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Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

Posted on: March 2, 2009 10:35 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2009 2:58 am

Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh went on the defensive recently against the tide of negative thinking against him as a perspective free agent.

Houshmandzadeh told he would show all the doubters he was a much better player than many expected. He also said he was 31, but had a body of a 27-year-old.

I am one of those doubters. The Seahawks are not.

Seattle signed Houshmandzadeh to a five-year, $40 million deal with $15 million in guaranteed money. That's No. 1 receiver money, and thus lies the problem.

Can your No. 1 receiver be a guy who gained 9.8 yards per catch last season? I think not. Seattle paid a lot of money for a No. 2 receiver.

Sorry, T.J. That's what you are.

That's why I still think the Seahawks will take a close look at Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree with the fourth overall pick in the draft. He would be the No. 1 and Houshmandzadeh the No. 2.

The Seahawks better hope this isn't a case of a second receiver on one team not living up to the hype on another. We've seen that before from the likes of Alvin Harper and others.

The truth hurts players. That's why T.J. went on the defensive. At least now he can do it with a fat paycheck.

Category: NFL

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2009 8:48 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

You have good points (other than Hutch playing LG, not RG).  Also, remember what DJ Hackett did in this offense as well.  A big reciever, even one labeled as a "posession type" WR is exactly what this team needs.  Branch at 5'10, Burleson at 6'0 and a 6'2 TJ (not to mention 6'5 Carlson in the Red Zone) is going to give defenses fits.

Now...if we can only stay healthy!!  Nice post. 

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2009 7:49 pm

You're Right Pete...

Byron Leftwich would be the better option here...

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 6:39 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

Buddy, if you look at the rest of the comments on here, you'll see that they fixed all of the errors.  Also, if you look at my profile, I haven't posted anything since January, so I'm not the guy that bashes every writer after each article they put out.  However, if I'm going to spend some time looking at a professional writer on a professional website, I expect them to put out a product that isn't filled with errors.  Five mistakes (6 if you count the fact that he spelled the wrong word wrong) from a guy like Prisco is ridiculous.

Plus, your post had nothing "good" in it, so how can you tell me not to say anything if I don't have anything good to say?



Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2009 6:08 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

All comments about Prisco's editing and grammar problems aside, it is worth considering the team Housh didn't pick - namely the Vikings. The question should not be whether a guy is a #1 or a #2, but rather where does he fit into an offense and how is he used. If Housh had gone with the Vikings he would have been a perfect underneath compliment to Bernard Berrian - both would have their role to play in an offense centered around Adrian Peterson and neither would be burdened by double-teams or excess attention from opposing defenses (like a true #1). I think Housh would be more effective in this scenario than he will be with the Seahawks. If Sage Rosenfels is even marginally better than Tarvaris Jackson (Prisco is probably marginally better than Tarvaris Jackson) then Housh could find himself sitting at home come January counting his money while the Vikings make a legitimate run at the Super Bowl. He could not possibly have looked at the Seahawks and saw a team closer to putting everything together than the Vkings are. This was about money (can't really blame him for that) and that curious notion of "respect" that is so loosely tossed around in professional sports - not about a desire to win football games. On the Seahawks, Housh is going to be the best of an average bunch on an average team with an average running game, an aging quarterback, and an eye on the future. But at least he got paid, right?


Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2009 4:19 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

Buddy if you have nothing good to say, then don't say anything.  I believe you are dyslectic, seeing things that are not there.  Get a life.  You are right about "perspective" however. 

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2009 3:14 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

hahahahaha. They edited the article.....

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 2:27 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.


So, I think the real question here is this:  "If CBS hires a #2 writer and pays him #1 money, does he actually deserve that money?"

According to Pete here, he doesn't.

Sorry, P.P.  That's what you are.

Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2009 1:59 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

Looks like they fixed most of those type-o's, but apparently they just ran spell-check on it because it still says "perspective."  Hate to nit-pick, but you'd a think a national media organization could pay for copy editors that understand some high school level grammar.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2009 1:56 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.

Bengals fans are retarded.  You prove this point



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2009 1:52 pm

Relax, T.J. You've been paid.


he's been paid and you should have your pay revoked.  what a stupid comment.  he was only #2 b/c the bengals had a mouthier guy that occupied #1 and TJ showed class and let him run his stupid mouth.  He just put up nubmers.  was there a running game for them to use?  was that team even competitive?  these are things that will lead to a decrease in production.  TJ clearly needed to get the ball more and needed to be a bigger focus in the offense.  It's the Seahawks coaching staff that I deem as #2 here.  Jim Mora is a junior high coach at best.

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