On topic though, I'd like to get TJ. He's not in his prime but he's certainly solid and better than all the receivers on this team other than Moss. And we wouldn't break the bank, so it's really a best case scenario.
Dont know if someone already stated this, but he is either still recovering or just fully recovered from sports hernia surgery in the offseason ? Could this be affecting his play ? Is this a reason seattle cut him ? Regardless i want him here !!! But i was just throwing this out there !
The Seattle Times reports that free agent T.J. Houshmandzadeh is expected to sign with either the Redskins or the Raiders.
The Times cites "a source who had spoken with him." The decision is easy -- Houshmandzadeh should sign with the Redskins, even if the Raiders offer more money this season. Playing with Donovan McNabb on the outside of Chris Cooley with Santana Moss opposite him in a Mike Shanahan offense would give Housh his best chance to put up numbers and sign another contract for the 2011 season.
I think picking up TJ would not only be a great move, but a very much needed one. Giving Mcnabb and the Shanahann's more to work with from a talent stand point will only prove to be advantageous. The pairing of him a Moss is a perfect fit to compliment eachother's skill sets (Much like a Chad Jonson and TJ back in the day). Tj is a tough competitor who will go over the middle and make the tough catches needed to move the chains. Now, as some have touched on: I do not expect a pro bowl year out of Tj, but I would expect him to continue to do what he has done for the better part of his career (80 catches 900 yards or so...).
Also, for you that say that he is too old need to evaluate what that specific player does well. Yes, for some the age of 30 is usually a sign that his play is going to begin to drop off. But, if you look at the skill set TJ has: good route running, physical, great hands, experience. To me, the skills that Tj has are skills that will allow him to play well in to his thirties.
Go get him Bruce!
The reason he was cut was because the Seahawks massively overvalued him when he became a free agent. He didn't perform up to his contract because they were stupid in giving him a contract he never deserved (sounds like some other team I know...) and then when they tried to trade him no one was willing to take on that contract so they let him go to get out from under it.
He's still a good receiver and better than most of our receivers. I wouldn't say sign him to any kind of long term contract but if he was willing to come in at vet minimum (letting Seattle pick up the rest of the tab) and see how things go this year, it would be totally ridiculous for the 'Skins to pass on that.
Man are Raiders fans that disillusioned? We beat them head to head during last years debacle, yet they're supposed to be better than us?
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Sorry quoted wrong post...
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Thanks Soup For The Sig! WE GOT HIM!!!!!
ok guys here is where Housh stands right now..
.He's probably not going to be sitting out for too long, though. Houshmandzadeh has not returned messages since being released by the Seahawks and becoming an unrestricted free agent. His decision on where to play next season appears to be narrowing down to either Oakland or Washington, according to a source who had spoken with him.
Houshmandzadeh, 32, led Seattle in receptions last season, but was released by Seattle on Saturday. His 2010 salary of $7 million is guaranteed, but there is certainly an offset clause, which would mean that Seattle is responsible only for the difference of the $7 million total and whatever he would earn from another team in 2010. Most expect him to sign for the veteran minimum in 2010 with another team
and Bey, really////
WR 85 Heyward-Bey, Darrius ACT REC 9 YDS 124 AVG 13.8 TDS 1 OAK
WR 84 Houshmandzadeh, T.J. CUT REC 79 YDS 911 AVG 11.5 TDS 3 SEA
WR 89 Moss, Santana ACT REC 70 YDS 902 AVG 12.9 TDS 3 WAS
NO Pressure, No Diamonds, KNOW Pressure, Know Diamonds!
Griffin said that he was going to watch the game with his family and that he will never attend a Super Bowl if he needs a ticket to get in.
Nope, I blame that partially on Carroll and the GM who signed him to that ridiculous contract last year. I say bring him in for Vet min., let Seattle pay the remaining portion of his contract this year. If he leaves next year then let him or sign him to a two year deal depending on how the CBA works out.
To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of Housh, I wasn't in favor of us getting him last year, because he wanted to be treated (and paid) like a #1 when he wasn't, and still isn't, one in my eyes. It seems that he's proven he's not that type of player. Now for a reasonable contract, I'm all for him, he's cheaper than VJax though not nearly the same type of player. But at least he's consistent and that's something our WR corps needs desperately.
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