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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him

Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.

I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.

I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.
Originally posted by trogdor:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him

Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.

I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.

I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by trogdor:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him

Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.

I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.

I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him

We need to keep guys we know can play in the event we need them. We're likely not going to keep more than seven DL. Of course Cowboy, McDonald, Dorsey and Carradine are basically locks, as would be Ian Williams if he's healthy. We had just extended Williams and he beat out Dorsey before he got the cheap shot in Seattle so Tomsula seems to really like him.

So that leaves one or two spots for Dial, Jerod-Eddie, Ramsey, Dobbs Purcell or Okoye. I think Dial is close to a lock and Jerod-Eddie played well last year. And word was that Ramsey had an excellent mini-camp. It's going to take a great training camp from Okoye to make the final roster. With only 53 roster spots it's hard to keep guys around on potential based scholarship, especially at a position with a relatively high attrition rate.

I think Dial and Jerod-Eddie will get the last two spots
[ Edited by SonocoNinerFan on Jun 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM ]
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:

just the kinda chick to not have kids with; she'll pollute the athletic superiority of his bloodline. she's a starved-out, fake-boob bimbo, with an unathletic hip to waist ratio.
if he had a boy with her, he'd be on par with jerry rice jr.
I agree.. If I was him I'd impregnate me a big Samoan b***h. Or this big b***h right here:



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I agree he's a freak athlete and has a year of learning under his belt. He seems to be a fast learner on some things. Although, we'll get a better grasp of his development / abilities in TC and preseason...

Therefore, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu1JMbSLPvc
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Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
no way he makes it to the practice squad

if he gets few preseason plays, he could definitely make it to the PS.
to make an active, d-line roster, a dude has to know what he's doing and making some plays; if okoye still has no portfolio, nobody will sign him.
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Originally posted by trogdor:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him

Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.

I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.

I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.

Just like BJ Daniels. Seadderall will pick him up.

I think the potential is great enough to warrant a roster spot over more polished but ceiling limited players. Defense wins championships. And if he can contribute on the D-line rotation in pre-season then all the better. But you are right, this team is just a play or two away from a superbowl and we will be cutting players that we will be playing against this season, like we did last year with Cooper,Cam johnson, Haralson, and BJ Daniels etc...
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Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by trogdor:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him

Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.

I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.

I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him

Williams looked like a monster before seadderall destroyed his body. Dobbs is a good player, but I agree - I'll take Okoye vs Dobbs. I think Okoye is a chance worth taking. His ceiling is as big as Colin's.
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Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by trogdor:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him

Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.

I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.

I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him

We need to keep guys we know can play in the event we need them. We're likely not going to keep more than seven DL. Of course Cowboy, McDonald, Dorsey and Carradine are basically locks, as would be Ian Williams if he's healthy. We had just extended Williams and he beat out Dorsey before he got the cheap shot in Seattle so Tomsula seems to really like him.

So that leaves one or two spots for Dial, Jerod-Eddie, Ramsey, Dobbs Purcell or Okoye. I think Dial is close to a lock and Jerod-Eddie played well last year. And word was that Ramsey had an excellent mini-camp. It's going to take a great training camp from Okoye to make the final roster. With only 53 roster spots it's hard to keep guys around on potential based scholarship, especially at a position with a relatively high attrition rate.

I think Dial and Jerod-Eddie will get the last two spots

I wasn't to impressed with Dial but I agree, Jerrod Eddie is a lock. How can you cut a DT that can intercept the ball!
It will definitely be interesting to see how he plays in the pre-season.
Originally posted by Giedi:
I wasn't to impressed with Dial but I agree, Jerrod Eddie is a lock. How can you cut a DT that can intercept the ball!

TJE, Tank, and Williams/Dorsey (whoever loses the starting NT spot) will have roster spots. There will be one or two more spots, and those guys have to bring ST value: Dial, Dobbs, Okoye, Ramsey, and Purcell.

People have said TJE is part of the 'non-locks' but he has played well in his limited time. Another team would snatch him up for sure. Maybe he has trade value
If he goes on our PS someone will grab him. Sadly he is on the most stacked roster in the league. No way he makes our 53.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him

You would rather cut last year's starter at NT to keep an extraordinarily raw prospect who no-one has seen play a real football game yet? Really?
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Originally posted by Scoots:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him

You would rather cut last year's starter at NT to keep an extraordinarily raw prospect who no-one has seen play a real football game yet? Really?
i had to read that twice myself. wow, talk about over valuing someone who has never seen the field. i guess okoye is on his way to nate davis status on the webzone . let me guess, once we finally cut him, we will see posts saying " someone will pick him up and we will rue the day we let him go". yes that worked out so well for all the other trash from nate davis to korey sheets to otis to whoever else we cut