A Seahawks-Ravens Super Bowl is an extremely unlikely matchup, but T.J. Houshmandzadeh can dream about it.
Houshmandzadeh, who was released by the Seahawks and signed with the Ravens in September, told SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio that he’d love to get a piece of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll because of the way Houshmandzadeh’s departure from Seattle was handled.
“To be honest with you, of course, because I felt like the way it went down -– I don’t really want to get into it –- but the way it went down was shady to me,” Houshmandzadeh said, in quotes circulated by SiriusXM. “But it is what it is. Hopefully they’ll keep winning and we will, too.”
Houshmandzadeh hinted that Carroll kept him on the Seahawks’ roster to be a training camp body even though the coach had already decided to move on and make Mike Williams, whom Carroll had coached at USC, the team’s No. 1 receiver. Houshmandzadeh has a problem with that.
“I just felt the way things were going when I was there, I knew what was happening, and I felt like if you’re gonna do it, you know you were gonna do it months ago, just do it then,” Houshmandzadeh said. “Don’t try to string it out and do it that way where it makes it very tough for me to get with a team and contribute. Luckily I was able to come here [to Baltimore] but it is very hard to come to a team the week prior to the regular season starting and contribute in a way that I’m used to doing.”
Things turned out well for both the Seahawks and Houshmandzadeh. But for things to turn out so well that Houshmandzadeh gets a shot at his old team next month is probably too much to ask.