Tim Carter's early camp learning curve

Some insider notes direct from second round draft pick wide receiver Tim Carter

The coaches have been great so far. They've congratulated me after some of the big plays that I've made. But they've also helped me with some things that I've been able to correct.

One thing is on a running play when I go in motion. The change was as simple as switching the way I settle down at the end of my motion. I'm supposed to block a defensive end on that play, so I needed to be in perfect position with proper technique to do so. It was just a matter of making an alignment change to be more effective.

As far as pass plays, one thing I needed to work on was locating the ball on passes that have already been thrown before I turn to look.

Timing is crucial in this league on a lot of routes. The quarterback has to have confidence in me to make the play and confidence in himself to make that throw.

I was running a glance route, like a skinny post, which is a timing route. The quarterback's counting one, two, three, four, five, then letting the ball go.

I have to place my body in front of the defender. I was sticking and planting then looking up for the ball. Coach Robinson told me to look as I'm sticking on that last step just so I can find the ball a little quicker.

I've been making that play every time since. It's just small stuff like that, but it can make a big difference.

My goal is to get better every day and that's what I've been doing.

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