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Why Signing TJ Houshmandzadeh Was Another Seattle Mistake

RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Micah ChenAnalyst IIIJune 25, 2009

When i first saw the signing of TJ I thought to myself, "shoot, just another greedy Seahawks signing to finally find another number one reciever for Hasselbeck."

I mean, lets face it, Seattle is a place where star recievers go and rot. 

Look at the signing of Deion Branch.  We traded a first round pick for this guy and locked him into a multiyear multimillion dollar contract.  Now look where he has ended up.  From winning a super bowl ring with New England to sitting on the sidelines in rainy Seattle. 

Then Nate Burleson waltzed into Seattle, hoping he could be the number one wideout for Seattle.  We all know how that worked out.  His first year was medicore at best.  Then last year he had a miserable year when he got injured in the first game when he was expected to be the number one wideout becaue of INJURED Deion Branch.

Bobby Engram left last offseason and now here we are again signing another high priced free agent to a 5 year 40 million dollar deal.  Then the same thing is going to repeat himself.

TJ is going to get injured halfway through the season.  He is then going to sit out the entire offseason.  Then he will "say" that he is a hundred percent.  Then he will have a medicore season and then rot for the next 3 years in Seattle.  Sound familiar?

The signing makes no sense to me.  The Seahawks should have snagged a reciever in the second round and forget about TJ.  That way you will have more of a long term plan and it will be a lot cheaper.

Pretty soon Seattle is going to have to give up this "get the reciever now and go to the super bowl" thing and just focus on the future.

Thanks for reading.



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