Rookie Reaction: Q&A with Receiver Greg Carr

WR Greg Carr (Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

WR Greg Carr hopes to be the next towering wide-out to thrive in San Diego's offense. The 6-foot-5 rookie is oozing with raw talent and rare athleticism. Now, Carr must improve his technique and football IQ if he hopes to make a big impact. He offers a progress report to SDBoltReport.com's Michael Kranzler.

To read Part II of this Q&A -- where Carr talks about falling through the cracks, narrowing his focus and comparing favorably to Plaxico Burress -- click here.

Michael Kranzler: You exploded onto the scene at Florida State, catching 21 TDs in your first two seasons. Was there any reason for your regression over your last two seasons (eight total touchdowns)?

Greg Carr: Not really. I've just got to go out there and continue to make plays and do things of that sort. Being somewhere like Florida State, you may have up years, down years, good years, stuff like that because there are so many athletes surrounding you. You've just got to take advantage of the opportunities.


WR Greg Carr
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MK: You and former top-four pick Peter Warrick are the only Seminoles to be in the school's career top-five in catches, yards and TDs. What does that say about the quality of your FSU career?

GC: I think it says a lot, because there's been a lot of great receivers at Florida State, and me being in that company really means a lot to me. And it really says a lot for my career that people really can pay attention to.

MK: Tell me some about your experience playing in the Senior Bowl.

GC: Oh, it was a great experience. I was very thankful that we were being called at the last minute. It really meant a lot to be playing around some of those guys that are really top-notch guys and just to have that opportunity. It was a really big thing for me.

MK: Has there been anything about your rookie experience you weren't expecting?

GC: Not really. It's everything you kind of know because you hear from other guys, but at the same time, once you get that experience yourself it's a whole different thing. I didn't know that you've just got to come out and work every day. It's just different from college because you've got to come out and you've got to be very precise with techniques and things like that. Sometimes I know in college guys may get away with being athletic, but you've got to perform and have the technique as well as your athleticism. I know that's something that I want to work on.

MK: Is there anything you want to say to Charger fans, or that you would like them to know about you?

GC: Greg Carr is going to do whatever he can to the best of his ability to be the best player he can be, and he's very thankful for the opportunity to have a chance to play for the Chargers.

To read Part II of this Q&A -- where Carr talks about falling through the cracks, narrowing his focus and comparing favorably to Plaxico Burress -- click here.

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