Cris Carter responds to Doug Baldwin
The first thing Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin did when he found a microphone after his team won the Super Bowl on Sunday was rip into ESPN analyst Cris Carter. Baldwin, who caught five passes for 66 yards and a touchdown, was furious that Carter and Keyshawn Johnson described Seattle’s receivers as “appetizers” before the NFC Championship Game.
Carter later responded to Baldwin with a simple message — get over it.
“For one, I never called them pedestrian,” Carter said. “I (said) the reason why they were on the field is because the two starting receivers happened to be hurt. I didn’t make that up. And I’m glad Doug Baldwin — I’m glad they’re playing well.
“But they’re not the only professionals to have someone say on TV, or a coach, that you couldn’t play. I got cut. So they need to get over it.”
Baldwin’s fellow wide receiver appetizer, Jermaine Kearse, hauled four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks receivers outplayed the Denver Broncos’ loaded receiving corps, which is something no one could have predicted. Baldwin earned the right to rub it in Carter’s face.
While I understand what Carter and Johnson were trying to say about Seattle dealing with injuries to Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, Carter has still shown in the past that he is an idiot by making ridiculous statements about the game’s current receivers. He always comes off like a jealous guy who wants to protect his legacy.