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ND NYC
08-12-2014, 10:38 AM
go Lou!!

PLACforever
08-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Read that he's just been activated off the PUP.

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Awesome, now maybe I'll draft Houston's D!

dublinirish
08-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Awesome, now maybe I'll draft Houston's D!

looks good on paper alright but the offense is gonna but them in such terrible position they are pretty much undraftable

Ironman8
09-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Texans put him on IR. Lost rookie season for the big guy.

NoJusticeNoPeace
09-24-2014, 11:49 AM
It happens. Josh Chapman was IR'd by the Colts his rookie year and has been a stud this year, his 3rd year. NTs take time. Nix is going to tear it up in the NFL. No doubt.

beryirish
09-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Rudolph - Te'o - Nix

...geez

Rizzophil
09-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Texans put him on IR. Lost rookie season for the big guy.

Was it for the same knee?

NDohio
09-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Rudolph - Te'o - Nix

...geez

- Eifert

blueNDgold44
09-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Rudolph - Te'o - Nix

...geez

Eifert too

stlnd01
09-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Entire NFL's a MASH unit.
I sometimes wonder if/why we don't sit down with recruits, show them the NFL injury lists every week, and remind them in no uncertain terms that their pro career probably won't last more than three or four years and to get a real degree.

Buster Bluth
09-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Entire NFL's a MASH unit.
I sometimes wonder if/why we don't sit down with recruits, show them the NFL injury lists every week, and remind them in no uncertain terms that their pro career probably won't last more than three or four years and to get a real degree.
I'm 100% sure ND does that.

IrishTP
09-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Was it for the same knee?

Wrist.

scUM Hater
09-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Left knee

stlnd01
09-25-2014, 12:46 AM
I'm 100% sure ND does that.

Well, they should do it more. And with the parents. And then again. The idea that even elite recruits can rely on any sort of sustained career in the NFL is laughable. Even early-round draft picks get a signing bonus and then are left to pray their knees, shoulders and brains hold up.

Whiskeyjack
03-16-2015, 04:00 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thought Louis Nix III was next Vince Wilfork. Now gets to learn from Vince Wilfork in Houston.</p>&mdash; Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/status/577559113930014720">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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woolybug25
03-16-2015, 04:28 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thought Louis Nix III was next Vince Wilfork. Now gets to learn from Vince Wilfork in Houston.</p>&mdash; Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/status/577559113930014720">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Wow... A 3-4 defense with Watt and Clowney is silly enough. Add Wilfork and Irish Chocolate rotating the middle. Holy cow.

Grahambo
03-16-2015, 04:55 PM
Wow... A 3-4 defense with Watt and Clowney is silly enough. Add Wilfork and Irish Chocolate rotating the middle. Holy cow.

Yeah but..Brian Hoyer.

GowerND11
03-16-2015, 06:32 PM
Imagine seeing these two on goal line defense together:

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/c77016b5f3d11756b139a5d679b609fa81ac5b96/c=66-0-2526-3280&r=537&c=0-0-534-712/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/12/08//1386539842000-LouisNix128.jpg http://cdn1.bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2014/11/Wilfork-e1416548489653.jpg

PLACforever
03-16-2015, 11:05 PM
That defense could be disgustingly scary.

connor_in
03-16-2015, 11:48 PM
Yeah but..Brian Hoyer.

So you're saying they'll win every game 3-0?

Irish#1
03-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Not much gas left in Wilfork's tank, but he can show Big Lou some tips and tricks.

dublinirish
05-29-2015, 09:02 AM
Focus on "little things" is big for Louis Nix, III (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Focus-on-little-things-is-big-for-Louis-Nix-III/9de147a5-16c4-4048-b7da-402662b612d9)

kmoose
05-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Here's hoping that he's not "Irish Chocolate Canoe" today. Not sure if he stays in Houston in the offseason or what, but they are getting hammered with flooding.

Luckylucci
05-29-2015, 01:07 PM
Focus on "little things" is big for Louis Nix, III (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Focus-on-little-things-is-big-for-Louis-Nix-III/9de147a5-16c4-4048-b7da-402662b612d9)

Hopefully last year was another eye opening experience for him and he can get back on track. From what I read they were fairly disappointed last year, regardless of injuries.

EuropeanDomer22
09-04-2015, 12:56 PM
Released by Houston, wow

AvesEvo
09-04-2015, 12:58 PM
Damn.

Sherm Sticky
09-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Someone will pick him up and put him on their practice squad.


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#1rish
09-04-2015, 01:00 PM
Wow, that makes no sense. Unless there's a major injury we don't know about. He'll get picked up by another team.

Luckylucci
09-04-2015, 01:07 PM
Wow, that makes no sense. Unless there's a major injury we don't know about. He'll get picked up by another team.

It does if he's not committed to the game. There hasn't been many positives out there about his time in Houston. Poor work ethical taking over again. Wish him the best but hope he can figure it out for a second time.

irishfan
09-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Crazy. He was always compared to Wilfork. Was hoping Wilfork would show him the ropes for a season or two.

nsisk157
09-04-2015, 01:09 PM
While watching Hard Knocks last night, I was thinking "Where the hell is Irish Chocolate?"

With the personality and obvious heir apparent to Vince, I thought he would have gotten some camera time.

Hope he gets it together..

woolybug25
09-04-2015, 01:09 PM
The Bears have moved to a 3-4. I hope they consider picking him up.

Henges24
09-04-2015, 01:10 PM
Good thing he has one-year of eligibility left at ND

Luckylucci
09-04-2015, 01:12 PM
While watching Hard Knocks last night, I was thinking "Where the hell is Irish Chocolate?"

With the personality and obvious heir apparent to Vince, I thought he would have gotten some camera time.

Hope he gets it together..

I did as well, my conclusion was that it wasn't going well for him.

ndfi78
09-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Wow, I have not been paying much attention to his career. I just figured he would be a solid contributor. I guess not.

Rizzophil
09-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Any chance he has lingering knee issues?

IrishJayhawk
09-04-2015, 01:28 PM
The Bears have moved to a 3-4. I hope they consider picking him up.

Exactly what I thought. The 4-3 was the reason they didn't pick him last year in the first place. Would be a nice get (assuming there's nothing horribly wrong with him...he did just get cut).

CanadalovesND
09-04-2015, 01:30 PM
Getting cut in your second year after being a third round pick says something about the player...

However, Nix is still young, and inexperienced, and a former third round pick.. some team will scoop him up for their practice squad.

longliveautrydenson
09-04-2015, 01:36 PM
It does if he's not committed to the game. There hasn't been many positives out there about his time in Houston. Poor work ethical taking over again. Wish him the best but hope he can figure it out for a second time.

If I remember correctly, he was in BK's dog house for awhile at ND and needed a bit of a wake up call to take the game seriously. As long as he's not injured, he's got all the physical tools to be an NFL lineman. Let's hope this serves as the shot in the arm he needs to rededicate himself to the game.

Me2SouthBend
09-04-2015, 01:38 PM
Did he get his degree before leaving?

Bluto
09-04-2015, 01:39 PM
Did he get his degree before leaving?

Yes.

wizards8507
09-04-2015, 01:43 PM
It's a shame. Poor work ethic usually goes with bad attitude, but he obviously has a fantastic attitude. I know there were weight concerns. He was still hovering up around 350 when his playing weight should have been closer to 330.

Tangentially: How funny is it that Vince Wilfork is listed at 325?

‘Hard Knocks: Houston Texans’: The Sadness of Cut Day, the Joy of Vince Wilfork in Overalls and Cowboy Boots (http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/hard-knocks-houston-texans-the-sadness-of-cut-day-the-joy-of-vince-wilfork-in-overalls-and-cowboy-boots/)

palinurus
09-04-2015, 01:48 PM
If Nix has had three knee surgeries, it's not difficult to imagine that he just can't cut it, physically, anymore, regardless of effort and experience.

GrangerIrish24
09-04-2015, 01:52 PM
Bring him back as a GA!

Southside Sully
09-04-2015, 02:26 PM
The Bears have moved to a 3-4. I hope they consider picking him up.

This... They also are depleted in the NT spot.

stlnd01
09-04-2015, 02:40 PM
If Nix has had three knee surgeries, it's not difficult to imagine that he just can't cut it, physically, anymore, regardless of effort and experience.

Yeah. He may have left his best stuff on the field for us.

koonja
09-04-2015, 02:40 PM
He's a talent in a position where there aren't a lot of guys. He'll be fine.

ACamp1900
09-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Cleveland should sign him... he'd instantly be the best Quarterback on the roster.

pkt77242
09-04-2015, 02:50 PM
It's a shame. Poor work ethic usually goes with bad attitude, but he obviously has a fantastic attitude. I know there were weight concerns. He was still hovering up around 350 when his playing weight should have been closer to 330.

Tangentially: How funny is it that Vince Wilfork is listed at 325?

€˜Hard Knocks: Houston Texans€™: The Sadness of Cut Day, the Joy of Vince Wilfork in Overalls and Cowboy Boots (http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/hard-knocks-houston-texans-the-sadness-of-cut-day-the-joy-of-vince-wilfork-in-overalls-and-cowboy-boots/)

LOL. I remember when the Vikings listed Pat Williams at 317

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TheOneWhoKnocks
09-04-2015, 03:03 PM
he should have neva been a 3/4 dt in nfl to begin with. he was just fat not really big and powerful for the position, was always blown up 1v1 constantly. Always only played good when he wanted to or got mad. he should have been told to slim down for combine and agent work the 4/3 teams. hes got shiftiness for a 300lber when he wants to show it, 340ish meh its not for him.

ulukinatme
09-04-2015, 03:15 PM
he should have neva been a 3/4 dt in nfl to begin with. he was just fat not really big and powerful for the position, was always blown up 1v1 constantly. Always only played good when he wanted to or got mad. he should have been told to slim down for combine and agent work the 4/3 teams. hes got shiftiness for a 300lber when he wants to show it, 340ish meh its not for him.

Wat? I agree that he probably would have made a better 4-3 DT than 3-4 in the NFL, and he did have some bad weight through his college career. Aside from that, he consistently ate up double teams in 2012 and in 2013 when he was healthy, and that is the whole role of a 3-4 NT. He did actually slim down quite a bit after the 2013 season once his knee was better. When he was healthy, Lou was a force in the middle of our defense. A big reason we were so successful in 2012 was due to Lou and Manti controlling the middle of the field, those are the two most important positions in the 3-4.

PANDFAN
09-04-2015, 03:26 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not surprised Louis Nix would frustrate an NFL staff, but stunned he got himself cut in just two years. <a href="https://t.co/AYkbY86ps7">https://t.co/AYkbY86ps7</a></p>&mdash; Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeteSampson_/status/639881848273924096">September 4, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Sherm Sticky
09-04-2015, 03:30 PM
Darnel Docket got cut by the 49ers today also. Bad day for DT's


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#1rish
09-04-2015, 03:32 PM
Yeesh, I guess I didn't really realize how big his ethic/attitude issues were.

Sherm Sticky
09-04-2015, 03:37 PM
Yeesh, I guess I didn't really realize how big his ethic/attitude issues were.


Main reason he didn't play his freshman year and the reason he dropped to the third round of the draft.


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sportallyr
09-04-2015, 03:58 PM
Well, now you'll likely get to see him on Hard Knocks next week. I bet they give this one some extra attention since he was a fairly high profile draft pick.

Bummed for Lou. Boy could we use him on this year's team (one can dream)!

Bogtrotter07
09-04-2015, 05:16 PM
I am not surprised. At all. Like the guy. Have trouble with the personality in the context of football. We saw it at ND. That is why he dipped after Manti was gone. The stories are legend from `10 and `13.

GATTACA!
09-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Darnel Docket got cut by the 49ers today also. Bad day for DT's


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Phil Taylor the other day too

phgreek
09-04-2015, 06:04 PM
If Lou wants it, he'll get it. Would not be shocked to see him cross over to commentary. Great personality, and if that is where his heart is...he'll do that.

The kid has a ton of potential, he just needs to decide where he wants to be.

ulukinatme
09-04-2015, 06:23 PM
Was he that bad behind the scenes? I never really heard anything. I know he made liberal use of his social media, but he generally seemed like a nice guy on camera and in interviews.

yankeehater
09-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Sounds like it was a work ethic issue. Beat out by an undersized rookie from Rice.


The Louis Nix III saga with the Texans ends
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Louis Nix started all of the Texans' preseason games, but it wasn't enough to earn a roster spot. Bob Levey/AP

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HOUSTON -- When a coach talks about the player the way Texans coach Bill O'Brien has talked about Louis Nix III, that player is on notice.

Apparently, the Texans did not like how Nix responded to that challenge. Nix was released Friday a source confirmed, just two years after the Texans traded up to draft him in the third round.

Today's move was another blow to the Texans' third-round drafting history. They drafted seven players since 2012 in the third round, a round that can produce starters. Only three of those seven still remain with the team -- starting right guard Brandon Brooks (2012), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (2014) and receiver Jaelen Strong (2015). The players drafted in the third round who are no longer with the team are DeVier Posey (2012), Brennan Williams and Sam Montgomery (2013) and Nix (2014).

Nix started all of the Texans' preseason games, including their fourth preseason game in which most of the starters rested. He was starting in place of Vince Wilfork, whom the Texans rested in their exhibition games. The Texans gave him every chance to keep his job, but liked what they got out of rookie Christian Covington more.

As recently as last week, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was moderately complimentary of Nix.

"I think Louis has improved," Crennel said. "He’s working. We didn’t get a chance to see him work a whole lot last year, but he’s working hard. He’s shown improvement on the field. We still have a ways to go, but he’s working at it and improving."

O'Brien, too, had praised Nix's improvement this offseason in his work ethic and focus. That was a shift from before the Texans' offseason program began. In March, O'Brien had some cutting words about Nix.

"I have not seen Louis Nix," O'Brien said at the league meetings. "I don't know. He’s working out somewhere in Florida I guess. Haven’t seen him. But that’s their prerogative, so don’t read anything into that. When they show back up here for the offseason program, especially the younger players, the younger players need to be ready to roll. So hopefully he’s ready to go."

Some other confirmed cuts include running back Kenny Hilliard, outside linebacker Kourtnei Brown, safety Corey Moore, receiver Damaris Johnson and outside linebacker Max Bullough. Moore and Hilliard are two I expect to return to the practice squad.

Sherm Sticky
09-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Was he that bad behind the scenes? I never really heard anything. I know he made liberal use of his social media, but he generally seemed like a nice guy on camera and in interviews.


Kelly always brought up worth ethic with Lou, especially his freshman year. They had to really ride him to get maximum effort. In the NFL coaches won't ride a player to give effort. The coaches expect effort.


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NDRock
09-04-2015, 11:12 PM
Kelly always brought up worth ethic with Lou, especially his freshman year. They had to really ride him to get maximum effort. In the NFL coaches won't ride a player to give effort. The coaches expect effort.


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Yep, as Lou says. "Motivation is simple, you eliminate those that aren't motivated."

irishfan
09-04-2015, 11:34 PM
His RS Frosh year, they talked about having him on a snap count and then that was dropped after he played well. From just about every report, he wasn't much of a practice player, but obviously would bring it on game days. Can't really do that in the NFL. Between that, his laid-back demeanor, and the fact he can't stay off social media, it shouldn't be too shocking he's cut already I guess. Hopefully, he turns it around wherever he heads to next.

SaltyND24
09-05-2015, 02:15 AM
Strange, I had just spoken to his gf as recently as last week and from the sound of it, it seemed like he was doing well and was slated to be the next man in after Wilfork. What I got was that his health was not an issue at all. Hopefully it'll all work out for him and he uses this as the motivation he needs to get it going.

IrishSteelhead
09-05-2015, 09:32 AM
Strange, I had just spoken to his gf as recently as last week and from the sound of it, it seemed like he was doing well and was slated to be the next man in after Wilfork. What I got was that his health was not an issue at all. Hopefully it'll all work out for him and he uses this as the motivation he needs to get it going.


If you can't get reliable information from a woman, where can you.....

Irish#1
09-05-2015, 10:24 AM
Strange, I had just spoken to his gf as recently as last week and from the sound of it, it seemed like he was doing well and was slated to be the next man in after Wilfork. What I got was that his health was not an issue at all. Hopefully it'll all work out for him and he uses this as the motivation he needs to get it going.

She's probably just relaying what he tells her. Hope they best for Big Lou, but if he's had a motivation issue for a number of years, I doubt he's going to change now.

FightingIrishLover7
09-05-2015, 10:50 AM
Hate to say I saw this coming, but I can say I wouldn't have drafted him for sure.

He's always been a little to silly, and very inconsistent with motivation.

Louis would make a great TV personality, but a less than great player.

IrishSteelhead
09-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Hate to say I saw this coming, but I can say I wouldn't have drafted him for sure.

He's always been a little to silly, and very inconsistent with motivation.

Louis would make a great TV personality, but a less than great player.


I feel like this is the case for most ND players. Call them soft, entitled, whatever, but IMO it's because it takes more than athletic ability to get into ND in the first place, and a lot of the players aren't the "NFL or sell insurance in my hometown as a token to get clients" type of player the SEC recruits.

It's harder to be motivated to do something that destroys your body for money when you could do something much easier for more than enough money instead. If Lou was 100% committed to playing in the NFL and had no other goals, he would have stayed with a Florida school IMO.

* I have no idea what his motivation in life is, and he is still plenty young enough to forge out a career in the NFL if that is what he truly wants.

GoldenToTheGrave
09-05-2015, 12:21 PM
I feel like this is the case for most ND players. Call them soft, entitled, whatever, but IMO it's because it takes more than athletic ability to get into ND in the first place, and a lot of the players aren't the "NFL or sell insurance in my hometown as a token to get clients" type of player the SEC recruits.

It's harder to be motivated to do something that destroys your body for money when you could do something much easier for more than enough money instead. If Lou was 100% committed to playing in the NFL and had no other goals, he would have stayed with a Florida school IMO.

* I have no idea what his motivation in life is, and he is still plenty young enough to forge out a career in the NFL if that is what he truly wants.

I also always wondered how much the work load at ND limits the amount of time most players can focus on football.

irishfan
09-05-2015, 12:44 PM
I also thought it was a red flag how he got into shape for the NFL combine but couldn't get into shape for his senior year ND. That's going to make pro guys think you're only going to go all out in a contract season. Nix was the man, but there were a lot more red flags for him looking back on it than I realized.

Bogtrotter07
09-05-2015, 01:37 PM
I also thought it was a red flag how he got into shape for the NFL combine but couldn't get into shape for his senior year ND. That's going to make pro guys think you're only going to go all out in a contract season. Nix was the man, but there were a lot more red flags for him looking back on it than I realized.

You are a lot more "right on track" that most. Not that Nix was a bad guy, but he could never get out of his own way, and his compliance with what he needed to do for his "program" was ancillary at best.

As you stated his actions, however subtle, spoke louder than words, his or anyone else's!

#1rish
09-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Claimed by the Giants. Hope he can put it together.

PLACforever
09-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Super excited about this. I hope we see the Irish Chocolate that the Texans expect to see when they used a 3rd rounder on him.

KPENN
09-06-2015, 06:58 PM
Happy for him, but yuck.

tadman95
09-06-2015, 07:04 PM
I hope getting cut served as a wake up call for him. There's more to being a DT in the NFL than weighing 350#'s. Dig in Louis!!

GBdomer
09-06-2015, 09:09 PM
Strange, I had just spoken to his gf as recently as last week and from the sound of it, it seemed like he was doing well and was slated to be the next man in after Wilfork. What I got was that his health was not an issue at all. Hopefully it'll all work out for him and he uses this as the motivation he needs to get it going.

Do you work with his girlfriend or what?

SaltyND24
09-07-2015, 12:39 AM
Do you work with his girlfriend or what?

Naw we're friends...she graduated from ND as well...same fantasy football league as well

ND NYC
09-07-2015, 11:37 AM
Go Nix!
Go G-Men!

kmoose
09-07-2015, 12:40 PM
Naw we're friends...she graduated from ND as well...same fantasy football league as well

Stay away from her feet. We don't want you developing a speech impediment or anything.

:wink:

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Huntr
09-08-2015, 05:25 PM
Failed physical w/Giants (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2015/09/ex-texans-lineman-louis-nix-iii-fails-physical-with-giants-back-on-waivers/). On waivers now.

Booslum31
09-08-2015, 05:34 PM
Failed physical w/Giants (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2015/09/ex-texans-lineman-louis-nix-iii-fails-physical-with-giants-back-on-waivers/). On waivers now.

Man, that stinks! Good luck Louis!

stlnd01
09-08-2015, 10:14 PM
I feel like this is the case for most ND players. Call them soft, entitled, whatever, but IMO it's because it takes more than athletic ability to get into ND in the first place, and a lot of the players aren't the "NFL or sell insurance in my hometown as a token to get clients" type of player the SEC recruits.

It's harder to be motivated to do something that destroys your body for money when you could do something much easier for more than enough money instead. If Lou was 100% committed to playing in the NFL and had no other goals, he would have stayed with a Florida school IMO.

* I have no idea what his motivation in life is, and he is still plenty young enough to forge out a career in the NFL if that is what he truly wants.

I don't think it's a matter of soft or entitled (though we do get some of those). Just that there's a big difference between being a college football player and a pro football player, and for several reasons you see that dichotomy more at Notre Dame than most places.
But if a player gives what he can to Notre Dame (as Nix certainly did), and Notre Dame holds up its end of the deal with a serious education (as it usually does), I can't get that worked up about what happens afterward, especially if - as in Nix' case, there's a solid rookie contract. Long run, I figure he'll be OK even if football ends earlier than expected.

NDPhilly
09-08-2015, 10:29 PM
I feel like this is the case for most ND players. Call them soft, entitled, whatever, but IMO it's because it takes more than athletic ability to get into ND in the first place, and a lot of the players aren't the "NFL or sell insurance in my hometown as a token to get clients" type of player the SEC recruits.

It's harder to be motivated to do something that destroys your body for money when you could do something much easier for more than enough money instead. If Lou was 100% committed to playing in the NFL and had no other goals, he would have stayed with a Florida school IMO.

* I have no idea what his motivation in life is, and he is still plenty young enough to forge out a career in the NFL if that is what he truly wants.

Agree with this 100% ND recruits on average seem to be much better off then your average SEC recruit judging by the type of Catholic and Prep schools we recruit from. And then on top of that you are getting one of the best degrees in the country where you can make 100,000+ easy. Shit we heard that Max Redfield, a former 5 star safety, needed to focus MORE on football. There isn't that feeling of "football is my only way out" that exists at other football factories.

stlnd01
09-08-2015, 11:15 PM
Agree with this 100% ND recruits on average seem to be much better off then your average SEC recruit judging by the type of Catholic and Prep schools we recruit from. And then on top of that you are getting one of the best degrees in the country where you can make 100,000+ easy. Shit we heard that Max Redfield, a former 5 star safety, needed to focus MORE on football. There isn't that feeling of "football is my only way out" that exists at other football factories.

Yeah.

It always strikes me how many pro athletes' kids we get. I take that as a sign of parents who know what the pro athlete game is about and want their son to get a good education in the process.

It also strikes me how different those kids are. Some are entitled whiners who piss away their opportunity (won't name names but we all know who they are). Some come to make the most of it. Parenting matters.

Two quibbles: Notre Dame's not a "football factory." And even with a Notre Dame degree, it's not "easy" to make $100K a year in this world. You've still got to work for it, just like that NFL job.

Sherm Sticky
09-08-2015, 11:19 PM
Yeah.

It always strikes me how many pro athletes' kids we get. I take that as a sign of parents who know what the pro athlete game is about and want their son to get a good education in the process.

It also strikes me how different those kids are. Some are entitled whiners who piss away their opportunity (won't name names but we all know who they are). Some come to make the most of it. Parenting matters.

Two quibbles: Notre Dame's not a "football factory." And even with a Notre Dame degree, it's not "easy" to make $100K a year in this world. You've still got to work for it, just like that NFL job.


I've also noticed Stanford gets there fair share of pro athletes' children.


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ulukinatme
09-08-2015, 11:22 PM
Failed physical w/Giants (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2015/09/ex-texans-lineman-louis-nix-iii-fails-physical-with-giants-back-on-waivers/). On waivers now.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">@1irishchocolate</a> You and I had a &quot;few&quot; of those talks huh? Lol. How is it with the Giants and T-Mac?</p>&mdash; Coach Tony Alford (@CoachTonyAlford) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachTonyAlford/status/641413107122872320">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/CoachTonyAlford">@CoachTonyAlford</a> we def did. Things are going well. I'm just ready to get things rolling. Tomorrow it begins!!! 😁</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1irishchocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate/status/641416605684006913">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Wait, so is he on the Giants or no? I'm confused...and drunk.

yankeehater
09-09-2015, 12:22 AM
The transaction wire today shows him being waved.

Da Raiders added Atkinson III to their practice squad.

Henges24
09-09-2015, 05:48 PM
Passed physical with Giants today. Must have given him another shot.

pumpdog20
09-09-2015, 09:31 PM
What goes on for a typical NFL physical where one can fail one day and pass the next?

GBdomer
09-09-2015, 10:06 PM
Hopefully Nix gets it together and starts taking it seriously. As much as I love him he's been a disappointment IMO besides for the National Title run.

CanadalovesND
11-08-2015, 08:11 AM
Waived by Giants

IrishJayhawk
11-08-2015, 08:15 AM
Waived by Giants

Dang. I can't believe he's not sticking anywhere.

CanadalovesND
11-08-2015, 08:22 AM
Dang. I can't believe he's not sticking anywhere.

Ya, some players just are college players only. It's where they succeed and peak. Nix looks to be one of those players.

dublinirish
11-09-2015, 03:46 AM
Nix's whole motivation to play football was borne from signing a rookie contract to buy a house for his family. Not that that is done its easy to see why the NFL is not working out for him

PANDFAN
11-09-2015, 08:22 AM
And he was just asking on Twitter what luxury car he should purchase.....

BleedBlueGold
11-09-2015, 08:37 AM
If he's blowing that rookie contract money (and it seems that he is), he'll be broke in a couple years (like the majority of professional athletes) and will need to fall back on that ND degree. I'm not sure one in film, television and theatre will help him any unless the ND alumni network can help land him an analyst gig.

Hopefully things work out for him in his life. He overcame a lot. But his NFL career (or lack thereof) is wildly disappointing.

dublinirish
11-09-2015, 08:45 AM
If he's blowing that rookie contract money (and it seems that he is), he'll be broke in a couple years (like the majority of professional athletes) and will need to fall back on that ND degree. I'm not sure one in film, television and theatre will help him any unless the ND alumni network can help land him an analyst gig.

Hopefully things work out for him in his life. He overcame a lot. But his NFL career (or lack thereof) is wildly disappointing.

i dont think he even graduated during his time at ND. Obviously he could come back any time and finish though. Dude had a large family with a lot of mouths to feed, hope he has a good financial advisor..

rocket66
11-09-2015, 08:48 AM
Man. I really wanted him to use his final year of eligibility. Really felt like he needed to refine his game before moving on. I'll be bummed if he doesn't make a name for himself in the NFL.


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BleedBlueGold
11-09-2015, 08:50 AM
i dont think he even graduated during his time at ND. Obviously he could come back any time and finish though. Dude had a large family with a lot of mouths to feed, hope he has a good financial advisor..

UND site says

will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.

Unless that's wrong...

TheOneWhoKnocks
11-09-2015, 09:06 AM
its pretty simple. if he wants to play, he will stop dipping twinkies in gravy

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06-28-2016, 11:18 AM
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NDShark
06-28-2016, 11:43 AM
I hope he makes the final roster and balls out this season!

dublinirish
06-28-2016, 11:46 AM
I hope he makes the final roster and balls out this season!

Doubtful. He made his money. Dude isn't passionate about football.

Booslum31
06-28-2016, 11:49 AM
its pretty simple. if he wants to play, he will stop dipping twinkies in gravy

Well, that made me laugh. I hope he makes the final roster!

ResLife Hero
08-21-2016, 09:52 PM
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Looks like he may be in the shape of his life.

NDShark
08-21-2016, 10:46 PM
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Looks like he may be in the shape of his life.

My Giants may be .500 again this year, but I am pumped to have so many domers represented!

stlnd01
08-21-2016, 10:54 PM
My Giants may be .500 again this year, but I am pumped to have so many domers represented!

How many of them make the squad though?
Agree Nix looks trim. Hope he can stick.

gkIrish
08-21-2016, 11:06 PM
My Giants may be .500 again this year, but I am pumped to have so many domers represented!

Barring another injury riddled season the Giants will win the division. You heard it here first.

How many of them make the squad though?
Agree Nix looks trim. Hope he can stick.

I think at least 2 will make it. Everyone is raving about Okwara and Jackson is a solid special teams player. Ishaq has also turned heads and Nix just needs to beat out 2 other young players.

Junkhead
08-21-2016, 11:13 PM
Good luck to them, especially Big Lou, always loved that guy. In a strictly football fan sense...

Veritate Duce Progredi
08-22-2016, 07:47 AM
I hope they all make the Giants squad, it's awesome to see them together.

woolybug25
08-22-2016, 08:04 AM
Barring another injury riddled season the Giants will win the division. You heard it here first.



I think at least 2 will make it. Everyone is raving about Okwara and Jackson is a solid special teams player. Ishaq has also turned heads and Nix just needs to beat out 2 other young players.

Didn't Jackson start some games at corner for them last season?

BleedBlueGold
08-22-2016, 08:13 AM
Who's the dude in the middle? He's not listed on the active roster.

ResLife Hero
08-22-2016, 08:15 AM
Who's the dude in the middle? He's not listed on the active roster.

Blanton. He's on the Bills.

BleedBlueGold
08-22-2016, 08:17 AM
Blanton. He's on the Bills.

Ah. Duh. Monday morning moment. Brain isn't firing yet. Thanks.

dublinirish
08-22-2016, 08:22 AM
Blanton. He's on the Bills.

had a pick yesterday and all. game was a turnover fest though

nsisk157
08-22-2016, 10:58 AM
Didn't Jackson start some games at corner for them last season?

He was likely going to start last year, but he tore his knee in the final preseason game. Missed the entire year.

Good chance he may get the starting spot with Collins this year.

gkIrish
08-22-2016, 11:09 AM
He was likely going to start last year, but he tore his knee in the final preseason game. Missed the entire year.

Good chance he may get the starting spot with Collins this year.

He is not going to start. Based on everything I read the starter will be 3rd round pick Darius Thompson.

gkIrish
09-12-2016, 06:43 PM
Anyone notice Nix has been selling off ND tickets for above face on his Facebook account?

Just today he suggested a raffle for two tickets to the Duke game for 10 bucks each.

I'm a capitalist and I'm guessing he might need some money but I am losing a lot of respect for him. Louis, if you are reading this---do better.

IrishBroker
09-12-2016, 06:51 PM
Anyone notice Nix has been selling off ND tickets for above face on his Facebook account?

Just today he suggested a raffle for two tickets to the Duke game for 10 bucks each.

I'm a capitalist and I'm guessing he might need some money but I am losing a lot of respect for him. Louis, if you are reading this---do better.

I don't like a lot of things he's done since he's left school. As a Texans fan, his lack of motivation and laziness was frustrating to watch.

Great college player, but to me, it seems he was a guy that was so gifted that he really didn't need to give 100%. Now that he's in the NFL, you do. And I don't think he's that kinnda guy.

Seems to be one of those guys who is distracted and not 100% focused on football.

He's on the Skins practice squad now, I just don't see him making any impact at this rate.

Irish Insanity
09-12-2016, 06:58 PM
I don't like a lot of things he's done since he's left school. As a Texans fan, his lack of motivation and laziness was frustrating to watch.

Great college player, but to me, it seems he was a guy that was so gifted that he really didn't need to give 100%. Now that he's in the NFL, you do. And I don't think he's that kinnda guy.

Seems to be one of those guys who is distracted and not 100% focused on football.

He's on the Skins practice squad now, I just don't see him making any impact at this rate.
If he's on the Skins practice squad he's not poor.

IrishBroker
09-12-2016, 07:06 PM
If he's on the Skins practice squad he's not poor.

Huh?

Irish Insanity
09-12-2016, 07:40 PM
Huh?
Sorry meant to quote the list above yours where he mentioned if he needed money.

PLACforever
09-12-2016, 10:41 PM
It's a raffle for Duke. $10 per entry. I'd like to see whether the $ goes to a charity or just his pocket.

Corry
01-04-2017, 12:49 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jaguars?src=hash">#Jaguars</a> announce signing of defensive tackle Louis Nix to reserves/futures contract. Raines alum joined team's practice squad on Oct. 25.</p>&mdash; Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) <a href="https://twitter.com/HaysCarlyon/status/816652202043469825">January 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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woolybug25
01-04-2017, 01:01 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jaguars?src=hash">#Jaguars</a> announce signing of defensive tackle Louis Nix to reserves/futures contract. Raines alum joined team's practice squad on Oct. 25.</p>&mdash; Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) <a href="https://twitter.com/HaysCarlyon/status/816652202043469825">January 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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They could line up Day and Nix.

Irish#1
01-04-2017, 01:24 PM
They could line up Day and Nix.

Getting the band back together.