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Steelers LB Chris Carter & His Trainer Talk About Offseason Training


Erin Sharoni, co-host of the "Jim Rome on Showtime" recently interviewed Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Chris Carter and his trainer, Matthew Uohara, via Spreecast about his offseason training regimen. Being as we have had quite a few post lately about which Steelers player is training where this offseason, I thought that several of you might enjoy the interview. Sharoni interviews athletes about training and nutrition, among other things, on her own time and reached out to me to see if I would post this.

Carter was placed on the injured reserve list by the Steelers back in the middle of November with an abdominal injury. He started the first three games of the year at right outside linebacker while James Harrison was sidelined. Carter recorded 8 total tackles on the season and no sacks in just over 100 snaps on defense.

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  • SteelSpine

    Irrelevant player. Chris Carter sucked. Had no impact at the most impact position of a 3-4 defense, the right outside. Thank God Harrison returned with half Harrison’s body left. And if someone uses excuse of was only Carter’s second year, at right outside LB some big plays would fall into even a corpse’s lap at that position. Wished Carter had showed some promise because we wouldn’t need to now hope Harrison returns with a pay cut, we could let Harrison move on to his life’s work. Carter & Mundy are similar in that we wanted to groom them to be able to take over, but looks like those 2 draftpicks were swings & misses & it’s why now gotta draft high up a candidate for right outside LB and a strong safety.

  • steeltown

    Yea.. I dont understand all the hype surrounding him entering the season last year, even the coaches were singing his praises saying he was showing promise….. he showed nothing.
    Now Worilds is another story.. I truly think he could replace Harrison when the time comes

  • SteelersDepot

    You conveniently forget that Carter was a rookie during the lockout and thus learned absolutely nothing during that first season as a result. Plus his hamstring was an issue as well. Last year was essentially his rookie year, and as expected, looked lost. This is the offseason he will be expected to make the jump now. Pro Bowl for Carter? Nobody is saying that. Carter a starter? Nobody is saying that either but he should be expected to backup both outside spots this season. You people sure like to toss the baby out with the bath water quickly. Need I remind you how long it took for James Harrison to grasp things? Remember how bad he looked early on? I guess not.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    Carter, Spence, Robinson, and Sly will make a difference this yr. Just how much of a difference is all speculation. . .

  • Michael Mazanowski

    I assume Spence will be moved to safety. . .reminds me of Lee Flowers albeit a little heavier!

  • http://twitter.com/dericklyoung Derick L Young

    Harrison was cut multiple times by the ravens and the steelers. Give Carter his time. Like SilverBack

  • http://twitter.com/dericklyoung Derick L Young

    I don’t think so. Spence will play @ ILB and greater on ST

  • Pete

    I don’t know about Carter replacing Harrison. As Dave says, the jury is still out on that one as he is too green to be adequately judged. Next season will give a better indication. Butler said he sees Worilds and Carter as the same player. It’s going to be very hard for Carter (or Worilds) to replicate Harrison. Harrison is a man monster. I’m just hoping these guys can stay healthy and give us 10 sacks a season and help in the run game the way Harrison does.

  • SteelSpine

    Well lets review then. The lockout was 2 offseasons ago, not last offseason, we did have full offseason last year where the staff prepared Carter in camp & all preseason to be the starter, since we had drafted him the year prior. (not relatively high though, my correction on that).
    - That lockout applied to all 32 teams, not just Chris Carter, not just the Steelers. No offensive player in their second year with same number of years experience as Carter had any trouble dominating Carter last season. Hmmm.
    - And funny how plenty of players in NFL who entered NFL in same year as Carter, were decent players in NFL. Including at LB.
    - You wrote that because of the lockout the first season Carter “learned absolutely nothing during that first season.” That’s impossible to learn nothing during entire regular season of weeks between games, especially for Carter because he was healthy & practiced between games, intermingled with watching tape with other linebackers & his coaches during the entire year. Other 2nd year players in NFL used that season of weeks between regular season games to learn. Carter did get paid throughout that year.
    - To excuse every player who has stunk their 1st 2 years just because cannot remember Harrison’s 2nd year, if a GM followed your guideline of that, their team would probably be winless. As to whether in Harrison’s 2nd year Harrison too stunk getting dominated & making no plays, I don’t remember Harrison’s 2nd year so I’ll take your word that one.

  • Mike Carroll

    I believe Lebeau said he saw Mundy and W. Allen as being the same player, but Mundy, in spite of multiple opportunities, has failed to develop into a good player, while W. Allen actually has performed well as a backup. I don’t see Worilds and Carter as the same player either. Worilds has at least made some plays while he has been on the field, whereas Carter has been totally brushed aside and made invisible. I think it’s questionable that Carter makes the roster this year.

  • grw1960

    I Wouldn’t call Carter being drafted in the late 5th round ” relatively high”

  • SteelSpine

    You are correct. When young Worids was on the field he at least made some plays. How long before a draftee not even in NFL yet, passes up Carter on the depth chart, that will be the telling tale. Worilds probably the default starter on the right but the dilemma is we might need him on the left side too since Lamar started getting injured too often,& Worilds is big enough to play on the left side.

  • steeltown

    Exactly.. A.Robinson will pass Carter on the depth chart this training camp.. if he doesnt step up

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    2011 Draft Class…and the Lockout
    1.Cam Heyward
    2.Marcus Gilbert
    3.Curtis Brown
    4.Cortez Allen
    5.Chris Carter
    6.Keith Williams (Cut)
    7.Baron Batch
    Ok, these players had to deal with NO OTA’s, mini camps ect. their rookie year. They were basically thrown into training camp and given a playbook. That being said, I think it would also be safe to say that 2012 was their true Rookie year. With 6 of those 7 picks still on the roster, I think we will see a significant improvement in their development this year. We all know it takes a few years to play and start in Coach Dick’s defense.

  • steeltown

    Good point about Harrison.. thats my argument regarding Worilds.. I think he has the tools to be a starter, its just taking him some time to learn it and prove it… I sure hope Worilds is given a fair chance this season (and he just might should Harrison not be back) I would hate to groom this guy only to see him walk after this season and become a solid starter for another Team

    Worilds I have faith in.. Carter has yet to show me anything.. guess we’ll see

  • steeltown

    Yep.. but all players have been somewhat productive when given a chance, except Carter.. and Batch, but his story is somewhat foggy due to multiple season ending injuries. Even Curtis Brown had a couple good games at the end of the year last season, played well against SD not to mention he’s a monster on special teams..

    I wont completely give up on Carter, but he will be surpassed on the chart if he’s not ready to step up, especially if they draft OLB and A.Robinson improves

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    Yeah, it will be interesting to see what A. Robinson brings this year but he did go undrafted due to his rawness…Awesome athlete though. I believe Carter was hampered by hamstrings his first 2 years which did not help his development either.

  • steeltown

    True…. if Harrison does not return (which is very likely) I see Carter and A.Robinson backing up Woodley and Worilds.. but IF they draft an OLB.. then things get very interesting

  • Maurice_hill_district

    I think u nailed it.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Robinson & Brandon Johnson showed bigger potential for us than CC, but it was only preseason. Robinson was only a rookie, I think. Then coaches never gave Robinson or Johnson any chance during the year. So dont assume theyll giv Robinson or Brandon Johnson any chance next year. I wish they would try those 2 players on some downs this year.

  • steeltown

    I dont think B.Johnson will be re-signed. He was brought in late because both Worilds and Harrison were still recovering from injury/surgery before the season started, then Spence went down and Sly was having issues as well (and BJ can play inside and outside) With all named above healthy and the signing of Brian Rolle and possible draft picks at the LB position.. I doubt Johnson is re-signed

  • SteelersDepot

    Sigh. Listen to what Keith Butler said about Carter here during camp: Keep in mind that Carter has now played all of 150 snaps on defense since being drafted.
    http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/08/important-preseason-on-tap-for-chris-carter/

  • Thomas Rancy

    if this guy can get to 240 pounds of lean muscle he has the quicks to get it done. He needs to be fast and compact like harrison was.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Our fan base is no different than any other…we expect players to just be good right away. Im not saying i think Carter will be an All Pro or for that fact any good but give the kid at least 3 years to show us something.

  • SteelSpine

    “give draftpicks 3 years to show something” That’s a joke, right? Hehehe. Why not make it 5 years to show anything. 10 years if it’s a QB.

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