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Cowboys interested in DT Amobi Okoye

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by RS12, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Jason Cole ‏@JasonColeYahoo
    While we're talking Dallas, have heard it might sign DT Amobi Okoye as a backup. Marinelli likes him. Rod wanted Melton, but Chi franchised
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  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I trust Rod. He didn't do much in Houston, didn't really follow in Chicago.

    thoughts??
  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I think I like Marinelli better a position coach then I do Monte as a DC at this point. Short answer I trust Marinelli as a talent evaluator. Strange he cut Brian Price though.
  4. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    It's crazy this guy will just be turning 26 this coming season. I guess it's not awful to have him on the squad. Young veteran that doesn't command too much cap space? That alone may be worth it.
  5. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    He has a cool name, go for it.
  6. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Would love it
  7. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    I have a strange feeling that he is going to become an iggle.
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Strictly a backup. Funny, he started out with 4 sacks in his first month as rookie and it took him three years to get the next 4. What is up with that?
  9. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    According to a friend who is a Texans fan this guy is lazy. I don't know that but that's what he said. Lazy & unmotivated.
  10. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Maybe between he and Brian Price we can resalvage one replacement level player for dirt cheap.

    Casserly took him 1 pick ahead of Patrick Willis. Ouch. I never really got the love affair when he was drafted. He wasn't nearly the all world athlete people made him out to be, and tested out very mediocre for someone so undersized.
  11. jason54858

    jason54858 Gloomy Sunday

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    Yeah, they defiantly were not sad to see him go. Then again he didn't fit in Wade's 3-4 scheme and he was was very young. Maybe he matured in Chicago playing with Peppers, Melton and under Marinilli.
  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is amazing that a 25 year old player already has 4 years of NFL experience.
  13. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    He is the youngest player to ever be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft at only 19 years old.
  14. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    this is a good pick up if it happens.
    Still on 25 he probably came into the league too early and too young. Hopefuly he's a late developer.
    Experienced camp body at thye very least with upside galore.
  15. newlander

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    ....I won't lie guys, I didn't know he was still playing....he can't get meaningful reps for Houston because I never noticed him out there. PASS
  16. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He played for the Bears the last two seasons. But still just a backup. Had 4 sacks in 2011 for the Bears, only 1 in 2012.
  17. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Strictly rotational. He simply isn't as good as his draft position led us to believe.

    Still, he's young and has fresh legs which is never a bad combination.
  18. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    Nothing ever wrong with kicking the tires on a player someone once valued.
  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I lied. He has 6 years of NFL experience.

    Games Played:87

    Games Started: 59
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I pulled up the Cowboys-Bears game from 2012 on the All-22. Okoye played more snaps than I expected. He was in the game midway through the Bears' first series on defense and continued in the rotation.

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