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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

  • jimrat
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Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I wonder who is the guy (wearing #60) in the front at [1:25 of the video]... he looks a little short to be one of the o-linemen, but he got a belly popping out -- gots to work on that

I thought the SAME thing...looks WAY out of shape. LOL.

It's Sherman Carter. BTW: #54 Nick Moody looks freaking mean/huge. Perfect fit at ILB behind Willis/Bowman.

Full list: http://ninercaphell.com/roster/
Moody looks like he's been working out with Willis and Bowman
[ Edited by jimrat on May 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM ]
  • LVJay
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Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I wonder who is the guy (wearing #60) in the front at [1:25 of the video]... he looks a little short to be one of the o-linemen, but he got a belly popping out -- gots to work on that

I thought the SAME thing...looks WAY out of shape. LOL.

It's Sherman Carter. BTW: #54 Nick Moody looks freaking mean/huge. Perfect fit at ILB behind Willis/Bowman.

Full list: http://ninercaphell.com/roster/

He looks much smaller than the two guys beside him. He doesn't look 6'3/300 lbs like his BIO says... but he does have a pot belly
http://www.tsutigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19600&ATCLID=204794369

From the video, it looks like Okoye would be able to jump over him and dance all around his azz





BETTER QUESTION (BQ)

Who is the burn-out looking dude in the middle of Moody/Reid at [1:55] in the vid
http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Jewel-Hampton-Gets-Back-to-Work/1683c61d-3697-4dce-b4f0-df3cc653c81f


Trust me, you're gonna want to view it at fullscreen!


[ Edited by LVJay on May 17, 2013 at 5:55 PM ]
Originally posted by LVJay:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I wonder who is the guy (wearing #60) in the front at [1:25 of the video]... he looks a little short to be one of the o-linemen, but he got a belly popping out -- gots to work on that

I thought the SAME thing...looks WAY out of shape. LOL.

It's Sherman Carter. BTW: #54 Nick Moody looks freaking mean/huge. Perfect fit at ILB behind Willis/Bowman.

Full list: http://ninercaphell.com/roster/

He looks much smaller than the two guys beside him. He doesn't look 6'3/300 lbs like his BIO says... but he does have a pot belly
http://www.tsutigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19600&ATCLID=204794369

From the video, it looks like Okoye would be able to jump over him and dance all around his azz





BETTER QUESTION (BQ)

Who is the burn-out looking dude in the middle of Moody/Reid at [1:55] in the vid
http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Jewel-Hampton-Gets-Back-to-Work/1683c61d-3697-4dce-b4f0-df3cc653c81f


Trust me, you're gonna want to view it at fullscreen!



You talking about the bro? Or is it the dude? He's an equipment guy.
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Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Originally posted by LVJay:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I wonder who is the guy (wearing #60) in the front at [1:25 of the video]... he looks a little short to be one of the o-linemen, but he got a belly popping out -- gots to work on that

I thought the SAME thing...looks WAY out of shape. LOL.

It's Sherman Carter. BTW: #54 Nick Moody looks freaking mean/huge. Perfect fit at ILB behind Willis/Bowman.

Full list: http://ninercaphell.com/roster/

He looks much smaller than the two guys beside him. He doesn't look 6'3/300 lbs like his BIO says... but he does have a pot belly
http://www.tsutigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19600&ATCLID=204794369

From the video, it looks like Okoye would be able to jump over him and dance all around his azz





BETTER QUESTION (BQ)

Who is the burn-out looking dude in the middle of Moody/Reid at [1:55] in the vid
http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Jewel-Hampton-Gets-Back-to-Work/1683c61d-3697-4dce-b4f0-df3cc653c81f


Trust me, you're gonna want to view it at fullscreen!



You talking about the bro? Or is it the dude? He's an equipment guy.

Man, I'll drink up with that dude... bet he has a lot of Niner/camp stories that don't reach the news
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
39 pages dedicated to a guy that has never played football and likely won't make the team. Oh webzone...this ranks right up there with Nate Davis, Kory Sheets, PJ Fleck, and all the other players lauded on this site that never did anything. is it August yet?

I admit it's silly how this thread as grown, but unlike the other Niner Talk favs, Okoye is a unique story and even if it's a small chance, he could be a difference-maker if he can figure out this game.

believing football is complicated
Originally posted by xtm059:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
39 pages dedicated to a guy that has never played football and likely won't make the team. Oh webzone...this ranks right up there with Nate Davis, Kory Sheets, PJ Fleck, and all the other players lauded on this site that never did anything. is it August yet?

I admit it's silly how this thread as grown, but unlike the other Niner Talk favs, Okoye is a unique story and even if it's a small chance, he could be a difference-maker if he can figure out this game.

believing football is complicated

Kory Sheets > Glen Coffee. Sometimes the zone is right.
Originally posted by Niner3030:
Originally posted by xtm059:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
39 pages dedicated to a guy that has never played football and likely won't make the team. Oh webzone...this ranks right up there with Nate Davis, Kory Sheets, PJ Fleck, and all the other players lauded on this site that never did anything. is it August yet?

I admit it's silly how this thread as grown, but unlike the other Niner Talk favs, Okoye is a unique story and even if it's a small chance, he could be a difference-maker if he can figure out this game.

believing football is complicated

Kory Sheets > Glen Coffee. Sometimes the zone is right.

A broken clock is also right 2x a day.
Originally posted by jimrat:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I wonder who is the guy (wearing #60) in the front at [1:25 of the video]... he looks a little short to be one of the o-linemen, but he got a belly popping out -- gots to work on that

I thought the SAME thing...looks WAY out of shape. LOL.

It's Sherman Carter. BTW: #54 Nick Moody looks freaking mean/huge. Perfect fit at ILB behind Willis/Bowman.

Full list: http://ninercaphell.com/roster/
Moody looks like he's been working out with Willis and Bowman

No doubt!
Haven't heard anything for awhile about this guy. Found this article...

"Jim Tomsula, the 49ers' defensive line coach, jumped at the chance to work with Okoye after seeing the physical potential the former Great Britain discus champion possessed at a trial in Dallas earlier this year.San Francisco signed the 21-year-old as a free agent last month in what is believed to be a three-year deal and Tomsula instantly got to work, converting the 6ft 6in, 21st 10lb Okoye into a defensive end."

"I was really excited about the possibilities of Lawrence being here," said Tomsula . "Our owners, general manager and head coach, they are the people who make the final decisions on signings. But did I push for him? Absolutely. Did I want him to be here? Absolutely."He has speed, strength and athleticism – he has all the tools. I'm having a blast coaching him."

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/othersport/404778/NFL-Lawrence-Okoye-has-all-the-tools-to-make-cut
  • buck
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Originally posted by NinerBuff:
A broken clock is also right 2x a day.


Not if it is a 24 hour clock.
I was about to bump this thread yesterday to see what's up. Sounds like things are going as expected. Dude is working hard to make the grade. No attitude problems.
Originally posted by jacklegniner:
Haven't heard anything for awhile about this guy. Found this article...

"Jim Tomsula, the 49ers' defensive line coach, jumped at the chance to work with Okoye after seeing the physical potential the former Great Britain discus champion possessed at a trial in Dallas earlier this year.San Francisco signed the 21-year-old as a free agent last month in what is believed to be a three-year deal and Tomsula instantly got to work, converting the 6ft 6in, 21st 10lb Okoye into a defensive end."

"I was really excited about the possibilities of Lawrence being here," said Tomsula . "Our owners, general manager and head coach, they are the people who make the final decisions on signings. But did I push for him? Absolutely. Did I want him to be here? Absolutely."He has speed, strength and athleticism – he has all the tools. I'm having a blast coaching him."

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/othersport/404778/NFL-Lawrence-Okoye-has-all-the-tools-to-make-cut

Tomsula is such a badass. Hes essentially saying "im an artist. hand me a ball of clay and i will make you a masterpiece". I loved him at the combine. I think hes my fav. Okoye has such a high ceiling. I think hes so physically gifted that even if he doesn't become a dominating pass rusher I think he can easily be POA pushing monster.
he would be a great fit for our Practice Squad
He has great potential, but needs training, perhaps they are keeping it quiet so that they can sneak him onto the practice squad. After all, when you are a playoff/sb contender, people are going to take your scraps, even projects and after all the hard work, you don't want others to take him. If you are a wanna be, it is easier to ignore.
Originally posted by WildBill:
He has great potential, but needs training, perhaps they are keeping it quiet so that they can sneak him onto the practice squad. After all, when you are a playoff/sb contender, people are going to take your scraps, even projects and after all the hard work, you don't want others to take him. If you are a wanna be, it is easier to ignore.

What are the chances of him being picked off? He can decline like what other Niner practice squad members did. He chose the Niners mainly because he knew Jim Tomsula is experienced in teaching players football from scratch.
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