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Old 09-12-2010   #1
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Default Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Amobi Okoye looked great against the Colts today. Apparently drafting Earl Mitchell to compete with him has really helped to motivate the young man. Personally, it was always my sense that the criticism of Okoye by many posters on this board was way overdone. He has not played badly the last few years. However, he really did has not a lot to distinguish himself at the position, as he did against the Colts today.

To be fair, the Colts have a depleted offensive line. So, it will be important to see if Okoye can keep it up against teams that have a more solid front five. But I do not see how anyone who watched the Texans play the Colts today can fail to be encouraged about the play of Amobi Okoye. I hope that we can at least put the "trade or cut Amobi Okoye" talk on hold until we can see if he keeps it up in the weeks to come.
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Old 09-12-2010   #2
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

I'm one of his biggest nasayers and I have to admit, he looked pretty darn good. Always seemed to be around the ball.
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I'm one of his biggest nasayers and I have to admit, he looked pretty darn good. Always seemed to be around the ball.
I counted at least 8-10 times Okoye had penetrated and was in the backfield. Hell one time he timed the snap perfect and almost got Manning...
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Let's put two games together first. He's gonna have a pretty good test over the next two weeks.
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Old 09-12-2010   #5
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Maybe, just maybe the kid is starting to come around. I need to see him have a few more good games before I jump on the bandwagon. He did have a hell of a game today though.
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

He is still a "Kid"..

He can only get better... and then with the rest of the Defensive Rush....

BAMM!

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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

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Maybe, just maybe the kid is starting to come around. I need to see him have a few more good games before I jump on the bandwagon. He did have a hell of a game today though.
I'm with ya there, I really, really hope he keeps it up.
If so our D will mutilate everyone.
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I counted at least 8-10 times Okoye had penetrated and was in the backfield. Hell one time he timed the snap perfect and almost got Manning...
Yeah, my wife was all "Oh noes! He's teh offsides!" And I ran it back and we looked at it and it was just insanely perfect timing.
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

I've never been down on him and never understood the bust talk. I think he has gotten better evry year . He hasn't been lights out but imo he was nevr a bust
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Default Amobi Okoye looked great

Albeit a bit limited on snaps
He played very well and was disrupting the line
Very impressed and hadn't seen a thread on em yet
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Default Re: Amobi Okoye looked great

There was a thread yesterday, but he deserves 2
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Missed this and was asking for info on a new thread. I could not seen game wel due to outside small screen. Anyone's notes would be helpful
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Nothing like comming on at the 1tth hour of the bust watch.

Hopefully he keeps it up and this isn't his required one good game of the year.
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Isn't this a contract year for him?
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

I don't think so. As a first round pick I'd assume he has at least 2 more years on his contract
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

Funny that a first round pick can still be unknown to the point that people don't know how to spell his name. Time for a great SEASON instead of a great GAME.
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I don't think so. As a first round pick I'd assume he has at least 2 more years on his contract
His contract runs through 2012 (with a '12 being voidable). There is absolutely no reason to release Amobi though unless he's playing pathetically terrible. I don't see that's the case at all. He makes minimal salary each year and his contract was substantially all guaranteed.

He's been showing improvement each of the last several years. If he ends up maxing out how we see him, he's still better than any back up you could get and you wouldn't be wasting any money by keeping him. I see him on the Texans roster through 2011 at least.

EDIT - He's due a 5th year escalator of $2.2M in his 5th year (2011). But that would virtually take care of his "entire contract". 6 year 15.4M with 12.785M guaranteed. $2.3M can be earned through incentives including a 5th year escalator of $2.2M. Base Salary for 2010 and 2011 are $765K and $850K, respectively. 2012 salary is $665K which is a voidable year.

So if you keep him for next season, it's almost a lock you keep him for 2012. I can't see us re-leasing him at all though. He's not near as bad as some people make him out to be.

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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

The entire defensive line played great yesterday. The 2 sacks didn't tell the whole story because they harassed and pressured Manning more than any Texan team in the previous 15 games. The yardage given up is decieving in how well they played as a unit yesterday.
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

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Nothing like comming on at the 1tth hour of the bust watch.

Hopefully he keeps it up and this isn't his required one good game of the year.
If you watched him play Nov 29th last year, he had just as solid a game. He's been far from a bust, IMHO.

About him losing weight, I remember in the off-season, he & Antonio Smith were talking about being so close, so many times, and not being able to finish. I imagine he felt losing the extra weight he put on would help.
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Default Re: Amobi Akoye Looking Good!

TK is right
Okoye did begin showing a pulse last year
Maybe the light turned on for the guy

But I liked that they were mixing in some of mitchum

Err Mitchell....damn you Steve jobs
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