Panthers' Running Tandem Now "Double Trouble"

Matthew GilmartinSenior Analyst IJanuary 5, 2009

After the Carolina Panthers' regular season finale against the New Orleans Saints, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart announced an official name for themselves—"Double Trouble". 

Before "Double Trouble" was unveiled, there was debate about whether Williams and Stewart or the Titans' LenDale White and Chris Johnson should get the privilege of labeling themselves with the moniker "Smash and Dash."

Many NFL fans outside of Tennessee thought that, because of their superior statistics accumulated throughout the regular season, Williams and Stewart should get the nickname. 

Williams and Stewart rushed for 2,437 yards, scored 30 touchdowns, averaged 4.8 yards per carry, and had 24 runs for 20 yards or more.  White and Johnson ran for 2,199 yards, scored 24 touchdowns, averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and had 15 runs for 20 yards or longer.

But now that Williams and Stewart have announced that their trademark is "Double Trouble," the press and fans alike can refer to them by their preferred name—and can refer to White and Johnson as "Smash and Dash". 

Since White and Johnson have been unofficially known as "Smash and Dash" for a while, it won't be as hard for you to remember to call them that.  But it might be harder for you to remember to refer to Williams and Stewart as "Double Trouble."

So, please make an extra effort to remember to refer to Williams and Stewart as "Double Trouble." 

Thank you.