Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by Buchy:Okoye will have a better cardio system than probably everyone on the roster having been semi-pro before discus, and I do not say that lightly. Not surprised that he's running down Morris. The discus training will make him very explosive.
I find it slightly strange that people think that learning the skills of a DE will be too much for him when he's a proven Olympic athelete, former semi-pro rugby player who likely would have gone pro and has been accepted for Law at Oxford. The guy obviously understands technique, body control and leverage and has demonstrated it in two sports.
"Okoye will have a better cardio system than probably everyone on the roster having been semi-pro before discus, and I do not say that lightly."
-- I think you ARE saying that lightly. When did Okoye play semi-pro Rugby?
"Whitgift School is a British independent day and boarding school in South Croydon, London currently educating approximately 1,300 boys aged 10 to 18."
That is where Okoye played rugby. He played as a man child, against a bunch of children. That's the equivalent of high school football.
"The guy obviously understands technique, body control and leverage and has demonstrated it in two sports."
-- He has demonstrated it at the high school football level. What is that supposed to prove? If Godzilla dominated in high school football, does that show he knows how to use body control and leverage, or rather does it show that Godzilla is bigger and stronger than everybody else?
If Okoye actually knew how to use leverage and technique, he would have won an Olympic medal. With a body like that, if you have any technique, you should absolutely dominate the lesser humans around you. It's not like there are a lot of 6'6 315 lb, rock hard, discus throwers in the world.
First off you SEVERLY underestimate the difficulty in throwing discuss. It usually takes several years of practicing the sport to simply be competitive. Okoye was dubbed Olympic worthy after only 3. In 3 years he went from not knowing the sport to the Olympics. Thats is impressive and shows the abiity to quickly retain knowledge and properly execute learned skills.
Secondly the competition he played against in Rugy in know way diminishes the argument that he may have more stamina as a result. There is far more constant action in rugby as compared to the NFL which only has about 12 minutes of actions in a 3 hour contest, by average. I am pretty sure there have already been reports of his amazing speed, and you must admit a guy that big chasing down a skill player is amazing. I don't really get why you feel the need to argue his post when while there were some error in information, the argument is still sound.
Some like to rain on others a parades I guess...
[ Edited by WINiner on May 31, 2014 at 3:55 PM ]