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Thoughts on Okoye and more

Some fans have complained that the Texans gave up too much (two spots in the first round of this year's draft, as well as two second-round picks) to acquire a former backup quarterback in Matt Schaub. To that, I merely point out what the Browns did this weekend to get Brady Quinn, who has no pro experience and (to my knowledge) never won a big game at Notre Dame.

Alright, I am a little biased since I went to USC, and I know that it wasn't only Quinn's fault that Notre Dame never beat USC during his years in South Bend. But the fact remains that there are no assurances that Quinn is going to be worth a 2008 first-round pick and the 2007 second-round pick that Cleveland gave up to get Quinn.

Arguing on Cleveland's behalf is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was quoted in Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column on today saying: "When you don't have a quarterback, no price is too high to pay for one.''

That's a great point. Now Jones might realize that he got away with a steal, but he's smart in complementing the Browns.

I wouldn't say that no price is too high, but I think teams are much more likely to overpay for a QB that they think will be good as opposed to overpaying for another position that doesn't have as much impact on the game.

Anyways, moving on, I heard this morning that Amobi Okoye will be on ESPN's Cold Pizza on Wednesday morning, in case any of you want to tune in to watch.

Speaking of Okoye - and Peter King's column, again - King mentioned in the "Ten things I think I think" portion of his column that "We'll look back on this draft one day and say Amobi Okoye was a steal at No. 10 to Houston. He's a clean-as-a-whistle Warren Sapp."

That's high praise. Peter King isn't always right, but it's nice to know he agrees with us on the pick.


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