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Old 08-15-2011   #1
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Amobi Okoye (two sacks, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits) is one of the four castoff No. 1 picks added by the Bears and right now the Houston Texans should be asking, “What were we thinking?” Okoye has the ability to collapse pockets, pursue and also take on double teams if the need is for a nose tackle beyond Anthony Adams and steven Paea.
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Amobi Okoye (two sacks, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits) is one of the four castoff No. 1 picks added by the Bears and right now the Houston Texans should be asking, “What were we thinking?” Okoye has the ability to collapse pockets, pursue and also take on double teams if the need is for a nose tackle beyond Anthony Adams and steven Paea.
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Default Re: "Bears may have found gold in Okoye"

He also has a knack for playing 2 or 3 great games about once every 1.5 years when his motivation is questioned....like getting cut from the Texans.

He'll be invisible by game 1 of the regular season, although I don't blame the Bears for giving him a chance. Now, he'll play his butt off to take a spot from somebody else and then go back to his disappearing act.
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Default Re: "Bears may have found gold in Okoye"

The reason he was let go here was not because he was a bad player. He wasn't. It was because he just did not fit into a 3-4 scheme.
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The reason he was let go here was not because he was a bad player. He wasn't. It was because he just did not fit into a 3-4 scheme.
....AND he was a bad player...
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Okoye got all his stats against 2nd/3rd stringers, right?
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Default Re: "Bears may have found gold in Okoye"

He wasn't motivated to play in Houston, that much is obvious. Maybe if he finds that in Chicago, he'll be a better player. And maybe the Bears find out exactly why he was released from Houston.
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Default Re: "Bears may have found gold in Okoye"

why am I not surprised? now he is in a real scheme that is co-ordinating by qualified, experienced, and proven DCs. Has Okoye EVER had that in Texas? NO!!!!

That is on you, Rickiak and is due to your lack of a defensive coaching network and a paranoia over your offensive scheme's 'secrets' being disseminated amongst the defensive coaching networks of the NFL. Either that or its just that you are incompetent. Maybe both.

At least McNair and being 32nd best defense in the league forced your hand to go outside of your network of failed Denver defensive coaches and go out and get someone who is proven and at least somewhat coveted. Phillips may not bring the traits to our defense that we need (more passion, more intensity, more consistency) he will bring us a proven scheme that is not cookie cutter and disguises what they do.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Rick Smith and Gary Kubiak better thank their lucky stars that they found gold in Arian Foster. Foster's play saved those guys jobs. No doubt.

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He wasn't motivated to play in Houston, that much is obvious.
You can say that about the entire team last season. Until we get a head coach with some nads I don't see that changing much and all McNair did was bring in another "aw shucks" guy. Maybe he felt between the two they met have a set.
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Default Re: "Bears may have found gold in Okoye"

Its one preseason game. Lets see this play out into the season at least before we come to any conclusions.

I dont care what scheme you put Mario Williams in, is going to have a visible impact no matter.
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Many players get cut, face reality, and find a new way to dedicate themselves.

If he pans out, good for him on a personal level - Was always a nice guy.

Shame on him for not doing it on the Texans, but hey.
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You can say that about the entire team last season. Until we get a head coach with some nads I don't see that changing much and all McNair did was bring in another "aw shucks" guy. Maybe he felt between the two they met have a set.
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Given Okoye's history with us I question the credentials or any writer questioning the Texans' decision to release him.

If there is any team he could realize his potential with, it would be Chicago. I hope he does. But, that doesn't mean the Texans were wrong in releasing him. He had proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he would never be a player with us. The transition to a 3-4 only compounded that issue.
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Many players get cut, face reality, and find a new way to dedicate themselves.
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He started out like gold for us too...
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You can say that about the entire team last season. Until we get a head coach with some nads I don't see that changing much and all McNair did was bring in another "aw shucks" guy. Maybe he felt between the two they met have a set.
Sorta extending the "2 heads and 4 hands principle"?
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Good for him, hope he resurrects his career. He was mediocre here, but how much of that was from poor coaching?
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Good for him! I hope he does live up to his potential with Chicago. Having one of the best defensive coordinators in the league will help alot.

Also, like someone else said. He didnt really fit the new scheme.
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