I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of some clever nickname for the Panthers RB tandem of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. But everything I come up with is cheesy or dumb. The problem is that Williams and Stewart really don’t have contrasting style. They’re more like twins with subtle differences. They both are blazing fast, use strong, well-timed stiff arms and cut well. As far as differences, Williams brings quicker cuts while Stewart runs with more power.
If Saturday nights’ performance is a purveying of things to come (both rushed for over 100 yds) then somebody is bound to think of a good name for this lethal combo. Maybe left tackle Jordan Gross will come up with something since he was impressed with the duo:
“The thing I liked most was the next series, DeAngelo came back and hit one of his own,” said Gross. “It was fun to be a part of.”
Here’s another commonalty between both long scoring runs: Brad Hoover provided a key if not the key block. You can also count Hoover as a fan of this yet unnamed TD scoring duo:
“All you've got to do is (help) get them through a hole and make a guy miss,” said Hoover, the Panthers' fullback whose block helped spring Williams on his long scoring run. “They've both got the speed, the power. That was evident tonight. They're ready to have success.
“I think their style fits our offense. Jonathan is more physical. But DeAngelo, as small as he might seem, he's a very physical runner in the open field.
“It's nice, I'll tell you.”
Okay, try this one: Snoop-n-Scoot. (I kid)