Cris Carter

  • Aired:  01/29/14
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"Going Deep" author Cris Carter describes the responsibilities of a wide receiver, the hazards of pileups, and the perks of being an NFL Hall of Famer. (6:28)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT

IS ESPN ANALYST AND HALL OFFAME WIDE RECEIVER, GOOD

LUCK CATCHING MY SOFTBALLQUESTIONS.

PLEASE WELCOME CRIS CARTER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)CHRIS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

COMING ON.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW THEN, CHRIS, ALL RIGHT,FOR THE FEW PEOPLE OUT THERE

WHO MAY NOT KNOW YOURIMPRESSIVE CV, LET'S GET A

FEW THINGS OUT RIGHT OFF THETOP.

LET'S DO MATH.

HALL OF FAME WIDE RECEIVER,EIGHT TIME PRO BOWLER, EIGHT

STRAIGHT THOUSAND YARDSEASONS, 4200 YARD RECEIVING

GAMES, ESPN HAS CALLED YOUONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC

PASS RECEIVERS IN NFLHISTORY.

YOU'VE ALSO GOT A BOOK IT'SCALLED GOING DEEP WHICH I

THOUGHT WAS THE NAME OF THATBOOK ABOUT THE WOMAN WHO

SMEARED PETRAEUS ANDGOT HIM IN TROUBLE.

OKAY.

THAT'S A PRETTY RING YOU'VEGOT THERE, A PRETTY RING.

SUPER BOWL RING.

>> IT'S NOT A SUPER BOWLRING.

>> IT'S A HALL OF FAME RING.

>> Stephen: A HALL OF FAMERING.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WOW.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: DOES THIS MEAN,

DOES THIS MEAN YOU'RE THENEXT GREEN LANTERN?

>> NO, BUT IT DOES MEAN I'MSOMETHING.

>> Stephen: WOW, THAT ISAMAZING.

SO YOU'RE ONE OF THE GREATWIDE RECEIVERS OF ALL TIME.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE AGREAT WIDE RECEIVER.

WHAT IS THE SKILL SET.

>> WELL, THE NUMBER ONESKILL YOU HAVE TO HAVE, I

WOULD PREFER IS TO HAVE A LARGE SET

OF HANDS.

BECAUSE-- .

>> Stephen: LARGE HANDS, HOWBIG ARE THE-- CAN WE?

WOW, WOW, YOU ALMOST HAVE ASPARE HAND THERE FOR ME.

>> YEAH.

AND I REALLY LIKE A LARGETHUMB TOO, THAT'S FLEXIBLE

BECAUSE I HAVE FOUND THATOPPOSABLE THUMBS COME IN

HANDY FOR ME TOO.

OH MY GOD.

I TRY TO DO WITHOUT ONE FORA WHILE.

I COULDN'T EVEN TIE MY SHOELACES.

>> BUT CHECKING THE FOOTBALLIS IMPORTANT.

FIRST THING I WOULD HAVE TOHAVE IS A GREAT SET OF

HANDS.

>> Stephen: OKAY, NOW WALKME THROUGH, WALK ME THROUGH,

I GOT A BALL OUT HERE.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: WALK ME THROUGHWHAT HAPPENS.

THE BALL, HERE COMES THEFOOTBALL.

YOU GET IT>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: YOU'VE RECEIVEDIT.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

WIDELY, ALL RIGHT.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW, BECAUSE ASSOON AS YOU HAVE THAT BALL,

THE BIGGEST MEN ON THEPLANET WANT TO MAKE YOUR

ORGANS COLLAPSE.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: SO WHAT HAPPENSNOW WHAT IS GOING THROUGH

YOUR MIND, YOU'VE GOT THEBALL.

>> THE FIRST THING I DO ISMAKE SURE I SECURE IT AND

GET A FINGER ON THE POINT OFIT AND TRY TO GET THIS POINT

UNDER MY-- WELL PART OF YOURARM IS CALLED A BICEP.

>> Stephen: I HAVE HEARDABOUT THOSE.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: I HAVE HEARDABOUT THOSE.

>> SO YOU TRY TO CHUCK IT UPUNDER THERE TO SECURE IT AND

PUT AS CLOSE TO YOUR CHIN ASPOSSIBLE.

>> Stephen: OKAY, BECAUSE AGUY IS GOING TO TRY TO GET

AWAY FROM YOU IF THEY TACKLEYOU.

>> WELL, MY GAME WAS TOSCRATCH IT AND IF I COULD

TRY TO MAKE THE FIRST GUYMISS, THEN IF NOT, I KNEW A

WHOLE BUNCH OF GUYS WERECOMING TO THE SCENE.

SO I SAT DOWN ON THEGROUND.

ALMOST LIKE IN A POLICEARREST, YOU KNOW -- OFFICER-- .

>> Stephen: OFFICER, I AMNOT RESISTING YOU.

>> WELL, SOMETIMES AS AMINORITY YOU JUST GET ON THE

GROUND.

YOU JUST GET ON DOWN ANDTHEN LET THEM CONDUCT THEIR

BUSINESS.

(APPLAUSE)>> SO IN THE NFL YOU DO THE

SAME THING.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE LYING ONTHE GROUND.

YOU'RE SAYING WHY CAN'T WEALL JUST GET ALONG.

>> JUST TOUCH ME DOWN, LETME PLAY ANOTHER DOWN.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, WHATHAPPENS IN THOSE PILES.

UGLY STUFF?

>> WELL, HMMMM.

DON'T LAY ON THE GROUND ALONG TIME,.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE YOU GETA WEDGEY OR PURPLE NURPLE OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THENICER THINGS THAT COULD

HAPPEN TO YOU.

JUST DON'T STAY DOWN A LONGTIME.

THAT IS WHY YOU SEE GUYSWHEN THEY GET HIT REAL HARD

THEY POP RIGHT UP.

OH, THAT DIDN'T HURT, THATMEANS IT REALLY HURT.

>> Stephen: THE FASTER THEYGET UP, THE CLOSER

THEY ARE TO COLLAPSING.

>> AND YOU DON'T WANT TO BEIN A BIG PILEUP WITH THE BIG

GUYS AND SWEATING ON YOU ANDEVERYTHING.

THEIR HYGIENE IS NOT ASGOOD AS SMALLER RECEIVER,

QUARTERBACK TYPES LIKE US.

>> Stephen: EXACTLY.

DO YOU SEE MY TOOL SET OUTTHERE THAT I WAS EXERCISING

THERE, ON THE FIELD THERE.

>> I WAS A LITTLE MADTHOUGH.

>> Stephen: .

>> WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE MEWITH ISAAC BRUCE, HE HAS

BEEN TO FOUR PRO BOWLS, I'VEBEEN TO EIGHT.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOURMATH.

>> Stephen: I HAVE YOUHERE.

>> ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: HERE WE GO.

>> HMMMM, NOW SEE, JUST LIKETHAT WITH NO PRACTICE YOU

AND I CONNECTING.

YOU WENT THROUGH ALL THOSEOUTTAKES, ISAAC DIDN'T CATCH

NONE.

>> Stephen: LET ME ASK YOUTHIS, WHAT KIND OF

CONNECTION NEED THERE BEBETWEEN A RECEIVER AND A

QUARTERBACK?

HOW MUCH OF IT IS THEQUARTERBACK BE HOW MUCH IS

THE RECEIVER OR IS IT SORTOF SYMBIOTIC.

>> IT IS SYMBIOTIC.

I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FINISHYOUR SENTENCE IF WE'RE GOING

TO BE REAL GOOD.

>> Stephen: SO IT IS LIKE ABASSIST AND A DRUM NEVER A

BAND, THEY HAVE TO BEREADING EACH OTHER'S MINDS

EXCEPT WITH A HIGHER CHANCEOF CONCUSSION.

>> I PREFER TO USE ANOTHERANALOGY, MORE LIKE THE

SINGER AND SOME TYPE OFMUSIC BEHIND IT BECAUSE THEY

PLAY A BIGGER ROLE THAN JUSTPEOPLE PLAYING THE MUSIC.

>> Stephen: SO WHO IS THESINGER IN THIS.

>> THE QUARTERBACK.

>> Stephen: IS THE SINGER.

>> YEAH, THE QUARTERBACK-- .

>> Stephen: WHO ARE YOU.

>> I'M A WIDE RECEIVER, IT'SALL ABOUT ME.

>> Stephen: IN THE BAND, INTHE BAND WHO ARE YOU.

>> IN THE BAND I PLAYEVERYTHING.

I'M A WIDE RECEIVER.

THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T DO.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT?

>> OH, READ THE BOOK, MAN,YOU GOT TO READ THE BOOK.

YOU GOT TO READ IT.

YOU GOT TO READ THIS BOOK.

>> Stephen: I WILL, I WILL.

(APPLAUSE)SO WHO DO YOU LIKE THIS

WEEKEND?

>> IT'S HARD TO GET AGAINSTPAYTON MANNING BUT IN THESE

TYPES OF MATCHUP WHERE YOUHAVE THE BEST OFFENSE

AGAINST THE BEST DEFENSE,IT'S HAPPENED FOUR TIMES

PREVIOUSLY, THE DEFENSE HASWON THOSE MATCHUPS THREE OR

FOUR.

SO IT'S HARD TO GO AGAINSTTHOSE NUMBERS.

I LIKE SEATTLE.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: HALL OF FAME, DO

YOU PUT THE HALL OF FAMEBEHIND THAT DO YOU WANT TO

BET SOMETHING.

>> I PUT THE HALL OF FAMEBEHIND EVERYTHING I CAN DO,

AND YOU CHARGE MORE WHEN YOUDO THAT, SO EVEN THOUGH

YOU'RE LOSING, YOU'REWINNING.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

THERE'S-- THERE'S A HALL OFFAME SURTAX ON EVERYTHING

YOU DO.

LISTEN, I WOULD CHARGE -->> I WAS NEVER ON THIS SHOW

BEFORE.

I'M IN THE HALL OF FAME,NOW I'M HERE.

>> Stephen: WELL, PLEASECOME BACK.

>> THANK YOU.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: FOOTBALL HALL OF

FAMER, CRIS CARTER.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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