Okam

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  1. texanskan

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    anyone think he is going to become the player he can be?

    This would solve our need for a big DT.

    I don't really see any holes in the defense other than depth issues at the safety position.
     
  2. Ryan

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    I think Earl Mitchell has already made him expendable. He could be cut unless Zgonina decides to hang it up or if he really proves himself.
     
  3. TheRealJoker

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    Definitely a "bubble player" heading into training camp...

    But some people believed Jacoby Jones was a bubble player last season when he turned the corner. So lets see if he performs to his potential.

    I'm more interested in seeing whether Deljuan Robinson gets more PT personally.
     
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    Jeff does not have much longer to play in the NFL anyway but I do like Jeff.
     
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    Don't expect him back. They gave away his #.
     
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    Is he still on the Roster?
     
  7. badboy

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    There is no need for a big DT in this defensive scheme.
     
  8. barrett

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    Technically he's an URFA.
     


  9. gary

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    I did not know that. Thanks.
     
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    They've given his number away before. The guy is like a cockroach. You could nuke him and he'd just shake it off, strap his helmet on, and ask to be put into the rotation.

    Gotta love the guy.
     
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    Yep, never a star but earned his check every game.
     
  12. eriadoc

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    I disagree. The Texans think there is no need for a big Dt in this defensive scheme, but they have yet to convince me. They also think they're OK at FS and that Chris Myers is a good Center, so there you go.
     
  13. m5kwatts

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    Okam is one of the most frustrating players in the NFL... if you took Pollard/Cushing's brain and put it in Okam's head he'd be one of the best DT's in the NFL....unfortunately he is who he is and I don't think he makes it out of camp.
     
  14. Allstar

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    I wouldn't hold my breath...
     
  15. HOU-TEX

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    wasted a perfect NFL defensive tackle's body
     
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    Me too. Puzzled as to why he didn't get more reps last year.
     
  17. thunderkyss

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    Even back in college, it's always been about his "want to"

    If he ever gets the "want to" he'll be a monster.

    I do agree, however, that we don't need to be waiting for it to show up. If it isn't there in TC.. and we need the spot.. nice knowin ya Frank.
     
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    Same points I have made for three years but facts are;

    Defensive line shut down the run with like 86 yards avg a game over last 13 years.

    Free safety, how many TDs did they give up?
    Chris Myers was not beaten out by our 3rd round pick who quite possibly could be a guard again this year. I have heard no great cry that Myers is to be replaced by Wade Smith. Not arguing just saying.
     
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    Some folks are strangely blessed with ill-fitted gifts. Big Frank just doesn't have the passion for the game his body was designed to play.
     
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    But he will be an intimidating attorney.
     

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