Here I am again, defending a Seahawks front office move I don't like very much. Housh was probably going to be the best receiver on the 2010 Seahawks, even coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. TJH can get open and he can catch the ball in traffic. Those are not skills to be thrown away lightly.
But let's say that Housh matched his 2009 totals this season, while taking playing time away from Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Mike Williams. Let's also say that if the season went south, he started squawking about wanting the ball more, or wanting to be traded to a contender. These are headaches for a team that is looking to get young, and start fresh. The Seahawks are still on the hook for whatever part of $7 million Housh doesn't get from another team, but presumably this move will save a bit of money as well.
Like the Wilson trade, this is a move I don't like, but I can see some of the logic behind it and I can hold off judgement until I see what the results are on the field over the short, medium and long terms.
The reality is Carroll and Schneider are going to be running things for AT LEAST the next two years, even if the team plummets into abysmal crapulence. Most of these moves have left me feeling queasy, but I really have no choice but to hope for the best, and believe that the Master and Commander knows what he's doing. Getting younger and turning over a roster that won 9 games since I started this blog in January 2008 seem like good strategies in theory, but we won't know if the right decisions have been made for some time.
In other news, I feel like a schmuck for trading away Mike Williams in fantasy... Dude might just blow up this year.
What do you think, sirs?