Tim Carter, Really?

The Rams are hurting at wide receiver this season with rookie Brooks Foster lost for the season before the season even started and Laurent Robinson was just showing the tip of his promise and was also lost for the year.

They have picked up both Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson from Philadelphia’s deep wide receiver corps.  Amendola has been a particular bright spot and has played well in his role as a slot receiver.

The Rams picked up veteran Tim Carter in the offseason to help patch up their depth and wide receiver, but he hasn’t been much more than a warm body and was cut on September 5th.  However, Tim Carter, like a zombie in a bad horror movie, kept coming back and was resigned on October 12th.  And just like a zombie, he continues to haunt our dreams.

He’s got no speed, he can’t catch and he can’t get seperation from opposing corners.  Which, strangely, is very similar to how a zombie would act on a football field.

At the very least, the Rams should activate Brandon Gibson and deactivate Carter next week against the Detroit Lions.  Brandon Gibson at least presents some upside for the young and struggling Rams.  The Rams made a choice to go with younger players who can learn this season and Tim Carter does not fit into that mold.  I’d rather have Nate Jones or Derek Stanley or Sean Walker out there instead of Carter.  At least they would be able to claim youth and inexperience as an excuse.

When Tim Carter is on the field, the opposing defense can safely ignore him as he can be covered with 1 guy, which makes the rest of the wide receivers’ jobs more difficult.  So, its not as easy as to not throw to him when he is in the game (let alone twice in a row…in the red zone).  Don’t let him in the game, don’t let him on the active squad, don’t let him on the roster.  The rebuilding Rams should focus on players with upside and Tim Carter has none.


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