Tim Carter, Significant Role Player?!

Perusing this scouting report from Sporting News brought me bountiful laughs that I have yet to shake off. As the title of the post suggests, Steve Doerschuk mentions that wide receiver Tim Carter Unfortunately, one of the few pictures of Tim Carter that exists. (www.ohio.com)could very well have a significant role in the Browns’ offense next season. Let’s look at his stats with Cleveland:

2007: 8 receptions for 117 yards

That’s not just one game (but it would be a damn good one); it’s the entire season. Doerschuk says that Carter “doesn’t get open enough” to be a first or second option, yet he still has the potential to be a major role player. With receivers like Braylon Edwards, Joe Jurevicius, Kellen Winslow, and, heck, Jamal Lewis too, it seems impossible that Carter will be anything more than a blip on the radar once again.

I don’t mean to knock the guy entirely. I do appreciate his speed and it is my hope that the Browns keep him into 2009 to replace Jurevicius, who has already announced that he will be retiring after next season.

I get what Doerschuk is saying – Carter’s dynamic speed could eventually be an asset in the Browns’ offense. There’s just no hope for him in 2008. Plus, my most vivid memory of Carter is of him running a route poorly in the Arizona game, sparking an important interception in a game the Browns had no business losing. By no means am I blaming him for the outcome of that game; he just played so little that there is not much to go off of.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Football, NFL, Offense, Sporting News, Tim Carter, Wide Receiver

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