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Brandon Carr says he never seriously considered retiring

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In the moments after losing to the Packers in the playoffs, former Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr wondered aloud how long he intended to play.

But after joining the Ravens, Carr said it was nothing more than momentary frustration, and that he’s excited to begin his new chapter.

“I just basically said, nine years [of playing in the NFL], and my question to [the media] was: How long is a career?” Carr said, via Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun. “And they run with it whichever way they want to run with it, but it probably lasted about 17 seconds, and then you get it out of your system. It was a tough loss.”

The manner and timing of the loss was particularly difficult for the top-seeded Cowboys, whose season of surprising good fortune unraveled with an Aaron Rodgers drive and a game-winning Mason Crosby field goal as time expired. Carr admitted that took a toll on him, but said he looked forward to joining a group that added safety Tony Jefferson to an already talented core of cornerback Jimmy Smith and safety Eric Weddle.

“I think we have a special group here,” Carr said. “The secondary and the moves they made before me committing was really another deciding factor in me coming. Just seeing the thought process and just seeing what was coming to fruition with the guys they were bringing on the back end and the emphasis they put on skilled play on the back end. I just hope I can come in and still be consistent, durable, make a lot of plays, and we can have incredible chemistry and do some great things this year.”

And while the story of the veteran cornerback possibly walking away created a bit of a stir in Dallas, it’s yet another reminder (cough, Ben Roethlisberger, cough) to not attach too much importance to the things tired, frustrated players say immediately after a long season ends.

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12 Responses to “Brandon Carr says he never seriously considered retiring”
  1. andyforh says: Mar 21, 2017 8:13 AM

    He will be one and done in Baltimore (if he makes it out of camp). Im surprised they give a 3rd or 4th CB a press conference. Ive watched brandon for years. No ball awareness, flat footed, stiff hips, lack of speed, poor tackler all of these are him. Still wish him the best, great person, great for community, just wouldnt want him on my football team. Only really great stat that he has is durability.

  2. stucats says: Mar 21, 2017 8:28 AM

    good luck in Baltimore B. Carr, you were a good soldier in Dallas, at least you played almost every game in the last 5 years unlike the other corner that left for free agency that signed with the Jets.

  3. tylawspick6 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:46 AM

    Won’t make the playoffs.

    Roster has been gutted in recent years, they’re old and they have no depth.

    Assembling random 30+ year old FAs who cost too much, out of desperation, is not a good approach in the cap era.

  4. jamaltimore says: Mar 21, 2017 10:56 AM

    Won’t make the playoffs.

    Roster has been gutted in recent years, they’re old and they have no depth.

    Assembling random 30+ year old FAs who cost too much, out of desperation, is not a good approach in the cap era.

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    Your wish list is not reality. I know how scared NE is when the Ravens come to foxboro for the playoffs but Jimmy Smith and Jefferson are both under 30, plus tavon young is like 24 and played great last year. Now if only Ozzie can get some receiver help the Black and Purple should be back to the playoffs next year.

  5. cowboy4life88 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:22 AM

    Other teams made highlight reels on this guy while he was with the Cowboys. This made my day when he left the Cowboys!

  6. jag1959 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:33 AM

    “…it’s yet another reminder (cough, Ben Roethlisberger, cough) to not attach too much importance to the things tired, frustrated players say immediately after a long season ends.”

    Or what (cough, Ben Roethlisberger, cough) some of them are still saying in mid March

  7. guitarkevin says: Mar 21, 2017 12:13 PM

    Carr is a “depth” signing. The Ravens will pick up a good CB prospect in the early rounds.

  8. tylawspick6 says: Mar 21, 2017 12:46 PM

    Your wish list is not reality. I know how scared NE is when the Ravens come to foxboro for the playoffs but Jimmy Smith and Jefferson are both under 30, plus tavon young is like 24 and played great last year. Now if only Ozzie can get some receiver help the Black and Purple should be back to the playoffs next year.

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    One of the more laughable things I’ve ever seen.

    Keep telling yourself that. Your lone impressive win ever in Foxborough was January of 2013. Whopdee-doo. Other than that, NE owns the Ravens the last 15 years.

    You choked down TWO 14 point leads in the 2014 divisional rd, with your very dumb defenders unable to figure out what a “ineligible” WR is. LOL

    Don’t make me list your 1st and 2nd rd draft busts since3 2010, either.

    Your O Line stinks, your RBs are old or suspended, and your QB takes up a huge part of your payroll.

    Also, your LBs stink, too. Orr is a huge loss, and Mosely is the lone good player left, down the middle.

    BRandon Williams is now wildly overpaid because he’s had too many busts like Mt Cody or Tim Jernigan.

    When was the last time Ozzie drafted a good WR? Torrey Smith? Oh, ok, well why didn’t they resign him? Did they budget for him or were other guys wildly overpaid for their ages, blocking that reality?

    How many quality OL players have you lost the 2-3 years?

    Shall I keep going?

    The Pats have never feared the Ravens, either. No one fears a team in purple with one of the ugliest logos and unis known to mankind.

    lmao

  9. swhy19 says: Mar 21, 2017 12:52 PM

    He played the past 5 yrs like he was retired..

  10. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 21, 2017 1:13 PM

    well, in the AFC you won’t have to worry about the refs handing a win the packers in the postseason.

  11. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 21, 2017 2:15 PM

    I still can’t believe the Cowboys were one and done last year.

  12. spartan01 says: Mar 23, 2017 4:34 PM

    That is one amazing set of alternative facts by tylaw. Lighten up buddy, its the off season.

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