If T.J. Houshmandzadeh didn’t like his Madden rating last year, he really won’t like it this year, as he dropped from a “terrible” 91 to 87. Of course, Houshmandzadeh can’t complain too much, considering he caught only 79 balls and was running the wrong routes for much of the final month of the 2009 season.
Despite Houshmandzadeh’s average ranking, he is tied for the second-highest rating on the team. Linebacker Lofa Tatupu edged him with an 88, and cornerback Marcus Trufant tied him.
It says something about how bad the Hawks have been the past couple of years that two of their three highest-rated players were injured for most of last season.
And it also is a reflection of their recent poor play that the Seahawks don’t have a single player rated over 90 (the 49ers have five with 90 or better).