Some love for Russ Okung

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Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:22 am
  • “Have to give props to left tackle Russell Okung for doing something I never thought I would see in an NFL game (or a biker street fight, for that matter): Okung pancaked Justin Smith in the Thursday night game. Stunning. You do not pancake Justin Smith. You just don’t.” – Peter King in ranking the Seahawks at No. 10 in the Fine Fifteen section of his Monday Morning Quarterback at SI.com

    Now let's just get that penalty thang under control ;)
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:23 am
  • I'm very happy with him this year. I have seen him called out in a positive way several times. He is doing some second-level blocking that is very solid. Even with the penalties, I think he's our best OL in pass protection.

    Oh yeah - AND HE'S HEALTHY!
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:13 am
  • That pancake block was one of the few positives on offense last Thursday. Russell has been getting back into form these last few weeks. Very glad to see that.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:30 am
  • Now, if only Carp would drop about 25 pounds and stay on his blocks until the whistle sounds on every play we'd have a helluva good left-hand side to our O-line.

    I still expect more out of him.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:02 am
  • That block was sweet. Anyone have a .gif of it?
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:16 am
  • Okung's improved play has mostly to do with Carpenter being insterted into the line next to him. I also think Okung has been playing hurt. I look for Okung to get better and better as the season goes on.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:58 am
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:02 am
  • Thanks Mr. Darko
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 am
  • if you are Darko why is there a piture avatar of Nicolas Cage??
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:28 pm
  • He has definitely played better as the season has progressed. I think several of the holding calls he's had against him have been VERY suspect. Hopefully he continues to play well and most importantly, stays healthy (*knocks on wood*).
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:29 pm
  • I think him and Carp will be a very good left side as long as they can stay on the field together.

    I saw Carpenter alone take out Justin Smith on one play and Patrick Willis on another.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:42 pm
  • Hawkintent wrote:I think him and Carp will be a very good left side as long as they can stay on the field together.

    I saw Carpenter alone take out Justin Smith on one play and Patrick Willis on another.


    I don't know about anyone else but once Carp got back in the lineup the Oline play stepped up a lot. Carpenter is very underrated. Now if we can just fix the right side....we will be set. Hopefully Moffit will come back and be able to improve the RG position at least.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 pm
  • LawHawk wrote:
    Oh yeah - AND HE'S HEALTHY!


    Would have been healthy all last year too if it wasn't for that Trent "cheap shot" Cole.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:37 pm
  • Yep, props to Okung. I also am loving Carpenter. We have 2/3 of the OLine set for a few years. Hopefully Moffitt or Sweezy can hold down the RG spot.

    What are the chances of Sweezy growing into a RT. It looks like he is 6-5 298. I know he is pretty athletic. It would be nice to stabilize that line for years to come.
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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:24 pm
  • zayden185 wrote:if you are Darko why is there a piture avatar of Nicolas Cage??


    That's just a generic picture of ghost rider. THIS is an avatar of Nicolas Cage:

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Re: Some love for Russ Okung
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:38 pm
  • In the past, Okung seemed to play with a bit of nastiness reminescent of that a-hole LG we once had (Yeah, the good one). I don't really see that mean streak in him this year. He's more Walt than Hutch in his demeanor but I like the fact he's not getting penalized as much. It looks like his Bambi-on-ice ankles are doing better as well, but unless this line really starts to gel, I am less than satisfied with both them and the play calling.

    Pete/Bevell seem to think we have these PB Hogs up front, opening huge gashes and running lanes for ML. Run, Run, Pass. I don't believe we do and cite how many YAC ML is forced to get. I say forced because that's what it is. We all love his dramatic YAC, but the dude is getting hit immediately and on almost every play. He won't last at this rate and I'd hate to see him go down before he / we can win a SB. Bevell needs to mix things up a bit more until we can get a true roadgrader to take some heat off of Lynch. I dread the day we find out he's actually human.
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