The Washington Redskins may be the only team in the league who openly speak of having a homecoming opponent.
Yesterday the Skins held their third annual Alumni Day at Fed Ex Field, where 150 former Redskins gathered for pictures and a social gathering before the game.
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams may not have gotten the memo regarding it being only a Redskins tradition, because according to USA Today, Williams was not pleased about the Panthers being the homecoming opponent of choice.
“It pissed me off,” Williams, who rushed for a 30-yard touchdown, said, via CBS-D.C. “I picked up the Gameday (program), and I’m looking at the Gameday, and it says ‘homecoming,’ and I’m thinking to myself, this is the National Football League. Are you serious? Homecoming? Homecoming, and it’s not like you tried to hide it. You blatantly put it on the front of the Gameday, and you talk about somebody getting fired up today. I was pissed.
“That was definitely motivating. You don’t say you’re going to have a homecoming in the National Football League. You do it in college against one of those teams that’s just terrible. You don’t book a good team for homecoming. You don’t give a team extra motivation by putting that on your program.”
Way to go out and win that for all the Duke’s of the world DeAngelo.
Win one for the little guy.