Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin celebrated his team’s Super Bowl XLVIII victory by sending a message to ESPN’s Cris Carter. According to a report by USA Today Sports on Feb. 2, Baldwin called out Carter because of comments the analyst made leading up to the game.
Carter’s reference to the Seahawks receivers as just appetizers didn’t sit well with Baldwin. The comment was taken as disrespect since Carter was criticizing the Seahawks receivers for lacking big time receivers. Not only did Baldwin hear the criticism, he took it as motivation and had a touchdown in Seattle’s 43-8 rout over the Denver Broncos.
Following the team’s victory, Doug Baldwin took a moment to address Cris Carter.
“I’m not going to say any names, but he knows who his is – I respect what you did on the field, but stick to playing football, because your analytical skills ain’t up to par yet. You need to slow down and go back and not do it half-assed and put some effort into it, because you’re saying some stuff that didn’t really make sense.”
Although Baldwin didn’t directly mention Carter’s name, he referenced him by referring to the comment and giving Carter a taste of his own medicine.
“That dude who said that we were appetizers, he told me to Google him, and I did Google him, but I didn’t see any Super Bowl appearance, and I also saw two losses in conference championships. I have a Super Bowl ring, and I would gladly show that that to him. And if he doesn’t have time to come see it, tell him he can Google it.”
The Seahawks receivers as a unit came up big in Sunday night’s game. They combined for two touchdowns, including a kickoff return by Percy Harvin, who played in only his third game since returning from hip surgery.
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