A Seahawks wide receiver responded back to Vikings Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter after Seattle defeated Denver 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.
Carter, who works as an analyst for ESPN, said during Seattle’s Super Bowl run that the Seahawks’ wide receivers are “pedestrian,” and "appetizers." Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who had five catches for 66 yards and a touchdown, still had that on his mind after the win.
“For all y'all who called us, the receiving corps, average, pedestrian, appetizers—I'm not going to say any names, but he knows who he is—I respect what you did on the field, but stick to playing football, because your analytical skills ain't up to par yet,” Baldwin told the Everett Herald. “You need to slow down and go back and not do it half-[expletive] and put some effort into it, because you're saying some stuff that didn't really make sense.
Baldwin continued and even took a shot at Carter’s lack of Super Bowl appearances during his 16-year career.
"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 appearances,” Baldwin said. “And I also saw two losses in conference championships. I have a Super Bowl ring, and I would gladly show that to him. And if he doesn't have time to come see it, tell him he can Google it."
The Vikings lost to the Falcons 30-27 in overtime during the 1998 season (sparing the details, you can Google that too) and 41-0 to the Giants during the 2000 season in both of Carter’s NFC Championship appearances.
On SportsCenter, Carter responded back to Baldwin, who will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
“They’re Super Bowl champions; they deserve that,” Carter said. “It’s well beyond that. They need to be concerned with OTAs next year when he’s back to being the third or fourth guy. Congratulations tonight.”