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Interesting piece on Amobi's dedicaton to football and the Texans.
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0610/741850.html
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Hey Gar, maybe he's feeling the heat of that big third-round rook breathing down his neck ?
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Hey Gar, maybe he's feeling the heat of that big third-round rook breathing down his neck ?
Maybe so. I hope you liked the read.
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Amobi Okoye Says His Dedication Has Dipped Down Since His Rookie Season


Gee Amobi, ya think so? Welcome to 2008 buddy.
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Gee Amobi, ya think so? Welcome to 2008 buddy.
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Well, that's not exactly what he said. He said his dedication dipped down after his rookie season. As in, the offseason before his 2nd season. And then he realized it wasn't so easy. It wasn't really a statement about his current dedication. From what he says now, if he is telling the truth, it seems like his dedication is back up.
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Let's hope so and I'll try to exact next time.
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As you read this propaganda-like piece (on the part of Okoye and Kubiak), keep the following in mind:

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7/26/2007: Signed a six-year, $15.4 million contract. The deal contains $12.785 million guaranteed. Another $2.3 million is available through incentives, including a fifth-year escalator of $2.2 million. 2009: $630,000, 2010: $765,000, 2011: $850,000, 2012: $665,000 (Voidable Year), 2013: Free Agent
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Interesting piece on Amobi's dedicaton to football and the Texans.
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0610/741850.html
Wow, talk about saying things out of context. Good thing I didnt fly off half cocked and didnt read the article. Gary, you should write for ESPN with headlines like that.
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Wow, talk about saying things out of context. Good thing I didnt fly off half cocked and didnt read the article. Gary, you should write for ESPN with headlines like that.
In fairness to Gary..THE POSTER... this was discussed on 1560 a week or so ago and Amobi did admit to his dedication dipping. Kubiak also admitted that he didn't know this until Amobi admitted it. He was confronted with it. He did say

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In fairness to Gary this was discussed on 1560 a week or so ago and Amobi did admit to his dedication dipping. Kubiak also admitted that he didn't know this until Amobi admitted it. He was confronted with it. He did say
its disturbing Gary had no idea

now that he is confronted, what's he going to do about it
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its disturbing Gary had no idea

now that he is confronted, what's he going to do about it
In his defense, he was an extremely busy young man under tremendous pressure to succeed. It is not a big deal for him to overlook this minor situation when faced with the enormous distractions such as the "Pay Me Rick" scandal and trying to deal the with the suckitude of Travis Johnson clouded the issue.

Now that Gary has escaped from HS, I fully expect he will be more cognizant of the happenings of his football team. I also expect his coaches in the booth to be more experienced and help him with better decision making in regards to challenges the team will face.



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That's an awfully cheap starting DT.
You get what you pay for...

He's serviceable, but not great. The Texans only need 1 great DT, the other can be ho-hum.
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Since he got his rookie signing bonus.
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At the start of last year I got back into who I am and the way I like to play," he said. "I lost the love a little bit my (second) year, I wouldn't even lie, but all that is back. I'm back to having fun and playing good and just back to enjoying it." -------translation......"I got that big signing bonus and after that I got lazy and didn't care because I already got paid.....now that I might be a backup or traded or worse...CUT!.....My mom and dad told me that I better get up off my lazy azz because they weren't going to support my lazy azz".... Come on Earl Mitchell...push him out the door so he can go to medical school...pleasseeeee! haha
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Travis Johnson v.2

I remember seeing the same kind of offseason articles about him too.
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Travis Johnson v.2

I remember seeing the same kind of offseason articles about him too.
I wonder how many remember how Johnson gave and was always given excuse after excuse by the coaching staff for his poor play, and was hung onto until the Chronicle ran the article relating that Johnson was stunned by his trade........he didn't see it coming. When poorly performing players are extended and extended (and there are many examples of this in Texans history, earlier and later years), you have to begin questioning somebody's decision making.
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I think some of y'all are being a little too harsh. Maybe Okoye is finally growing up. I know people don't like hearing it, but he was a kid when we drafted him.....maybe he's finally maturing. (mentally) This season is going to be his last chance here, so I'm going to give him that chance and restrain from bashing the guy until I see how he plays this season. He did play better last season under Kollar, let's see how he does in year 2 under Kollar.

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I can't ever call someone who managed to graduate from college by the age of 19 a "lazy ass". The difference from Johnson and Okoye is Travis came off as just a disinterested lazy slug on and off the field....Okoye looked like a kid who was beat down and discouraged by his early struggles on the field, but has never been "lazy" off of it. He actually does alot outside of football.
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