After the NFC Championship Game, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin took issue with the fact that ESPN analyst and Hall of Famer Cris Carter called Seattle’s receiver group “appetizers” because they were lacking a main course.
The two weeks between that game and the Super Bowl didn’t do much to diminish the slight that Baldwin felt and he again aired his grievances with Carter in the wake of the 43-8 victory. Baldwin had five catches for 66 yards and a touchdown, helping him to a Super Bowl ring that he says he’s happy to show off to the ringless Carter.
“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. You need to slow down and go back and not do it half-assed and put some effort into it, because you’re saying some stuff that didn’t really make sense,” Baldwin said, via John Boyle of the Everett Herald. “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, 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.”
There’s not all that much to add to Baldwin’s words other than to say that the purported appetizer enjoyed his dessert on Sunday night.