Do We Gotta Love This Guy?
I was excited, as I'm sure all of you were (I guess that just means Finn), when I heard that the Seahawks had signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Now, however, I'm starting to question whether or not he's a good fit for this team and this city. Let me clear up immediately that I think he is a very good receiver and I am not writing him off or saying that he sucks, yet something worries me.
He's an asshole.
It's obvious too. Every time I see him he looks pissed. There was a play in this Sunday's game in which Seneca Wallace threw a ball in to the end zone that probably should have been intercepted. Luckily, the Bears DB ended up dropping it, and the Hawks got away with one. More disturbing than the awful throw was the shot of Housh on the replay. The camera was behind the play and you could see Housh running an underneath route in the background. As Seneca's pass flew into the end zone, Housh was visible in the background, before the pass had even come down he turned his back to the play towards the sideline and angrily snapped off his chin strap. Thanks a pantload Teej, it's nice to know that if they had picked the ball off you would be off the field during a potential runback.
Couple that with the fact that he totally gave up on a ridiculously catchable would-be touchdown pass against the Niners; and the fact that he reminds me of Orlando's Primo from Only the Strong, and I'm just not sure I like the guy. Maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe when Matt comes back he'll cheer up, since QB1 was the main reason he came here in the first place. But I'm not sure. It's very possible that he's one of the new-age diva wide receivers, the likes of which the Seahawks have never dealt with. Which is troubling because the men that make up that group are some of the most despicable people on Earth. He's like Ochocinco without the sense of humor, which basically just makes him a dick. It's possible that by the end of the season I'll take back everything I just said, but I haven't liked what I've seen so far.