Kevin was the disease and Martz was the cure.
I'm glad someone posted this K.C. info. I have thought for the longest time that I was the only person who felt any negative feelings towards Kevin Carter's playing/attitude. Don't get me wrong, the guy is probably a nice person yet what upset me about Kevin the player was his lack of attitude after a contract of 45 million dollars was pushed aside as if it was a week old kitty litter box :D He was upset that it was not more and was upset that he was getting paid or offered what Isacc 'loveboat' Bruce
was making. If his actions were brought on by a greedy manager, then the manager should have been fired rather than trying to act like Jerry 'show me the money' mcguire!!!
After the disputes and the back and forth on not being able to reach an agreement on both sides Kevin Carter's play became apparent that he was not 'into' the game for the measly millions he was still making and was upset and bitter that he was not making more money. His actions transended on the field and showed that he was not putting 100% into each game. He even was quoted a while back that he played for the 'm o n e y' and not for the love of the game and for me, I have a problem with that. You see, a true team player will play for the love of the game and for the glory of winning with his team mates.
The most devasting display of him not playing 100% was the game against the Bucs last year on monday nite. I still remember Kevin (all 300 pounds plus of him) holding on to the running back of Dunn (all 180 pounds of him) and he couldn't even tackle him while spinning him around like flag football. This enabled Dunn to lateral the ball to the QB and the rest was history. This was typical of Carter and his team mates even made negative comments about him not being the player he could be. If that was me tackling Dunn, I would have reeled in Dunn using my weight and body slammed him to the turf. Not because of the millions of dollars but for the 'love of the game'. Kevin Carter was a cancer that was growing each day in the Rams. And thank god Martz was the cure!!!
Martz had alot of patience with many players yet Carters seemed to be the most noticiible. I think the straw that broke Martz's and the Rams back was the lack of attitude that transended onto the field. Carter Is an "I" or "ME" player and not a team player and with a superstar who puts himself first before the players/team, it spells trouble. Furthermore, in regards to the babygate crises, Carter's lack of communication during his childs birth was no excuse. Carter was still getting paid millions of dollars and other players have always phoned in to their coach about an absence that was going to occur ahead of time. By not calling to let the team or Martz know that he was taking some time off, it made it sound like he just did not care about the team or his coach. Carter forgets, the reason he can afford a home, car, insurance, a family with kids, a good school, food, clothing, fame, jewlery, vacations, etc..etc... is because he gets paid for a living playing for the Rams and when you bite the hand that feeds you its no wonder that things went the way they did.
Plain and simple, the team is a much better team without him. The player(s) I hated to see go was Jerome Bettis, Kevin Green yet that is a whole different story. Hey, is it just me or don't you all feel hungry to go out and eat some of cambell's chunky beef soup? I wish those darn comercials would show some real thoughts of NFL players such as eating some soup by a swimming pool filled with sports illustrated models!!!
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