Cris Carter: White Wide Receivers Don’t Get Enough Credit (Vid)


Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter stated that white players who excel at the position he & other black players played, do not get the credit they deserve for their talent and athleticism. “I just don’t think they give them credit,” he saidvia Eye on Football. “They make excuses, they say it’s the system, they say it’s the quarterback. But a guy has a certain skill set and that means if he plays outside, plays inside, to me they are very, very good athletes. And they don’t give them credit for their athleticism.”

“… Jordy Nelson is one of the best route runners, very, very explosive, a deep threat and can run any route in the route tree and is great with the ball in his hands after the catch. Now, Edelman is a tremendous slot receiver, has great short area quickness, has the understandability to read the defense and great chemistry with Tom Brady …  and when people evaluate them they think that they’re less athletes or products of the system and I just don’t think that’s fair to what they’re doing and what they’re accomplishing.”

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