Raheem Showers Okam With Love

December 28th, 2010

The human mountain the Bucs played at defensive tackle in Gerald McCoy’s 3-technique position, Frank Okam, showed up big on Sunday against Seattle.

Well, at 350+ pounds Okam always shows up big, but Joe mean that he had a stellar game.

Raheem Morris went out his way to praise Okam during The Raheem Morris Show on WDAE-AM 620 on Monday.

“I just want to give Okam a quality shout at what he was able to do [Sunday]. You’re talking about seven tackles, two assists, an against all odds mentality. He got tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He was a disruptive force. He was. He played well,” Raheem said.

“He’s one of the guys that got a game ball from his teammates. And got it from the organization. He played well yesterday. Really well.”

Joe chatted with Okam about his great day and much more after the game Sunday. If you missed that interview, you can read it here.

Of cours, Okam has a lot to prove, but what a find Okam could be as a d-tackle to work into the rotation. Joe suspects nobody will be yearning for Ryan Sims.

6 Responses to “Raheem Showers Okam With Love”

  1. Dew Says:

    We all hate losing players to injury. But the benefit is we have continued to stock our backups with quality players that will go thru OTA’s, etc with the returning players. (Assuming we get a labor deal.) If Okam turns into an excellent run stuffer, he’s just another piece to the pie we wouldn’t have gotten without injuries. I’m excited about next year and believe this season has already been a huge success. I plan to renew my four season tickets for next year.


    To expound on what Dew wrote, there is silver lining in all of the injuries that the Bucs have suffered. Barring a new CBA, we will have a stocked set of OTAs and Training Camp. We will have real game film on players and have had our pick of the NFL’s collective practice squad litter.

    If Dominik’s success rate is half of what it’s been for the last two years, our future is going to be real exciting.

  3. OB Says:

    What is this going to be exciting?

  4. Pete 422 Says:

    Getting Price & GMC will be huge of course. It will be interestng to see what the Bucs do in FA & the draft as far as D-line.

  5. Guest#27 Says:

    Okam to me is really exciting to think about. I mean have we ever had a 350 man beast at the Nose Tackle? I realize he played the 3 techniques Sunday, but when McCoy and Price come back, we are gonna need a bull rushing NT who is big enough to just fall on HBs.

    Whatching the game again, I noticed the Seahawks running away from him or around him, but not at him once he started getting penetration. He is strong enough to bullrush double teams. Our d-line will be sick next year with him and the two draft picks of 2010. I hope at least.

    Pretty exciting stuff to think about this offseason.

  6. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Personally I would like to see three things addressed in the off season:

    1) DE
    2) MLB
    3) TE

    I say tight end because we never know when Winslows knees will quit, and it will take a couple years to train a new guy if not a vet.