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Cris Carter Talks Out Both Sides Of His Mouth

Posted by Mike on September 29, 2008

Former NFL wide receiver, and current ESPN analyst, Cris Carter complained this week how recently fired Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen never called him to ask him about Charles Rogers or Mike Williams. The two wide receivers were both first round picks selected by Millen. The former Pro Bowler feels that Millen didn’t do any research since he did not call him, because he would have told Millen they stunk. Well, Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports has something quite different that Carter said about the two:

I almost choked when I heard Carter rip former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen for drafting wideout duds Mike Williams and Charles Rogers. Maybe Carter doesn’t realize that people actually, you know, keep track of what he says.

Carter helped both Williams and Rogers train before their respective drafts. And this is what he said about that on Sunday: “Matt Millen – do a little undercover work. (Mike) Williams and Charlie Rogers both worked out with me before the draft. I could have told him, don’t draft neither one of them. (He) never asked me.”

That’s interesting because here is what you said about both players just before they were drafted. Carter’s comments about Rogers, to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel just before the 2003 draft: “He’s very similar – and I don’t like to make a lot of comparisons – to Randy (Moss) in a sense, a big basketball player playing wide receiver. He’s the only receiver that’s come out since Randy that you can make an honest comparison to. He has a yearning to learn.”

And Carter’s comments about Williams, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press just before the 2005 draft: “I think he’s going to be a great player. I think people will be surprised at the kind of person he is. He’s really a hard worker. He takes his training very seriously and wants to be very good.”

And people are supposed to respect him opinion ? How about Carter showing some honesty here instead of trying to make himself look good, and put an already Millen down.


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