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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

Originally posted by susweel:
lol this scrub has a 83 page thread.

best post of the day
Will be in the first wave of cuts
Originally posted by wailers15:
Will be in the first wave of cuts

Heard all that last year.
Brock Lesnar was a freak of nature, but wasn't fast enough. Let's hope Okoye is athletic enough to make a positive impression to make this whole experiment worthwhile.
Originally posted by Team49ers:
Brock Lesnar was a freak of nature, but wasn't fast enough. Let's hope Okoye is athletic enough to make a positive impression to make this whole experiment worthwhile.

thats actually an excellent example. i bet not many remember him trying to make the vikings.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
Brock Lesnar was a freak of nature, but wasn't fast enough. Let's hope Okoye is athletic enough to make a positive impression to make this whole experiment worthwhile.

thats actually an excellent example. i bet not many remember him trying to make the vikings.

Okoye's transition is probably similar. I think he's an even better athlete than Lesnar was. Don't remember if Lesnar had any football experience either, I think he was a star wrestler in college. It basically comes down to instincts and developing functional football skills. Lesnar couldn't do it, maybe Okoye can. It's a long shot, but worth finding out.
Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by wailers15:
Will be in the first wave of cuts

Heard all that last year.

English

wailer
Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
The thing he needs most is TIME. Time to develop. I don't think it's very realistic for him to crack the 53 this year. He's been playing football for less than 12 months. He needs 1 more year on the practice squad, then see if he can make the 53-man roster in 2015.

I've always thought three years. We'll see in camp.

Agreed. Hoping to see some improvement this preseason and then hopefully he is pushing for a roster spot next year. We will see
I hope he earns a practice squad spot and then denies the other teams that try to poach him so he can compete for a roster spot in 2015.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
Brock Lesnar was a freak of nature, but wasn't fast enough. Let's hope Okoye is athletic enough to make a positive impression to make this whole experiment worthwhile.

thats actually an excellent example. i bet not many remember him trying to make the vikings.



Lesnar was also approx. 34 years old at the time. Not worth the time to develop for a team

It takes skill and athleticism to succeed in the NFL. Skill takes time to develop.

Okoye has the time. 49ers are willing to invest in developing his skills
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Lesnar is not a good comparison
[ Edited by Tigerlaw on May 2, 2014 at 11:54 AM ]
Originally posted by Tigerlaw:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
Brock Lesnar was a freak of nature, but wasn't fast enough. Let's hope Okoye is athletic enough to make a positive impression to make this whole experiment worthwhile.

thats actually an excellent example. i bet not many remember him trying to make the vikings.



Lesnar was also approx. 34 years old at the time. Not worth the time to develop for a team

It takes skill and athleticism to succeed in the NFL. Skill takes time to develop.

Okoye has the time. 49ers are willing to invest in developing his skills
l
Lesnar is not a good comparison


I think a much better comparison would be Jaime Foxx in that football movie....

Maybe that's what he meant?
I always wondered if the FO had any tape on him from his "Rugby Days" and if so that might of givin them a clue as to his potential nfl game ..?
Originally posted by highway49:
I always wondered if the FO had any tape on him from his "Rugby Days" and if so that might of givin them a clue as to his potential nfl game ..?

I'm sure they did...prototypical H-W-S and work ethic. Add in extra 1on1 coaching (a project for Tomsula), teach him proper technique, surround him with the best in the game, allow him to study at his pace for a full year, slowly integrate him and teach him how to read the body language on screens, etc. = he's got a chance.
I really think that having a year is highly beneficial to many players instead of being thrown into the fight right away.

In Okoye's case having the position slowed down and being coached up by Tomsula is a dream come true.

We'll see this season how having a year to learn the schemes and such will play out in Lattimore and Tank.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
I really think that having a year is highly beneficial to many players instead of being thrown into the fight right away.

In Okoye's case having the position slowed down and being coached up by Tomsula is a dream come true.

We'll see this season how having a year to learn the schemes and such will play out in Lattimore and Tank.

Agreed. I'm more excited about the developing grocery-long list of players expected to make big jumps THIS year vs. any rookies we draft in 2-4 days. Why? For this very reason! Unless you are dynamic returner and slot CB or WR with top end speed (even then), I doubt you even crack the 46 until NEXT year.