Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Wolf, Jul 30, 2007.
Where is the +1 Rep for Okoye? This kid has his head screwed on right.
I like this kid and really look forward to his development into a good d-lineman.
But he looked small yesterday at practice, and he wasn't doing a great job of penetrating. Obviously, he has a lot to learn, and probably a 2-3 year curve before he really hits his stride. We can't lose sight of the bigger picture and shouldn't expect him to be a Pro Bowl caliber player this season. It's going to take awhile, just like Mario.
Won't take three years. More like three games. We'll know in three games. I believe his frist step wil give most gaurd/center folks at this level fits. As you said defending the trap , the technique & leverage, will take some time. The Chiefs will send the trap at him early and often. But they aren't going to be able to run 90 passes and block the kid one on one. No way.
When I watched the Sr Bowl tape of him he looks like he'll be much more effective as a DE in the NFL than a DT. He looked smallish and was easily taken out of plays by double teams and these were college players. He has a good 1-on-1 pass rush but, beyond that he looked pretty ineffective against the run and double team. I think they should put him at DE and let him develop and, in a couple of years we could have an awesome pair of DE's.
What is with folks wanting to switch player positions? Guy called in on 610 am this afternoon and wanted to put Okoye at DE and Williams at DT. Stop the insanity.
Oh my God, he's a bust already. No way the #10 pick should take 3 years to develop. I knew the minute Smith took him he was screwing up. I think we should fire him now & trade Okoye for a bucket of old rusty bolts, while we can still get something for him. You never know when a rusty bolt could come in handy.
Okay. There, I beat all the doomsayers to the punch. Thus, you have nothing left to say.
This defense is going to rock!
On 790 they had a diddy "Mr absurd purposal man". Seems to fit what a lot of guys that call in say.
If he gets 15+ tackles and and a 2-3 sacks by the BYE I'll be content with taking him over Hall.
I think there was a larger than life buildup on the guy and people expect to see another huge dude like Mario out there.
Omobi is not small - but he's not 302 either. I can't imagine the caloric intake they have him on just to keep his weight up given the metabolism of a 20 year old, two a days in oppressive conditions, etc...
You can see where Amobi's weight is .
Jethro is the best thing that could have happened to the DL - in terms of player attitudes and buy-in.
Kalu said some very unkind things about Karm after practice Saturday afternoon (on SR 610) .. didn't call him out by name but he did say how much better it was to not have some "5 foot 5, 120 lb line coach" yelling at them any more.
Players tend have more respect for coaches who have played the game. Karm had a good football head on his shoulders but sometimes it's more than x's and o's, technique. The Coughlin approach to demonstrating authority is ok as long as you've got something to back it up.
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