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#15 : November 17, 2010, 06:59:15 PM

bye bye Sims

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#16 : November 17, 2010, 07:08:24 PM

Info from Draft guys tv

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#17 : November 17, 2010, 07:11:59 PM

seems very well spoken

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#18 : November 17, 2010, 07:14:11 PM

Don't mean to nitpick but not sure 11 career tackles by Bryant counts as "playing" for anyone ;)

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#19 : November 17, 2010, 07:41:03 PM

Gruden drafted that guy from Alabama who was in the 330s.  Forget his name.  Monte never played him.  think he is still around the league.


Who was that guy that Gruden picked up one off-season who was approaching 400lbs? I think he was Samoan and might have played college at Nebraska. Maybe he was a lineman with the Chargers back when he was good. The guy basically ate his way out of the league. He was cut before the season started. It's on the tip of my tongue but I can't recall his name. I think the guy had to keep his nose clean with the league or something and he was on the one-strike-and-your-out program with the Bucs and something happened and he was cut without a word.
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#20 : November 17, 2010, 07:46:32 PM

I wouldn't read too much into this signing. He might have been added to the practice squad to give the Bucs a better look during practices for when they play huge d-linemen and they also have the opportunity to pick his brain about Seattle since we play them later in the season.

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#21 : November 17, 2010, 08:21:57 PM


Who was that guy that Gruden picked up one off-season who was approaching 400lbs? I think he was Samoan and might have played college at Nebraska.

Toniu Fonoti. His pass protection was HORRIBLE! His run blocking was one of the best though. Cut because he kept on getting pancaked during pass protecting.

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#22 : November 17, 2010, 08:30:23 PM

Coming out of college some scouts thought Okam might be a better NFL guard than defensive tackle. I wonder if we might be looking at him as an offensive lineman.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#23 : November 17, 2010, 08:32:57 PM


Who was that guy that Gruden picked up one off-season who was approaching 400lbs? I think he was Samoan and might have played college at Nebraska.

Toniu Fonoti. His pass protection was HORRIBLE! His run blocking was one of the best though. Cut because he kept on getting pancaked during pass protecting.


Yeah, that's the guy. He started out with the Chargers and the Bucs picked him up in 2006 after he was cut by the Vikings. When he left the Vikings, he was tipping the scales at 400lbs. He does hold the following school records at Nebraska though....


    * Nebraska school record with 32 Pancakes vs. Texas Tech, 2001
    * Nebraska school record with 201 Pancakes in 2001
    * Nebraska career record with 379 Pancakes

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#24 : November 17, 2010, 08:53:58 PM

If it were up to me, I'd take 2 weeks to get him in shape and up to speed (as much as you can), release Ryan Sims and see what he can do in running situations.  Can't be any worse than what we've been seeing.  Its not like Sims will be around next year anyway. 

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#25 : November 17, 2010, 09:07:17 PM

I wouldn't read too much into this signing.

I'd agree, unless Morris is just hellbent on using that 3-3-5.  Okam would be perfect in that limited scheme.


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#26 : November 17, 2010, 09:16:50 PM

We play the Ravens who have a pretty decent guy at NT tipping the scales at 350.  He'll come in handy on the PS to emulate him.


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#27 : November 17, 2010, 09:46:05 PM

We play the Ravens who have a pretty decent guy at NT tipping the scales at 350.  He'll come in handy on the PS to emulate him.

Great point!

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#28 : November 18, 2010, 07:41:59 AM

They need to get him ready and plug him in, how hard could it be for him to play D on first down or run downs.

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#29 : November 18, 2010, 08:03:08 AM

Coming out of college some scouts thought Okam might be a better NFL guard than defensive tackle. I wonder if we might be looking at him as an offensive lineman.
interesting idea.

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