is "are you kidding me you may be better suited for DE instead of DT in 3-4 scheme?" Just think why you'd been interview by media? Because, you may not have a position in 3-4 scheme and interested to know what is your plan for the future.

Helping people in Nigeria or domestic is a good thing. However, when you were drafted in high 1st round. Your team and fans are expecting more than just a starter material guy. We expect player to work hard to become a dominant player. I can understand if this was AJ caliber of player doing a similar kind of thing without himself getting out of football shape in off season. Now for Amobi, he should put his priority on football first and work hard until he can convince to the team and fans that he was worth the pick. If I was drafted that high in the 1st rd, this is what I would do.

Anyway, helping people is a good thing and nothing against that. It's more of priority issue to me. Amobi may see things differently than how I see things which is only natural as us human being are uniquely different in our own way. Amobi is a very smart kid and may be he already foresee himself doing something else besides football like Politics, MD, Head of football operation in Africa or whatever.

As Texans' fan, I question his priority setting of things but that is just my opinion.

Go Texans!!!

HJam72
04-05-2011, 01:05 AM
It's just plane wrong. He's on the wrong plane. :thinking:

2slik4u
04-05-2011, 12:08 PM
I think people are going to hate on Amobi regardless of how he spends his offseason. If it was Andre Johnson who had a charity foundation and he stated he spent the entire offseason working on that and had no time to keep him self in shape which caused him to gain 60 pounds the people criticizing AO would laud AJ as the next Mother Teresa

AJ has been the best WR in the league for the past 4 years. He's earned a little slack.

DocBar
04-07-2011, 03:38 PM
I hope Amobi will focus on his NFL career. I've been in Sapele, Nigeria since mid February and there's just not much hope of saving this place. Set achievable goals and build from there.

Carr Bombed
04-17-2011, 01:46 PM
AJ has been the best WR in the league for the past 4 years. He's earned a little slack.

You don't have to prove that you're the best in the business before you can help out your fellow country men. The criticism is downright stupid and foolish. There's plenty and I mean PLENTY of other stuff to bag on Amobi about, the work he does in Nigeria is not one of them. He should be applauded for the work he does over there.

LOL, I bet the people criticizing him have never even been to his foundation's website and have no clue about the work he does over there.

http://www.amobiokoyefoundation.org/cate/

There it is, check it out.

DocBar
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
You don't have to prove that you're the best in the business before you can help out your fellow country men. The criticism is downright stupid and foolish. There's plenty and I mean PLENTY of other stuff to bag on Amobi about, the work he does in Nigeria is not one of them. He should be applauded for the work he does over there.

LOL, I bet the people criticizing him have never even been to his foundation's website and have no clue about the work he does over there.

http://www.amobiokoyefoundation.org/cate/

There it is, check it out.Okoye may deserve more criticism than you think for his work in Nigeria. I'm IN Nigeria right now. This place is a shithole from any point of view. Check out my facebook pics under Dennis McCleney.
I deal with every day Nigeria every single day. There is no hope for this country for a long, long time. The people are too comfortable in what we call misery don't understand the fuss. If you haven't visited a true 3rd world country, you can't imagine how these people live day to day.
If Okoye is as serious as some think, raising Nigeria rom the late iron age night be his reason for living. MOST Nigerians are living in the beginnings of the iron age, FWIW.

Carr Bombed
04-17-2011, 08:13 PM
Okoye may deserve more criticism than you think for his work in Nigeria. I'm IN Nigeria right now. This place is a shithole from any point of view.

So how does Amobi deserve criticism for that? The fact that it's such a desperate situation proves that the need for help is that much more important and urgent. Football is just a game. Every smile that he brings over there is more important than any sack he gets over here. What good is it going to do if people just wash their hands clean of the situation, because it seems hopeless?



Check out my facebook pics under Dennis McCleney.
I deal with every day Nigeria every single day. There is no hope for this country for a long, long time. The people are too comfortable in what we call misery don't understand the fuss. If you haven't visited a true 3rd world country, you can't imagine how these people live day to day.

I've been to 3rd world countries and have talked to people like that, their resolve to survive and flourish is great. When I saw what they had to live with and deal with, it became clear to me how much we take for granted in this country.


If Amobi wasn't over there he'd most likely be involved with some other camp (some players attend as many as 6 camps in a offseason) or be wasting his time in some other exotic place. Point is, his trip to Nigeria has absolutely nothing to do with his production as a Texan or as a NFL player. It's unfair to criticize his work over there or his devotion to football...especially when he's trying to build facilities to teach the game of football to the people over there.

Rey
04-17-2011, 10:35 PM
I could be wrong but I think the point some people are trying to make is that he should be spending more time studying film and improving his technique and he should postpone his humanitarian efforts until he's achieved a certain minimal amount of proficiency and success at being a DT (or possibly DE in the new defense.) Football might not be the most important thing in the world but if it's your job, you should devote some time to improving your ability to play it.

I think people who feel that way are misguided in so many ways.

Not only is his humanitarian work more important than what he does on the football field, but doing humanitarian work as your "vacation" should not be a deterrent to his success.

So many times we see "dumb jocks" that just take without giving anything back and we want to complain about a guy doing good work.

If Amobi never becomes a success on the field all of that blame should go towards the organization. Sure players have to want it, but if Amobi doesn't have the talent or the drive then or evaluators should have spotted that.

Norg
04-17-2011, 11:01 PM
ok Amobi helping africa and going to college talk blah blah blah im getting sick of it JUst trade his ass

DocBar
04-18-2011, 02:03 AM
So how does Amobi deserve criticism for that? The fact that it's such a desperate situation proves that the need for help is that much more important and urgent. Football is just a game. Every smile that he brings over there is more important than any sack he gets over here. What good is it going to do if people just wash their hands clean of the situation, because it seems hopeless?





I've been to 3rd world countries and have talked to people like that, their resolve to survive and flourish is great. When I saw what they had to live with and deal with, it became clear to me how much we take for granted in this country.


If Amobi wasn't over there he'd most likely be involved with some other camp (some players attend as many as 6 camps in a offseason) or be wasting his time in some other exotic place. Point is, his trip to Nigeria has absolutely nothing to do with his production as a Texan or as a NFL player. It's unfair to criticize his work over there or his devotion to football...especially when he's trying to build facilities to teach the game of football to the people over there. I've gotten off topic with all my stuff. I was like that when I 1st got here, but they've worn me down.