DeAngelo Williams was not pleased when he learned that the Carolina Panthers were deemed the Washington Redskins' ''homecoming'' opponent.
He riled up his teammates by talking about it in a pregame speech, stashed a copy of the game program in his locker, then took to Twitter to rub it in after the Panthers' 21-13 victory. His conversation with reporters on the topic was one of the best locker room moments ever at the Redskins' stadium.
''You don't say you're going to have a `homecoming' in the National Football League,'' Williams said. ''You do it in college. It's one of those teams that's just terrible. You don't book, like, a good team for homecoming.''
So does he think the Panthers spoiled the homecoming dance?
''I don't know if they had a dance or anything,'' he said. ''I just know you don't give a team extra motivation by putting that on your program. Even just blatantly coming out and saying: `You're our homecoming game.'''
But if the Panthers, 1-6 entering the game, wer...