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Cincy Spotlight: TJ Houshmandzadeh

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PITTSBURGH – NOVEMBER 20: T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after a play in which he thought he was interfered with during NFL action against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 20, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 27-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

By: Nick Boeing

Here I am, sitting in an oceanfront condo at 10:30 am, churning out #content. I’m not saying I’m the hardest worker out there, I’m just saying most guys would be eight beers and knee deep in the sand by this point. I just wanna deliver for our loyal readers. I’m also on the toilet so it’s prime time for writing.

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My man, TJ Houshmandzadeh. Housh is exactly what comes to mind when someone brings up possession receivers. Willing to get throttled across the middle, sacrificing the big play and the spotlight to get the next first down.

Housh would run diagonally across the field after a catch to avoid being brought down too early. Just always had that extra bit of juice.

I’ll never forget how he quietly burst onto the scene after Peter Warrick died or was released or went to jail. No idea what happened to him. Him and Ochocinco were arguably the best receiving duo in the league for a few years. If you had Housh in a PPR league, you were cash money on that pick homie. Guy was was a reception machine, grabbing 112 balls in 2007.

Unfortunately, Housh became a douche and left the Bengals in 2009 because he was ‘tired of losing’ and signed with the Seahawks, who went 5-11 that year while the Bengals went 10-6. Idiot.

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Basically, the rest of his career was worthless because he was never fast to begin with and he just kept getting older and slower. This led to failed signings with the Ravens and Raiders.

Don’t know what he’s up to these days, but let’s hope he stopped being a turd towards the Bengals and comes home to celebrate his career with the team that made him.

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