Houshmandzadeh No Fan of Sage/T-Jack/Booty

There was already plenty of fan fuming in the wake of the Vikings‘ failure to secure the services of T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who spent all weekend enjoying the team’s hospitality only to spurn them in favor of the Seattle Seahawks.  And, I’m guessing that unhappiness is not going to be helped by what Housh said this morning on Dan Patrick‘s radio show about why he chose Seattle over Minnesota:

It was the quarterbacks.

Well, it wasn’t only the quarterbacks – it was also that seaplane ride the Seahawks gave T.J. and his kids.  Yes, Housh specifically mentioned the nice treatment his kids got from the Seahawks as playing a role in his decision.  Damn – if only Zygi Wilf had known this, he could’ve rented out a Chuck E. Cheese’s for the day.  Does Zygi do balloon animals?

But back to the quarterback thing:  T.J. told Patrick that he likes the idea of playing with a QB the caliber of Matt Hasselbeck, and may have signed with the Vikings but for their relative inadequacy at the position.  Yeah T.J.?  But what about all that stuff about the one-on-one coverage you were going to see with Adrian Peterson back there?  Who did you think was going to be throwing you the ball in that scenario?  Did you think Warren Moon was still around?

You want my opinion?  I think the Vikings got played.  I think T.J. never had any intention of signing with us and just used us to jack up his price. And I think Zygi Wilf and company never had any intention of bringing T.J. in before T.J.’s little remark on ESPN about how cool it would be to play with AD.  In other words, T.J.’s little ploy worked perfectly.  He dropped the AD line, knowing the Vikings were thin at receiver and might at least give him a look, then came in, had a steak dinner on Zygi’s dime…and giggled his way out of town, knowing he’d just bluffed Seattle into that fifth year he was looking for.

And no, I don’t buy all that crap about how nice they were to his kids.  T.J. was only looking to soak someone for the most money he could get, and he succeeded.

Topics: Adrian Peterson, Dan Patrick, Matt Hasselbeck, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, T.j. Houshmandzadeh, Warren Moon, Zygi Wilf

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  • jeege

    I agree 100%.

  • All Day 28

    Im not gonna lie about it. I am totally bitter about the whole situation. I do not think my Vikings had any intentions of going after Housh. If you look at my comment on the Nate Washington post I said that it would be nice to go get TJ, this was even before he uttered his comment about AD and the one on one coverage. But im agreeing 110% that he tooled us for leverage against Seattle and Cincy. Granted im not a huge Hasselbeck fan he is a better QB than what we have. And Carson Palmer is a Good QB as well. So if he was gonna base his choice on QB’s then we were definatly out of the running. Now TJ think about your statement a good oline and great running game, yes i know he said good coach. But you have to admit. Marvin Lewis in Cincy hasnt been great and well Seattle is getting a new coach. Cincy’s Oline and running game, Horrible. Seattle’s Oline descent, running game, they just lost Morris, and have Julius Jones. So i wouldnt say great.  Our Oline, great, our running game , Best in the NFL. Who is to say with Housh comming aboard that Sage or Jackson, or whoever it may be as our starter, Cough Cough ( please get Cutler, I wanted us to draft him so bad, then Denver jumped us to get him ) could be a descent QB with Housh joining aboard.  And Housh specifically mentioned treatment of his Kids, Oh come on now. Im sorry guy if you actually took the time to read this im just venting today, i got my dick all hard about Housh becomming a Viking only to watch him spurn US, so my balls are all blue today. Plus its my Birthday and i was hoping for a Housh in Purple

  • Mike

    Housh played the Vikings.  So what.  Seattle is the team busted for $40 million.  They will be paying millions when he is a 37 year old WR.  And I don’t even think they needed him – they have many good WRs.  The Vikings got to look like they were trying to do something for a steak dinner.  And now they can go sign a WR like Bobby Engram on the cheap to fill in for Sidney Rice until he is ready.

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  • Mike

    The Seahawks signing of free agent wide receiver TJ Housh for $40 million, follows busted deals of $49 million for Nate Burleson and $39 million for Deion Branch.  At least when the Lions bust on WR deals they only lose draft choices and not millions of dollars.

  • http://www.itascaradio.com the6thKing

    I agree, TJ also said after signing that he went to the best team. He also said he was leaving the ben gals because they have little chance of winning yet the sea hawks only won like 4 games last year and the vikes were in the playoffs. So plainly its about the money. If it was not about the money and it was about winning and being close to his family in california he should have taken a pay cut and signed with the chargers.