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Thursday, February 5, 2009

T.J. Houshmandzadeh wants in at Philly

According to an interview yesterday with ESPN 950's Mike Missanelli Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh had expressed interest of joining the Eagles. Houshmandzadeh said, "If they'll be interested in me Ill be interested in them." Houshmandzadeh also added that he likes Andy Reid's play calling and the fact that the Eagles are in the playoff every year. 

On the opportunity of getting to work with Donovan McNabb, Houshmandzadeh said, " I think McNabb is a fine quarterback, I think he's probably one of the best in the league, probably, I can't even think of another quarterback that has performed throughout his career the way he has and would be put in a situation like he was put in Baltimore, but he bounced back very well." 

"He was going to playoff games consistently with Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell starting for him." Houshmandzadeh said. "Consistently performing well, making it easy for them. A quarterback is gonna make it easy for his receivers and a receiver is going to make those catches that is out of his radius where he puts the ball, ball sails on him, you go get it, I mean it goes hand in hand. You just need somebody to make plays. And you make each other look good, and I think that's what he needs."

Adding Houshmandzadeh would be an instant upgrade at the wide reciever that the eagles desperately need. Inserting Houshmandzadeh into an offence that features wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Kevin Curtis, runningback Brian Westbrook, and previously mentioned quarterback Donovan McNabb should make for an extremely potent Eagles offence. If Houshmandzadeh the Eagles would have their best offense since, dare I say, 2004.

It very ironic that a player from the opposing team of the Eagles worst game last year could be just the guy that could push us over the top next year. Housmandzadeh spoke of the Eagles-Bengals game last season, "Did you watch the Bengals game during the season? I was just giving Andy Reid an interview in person." Housmandzadeh played a big role in that game as well, Houshmandzadeh registered 12 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown.

Now it's out there, the ball is in the hands of the Eagles front office, hopefully next year the ball and the Lombardi Trophy will be in Houshmandzadeh's hands in an Eagles uniform.