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Old 05-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #1
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Saints Could Have a Sleeper Hit in Duron Carter, Son of Cris Carter

Believe it or not, the New Orleans Saints may have a sleeper on their hands during rookie minicamp in former Ohio State receiver Duron Carter, son of the NFL legend Cris Carter.

Duron Carter isnít a name you likely associate with good feelings, and for good reason. He caught one touchdown pass at Ohio State back in 2009 before being declared academically ineligible thanks to poor grades. Carter then bounced to Alabama, never played a snap and wound up with FIU.

Now, Carter has a shot at catching passes from Drew Brees with the Saints.

On paper, Carter has the measurables you look for in a quality wide receiver. At 6í3″ and 205 pounds with a 4.58 40-yard-dash time at FIUís Pro Day, itís hard to not like what Carter brings to the table.

Then the character issues pop up.

As you would expect, Cris Carter went to bat publicly for his son, providing the reasons as to why he kept bouncing around because of grades and not contributing on the field(per Larry Hartstein of CBS):


Duron Carter attended four colleges in four years, starting with his dadís alma mater Ohio State, and hasnít played since 2010 when he caught 10 touchdown passes at Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College.

ďHe. Just. Hates. (Bleeping). School,Ē a candid Cris Carter told USA Today before the draft.

Seems like a good reason, right?

In all seriousness, letís not act like this is the first talented collegiate athlete to bounce around because he was too lazy with school or academically inept. At least heís not bouncing around because of crimes and drugs.

Thatís not the only reported problem with Duron, however. According to Cayden Cochran, Carterís high school quarterback, heís going to be a cancer in the NFL (per Mark Craig of The Star Tribune):


According to USA Today, Cayden Cochran, Coffeyvilleís starting quarterback in 2010, used his Twitter account to post this about Duron: ďThe team that drafts Duron Carter will get the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen. I played w/him. Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board.Ē

Of course, you have to remember this impression of Carter is based on their time in high school together. Thatís a very long time ago. For all we know, Carter simply took Cochranís lunch money.

People change. Carter landed a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings a week ago. He didnít make the roster, but no red flags came up. His father may have put a great word in for him, but that only goes so far unless Cris has some amazing blackmail. Duron wouldnít have landed a tryout with the Saints if he didnít offer something on the football field.

Perhaps Carter has turned his life around. He certainly has what you look for in an NFL-caliber receiver. Thereís no grades to deal with in the NFL, just playbooks. As far as character concerns go, some may be a bitter former teammate, and some may be because he simply isnít academically gifted.

Head coach Sean Payton and Co. thought it wise to give Duron a tryout with the Saints, so itís hard to question the decision, especially with his Hall of Fame pedigree.


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Old 05-13-2013, 03:53 AM   #2
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Re: Saints Could Have a Sleeper Hit in Duron Carter, Son of Cris Carter

One of his coaches is quoted as saying

"All the talent is there but this kid has zero personality, zero work ethic and will go out of his way to do the least amount possible"

Thanks but no thanks, cris carter was a great player but he is a douche, just because his dad was one of the best of all time doesnt mean squat
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dude has a lot of zeros to erase. wonder if he has woken up
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I have read far too much bad press about this kid. Being the son of a Hall-of-Famer does NOT make you a viable addition. Vikes passed him up quite quickly. That says a lot to me.
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CC is a douchenozzle .... why are we even considering his son? If he hates school so much, he's not going to be able to learn his playbook and how to properly run routes and block downfield.
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This will take care of itself.
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Four colleges in four years, hasn't played since 2010 ... no red flags there, .
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Re: Saints Could Have a Sleeper Hit in Duron Carter, Son of Cris Carter

We already have Nick Toon, another pedigree player of similar size, but with a much better work ethic and track record. We don't need Duron Carter. And Payton won't tolerate laziness we know that.

Duron Carter has zero chance with the Saints.
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Saints might have a sleeper here. Problem is he won't wake up.

I give hima 100:1 shot of makeing the practice squad.

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The headline of this article made me think it was something good...
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