Seattle wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was interviewed by KJR-AM's Mitch Levy this morning, discussing his reasons for picking Seattle.
Not much new was revealed in the interview, but here's a sample of what Houshmandzadeh had to say this morning.
He reiterated why he chose Seattle over Minnesota, stating he had more of a comfort level with the Seahawks, specifically head coach Jim Mora and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
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Although, Houshmandzadeh later said he also liked the situation in Minnesota, because he felt the Viking's dominant defense would create more possessions on offense, and running back Adrian Peterson would create single-coverage opportunities.
Houshmandzadeh said he would consider changing to No. 84 if Bobby Engram does not return, but again said what number he wears doesn't matter. He said he chose between 84 and 87 when he was drafted by Cincinnati.
And Houshmandzadeh said he still is upset with how low he was drafted when he came out of college from Oregon State, taken in the seventh round out of Cincinnati.
"A lot of those guys, they just don't know what they're doing," Houshmandzadeh said about some NFL scouts. "You've got some scouts that know what they're doing. But you've got scouts that never played football – couch potato guys – and they think they know what a guy is supposed to look like and what he's supposed to do, but they've never done it themselves, so that's how I see it."
Listen to the full conversation in this audio link.
Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times also wrote about the Seahawks' recruiting of Houshmandzadeh in this piece.