It's been nearly two months and four regular-season games since Carter said Johnson was an elite wide receiver only in video games. In that time, Johnson has hauled in eight touchdown passes, tying Carter's own NFL record for consecutive games with at least two TD receptions.
On Monday morning, Carter officially backtracked.
There you go, Cris. That wasn't so hard, was it?
We can imagine this has all been a very unpleasant situation for Carter -- the former Vikings great and current ESPN analyst. But when there's a camera and live mic attached to your person, it's best to fully consider thoughts before speaking. Johnson was a beast before this season, now he's downright scary.
Next up on the mea culpa list? Let's go with the Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who does an awful lot of talking for a guy that isn't even the boss of his own coaching staff. Ryan said prior to Detroit's comeback win over the Cowboys that Dez Bryant and Miles Austinwere both superior to Johnson.