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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Well played HarBaalke.

Yessir!
  • Jcool
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The team could have reached an injury settlement with Okoye, a newcomer to American football, and then later signed him to the practice squad. The 49ers still have one open space on the squad but probably don't need another defensive linemen. They have six on the active roster; another, Demarcus Dobbs, on the reserve/suspension list; and an eighth, rookie Mike Purcell, on the practice squad.

Okoye suffered a sprained knee in the 49ers' third preseason game. While he will not be able to practice with the 49ers this season, he can attend meetings, do classroom work, watch games from the sidelines and otherwise get an insider's education on how the NFL works -- exactly what a football neophyte requires. The 49ers are expected to sign Okoye to a contract at the end of the season, and the plan is that he'll start up again in the spring when the 49ers' offseason program begins.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/09/49ers-settle-with-divens-okoye-to-injured-reserve.html#storylink=cpy
I hope nobody signs Divens and we add him to the PS. He actually played well and has some upside and could be developed like Ian Williams was last year.
Smart. While practicing is probably the best way to get better. Mentally learning the game will help him tons for next season. Learning about NFL schemes, watching the games, learning from Fangio and Tomsula, watching film. It might frustrate him because he is not playing but it will help in the long run and if he is dedicated enough, he can be a good player in the NFL.
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Originally posted by NCommand:
I hope nobody signs Divens and we add him to the PS. He actually played well and has some upside and could be developed like Ian Williams was last year.

Called it NCommand - at least with Okoye going to IR for a minor injury. I'm hopeful on bringing Divens back as well but could the fight with Brooks have really been that bad that they thought it best to give Divens a chance with a different team?
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by NCommand:
I hope nobody signs Divens and we add him to the PS. He actually played well and has some upside and could be developed like Ian Williams was last year.

Called it NCommand - at least with Okoye going to IR for a minor injury. I'm hopeful on bringing Divens back as well but could the fight with Brooks have really been that bad that they thought it best to give Divens a chance with a different team?

Totally...it's a brilliant strategy, no doubt. Obviously it also means Okoye is certainly committed and I love that! I'm still laughing at the Divens "injury." He's fine...I think there is a reason we have that #8 PS spot still open. Good call.
76 pgs for this guy
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Originally posted by qnnhan7:
76 pgs for this guy

lots of irrational boners.
Good for him...
Won't succeed if he doesn't learn the language.
Originally posted by DatNyjerSireez:
Won't succeed if he doesn't learn the language.

Tough enough that he has to learn American.
  • sfout
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Originally posted by DatNyjerSireez:
Won't succeed if he doesn't learn the language.

is this serious?
I feel like most NFL fans in England are 49er fans
Mad props to Jim Tomsula as well.

Okoye is ready to get his "thump on." http://www.49ers.com/news/okoye.html

Humble, hard-working and driven guy. It will be fun to see him compete next off season and see how far he's progressed.
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Originally posted by NCommand:
Mad props to Jim Tomsula as well.

Okoye is ready to get his "thump on." http://www.49ers.com/news/okoye.html

Humble, hard-working and driven guy. It will be fun to see him compete next off season and see how far he's progressed.

see what happens when people take their education seriously. how many nfl players can write like okoye? not many.
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