When T.J. Houshmandzadeh has an opinion, the wide receiver is going to go give it to you whether you want it or not. After Bob Bratkowski's dismissal from the team after ten seasons, Houshmandzadeh gave his opinion that he "made his mark" under the former Bengals offensive coordinator.
Additionally Houshmandzadeh doesn't believe that Bratkowski's dismissal will change anything in terms of Palmer's demand to be traded from the Bengals.
“Just knowing how quiet Carson is and how he never, ever says anything, it shows you how serious it is,” Houshmandzadeh said. “I mean, he’ll sit there and always take the blame no matter what it is. And for him to go and do that, it makes me think it’s a lot bigger than the offense. No, I don’t see him changing, but that’s me.”
We have to agree with T.J. on this. While Bratkowski called plays that scratched many heads, we believe that Palmer is coming from a position much deeper on how the organization is run as a whole. There's a serious sense that this franchise do not take football seriously.