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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
No negative thoughts about okoye. Just casting aspersions on those who have him penciled in for all pro before he's taken a single hit from staley.

No one, no one, is calling him an all pro. Do you mean some of us that think there's a shot he makes the 53 man roster and has crazy athletic potential? Making up straw-man arguments to improve your position won't make you many friends around here.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Okoye is a rare athlete. Plenty of 305 pound circus-strong guys out there. Not many (if any) running 4.5 - 4.7 40s. Of course, we'll just have to wait and see if he picks up the game fast enough to stick.


Sure. I'm not saying he isn't a legit UFA. He's legit. He might make the team, just like any other UFA.
He is the only human I can remember who has been given a chance on an NFL D-line simply because of his size/strength. Even the Olympic athletes (James Jett, etc) had played football in high school at least.

It's says a lot about him that we are giving him a chance, despite the fact that he has never played a snap of football in his life. It's amazing and unprecedented for a man his size.
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Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
oh ok so he's an olympian and never played football before? Rugby do'nt count. He's 6'6 306 then he's gonna need to learn leverage 1st and foremost but who has time for ametuer hour when the 49ers will be competing for a Super Bowl?

Yeah if only there was a place that he could just practice and not Count as a roster spot.
Originally posted by KID9R:
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
oh ok so he's an olympian and never played football before? Rugby do'nt count. He's 6'6 306 then he's gonna need to learn leverage 1st and foremost but who has time for ametuer hour when the 49ers will be competing for a Super Bowl?

Yeah if only there was a place that he could just practice and not Count as a roster spot.

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Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Do you know what the word facetious means? Sorry about the mix up in facts I don't always have time to spot check my posts with 5 kids hanging off me. Anyway your notion that Nehemiah lived up to his expectations is totally wrong. He was worse than jj stokes. He was a high profile million dollar sports illustrated bust. The fact that you are comparing him to Williams is confirmation of this.

He is the perfect cautionary tale for okoye, and the pie in the sky postings on this thread.

Maybe we found the next Jpp. Maybe not.

Where exactly did I even hint that Renaldo lived up to his expectations?

I compared him to Kyle Williams because the stats are similar.
I am not enthralled with Kyle Williams and I was disappointed with Renaldo when he played for the 49ers.

I just do not think their situations are comparable. I have no idea if Okoye will even make the practice squad.

You asked me: "Do you know what the word facetious means?"

I think I do, but right after you claimed you were only being facetious, you immediately stated, "But it's not a bad idea to prevent a lot of aimless speculation about a guy who just may simply decide he doesn't want to get beat up for a living." I took to mean that you did think locking the thread was a good idea.

I guess I did not understand what you meant.

Now, I understand that you really do agree that locking the thread would be both outrageous and preposterous.

Five kids hanging on you, boy that is a lot. Good luck
[ Edited by buck on Apr 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM ]
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Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Pretty easy to remember...they're not Irish!


Thanks that helps.

One more step to go. Do the English consider themselves European or are the English considered European by others?
Originally posted by ChipDouglas510:
Originally posted by KID9R:
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
oh ok so he's an olympian and never played football before? Rugby do'nt count. He's 6'6 306 then he's gonna need to learn leverage 1st and foremost but who has time for ametuer hour when the 49ers will be competing for a Super Bowl?

Yeah if only there was a place that he could just practice and not Count as a roster spot.


If we put him on the practice squad doesn't that mean another team and take him away?
Woah...hold on folks. Okoye's a nice story...and it's possible he could learn to be a football player. But Dial's the guy I'm a lot more intrigued by...he's a guy Tomsula can coach up and potentially become a beast on our DL.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
No one, no one, is calling him an all pro. Do you mean some of us that think there's a shot he makes the 53 man roster and has crazy athletic potential? Making up straw-man arguments to improve your position won't make you many friends around here.


Oh Come ON! Sure, not literally, but there's pages and pages of speculation about whether this guy will make a better tight end than DE, how he's going to start, who he'll kick off the roster, make an awesome impact....... puh-leeze. I can't stop laughing just thinking how premature this whole thing is.....No disrespect to Okoye because he is obviously a crazy physical specimen, but there's a long way to go. That's all I'm saying.

We're 9er nation. We're supposed to be smarter more analytical than that, aren't we? Is that really being Debbie Downer? Wha Wha Whaaaaah.

One thing I have distaste for are the self serving congratulations to the FO about every little draft move. Happens a lot on these pages. It's weird, IMO.

I hope that's not what it takes make friends around here.
Originally posted by Beeker:
Courtesy of AmpLee in the photoshop thread:

stupid.
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Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
If we put him on the practice squad doesn't that mean another team and take him away?


No. Not really. Kind of. That is clear isn't it.

Another team can make a practice squad player an offer, but the player has the option of accepting or declining the offer.

So, in a sense a team could take him away, but only if the player agrees to go.

It has been reported that last year a couple of players on SF practice squad were given offers by other teams, and they rejected them.
I think Ricardo Lockette was one of those players.

A player can be on the practice squad for a maximum of three years, but there other factors that can reduce that time, such as time spent on the 53-man roster.

The article linked below explains the basics about the practice squad.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/kroichick/article/Low-key-life-of-a-practice-squad-player-4110169.php#page-2
[ Edited by buck on Apr 28, 2013 at 7:08 PM ]
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by ChipDouglas510:
Originally posted by KID9R:
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
oh ok so he's an olympian and never played football before? Rugby do'nt count. He's 6'6 306 then he's gonna need to learn leverage 1st and foremost but who has time for ametuer hour when the 49ers will be competing for a Super Bowl?

Yeah if only there was a place that he could just practice and not Count as a roster spot.


If we put him on the practice squad doesn't that mean another team and take him away?

Yes, but only if they promote him to the active 53 man roster. If he shows anything this preseason, that could happen. If we see and hear very little of him and they put him on the practice squad, then we know they really like him. If they can't hide how well he is doing, they are going to have to find a spot for him on the roster.
Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
No one, no one, is calling him an all pro. Do you mean some of us that think there's a shot he makes the 53 man roster and has crazy athletic potential? Making up straw-man arguments to improve your position won't make you many friends around here.


Oh Come ON! Sure, not literally, but there's pages and pages of speculation about whether this guy will make a better tight end than DE, how he's going to start, who he'll kick off the roster, make an awesome impact....... puh-leeze. I can't stop laughing just thinking how premature this whole thing is.....No disrespect to Okoye because he is obviously a crazy physical specimen, but there's a long way to go. That's all I'm saying.

We're 9er nation. We're supposed to be smarter more analytical than that, aren't we? Is that really being Debbie Downer? Wha Wha Whaaaaah.

One thing I have distaste for are the self serving congratulations to the FO about every little draft move. Happens a lot on these pages. It's weird, IMO.

I hope that's not what it takes make friends around here.

You're being abrasive when there really isn't a cause or reason.


Let me guess... Being facetious again?


People enjoyed the draft and the moves by the FO. You don't like that... Ok. No need to be so obnoxious.
Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
No one, no one, is calling him an all pro. Do you mean some of us that think there's a shot he makes the 53 man roster and has crazy athletic potential? Making up straw-man arguments to improve your position won't make you many friends around here.


Oh Come ON! Sure, not literally, but there's pages and pages of speculation about whether this guy will make a better tight end than DE, how he's going to start, who he'll kick off the roster, make an awesome impact....... puh-leeze. I can't stop laughing just thinking how premature this whole thing is.....No disrespect to Okoye because he is obviously a crazy physical specimen, but there's a long way to go. That's all I'm saying.

We're 9er nation. We're supposed to be smarter more analytical than that, aren't we? Is that really being Debbie Downer? Wha Wha Whaaaaah.

One thing I have distaste for are the self serving congratulations to the FO about every little draft move. Happens a lot on these pages. It's weird, IMO.

I hope that's not what it takes make friends around here.

So we cannot be excited about someone's potential. Coming in here to complain about fans who are excited about a guy's potential seems petty. No one is anointing him s**t. We are just exploring the possibilities of a blank canvas.
Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
You're being abrasive when there really isn't a cause or reason.


Let me guess... Being facetious again?


People enjoyed the draft and the moves by the FO. You don't like that... Ok. No need to be so obnoxious.


Hey, there was a reason. I was accused of making up arguments when i was accurately characterizing the tenor of the comments on this thread. I happen to like some of the moves of the FO too. But I don't fawn on them. And I also have some issues. Ooops, there I go being obnoxious again. Pologies.