Each week, Seahawks wide receiver T.j. Houshmandzadeh spews more dissatisfaction with his first season with Seattle.
"I just got to get these coaches to realize, throw me the ball," Houshmandzadeh said Friday, another variation on a public request he's had for weeks.
He has 27 catches this season, 10th in the league, months after he signed a five-year contract that is believed to be worth $40 million with $15 million guaranteed.
That's his fewest receptions through five games since 2005. His first two touchdowns with Seattle didn't come until last week; he admitted he exhaled when they finally came.
"I'm trying to earn my money one way or the other, man. If I don't earn it on Sunday, I'll earn it during the week," Houshmandzadeh said with a big smile.
"If I was watching myself and I had to cover me, I'd say, 'I can cover this guy.' I didn't like the way I looked," he said. "I'm feeling pretty good now. I haven't felt like this since probably the opening of training camp. I've had some problems here and there you all don't know about, and I'm just starting to feel better.