The Seattle Seahawks haven’t done many memorable things on the field this year.
On Tuesday, a trio of receivers made some memories during a joint appearance on KJR radio in Seattle.
And receivers Nate Burleson, Deion Branch, and T.J. Houshmandzadeh went off.
“Are we winning? No,” Branch said, raw emotion in his voice. “Do we have a good team? Yes. . . . Are we talented? Yes. Are we playing good? No.”
They focused specifically on KJR host Hugh Millen, a former NFL player who has criticized the team for its pathetic performance in 2009. (To his credit, Millen eventually called in to defend his position on the team. And at one point Houshmandzadeh harassed him relentlessly.)
Attention, Deion, T.J., and Nate — your team currently stinks, and you’ve been outscored 106-24 in three games. The fact that you’re supposedly “good” makes it even worse.
They claim that the problem is execution, and they seemed to disagree with the suggestion that quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is immune from the criticism.
Houshmandzadeh, after talking about how he took less money to play for a supposed winner in Seattle, talked vaguely about a lack of trust, and he said that the level of effort isn’t always what it should be.
And then Houshmandzadeh threw in the perfunctory, “You go ask any [defensive back] in this league . . . will I bust his ass if he play me man-to-man, they’re gonna tell you, ‘Yeah.’”
All in all, it’s an entertaining segment; it’s far more entertaining than most Seahawks games this year.
Or last year.