Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith hadn’t scored a touchdown all season until Sunday. So when he finally got into the endzone, he had an interesting celebration.
Hey, shake what ya mama gave ya and what not. Panthers win over the Redskins, during their homecoming too! 21-13. Apparently DJ Williams and Cam Newton were pretty fired up at the label of the game and used it as game day inspiration.
“I get over and I pick over the game day [program], and I’m looking at the [program], it’s customary,” Williams said, per D.C. Sports Bog. “And I look on there and it says homecoming. And I’m thinking to myself, like, this is the National Football League. Are you serious? Homecoming? Homecoming.
“It was the whole team,” said Williams. “It was the whole team. That was definitely motivating. I mean, you don’t say you’re gonna have a homecoming in the National Football League. I mean, you do it in college. It’s [against] one of those teams that’s just terrible. You don’t book a good team for homecoming….I don’t know if they had a dance or anything; I just know you don’t give a team extra motivation by putting that on your program, just blatantly coming out and saying you’re our homecoming game.”
I guess Steve Smith’s shimmy provided “the dance.”