Friday, January 1, 2010
Carolina backs shooting for 1,100 yards
By Pat Yasinskas
Interesting item from Charles Chandler about Carolina running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. They’ve already become the sixth pair of teammates in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
But Williams and Stewart have a chance to take that a step beyond what tandems such as Larry Csonka/Mercury Morris and Franco Harris/Rocky Bleier did. They have a chance to become the first pair of teammates in history to reach the 1,100-yard mark.
Williams already is past it with 1,117 yards and that may be as high as he goes. Williams hasn’t been practicing because of an ankle injury and might have to sit out Sunday’s finale against New Orleans. That would only create more carries for Stewart, who has rushed for 1,008 yards.
If Stewart can run for 92 yards against the Saints, who haven’t been shutting down the run lately, he and Williams will have a place to themselves in history.