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« : September 03, 2012, 01:38:01 PM »

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Amobi Okoye questions Greg Schiano’s character

 Posted by Josh Alper on September 3, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT
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Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye said Monday that he’s glad to be back with the Bears.
 
Okoye left the team as a free agent this offseason to go to the Buccaneers, but is now back in Chicago after a knee injury cost him a lot of time this summer and, ultimately, his job in Tampa. Okoye blamed the injury on returning too fast from a scope on the knee in June, causing Bucs coach Greg Schiano to make some comments hinting at an overly cautious approach from Okoye when it came to handling what Schiano characterized as a chronic knee problem.
 
Okoye felt that was a “kind of unfair” assessment of the state of his knee and went on to question Schiano’s commitment to living up to the standards he sets for his players.
 
“It really makes me question the character of he himself, because, while I was there, he was trying to mold us to be kind of like him. It made me question all the things he was teaching me, as far as TBA — Trust, Belief and Accountability — his way of doing things,” Okoye said, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s like, ‘Wow, what type of guy is this?’ That really hurt.”
 
Schiano is hardly the first coach to express frustration about the pace of a player’s recovery from injury and Okoye isn’t the first player to get forced out of Tampa because Schiano feels he isn’t a good fit for the team that Schiano hopes to build. The guy who lost his roster spot when Okoye arrived, defensive tackle Brian Price, went through the same exact thing and so have several other players over Schiano’s first offseason in Tampa. We’ll start finding out soon if that results in a better Buccaneers team, because that will be the ultimate judge of whether Schiano’s way is the right way.





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« #1 : September 03, 2012, 01:39:09 PM »

Where are all the people who were singing Okoye's praises? 


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« #2 : September 03, 2012, 02:56:21 PM »

Where are all the people who were singing Okoye's praises?




Reminds me of people saying......Quincy is a baller !


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« #3 : September 03, 2012, 03:07:29 PM »

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/03/amobi-okoye-questions-greg-schianos-character/

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« #4 : September 03, 2012, 03:27:49 PM »

So in short Okoye is upset because he hurt his feelings...

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« #5 : September 03, 2012, 03:30:13 PM »

Alot of noise over spilled milk. Okoye is a good guy but won't be playing anytime soon. And last I checked, he got an injury settlement so wheres the issue?

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« #6 : September 03, 2012, 03:32:09 PM »

First Winslow and now Okoye is calling out Schiano.    People used to say Gruden was disliked, but Schiano seems to be downright hated by the players.


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« #7 : September 03, 2012, 03:32:19 PM »

I don't really see the issue where character comes into question?

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« #8 : September 03, 2012, 03:33:42 PM »

sour ..... grapes


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« #9 : September 03, 2012, 03:34:04 PM »

Too bad Brian Price didn't get a chance to pummel Okoye for sitting in his chair before Price got cut from the Bears.

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« #10 : September 03, 2012, 03:35:14 PM »

Too bad Brian Price didn't get a chance to pummel Okoye for sitting in his chair before Price got cut from the Bears.

Unlike Barron, I think Okoye would be man enough to defend himself.


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« #11 : September 03, 2012, 03:35:49 PM »

sour ..... grapes

Agreed

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« #12 : September 03, 2012, 03:38:07 PM »

bad year, decent year, loses locker room and has a terrible year, replaced

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« #13 : September 03, 2012, 03:38:32 PM »

Schiano can be a twisted control freak for all I care. If he has the Bucs playing like they did against the Pats all season, his approach will be seen as a plus. If we lose 10+ games, Schiano will be another college to pro experiment gone bad.
in the end it boils to wins and not even Schiano can escape that.

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« #14 : September 03, 2012, 03:40:27 PM »

sour ..... grapes

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