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Houshmandzadeh foolishly stirring the pot

Posted on: October 8, 2010 6:17 pm
Edited on: October 8, 2010 6:19 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

Want to know why the Seahawks were willing to dump a possession receiver capable of catching 100 balls even if dumping him meant eating some $6 million of sunk costs? Because of nonsense like this: T. Houshmandzadeh (US Presswire)

"Q [Anquan Boldin] is going to be happy. That’s just the reality of it," T.J. Houshmandzadeh told the Baltimore Sun. "Q and [tight end Todd] Heap, they’re going to get their balls. They brought Q in, they gave up draft picks and gave him a nice contract. They’re going to find ways to get him the ball. I can appreciate that because I thought that’s what I was getting [in Seattle]. I wish it was me. But it’s not."

To his credit, Houshmandzadeh is honest. And he served as the Union Rep for the Bengals, so you know teammates in the past have respected him. But, the reality is, Houshmandzadeh also cares deeply about his numbers. He wants to be The Guy. Or, at least “A Major Guy”, so to speak. Often, this becomes a distraction.

Houshmandzadeh has caught just five passes in his first four games as a Raven. But one of those passes was the winning touchdown against the Steelers. Which brings us to the next point: the Ravens are winning. So even if he’s understandably displeased with his ancillary role, what good does it do right now to say things like, “For me, I knew coming in what I was getting myself into. But I believe in myself. So the belief in myself said once they see me, things will change. We’ll see if that holds to be true"?

The man understands his own patterns of behavior, but at 33, he’s not willing to change them.

"The bad part of my personality is I tend to not to say it but my body language says that," Houshmandzadeh said. "That’s bad but that’s who I am."

That’s bad but that’s who I am? How about, That’s bad, which is why I’m going to work on that?

Or, maybe Housh would rather have to continue starting over in new places.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:21 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh foolishly stirring the pot

>>.You only get five days off per year?  More than a little bit of hyperbole, son.

Oh, I don't know. If he works for himself and is trying to establish a business, he could very well work 360 days a year.

I'm self-employed and I don't take ANY days off. Of course some days I only work a couple of hours..




Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh foolishly stirring the pot

lionsrule13 wrote:"You are totally right. Why complain when they make millions only giving it their all for only 16 days a year? I don't count the preseason or training camp only because I bust my butt for 360 days and do not make near as much money as they do. And after selfish displays like this one only makes me not want to spend hard earned money to park, for a ticket, maybe food. Keep up the good work TJ....Jackazz"

You only get five days off per year?  More than a little bit of hyperbole, son.





Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh foolishly stirring the pot

Typical egomaniac! I guess that's what happens when ya hang around with Ocho Cinco for too long!  Back to their days at Oregon State, then to Cinncy.  Then again Housh himself looks pretty arrogant and all about him just by when he opens his mouth.  Housh isn't half the player Q is, FACT!



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 8:08 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh foolishly stirring the pot

You are totally right. Why complain when they make millions only giving it their all for only 16 days a year? I don't count the preseason or training camp only because I bust my butt for 360 days and do not make near as much money as they do. And after selfish displays like this one only makes me not want to spend hard earned money to park, for a ticket, maybe food. Keep up the good work TJ....Jackazz



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 6:26 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh foolishly stirring the pot

Players should just shut thier damn mouths.  They get paid very well to do thier part.  What part, well that depends on the plays the coach calls. 


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