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Saw Otah tonight at Nikkos off South Blvd. I think a lot of the Panthers players live near South End. My father in-law has a mail route off South and delivers a lot I mail to players. He told me a story about Eric Norwood being mad because he never received his mail b/c he was too dumb to forward it.

Anyway, Otah was at the bar having a water and sushi. Nothing exciting, but he did look in great shape. I wasn't 100% sure it was him until he left and the manager spoke to him.

I saw Otah his rookie year in San Diego sitting end zone when the Panthers were warming up

(Delhomme last second pass to Rosario). Not that I had forgot, but even without the pads Otah is one of the most massive people you will ever see up close.

I never speak to players when I see them out at restaurants because I know they just want to be left the fug alone, but I do believe based on what I saw he is in as good of shape as is claimed. For the record, Otah doesnt like the type who likes I chit chat. He was on his phone but didn't speak a word to anyone.

Also, we were sitting diagonally in front of Jonathon Stewart and Pickles. They were there with some random girl and guy.

I would like to think I am in pretty good shape, but Stewart's forearms are at least twice my size. He truly looks like a LB.

And Pickles, well there is a reason Jerry Richardson called him dough boy. Nothing impressive at all. Had a baseball hat on so I didn't recognize him until he was leaving.

Anyway, nothing really to report other than I was glad to see Otah looking like a beast and hoping he will play like one this year.

And Nikkos is a bomb restaurant if you've never been.

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Guys a big difference maker when he's on the field...I hope he can play a whole season for once

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Great report, soldier! Back to your battle station!

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I don't understand the moronic obsession with people here calling him lazy, or questioning his passion for the game and/or work ethic. He can't help he's gimpy anymore than I can help I have degenerative joint disease. I hope he can come back health as he's a true difference maker when he's on the field.

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Did Otah at least speak to Pickles and Stewart?

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I've never said anything negative about the guy. And I guarantee very few people in this world would say something like that to him in person.

Just relaying that I saw him out and he looked to be in phenomenal physical shape and I hope he can be great this year

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Otah was sitting alone at the bar. I'm not sure when Stewart and Pickles cam in because I was with a group from work and didn't notice Stewart until I had to go recycle some beer

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Otah left before we were seated so I don't know of he would have even seen the other guys

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Otah isn't lazy, he just has the same injury plagued life that Thomas Davis has. Neither are lazy, they just aren't as lucky as a James Anderson or Jordan Gross.

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Plus it's a contract year.

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I have always been very high on Otah ... since he was drafted. I truly believe that he is not lazy or overweight, the guy was/appears to be in great shape. I also truly believe he CAN be one of the best OL in the NFL. He is a mountain of a man and needs a healthy year to show his worth. I understand the perspective that he is like Peppers, but this year will tell the tale. Contract year, never fear.

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What is Pickles doing in public, why isn't he practicing?

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