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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

  • kush
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Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by kush:
Originally posted by spizzy:
Originally posted by kush:
By mid-season he'll make us all forget about Justin Smith. Hopefully it's before the trade deadline so we can get something back for Cowboy when we don't need him anymore.

Justin Smith came to us at 6'4" and ~280lbs. Now he is 300 lbs.!

Lawrence came to us at 6'6" and 300 lbs. meaning he will be 315-320 before long and still an athletic freak

I understand ppl have a soft spot in their heart for Cowboy but come on, lets not be unrealistic. He's getting way up there in age and he wasn't as talented a piece of clay as Okoye to begin with

If you think a kid with no NFL experience, no college football experience, and hasn't been hit since he played rugby; is going to replace Justin Smith by mid-season I have some swamp land in Florida I can sell you.

No kidding??

I was just telling my fiancé I am interested in purchasing land and now this.
Originally posted by kush:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by kush:
Originally posted by spizzy:
Originally posted by kush:
By mid-season he'll make us all forget about Justin Smith. Hopefully it's before the trade deadline so we can get something back for Cowboy when we don't need him anymore.

Justin Smith came to us at 6'4" and ~280lbs. Now he is 300 lbs.!

Lawrence came to us at 6'6" and 300 lbs. meaning he will be 315-320 before long and still an athletic freak

I understand ppl have a soft spot in their heart for Cowboy but come on, lets not be unrealistic. He's getting way up there in age and he wasn't as talented a piece of clay as Okoye to begin with

If you think a kid with no NFL experience, no college football experience, and hasn't been hit since he played rugby; is going to replace Justin Smith by mid-season I have some swamp land in Florida I can sell you.

No kidding??

I was just telling my fiancé I am interested in purchasing land and now this.

Lol just sayin. I hope he can turn to something special for us but I don't think he'll see the field on anything more than special teams. Tank is the guy we should be watching for flashes
Tank and Dial are obviously better bets to make the D-line rotation, but if Okoye were somehow able to pull it together, that would be a windfall for the team.
  • jimrat
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Hopin we hit the lottery on this guy.
The closest comparison is i guess Michael Carter although Carter had played some football before Walsh took a chance with him. But, it's true that although Carter went to college on a football scholarship, his last couple of years were spent concentrating on track and field and the Olympics. Okoye does seem pretty smart and I'm not just saying that because he has a British accent. He seems very driven and he seems to have a chip on his shoulder which may help. And, evidently, he's very coachable. So, who knows? Niners may get real lucky because if he learns how to play the game he's going to be a beast. Physically, he's simply off the scale.
lets have okoye run down the field for kick-offs
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
lets have okoye run down the field for kick-offs

I would love to see that happen, could you see the eyes on returners if he was able to get that far to them
He would have made a menacing wedge buster.
Originally posted by thl408:
He would have made a menacing wedge buster.

It's not as outlandish an idea as it sounds. He's got serious speed and they may have to find a way to keep him on the team without putting him on the practice squad because the talk is that another team will snatch him if they use the practice squad on him.
WHY is he behind all the other rooks...
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
WHY is he behind all the other rooks...
is this a serious post?
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
WHY is he behind all the other rooks...
cuz he is a bust
I'm not sure you can call any un-drafted free agent a "bust." But, Fangio doesn't give you very much hope for success either here, does he. It's very true that most of these guys just know how to play the game. It's a very complicated game with a serious set of skills one must master. So, just being a physical freak is obviously not enough. Let's hope he's a fast learner or that they're downplaying his progress so he doesn't get grabbed if they put him on the practice squad.
Lets not rename this to thread of epic hopelessness yet. AT the end of the day the most important factor here is what he wants to do. If we wants to do this, for real, he will be successful at some point.
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
I'm not sure you can call any un-drafted free agent a "bust." But, Fangio doesn't give you very much hope for success either here, does he. It's very true that most of these guys just know how to play the game. It's a very complicated game with a serious set of skills one must master. So, just being a physical freak is obviously not enough. Let's hope he's a fast learner or that they're downplaying his progress so he doesn't get grabbed if they put him on the practice squad.

ha,, you know i was just kidding