Cris Carter Knows Why Scotty Miller Burned The Packers

January 27th, 2021

Dissed, says Hall of Fame WR.

Joe doesn’t think there was one Bucs fan happy that Antonio Brown messed up his knee against the Saints and wasn’t available for the NFC Championship game.

In Cris Carter’s eyes, that was a blessing in disguise.

The Hall of Fame wide receiver believes if Brown was on the field instead of Miller when the Bucs called for park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady to throw a bomb with seconds left in the first half, that pass would never have been completed.

Carter believes he knows why and how Miller made that play. Carter, appearing on The Pat McAfee Show, explained that Packers corner Kevin King likely didn’t respect Miller and didn’t think a white guy could run past him. So Carter maintains King half-arsed the coverage on the play thinking Miller is just some possession receiver guy.

Miller runs a 4.39 40-yard dash.

“The defensive back of [Green Bay] underestimated that white kid,” Carter said. “If that had been Antonio Brown, he would have been backed off of.”

Joe has said this several times already and Joe is serious about this:

If the Bucs win the Super Bowl, Miller’s catch of a 39-yard bomb at the end of the first half against the Packers will go down as a top-five, maybe top-three play in Bucs history (depending what happens next Sunday night).

In Joe’s mind, plays remembered forever are season-changing plays that come at you like a bolt of lightning. You don’t see or expect them coming and then all of a sudden — BANG!

Rondé Barber’s pick-six in the 2002 NFC Championship is the greatest play not just in Bucs history but in Tampa Bay sports history. It was certainly a lightning bolt moment.

Joe would put Derrick Brooks’ pick-six to seal the Super Bowl at No. 2 on the Bucs list.

Miller’s could be No. 3. That’s how unexpected and season-changing that catch was.

You can see Carter’s explanation in the video below.

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