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Could OG Simmons be yet another steal?

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    One heck of a great story should this guy overcome his handicap and make it in the NFL. Me, I'm rooting for him.
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    This is evidence that his clubfoot is not hindering him.
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    He is from Raleigh so I'm aware of the story, but he didn't go to high school here so don't have much on his football background (not even sure he played OL in high school). Seems to be a solid guy with a strong desire to succeed. Seems to have made positive impressions in his limited time at OU. Unless there is some physical reason that is holding him back, sounds like an ideal guy to give to Scar for some development.
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    What next?

    Edward Scissorhands opposite Randy Moss?
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    they might want to rebreak his footto try to straighten it. Or maybe he'll just want to leave well enough alone.
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    According to this site, that was his summary for '08.
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    Could be a cool story. Surprised we haven't heard more on this. Will have to watch closely Thursday night.
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    Not that I know anything about this disability, but I would say since he has been preforming at a high level athletically into his early 20's, I would think they would just leave it alone at this point.

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    It also depends upon just how severe the deformity is. If it's a mild case, and he's playing well with it, then it shouldn't require any treatment unless it's becoming worse, or affecting some other part of his leg, hip joint, etc.
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    Very cool, definitely a good underdog to root for. This has Hollywood written all over it, hahaha.
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    Clubfoot didn't seem to bother Troy Aikman.
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    Says in the article that they've broken his foot and tried to re-set it 16 times. Sounds like he's probably being left alone, but not for lack of trying.
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    My little guy was born with a clubfoot. His foot's doing great, but it's still encouraging to read about professional athletes who've had to deal with it.
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    This kind of shortsightedness is exactly why I am suggesting he could be a steal. I am sure the majority of NFL scouts never gave him a thought.
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    Don't be an idiot.

    Eddie would be much more effective as FullBack.

    Clearing a path, as it were.
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    Seriously: good point.

    VERY good point.
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    Bill Polian would find a way to make it be illegal.

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    If he can even make the team this year he should be considered a steal. Every other team passed on him.
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    Tim Bowens had just 3 toes on his left foot, yet he was a two time pro bowler along the defensive line. Tom Dempsey didn't have any toes on his right foot, yet he holds the record for the NFL's longest field goal. If Simmons can overcome the foot issues, more power to him.
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    Absolutely. I'm sure there'll be a lot of folks rooting for him. At least there'll be a bunch on this board.
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    I'm a huge Sooner fan (Live about 6 miles from OU campus) and Simmons is a solid player. Is he a star? Probably not. Does he have the ability, and talent to be a solid reserve lineman? I think yes. He came in on the line and did a great job in multiple positions. If we could get that kind of role from him it would be a solid pickup. I've got my fingers crossed for him.
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    Yup and I'm one!


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    I have to think that this is either one of two things. Its either desperation and they are trying to look under every rock for quality depth. I doubt this is the case.

    Or they are just trying to find some potential long term projects for them to work on. I see the best case scenario for this kid being the practice squad, at least for this year.
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    Practice squad sounds good to me. One would think that little chance he would be snatched from PS -after all teams passed on him as a UDFA and on the NFL medical reject list. While you just know that by placing some of our lower round draft picks (Weston, Deaderick, Larsen, ) on the PS would result in them being snatched by Cle, Den, Atl, Jets, etc).
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    This is something that is extremely close to me and I have dealt with this for the last 7 years....My wife was born with 2 club feet.....This is extremely rare for a female to have 2 club feet something like a 1% chance or something.....Anyways she has had about 10 surgeries on each foot that I know of from the time she was an infant until last year......She is 26 years old and can walk/function fine.....She has lost some range of motion in her ankles but it's not huge......

    Her last set of surgeries was performed at John's hopkins by one of the top foot doctors in the country.....He said after a while there is only so much they can do and then they start fusing the bones together in the foot.....It allows you to function/walk fine but you just have a little loss of range of motion.....The one thing is though, there will ALWAYS be pain....The doctor said you can limit the pain by staying off your feet but that's about it......

    So my take on the situation is this guy is probably at the point where they won't/can't do any more surgeries to improve his foot so he probably just has pain/swelling after each practice.....As long as he can deal with this I don't see this being something to slow him down....Plus if he has already played D-1 college football with this issue then he is a dedicated guy with a great work ethic so he could be a solid pickup......
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