"I don't care how many receivers are drafted," Carter says. "There's no rookie receivers working like this today. Yeah, there might be a Torry Holt working like this today. Yeah, there might be a Marvin Harrison, guys like that, because they know. But those young guys, they don't know this."
"I just want him to get a feel," Carter says. "I don't want him to run off the paper. The coach says, 'OK, this route, you run seven steps, you plant, you turn out.' I want him to be able to close his eyes and feel his body. His body will know what eight yards is. His body will know what 12 yards is. His body will know after you cross over the numbers, you've got five strides and you better get ready."
Catch it!" Carter yells.
Williams snags it.
"Joey Harrington ain't going to throw you a spiral every time!" Carter yells. "I guarantee you that!"
"Come on, man," Williams says.
Williams tells him Minnesota's Daunte Culpepper wouldn't throw him a spiral every time, either.
"You got the right attitude," Carter says, smiling. "Stand up for your quarterback."
"So I think we all are going to get together with different motivations, and we all will come to a point where we're like what Cris is talking about, where we're just going to be competing and we're going to probably develop some kind of swagger to where we're just like, 'You know what? Every Sunday, we're going to come out and rip it,' " Williams says.
"It looks good on paper, but we've got to get together. We've got to work."
Here, in the sun, the work has already begun.
I really like this kid I can't wait for the season to start
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right....
April 28th, 2005, 10:39 am
Joined: August 6th, 2004, 9:21 am Posts: 9852 Location: Dallas
After a year off and working with Chris Carter for a while now, it will be interesting to see if BMW comes in much more polished than most rookie WRs.
Joined: April 19th, 2005, 2:10 pm Posts: 2478 Location: Michigan
Carter isn't getting paid. He's paying it forward
I was wondering if he was getting paid. WOW. Carter did the same thing for Moss and look at how well he did..
April 28th, 2005, 12:03 pm
Fired Head Coach (0-16 record)
Joined: January 6th, 2005, 10:54 am Posts: 2274 Location: South Quad- Ann Arbor
I just finished reading the article. That camp should be mandatory for all Lions recievers. I like that Williams is such a hard worker, and stood up for Joey even though they have never played together.
_________________ "If he isn't the best football player, the best runner, that the Lord has ever made, then the Lord has yet to make one." Wayne Fontes on Barry.
April 28th, 2005, 3:03 pm
Play by Play Announcer - Al Michaels
Joined: April 27th, 2005, 3:26 pm Posts: 1776
Great article! I had read it earlier today. It makes me wonder why no one has tried to offer Carter a position coaching wide receivers. But I think that this will have Mike Williams in tremendous shape by the time training camp rolls around. That should be good because usually the 1st few weeks of camp guys are just trying to get their endurance and he will be ahead of the curve and can concentrate on getting in a groove w/ our offense and especially Joey. I'm really loving our chances this year!