Riders receiver Duron Carter chirps former team, calls Alouettes old

Duron Carter took a shot at his old team in Montreal after the Alouettes officially hired 63-year-old head coach Mike Sherman.


Legendary Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Brett Favre is currently 48 and he’s been retired since 2010.

The enigmatic pass catcher was at the centre of controversy for much of the 2016 season while in Montreal. He was suspended one game for bumping Redblacks coach Rick Campbell after scoring a touchdown in a game on June 30 and was involved in a practice confrontation with quarterback Rakeem Cato.

After those incidents piled up, Carter was released in October 2016 and eventually signed a one-year deal with the Riders. The 26-year-old was a 2017 CFL all-star on a Saskatchewan team that went 10-8 and made the East Final. Meanwhile, Montreal had the worst record in the league at 3-15.

Carter got the last laugh in 2017 and added another one for good measure.


51 Comments on Riders receiver Duron Carter chirps former team, calls Alouettes old

  1. greenenvy? // December 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm //

    This from the 6’5″ Carter who was held to 3 catches for 18 yards in 2 games vs the Als. By Mincy, the shortest guy in the secondary, no less. Big talk, Duron.

    • Duran Carter would be an NFL star if he he had the discipline to speak well and filter what is going on inside that head of his. Instead he is thought of as a headcase, difficult and puts self before team.

    • Jeff Garcia's Agent // December 21, 2017 at 11:26 am //

      Mincy’s one of the best DB’s in the league and has gotten looks from multiple MFL teams this offseason. One of the plays he made came in Montreal. Mincy tipped a ball that he had to sell out to get. it was an outstanding play and it was the only thing that stopped an 80 TD reception by Carter. During the second game in Sask, Carter played the vast majority of the game on defense.

      I don’t think you made the point you were hoping to make.

    • Again Carter set up to be in a bad light ,!!! twisted by unprofessional 3Down nation staff writers incapable of anything but garbage TMZ style headline writing to twist and corrupt a personality they may dislike words. Perhaps Carters feelings were legitimate ,and he felt that the hire of Sherman ( who he may or may not know better then 3/4 of the CFL writers as his DAD is a former NFL player !!!!!– and travels consistently in the same NFL alum circles as Sherman/Farve0 was agood thing for the ALs. Perhaps his referral to bringing Farve out of retirement was not as a player , but to give Farve an actual professional coaching experience as possible offensive coordinator/qb coach /recivers coach/running back coach …… The Ole gang he would refer to is a slang term for guys one runs with same as new school posse’ but the morons on this writing staff only see a chance to trash talk Carter once again , and from behind a computer screen //never to his face , guess they are afraid of Carter puching their lights out in real life if being so disrespectful

  2. Poor baby! Not his fault the Als suck!

  3. Edward Leslie // December 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm //

    LOL. You gotta like the trash talk from D.C.. The guy’s entertaining on AND OFF the field.
    I consider Jim Popp one of the brightest minds in the CFL ever, but even he has made mistakes.
    His Top 3: 3. Dan Hawkins as H.C. 2. Releasing Brandon Bridge and #1. Releasing Duron Carter!
    Montreal’s loss is Saskatchewan’s gain.

    • greenonions // December 21, 2017 at 1:18 am //

      It was Chapdelaine”s 1st order of busines to get rid of Carter when the interim tag was taken off, not Popp. Carter was a disruptive influence. Riders are welcome to him.

  4. …..also he’s not wrong.

  5. Yep. Agree with Scottsask. Carter may be a lot of things, but with respect to this the one thing he’s not is wrong.

  6. Whoopie Goldberg showing everyone why he’s not in the NFL… Keep it up Duron.

  7. ……..aaaaand he’s currently not a Rider receiver, he’s a free agent. Hope to get him back though.

    • BigRedMachine // December 21, 2017 at 12:50 am //

      I think he’s still under contract until FA hits in February though he does have permission to attend NFL workouts.

  8. I wish DC would do a lot less trash talking on the field but I have to admit, this tweet is funny.

  9. Pointless article as Joey Alfieri who used to write Montreal articles on this site, used a similar joke before Carter did. Hardly a big deal no matter who said it unless you have strong feelings on way or another about Duron Carter or the Roughriders.

  10. Greenenvy Carter ain’t 6 ft 5 lmao I’m 6ft 3 and he’s a few inches shorter then me. He’s turn out to veva great asset and great friend of mine. With the signing of BB Jefferson and if Carter re signs if he doesn’t get signed in NFL and along with the other 20 few agents we will ROCK the CFL 2018 so get your facts straight.

    • greenenvy? // December 21, 2017 at 1:29 am //

      Well Barrue, he’s listed at 6’5″ at NFL.com, on the CFL website, Wikipedia & multiple other sources. Maybe you’re not 6’3″??? Otherwise take it up with the CFL & NFL. I’m going by what they list him at. The info’s there for you to see – have at it.

  11. Edward Leslie // December 21, 2017 at 12:28 am //

    He’s right about the age thing. Montreal has the oldest team and the worst record in 2017. So what their answer? Make the Coaching staff old too! They are now discussing bringing in EVEN OLDER Rich Stubler as D/C. He’s 69!
    Sherman’s got an impressive pedigree as a coach in
    the NFL and NCAA, but isn’t 63 a bit old to try and learn an all new kind of football?

  12. The guy can speak his mind all day. He is the best athlete in the CFL. Whatcha got defence? Whatcha got offence? Whatcha got? Nuthin cause he is ligit.

    • greenenvy? // December 21, 2017 at 1:48 am //

      A guy who finishes over 600 yards behind the leading receiver is not even close to the best receiver, never mind best athlete. How do YOU judge an athlete? Speed? Slightly slower combine results than Demski. Jumping ability? Vertical at NFL combine 33″. Last year DB OBi Melifonwu did 44″ at combine. Not unusual to do 40″. He didn’t even try the 225 bench press. Zylstra did 16 reps, good for a receiver & has about same time in the 40 at his NFL combine & better vertical plus is a sculpted 225 lbs at 6’3″. Best athlete – by what measure? If you think so what are you basing it on? Whatcha got J??? I’m listening.

      • Just because a receiver has 600 yards more in a season doesn’t make him the “best” receiver.
        It depends on who the QB targets.
        If the QB “spreads the wealth” around and targets other receivers, then one receiver may end up with less yardage.
        If the QB targets one receiver on a continual basis then there is a good chance that the receiver will have the most yardage in the league.
        Look at Ottawa, two years in a row they had FOUR receivers over 1,000 yards, Burris know how to target all his receivers.

        • Just look at what happened with Ernest Jackson, the guy caught everything thrown at him when he was in Ottawa, the Grey Cup hero in 2016.
          He caught everything thrown at him in Ottawa because the QB was an accurate passer, he goes to the Als and the QB was always hurried and not an accurate passer – result – lowest receiving yards ever for Jackson.

          In Edmonton they have a QB who won the MOP and an accurate passer, can you imagine the yardage that Carter would have if he played for an accurate QB like that??

          Comparing stats is not the way to do it, especially when you rely on someone else to throw the ball to you !!!
          I would imagine that if Zylstra played for the Riders or Als he would be 600 yards behind the leader

      • Other posters are making some great points.
        We forget that a receiver is only as good as the QB that throws him the ball.
        Carter is pretty amazing considering that he has relied on some inconsistent QBs to get him the ball. A guy like Zylstra doesn’t have to make the spectacular catches because he has a QB that can put the ball right into his hands.
        Doing reps or jumps or sprints doesn’t mean “sqaut” – if a QB can’t get you the ball.
        A great QB can make an average receiver look good

    • I used to think 63 was old, but not it seems young to me!

  13. Old guys coaching everywhere thru out football in the CFL, NFL, NCAA and CIS. They just don’t want to give it up. The good ones get bright young coaches to help them lessen the load on them. The young guys can do 10-12 hr. days everyday. The old guys can do a solid 8 hrs. without losing focus and not hurt their overall health. Hoping Mike Sherman follows this example in putting his staff together.

    • The guy is 63, he’s still two years away from official pension age. When you are in your 60s you probably have 40 years of experience and seen everything.
      It’s not like these coaches have to run around and play with the team. They stand there with a whistle, direct the practice, look at film, put plays on a chalk board and put up X and Os

  14. Colour me green // December 21, 2017 at 12:49 am //

    Just having some fun. Lots of players make these tweets.

  15. Dundas dude // December 21, 2017 at 5:29 am //

    Duron Carter is one of the characters in the game and a phenomenal athlete. I never liked him in Montreal (when SJ Green would quietly just continue to be the best Als receiver), but the guy has character. I don’t think I’d wanna spend the week on a family vacation with the guy, but it is refreshing to see a real human, not some disingenuous managed robot. The guy is great for promoting the game.

  16. Vic Menthol // December 21, 2017 at 8:01 am //

    The Pride of Saskatchewan has spoken!

  17. The pride of Saskatchewan? I certainly hope not. A guy who needs babysitting by the head coach, can’t keep his mouth shut, takes more than his share of personal penalties, has the rest of the players on the field always ready to pull him out of a scrum hopefully before his mouth backs the team up, had more dropped catchable passes than anyone else on the team, this is what you are proud of? Of course, he must be the best athlete in the CFL, just ask him; he will tell you that he is . You won’t believe stats that tell you that there are better athletes but you do believe Carter and Jones that he is the best. Two that are somewhat biased. If he is so tremendous, why did he have six games in 2017 with twenty yards or less, two games with no yards.
    So players that are classy, lead by example, don’t mouth off on social media are disingenuous managed robots? Truth is that Carter is the most micro managed guy in the league. Jones admits that he spends ten to fifteen minutes a day with him. I will take Roosevelt over Carter any day. Roosevelt just quietly goes about his job. I guess he is one of those disingenuous managed robots. Having Duron Carter promote the league is like being represented by one of the three stooges. Funny but hardly the image you want to project.

  18. Sources Say // December 21, 2017 at 9:37 am //

    It’s not ‘if’ Duron Carter implodes, it’s ‘when’.

  19. The enigmatic pass catcher was at the centre of controversy for much of the 2016 season while in Montreal.

  20. One of the problems in football (and most ‘team’ sports) is that stats-math is used to determine who is the best etc etc. Best O line in the league has more to do with results by both QB and RB (and even receiver) numbers than any one other single factor. Put even BLM behind the worst O line and receivers that can’t get open and stats mean nothing.

  21. Duron gets into trouble on his own, but it was when he was teamed up with his cousin Stafford in Montreal that the two of them became a particular distraction.

  22. That’s the kind of a dick-head Carter is.He is trouble in the locker room when any little thing goes not to HIS liking.I was very disappointed with Bo Levi for engaging with this head case in social media. Bo played right into his hand.

  23. I am a Rider fan and when they signed him I must admit I thought they were crazy. But as the season went on I grew too love him. Hope he comes back!

  24. This guy just doesn’t know how to shut his mouth seriously

    • Correct. and fans of his don’t get what TEAM sports is all about.This guy is still immature.When things aren’t going exactly his way there is a divide in a dressing room

  25. Edward Leslie // December 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm //

    Dan, why do you want him to shut his mouth. Are you against freedom of speech or are you just in love with the usual empty cliches we hear in interviews with hockey players?? YAWN! I think the CFL needs more colourful outspoken characters like DC. He even backs it up, like when Bo Levi said they’d throw the ball to his side all day, when he was moved to DB. Carter was classy in his comeback andlet actions speak louder than words. That was different for him too.

  26. I don’t think I have ever heard the words classy and Carter in the same sentence before and probably never will again. Carter is full of self serving empty cliches.

  27. Bleeding Green // December 22, 2017 at 11:13 am //

    The Als were the oldest team in 2017. lol Duron just being Duron.

  28. Simply put, Carter needs to be heard..

  29. ivan Diablo // December 26, 2017 at 3:08 pm //

    i wonder if [former al] sj green and [cut al] bear woods might be able to calm him down and be a great receiver for the argos

  30. I am pretty sure that Trestman wouldn’t sign Carter. He doesn’t put up with those kind of attitudes in the locker room. Why would he? Popp always seems to find excellent talent without the arrogant immature attitudes.

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