Chronic: Rookie Okoye fitting in nicely with Texans

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  1. Texans34Life

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4820901.html

     
  2. infantrycak

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    Interesting to see Okoye mention both Bush and Franklin and not mention Smith. Good to see the new coaches having an impact though.
     
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    Is anyone else creaming their pants at the amount of depth we have on the DL?

    This is even more than this time last season (before Smith got cut and TJ/Payne got IRed)

    Zgonina, Weaver, and Kalu are veterans who know how to win (all have been to the playoffs, and Zgonina has won a Super Bowl) and all of them are good enough to be contributors on the DL this season. I think Zgonina will help the most, he's been in the NFL for like 14 or 17 seasons and is still a solid DL. I am hoping his work ethic (you have to have one to be in the NFL as long as he has) will rub off on our young DL.

    *Add in our younger guys like Williams, Okoye, TJ, Maddox, and Babin and I think we are going to have a VERY solid DL!!!

    *Please note that this is said every year and should be taken with a grain of salt until the season starts and they are in fact a solid DL.
     
  4. Rex King

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    I suppose it's because Bush and Franklin are probably having more direct contact with the d-line than Smith. I was worried about a possible power struggle or mish-mash of defensive philosophies when Bush was signed, but it looks like his role is pretty well-defined.

    I like this part:
    "Throughout the week, defensive end Mario Williams was first in line for drills."
     
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    Karmelowicz is now a consultant correct?

    I didn't like how Mario was handled last by him and Smith. All that shuffling on the DL for him kind of stunted his growth imo.
     
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