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gary
04-30-2011, 06:31 PM
The last pick in 2011 draft for the Houston Texans and for the entire 2011 NFL draft. I am carrying out the wish of rmartin65 who couldn't make the very last question thread so here it is.

stingray
04-30-2011, 06:31 PM
Chedda!!!

kiwitexansfan
04-30-2011, 06:33 PM
DO NOT LIKE.

I wonder if he is supposed to be a 5 tech or an OLB.

Either way he won't make it out of camp.

CloakNNNdagger
04-30-2011, 06:35 PM
DO NOT LIKE.

I wonder if he is supposed to be a 5 tech or an OLB.

Either way he won't make it out of camp.

Positives: "Undersized yet athletic college defensive end who projects to outside linebacker in a 34 alignment. Plays with good lean, keeps his pads low to the ground and works his hands to get off blocks. Resilient, displays a good head for the ball and stays with the action. Fast off the edge, keeps his feet driving on contact and very competitive. Technically sound and fluid moving about the field. Has a quick burst to the action which he can turn on a single step."

Negatives: Lacks bulk and easily handled at the point of attack. Often reverts to running around blocks rather than meeting them head-on.

Analysis: Ozougwu has been a consistent defender at Rice and offers enough skill to get consideration as a pass rush specialist/outside linebacker that stands up over tackle in the NFL.

Projection: 5th
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2011/players/70785.html#ixzz1L3JbgBjq

kiwitexansfan
04-30-2011, 06:37 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2011/players/70785.html#ixzz1L3JbgBjq

WOW that is a much nicer review than the one I read.

LikeMike
04-30-2011, 06:37 PM
I like it... we need depth at OLB and Ozougwu was a projected 5th rounder. I don`t know him, but based on his position and projection I like the pick!

kiwitexansfan
04-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Positives: Quick off the snap. Active with his hands, able to shed blockers when he maintains distance. Effective bull rusher, penetrates the line of scrimmage using strength when inside. Uses lower pad level to keep leverage on the outside. Very strong wrap up and arm tackler due to his upper-body strength. Moves quickly down the line when the play is away from him. Plays with high intensity and will fight hard until the whistle blows. Keeps his head up while fighting off blocks and has good awareness of backfield action. Good awareness when dropping into coverage. Nominated for AFCA All-Good Works Team in 2010.

Negatives: Only marginal athleticism for his position. Stands straight up after the snap. Does not change directions well, struggles to recover once his momentum takes him in the wrong direction. Lack of size keeps him from playing with a strong base, allowing linemen to knock him off balance and carry him away from the play. Limited repertoire of pass-rush moves; spin move is ineffective and fails to test inside lane. Can be fooled and is slow to react to misdirection. Does not own closing speed to chase down plays from behind.


CBS Draft Profile

CloakNNNdagger
04-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Notes: Last name is pronounced Oh-ZOO-gwoo. Also competed in basketball and track as a Houston-area prep. Played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2007, starting the final eight, and recorded 43 tackles, 2 for loss and zero sacks with one pass batted down. Missed the first two games of the season, as he initially intended to redshirt. Started all 12 games played at right end in 08, tallying 40-6-3 with a forced fumble. Did not make the trip to Vanderbilt opted to stay back with his family as Hurricane Ike threatened the area. Also was bothered by an ankle sprain in September. Started all 24 games at right end his final two seasons totaled 61-10-4 with two batted passes in 09 and 54-6-3 with two batted passes and three forced fumbles in 10.

Positives: Athletic and fairly quick off the snap. Chases hard and ranges to make plays. Good feet and lateral movement. Shows burst to close. Strong tackler. Experienced, four-year starter.

Negatives: Raw instincts. Tight in the hips. Short-armed and stays blocked. Does not play with pop or power in his hands. Crumbles against the run. Engulfed by larger linemen and wiped out by double-teams. Does not drop fluidly into coverage or look comfortable moving in reverse. Inconsistent work habits. Average production. Needs to be coddled and does not respond well to hard coaching.

Summary: Undersized, smooth-muscled collegiate rush end who might be too raw, small and heavy-footed to factor is not long, fast or athletic enough to convert to a stand-up position. Practice-squad candidate who will have to rely on pursuit effort to earn his way.

NFL projection: Priority free agent.
link (http://www.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/cheta-ozougwu-95/)

PockyAF
04-30-2011, 06:39 PM
DO NOT LIKE.

I wonder if he is supposed to be a 5 tech or an OLB.

Either way he won't make it out of camp.

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Dude weighs 247 and your wondering what position he's going to play in Wade's 3-4 defense?

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I don't even... what the?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/SuperMo0/GIF/2mx2vcw.gif

Wolf
04-30-2011, 06:58 PM
254. Cheta Ozougwu, DE/OLB, Rice
Nice! The Texans made a really good Mr. Irrelevant selection. "Cheddar Ogoozwoogo," as the old man said it, was a projected Round 5-6 prospect. He's yet another 3-4 player for Wade Phillips to work with. (Pick Grade: A)



http://walterfootball.com/offseason2011hou.php

gary
04-30-2011, 07:00 PM
Is it really Cheddar? ESPN FAIL

Hagar
04-30-2011, 07:02 PM
So how many pictures of McNabb do we have to have in one thread/post?

rmartin65
04-30-2011, 07:26 PM
Screams PR pick to me. I dont like this one bit. Why take a local player here? Take a player you dont think will sign with you as an UDFA. Bad pick in my opinion. He is a far way away from being an NFL player- small for an OLB, not sudden or explosive, no stats (only 6 TFL and 3 sacks?!). I just dont get it.

VTexan
04-30-2011, 07:28 PM
So how many pictures of McNabb do we have to have in one thread/post?

For the dramatics.. The dramatics

gary
04-30-2011, 07:53 PM
I wanted a better last pick as well.

Maddict5
04-30-2011, 08:09 PM
lolz

http://twitter.com/#!/KleinKubiak84

KleinKubiak84 Klein Kubiak
Someone go get my boy Cheta Ozougwu! #RiceOwls
4 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

#phone rings in texans war room as 7th rd winding down#
'gary its for you'

...'hello.. oh hi klein, kinda busy, draft's not finished yet, il talk to you when i get home......what?......no i cant do that... because i just cant.. we've agreed on somebody else already.. awh dont be like that about it......... ok goddammit il do it if you stop this nonsense ok? ok good man love you too. talk to you soon' #hangs up#...............'jesus christ rick, give me that card.....'

gary
04-30-2011, 08:15 PM
lolz

http://twitter.com/#!/KleinKubiak84



#phone rings in texans war room as 7th rd winding down#
'gary its for you'

...'hello.. oh hi klein, kinda busy, draft's not finished yet, il talk to you when i get home......what?......no i cant do that... because i just cant.. we've agreed on somebody else already.. awh dont be like that about it......... ok goddammit il do it if you stop this nonsense ok? ok good man love you too. talk to you soon' #hangs up#...............'jesus christ rick, give me that card.....'
lol

Brisco_County
04-30-2011, 08:28 PM
The picks makes sense. He'll be Barwin's back up, while Mark Anderson will be Reed's back up.

GP
04-30-2011, 08:30 PM
lolz

http://twitter.com/#!/KleinKubiak84



#phone rings in texans war room as 7th rd winding down#
'gary its for you'

...'hello.. oh hi klein, kinda busy, draft's not finished yet, il talk to you when i get home......what?......no i cant do that... because i just cant.. we've agreed on somebody else already.. awh dont be like that about it......... ok goddammit il do it if you stop this nonsense ok? ok good man love you too. talk to you soon' #hangs up#...............'jesus christ rick, give me that card.....'

Funny thing is...I didn't laugh. It's totally realistic that it went down like that.

b0ng
04-30-2011, 08:30 PM
I have no reaction because he is a 7th rounder and if he even makes the team then that probably makes it a decent pick.

DocBar
04-30-2011, 08:34 PM
DO NOT LIKE.

I wonder if he is supposed to be a 5 tech or an OLB.

Either way he won't make it out of camp.

Screams PR pick to me. I dont like this one bit. Why take a local player here? Take a player you dont think will sign with you as an UDFA. Bad pick in my opinion. He is a far way away from being an NFL player- small for an OLB, not sudden or explosive, no stats (only 6 TFL and 3 sacks?!). I just dont get it.
Love,
Arian Foster
Fixed that for ya. Maybe the people that get paid for this (Wade Phillips?) sees something you don't.

GP
04-30-2011, 08:36 PM
Exotic name. I am a fan, strictly because of the name.

"Oz" or "Cheddar" I dont care which one we go with. I'm a fan.

badboy
04-30-2011, 08:40 PM
Last pick in the draft and we are expecting something major? Remember a OG named Smith and a LT that is 6'7 315lbs? Both went higher and remain on PS. After this draft, I say give Wade Phillips this one. Who knows? Maybe some of Foster will rub off.

gary
04-30-2011, 08:43 PM
OK what is his first name for real?

badboy
04-30-2011, 09:16 PM
OK what is his first name for real?Cheta as in fast as a Cheeta but you can call him zoo.

gary
04-30-2011, 09:20 PM
Cheta as in fast as a Cheeta but you can call him zoo.
Thanks.

ArlingtonTexan
04-30-2011, 10:18 PM
I have no reaction because he is a 7th rounder and if he even makes the team then that probably makes it a decent pick.

This is your answer.

infantrycak
05-01-2011, 07:35 AM
Screams PR pick to me. I dont like this one bit. Why take a local player here? Take a player you dont think will sign with you as an UDFA. Bad pick in my opinion. He is a far way away from being an NFL player- small for an OLB, not sudden or explosive, no stats (only 6 TFL and 3 sacks?!). I just dont get it.

Yeah 247 lbs is way small for a 3-4 OLB.

Signed,

James Harrison, 242 lbs

rmartin65
05-01-2011, 08:34 AM
Fixed that for ya. Maybe the people that get paid for this (Wade Phillips?) sees something you don't.

I hope I am wrong. I know that people get paid to do this. I know the FO has more information than we do. But does it hurt some of you when some of us give our opinions on players, especially if it is contrary to the FO?

Arian Foster-like good luck is rare.

Yeah 247 lbs is way small for a 3-4 OLB.

Signed,

James Harrison, 242 lbs

Exceptions prove rules.

Ware- 270 lbs
Matthews- 255 lbs
Suggs- 260 lbs
Woodley- 265 lbs

kiwitexansfan
05-01-2011, 08:36 AM
Screams PR pick to me. I dont like this one bit. Why take a local player here? Take a player you dont think will sign with you as an UDFA. Bad pick in my opinion. He is a far way away from being an NFL player- small for an OLB, not sudden or explosive, no stats (only 6 TFL and 3 sacks?!). I just dont get it.

Wouldn't the best PR pick have been Herzlich?

rmartin65
05-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Wouldn't the best PR pick have been Herzlich?

Maybe, but maybe his medical did not pan out or something. I am not saying PR was the only reason for the pick, just that I think it played a major role.

nytexan
05-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Screams PR pick to me. I dont like this one bit. Why take a local player here? Take a player you dont think will sign with you as an UDFA. Bad pick in my opinion. He is a far way away from being an NFL player- small for an OLB, not sudden or explosive, no stats (only 6 TFL and 3 sacks?!). I just dont get it.

My first reaction was to agree with you but after researching the pick a bit it seems he has a history with Philips from the East-West Shrine game. Maybe Philips saw something in him he can work with. I'm guessing he ends up on the practice squad but I'm just not as down on this pick as I thought I would be.

CloakNNNdagger
05-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Evidently there is some pomp and circumstance surrounding the "Mr. Irrelevant" title.

A touch of irrelevance for Rice
Owls' Ozougwu thankful to be last player takenBy JEFFREY MARTIN
Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle
April 30, 2011, 11:04PM

.Cheta Ozougwu is many things — intelligent, athletic and gregarious, just to list a few. But he has never been more pleased to become irrelevant.

After his hometown Texans chose the Rice defensive end Saturday with the 254th overall pick, the last selection of the seventh and final round of the NFL draft, Ozougwu now carries the title of "Mr. Irrelevant."

"It's truly a blessing," said Ozougwu, a product of Alief Taylor. "I'm very fortunate that (general manager) Rick Smith and coach (Gary) Kubiak gave me the opportunity to play for the team, and I'm very thankful for that."

Smith said the organization will shift Ozougwu (6-2, 255), who finished his career at Rice with 26 tackles for losses and 11 sacks, to linebacker in the transition to the 3-4. Initially, he'll make a living on special teams, but the Texans envision him fitting in at four positions.

"He has a big football IQ," Smith said. "We think he'll find a way to make it in this league."

Track record not good

If he does, he'll be the exception. In 2002, the Texans also had the last selection in the draft. They used it on UNLV defensive tackle Ahmad Miller, who was cut before the regular season began.

Since then, it has been Weber State wide receiver Tim Toone (2010, Detroit), South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop (2009, Kansas City), Idaho linebacker David Vobora (2008, St. Louis), Alabama cornerback Ramzee Robinson (2007, Detroit), Maine wide receiver Kevin McMahan (2006, Oakland), William Penn tight end Andy Stokes (2005, New England), Colorado State linebacker Andre Sommersell (2004, Oakland) and Gustavus Adolphus wide receiver Ryan Hoag (2003, Oakland).

Only Succop and Vobora have stuck. The rest? Historical footnotes whose names and memories are dusted off once a year.

But Ozougwu, who became a starter in the fifth game of his freshman year and was a team co-MVP this season, is different.

Ozougwu, who will graduate May 14 with a degree in economics, was named to the ESPN Academic All-District VI Football Team with a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average. He was the Owls' honoree for the fall Conference USA Spirit of Service awards as well as the school's nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team. Plus, he was among 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and was selected to the 2010 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Awards second team.

Lowsman Trophy awaits

One ex-Rice player, James Casey, is already on the Texans' roster. Another former Owl, N.D. Kalu, used to play for the Texans. He worked extensively with Ozougwu on his technique and footwork following Rice practices.

"It makes me so proud," Kalu said. "It's like a member of the family got drafted. I'm so happy for him."

Ozougwu is happy, too.

He plans to enjoy Irrelevant Week, when the former Owl and his family will be invited to Newport Beach, Calif., for a celebration of his accomplishment. Speaking to one of his former teammates recently, the possibility of being, well, irrelevant arose, but it was quickly dismissed. Now, he'll be the recipient of not only a check and a trip to Disneyland but also the Lowsman Trophy, a derivative of college football's most prestigious award.

Know how the Heisman features a player striking the stiff-arm pose? The Lowsman depicts a player fumbling the football. Nevertheless, Ozougwu will gladly accept the hardware.

"I don't know too much about it," he said. "I had no idea (Mr. Irrelevant) would be me, but I'm thankful for it. ... It's awesome."

ArlingtonTexan
05-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Maybe, but maybe his medical did not pan out or something. I am not saying PR was the only reason for the pick, just that I think it played a major role.

I am still trying to figure out how a guy basically noone (even in his hometown) has never heard of is a PR pick.

b0ng
05-01-2011, 09:21 AM
I am still trying to figure out how a guy basically noone (even in his hometown) has never heard of is a PR pick.

N.D. Kalu made the Texans do it. Actually though did anybody get his reaction to the pick since apparently he has a history with the guy?

rmartin65
05-01-2011, 09:26 AM
I am still trying to figure out how a guy basically noone (even in his hometown) has never heard of is a PR pick.

He is from Rice. I dont think the name is important, it is the school. A way to get Rice fans paying tickets. Its a seventh rounder, so it is not a big deal, but I think the Texans would have been the front runners to sign Ozougwu in FA, and could have used this opportunity to get someone else.

LikeMike
05-01-2011, 09:27 AM
When you are down to the 254th pick in the draft, there is no obvious choice left. Its obvious that they didn`t like some of the boards favorites (Deunta Williams, Ian Williams...) - and neither did any other team. Its obvious that they don`t believe Herzlich will be a player again someday - and neither did any other team.

So you go down your notes, look at the people you interviewed, and see if there is anyone you would like to give a try. And they saw something in Ozougwu that they liked so much, that they want to bring him in. Did they have to draft him, or would some other team get him in UDFA? We don`t know. But we do know, that he is the player they wanted.

And he fits a need: OLB depth - an intelligent player who could play all LB positions. Good ST player. If it works out, great. If not, well he was the 254th pick - those rarely work out. I don`t know how you can be upset with this pick.

Now let`s see if we can get one of the board favorites in UDFA...

Texan4Ever
05-01-2011, 09:33 AM
I wish Michael Jasper fell to us and we made him Mr. Irrelevant! We could use a 400-lbs nose tackle who can move:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyWFh3Lp5u8

DocBar
05-01-2011, 09:45 AM
I hope I am wrong. I know that people get paid to do this. I know the FO has more information than we do. But does it hurt some of you when some of us give our opinions on players, especially if it is contrary to the FO?

Arian Foster-like good luck is rare.
I wasn't trying to be ugly about that. Just saying they have a lot more resources than most of us fans do. I am no Smithiak fan and I love reading all the opinions on here. That's why I come to this site.

Exceptions prove rules.

Ware- 270 lbs
Matthews- 255 lbs
Suggs- 260 lbs
Woodley- 265 lbs

Lance Briggs-242
James Farrior-243
Dumervil-248
Sometimes you just have to consider how much heart a player has.

steelbtexan
05-01-2011, 10:12 AM
Nigerian practice squadder.

He will suffer the same fate as OkOye after TC.

ArlingtonTexan
05-01-2011, 10:16 AM
He is from Rice. I dont think the name is important, it is the school. A way to get Rice fans paying tickets. Its a seventh rounder, so it is not a big deal, but I think the Texans would have been the front runners to sign Ozougwu in FA, and could have used this opportunity to get someone else.

This is the problem....the PR stuff is just BS. He wasn't a guy YOU were hot on.

Big Lou
05-01-2011, 10:16 AM
You know what they say "Once a Cheta, always a Cheta"......

DocBar
05-01-2011, 10:18 AM
You know what they say "Once a Cheta, always a Cheta"......That was soooooo bad.

gary
05-01-2011, 10:19 AM
I'll give him a chance to succeed it is not like he decided to be a Texan. Why hate on him if he works hard and plays well?

rmartin65
05-01-2011, 10:21 AM
Lance Briggs-242
James Farrior-243
Dumervil-248
Sometimes you just have to consider how much heart a player has.

I can buy that.

Again- I hope every Texans draft pick succeeds. I am a Texans fan first and foremost, and a draft fan second. I spend countless hours scouting the draft so I can form opinions on the new players, and discuss them with other fans.

As far as this pick goes- I know it is Mr. Irrelevant. I know that odds are, any player selected would be a longshot to make the roster. Thus, I know that it is useless to get worked up over this pick. And I am not worked up. I maintain that I am unhappy with the pick, and have been defending my thoughts. That does not mean I am on the edge of a bridge ready to jump.

On a side note- I know I was on the fence/leaning towards critical of the Keo pick, but the more I read and see, the happier I get. I still dont think he will ever be a great starting option (although, there is a chance if he gets his body fat down), but I can see him doing very well coming off the bench for ST and a handful of defensive snaps.

rmartin65
05-01-2011, 10:27 AM
This is the problem....the PR stuff is just BS. He wasn't a guy YOU were hot on.

How is it BS? I admit that I am not crazy about the pick. I dont think he has a chance to succeed, which should be the primary reason for drafting players.

Can you honestly tell me the school he went to had no impact on him being drafted here? There were many other talented players, with better stats and better measurables available. I hope he succeeds, but I am not banking on it.

DocBar
05-01-2011, 10:33 AM
Reading his profile with the link someone attached, his weaknesses look like they could be coached out of him. He might make a decent STer also.

gary
05-01-2011, 10:53 AM
Reading his profile with the link someone attached, his weaknesses look like they could be coached out of him. He might make a decent STer also.
I am all for that let's hope so.

Honoring Earl 34
05-01-2011, 11:39 AM
I am all for that let's hope so.

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/281210-nfl-execs-skeptical-of-nigerian-players?eref=sihp


Cornerback Prince Amukamara fell to the Giants at the 19th pick, but he probably should have been a top 10 pick based on talent. What was behind Amukamara's fall? In many draft rooms, the scouts liked Amukamara more than the coaches. The coaches pointed to Amukamara's short arms (30 1/2 inches, 71 1/2 inch wingspan) and small hands (8 1/2 inches). And there may have been more to the story. A lot of NFL people are skeptical about Nigerian players like Amukarma. "And it's not just white men," one executive said. "It's whites and blacks." It's still a subtle form of racism. The word on Nigerians: they are soft, not tough enough and too educated. It would be a pity if that's what cost Amukamara.

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/281210-nfl-execs-skeptical-of-nigerian-players?eref=sihp#ixzz1L7TsTVE1

VTexan
05-01-2011, 11:45 AM
You'd think a Cheta would be faster.

http://danawesome.netau.net/images/Emotions/pffttchhchhh.png

DocBar
05-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Quote:
Cornerback Prince Amukamara fell to the Giants at the 19th pick, but he probably should have been a top 10 pick based on talent. What was behind Amukamara's fall? In many draft rooms, the scouts liked Amukamara more than the coaches. The coaches pointed to Amukamara's short arms (30 1/2 inches, 71 1/2 inch wingspan) and small hands (8 1/2 inches). And there may have been more to the story. A lot of NFL people are skeptical about Nigerian players like Amukarma. "And it's not just white men," one executive said. "It's whites and blacks." It's still a subtle form of racism. The word on Nigerians: they are soft, not tough enough and too educated. It would be a pity if that's what cost Amukamara.

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_r...#ixzz1L7TsTVE1
Not based on what I've seen....
That sounds like someone trying to get a rise from the media.

ArlingtonTexan
05-01-2011, 12:23 PM
How is it BS? I admit that I am not crazy about the pick. I dont think he has a chance to succeed, which should be the primary reason for drafting players.

Can you honestly tell me the school he went to had no impact on him being drafted here? There were many other talented players, with better stats and better measurables available. I hope he succeeds, but I am not banking on it.

The great part of speculative (which you are engaging in and I refuse to) arguement is that you (nor I ) can't prove (or disprove) it. What I can provide is plenty of information that says Cheta was drafted about where he was ranked. I have seen him as high a 6th rounder to priority FA. As the last pick in the draft he was right where he was supposed to be.

Dan B.
05-01-2011, 12:43 PM
He is from Rice. I dont think the name is important, it is the school. A way to get Rice fans paying tickets. Its a seventh rounder, so it is not a big deal, but I think the Texans would have been the front runners to sign Ozougwu in FA, and could have used this opportunity to get someone else.

Both of them?

OzzO
05-01-2011, 09:05 PM
Reaction? Meh. We'll see if he makes it. Besides, he spelled his last name wrong. ;-)

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2011, 12:04 PM
Nick Scurfield had this very interesting statement about him on his Texans Chat:

First, nice story that he grew up in Houston and went to Rice. He's also got a 3.41 GPA as an econ major and will graduate in a couple of weeks. As for the Cheta the player, the Texans are moving him from DE to linebacker and like his pass rushing ability. Kubiak said that he's going to play 4 defensive positions for them and help on special teams

Dutchrudder
05-02-2011, 01:16 PM
We needed Chas Henry, not Cheta.

Rey
05-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Nick Scurfield had this very interesting statement about him on his Texans Chat:

I can buy that.

TimeKiller
05-02-2011, 01:39 PM
Quote:
Cornerback Prince Amukamara fell to the Giants at the 19th pick, but he probably should have been a top 10 pick based on talent. What was behind Amukamara's fall? In many draft rooms, the scouts liked Amukamara more than the coaches. The coaches pointed to Amukamara's short arms (30 1/2 inches, 71 1/2 inch wingspan) and small hands (8 1/2 inches). And there may have been more to the story. A lot of NFL people are skeptical about Nigerian players like Amukarma. "And it's not just white men," one executive said. "It's whites and blacks." It's still a subtle form of racism. The word on Nigerians: they are soft, not tough enough and too educated. It would be a pity if that's what cost Amukamara.

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_r...#ixzz1L7TsTVE1
Not based on what I've seen....
That sounds like someone trying to get a rise from the media.

Maybe someone's trying to get a rise out of Amobi Okoye.....

DocBar
05-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Maybe someone's trying to get a rise out of Amobi Okoye.....That's funny. Where I am, noone has ever heard of him or any other NFL player from Nigeria. They all know Beckham and Pele, though.

TimeKiller
05-02-2011, 02:04 PM
That's funny. Where I am, noone has ever heard of him or any other NFL player from Nigeria. They all know Beckham and Pele, though.

Soccer is for sissy boys.

Nigerians like soccer.

Nigerians are sissy boys.

Okoye sucks.

All checks out to me hahaha....

Jackie Chiles
05-02-2011, 03:14 PM
Mel Kiper had a chat today on ESPN.com and was asked to name a few late round steals. Here is his answer:

"Let's look at the fifth round on. I like Kealoha Pilares, WR, Hawaii to Carolina. I love Ricky Stanzi to QB. He could be their starter in 2-3 years. I love Jacquizz Rodgers. I like Carter, OLB to the Steelers in the fifth. Aldrick Robinson, WR, to Washington in the sixth. Jordan Todman, RB to the Chargers in the sixth. I like Greg Jones, MLB to the Giants. Ross Holman, LB to the Vikings in the 6th. Virgil Green, TE, Nevada to the Browns. Justin Rogers to the Bills in the 7th round. Stanley Havili, FB, Eagles in the seventh. Lee Ziemba, OT, Carolina, 7th round. And I think Mr. Irrelevant was a nice pick. Cheta Ozougwu, OLB from Rice going to Houston."

And the link:http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/38211

VTexan
05-02-2011, 04:51 PM
Soccer is for sissy boys.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4_yT7aGek

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Are there any Nigerian rugby players?

Texan_Bill
05-02-2011, 07:49 PM
I love it!! Especially since it pisses off mussop so much! :fingergun:

:ahhaha:

thunderkyss
05-02-2011, 09:01 PM
http://prod.static.texans.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2011/04-April/Ozougwucombinemouth--nfl_medium_540_360.jpg

http://prod.static.texans.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2011/04-April/Ozougwucombinedummy--nfl_medium_540_360.jpg
just because I think he looks funny.

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2011, 09:03 PM
http://prod.static.texans.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2011/04-April/Ozougwucombinemouth--nfl_medium_540_360.jpg

http://prod.static.texans.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2011/04-April/Ozougwucombinedummy--nfl_medium_540_360.jpg
just because I think he looks funny.



You mean flying without his cape???:thinking:

thunderkyss
05-02-2011, 09:15 PM
You mean flying without his cape???:thinking:

No, his facial expressions. Looks like he's trying to surprise a group of 1st graders as they wake up from their afternoon nap. :kitten:

Playoffs
05-02-2011, 10:09 PM
^That's his war face.

Private Cheddar, show me your war face!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vHOR8lzTg

ObsiWan
05-03-2011, 03:09 AM
Where was the "Wait and See" choice?

When I think that Kevin Walter, Zac Diles, and David Anderson were all 7th round picks that worked out for us and there's Troy Nolan and Dorin Dickerson who are still "under development"; I'm willing to wait and see how this guy works out.

thunderkyss
05-03-2011, 07:31 AM
Where was the "Wait and See" choice?

When I think that Kevin Walter, Zac Diles, and David Anderson were all 7th round picks that worked out for us and there's Troy Nolan and Dorin Dickerson who are still "under development"; I'm willing to wait and see how this guy works out.

that sounds kinda-sorta like "on the fence"

:kitten:

ArlingtonTexan
05-03-2011, 08:26 AM
Where was the "Wait and See" choice?

When I think that Kevin Walter, Zac Diles, and David Anderson were all 7th round picks that worked out for us and there's Troy Nolan and Dorin Dickerson who are still "under development"; I'm willing to wait and see how this guy works out.

Man, we can make an argument the 7th round is smithiak's best work.

HOU-TEX
05-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Looks like he's got a powerful lower body. :worm:

SheTexan
05-03-2011, 09:11 AM
He is from Rice. I dont think the name is important, it is the school. A way to get Rice fans paying tickets. Its a seventh rounder, so it is not a big deal, but I think the Texans would have been the front runners to sign Ozougwu in FA, and could have used this opportunity to get someone else.

I think James Casey took care of that! Don't need Cheta O to bring Rice fans to Reliant! SOOOOOO, just maybe WP knows what he's doing. Just saying!

rmartin65
05-03-2011, 09:31 AM
I think James Casey took care of that! Don't need Cheta O to bring Rice fans to Reliant! SOOOOOO, just maybe WP knows what he's doing. Just saying!

If you dont like people critiquing the front office, dont read the threads that ask for personal reactions to things. I posted MY reaction to the pick, and I have every right to.

SheTexan
05-03-2011, 09:36 AM
If you dont like people critiquing the front office, dont read the threads that ask for personal reactions to things. I posted MY reaction to the pick, and I have every right to.

AND I have every right to respond!!

rmartin65
05-03-2011, 09:37 AM
AND I have every right to respond!!

Fair enough.

SheTexan
05-03-2011, 11:33 AM
Fair enough.

Thank you!

gary
05-03-2011, 12:05 PM
I support him now and hope he makes the team.

Jackie Chiles
05-03-2011, 12:15 PM
Where was the "Wait and See" choice?

When I think that Kevin Walter, Zac Diles, and David Anderson were all 7th round picks that worked out for us and there's Troy Nolan and Dorin Dickerson who are still "under development"; I'm willing to wait and see how this guy works out.

I agree with everything you say but I would point out that Kevin Walter was a 7th rounder but he was drafted by Cincinnati. We signed him as a restricted FA after he spent a couple years with them and it cost us a 7th. Obviously turned out great for us.

CloakNNNdagger
05-03-2011, 12:40 PM
I've seen this stat from more than one source. Something to keep in mind.


"People don't realize that 11 percent of NFL rosters are made up of (former rookie) free agents," said Jerry Glanville, the Hartford Colonials' coach/GM and former Falcons and Oilers coach. "So can these guys play? Without question. In fact, a lot of the free agents that don't make it are with teams that don't have the need they fill. And you look at our team last year at Hartford, with 18 players off the roster playing in the NFL, we're pretty good anyway."link (http://www.mwcconnection.com/2011/5/2/2150207/2011-ufl-draft-udfa)

pirbroke
06-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Will it starts for him today, party on Cheta



Irrelevant Week Begins Today

posted: June 20th, 2011 07:49 am |0No Comments



Irrelevant Week — a quirky, Newport Beach tradition that honors the last pick of the NFL draft — begins today with an arrival party at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

This year’s Mr. Irrelevant is Cheta Ozougwu, a Rice University defensive end who was picked by the Houston Texans as the 254th and final pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Ozougwu, 22, will receive gifts from the community at the kickoff party, which is open to the public and will include food and entertainment, organizers said. The party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Mr. Irrelevant arriving by boat at about 6:15 p.m. The Dunes is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive. Admission is free, but food tickets cost $10 at the door, and there will be a no-host bar.

On Tuesday, he will spend the day at Disneyland, and on Wednesday he will be the guest of honor at the All-Star Lowsman Banquet at the Newport Beach Marriott and will awarded the “Lowsman” Trophy, which mimics the Heisman but depicts a player fumbling a football. Banquet guests include Clay Matthews, Sr., Clay Matthews, Jr., John Ireland, Tom Kelly, Mike Haynes and more. Banquet tickets cost $125; click here for more information. Funds raised during Irrelevant Week will benefit Goodwill of OC Fitness Center.

On Thursday, there will be an Irrelevant Week Regatta and barbecue at the Balboa Yacht Club.

Irrelevant Week was founded in 1976 based on the idea celebrating the underdog, organizers said.

The first Mr. Irrelevant was Kelvin Kirk, pick number 487 of the 1976 draft.

TexanSam
06-20-2011, 08:38 PM
http://nfldraftjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/davidvoboramri111.jpg

gary
06-20-2011, 09:09 PM
I hope he makes the team just because it would be a good story.

TheIronDuke
06-20-2011, 09:27 PM
I hope he makes the team just because it would be a good story.

Sadly enough our 7th rounders typically do make the team.

beerlover
06-20-2011, 09:44 PM
I started to write down a whole bunch of outstanding undrafted college prospects but why cry over spilled milk :baby:

badboy
06-20-2011, 09:51 PM
I started to write down a whole bunch of outstanding undrafted college prospects but why cry over spilled milk :baby:I did not think much about Kasey Studdard but look how he has hung around.

Ryan
06-23-2011, 01:44 AM
Not sure if this has been posted or not yet, but he was on NFL Total Access a couple nights ago, and here is the interview.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d8206c4cf/Mr-Irrelevant-gets-relevant

I hope this kid makes it. I like his attitude.

Dutchrudder
06-23-2011, 10:06 AM
So if 'Chedda' makes the team and turns out to be a good player, are we going to steal the Packers cheesehead hat idea?

Doppelganger
06-23-2011, 10:43 AM
So if 'Chedda' makes the team and turns out to be a good player, are we going to steal the Packers cheesehead hat idea?

Could we chant "Chedda Bob", or would we get sued for trademark infringement?!

http://www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/25871_512x288_manicured__w4ath8wv5eacrmcgp55sg.jpg