He may have only ever been selected for one singular Pro-Bowl, but retired wide receiver T.J Houshmandzadeh truly believes that there is no chance that Richard Sherman would have been able to cover him.
The former Cincinnati Bengals route runner spent 10 years in the NFL and told TMZSports.com that despite the Legion of Boom man being a talented player, TJ would've been too much for him to handle.
From TMZ's report:
"The former Cincinnati Bengals receiver was outside Greystone this weekend when we asked if he thought Sherman could've shut him down ... like he shut down Michael Crabtree in the NFL playoffs.
But T.J. says his route-running abilities were just too strong for Sherman -- who T.J. also PRAISES as a helluva football player."
Houshmandzadeh was solid as a receiver during his time in the NFL, without really being a star in the shadow of Chad Ochocinco, who's dancing and antics took most of the spotlight in Cincinnati.
The 36 year old racked up 627 receptions over his 11 seasons in the pros, recording 7,237 yards and 44 touchdowns along the way.
He was picked in round 7 of the 2001 draft, 204th overall out of Oregon State, and spent his first eight years with the Bengals before Seattle, Baltimore and Oakland all one year deals.
Houshmandzadeh was a solid, smart receiver during his career, and it's a shame we'll never get to know if his claims were accurate.