Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell told Muhsin Muhammad he had something special in store for him if LaFell got into the end zone in the Week 3 game against the Giants.
Muhammad a Panthers wide receiver from 1996-2004 and 2008-2009 had just banged the ‘Keep Pounding’ drum before the home game when LaFell approached him. LaFell told the former Panther that if he caught a touchdown pass he’d do Muhammad’s famous ball-between-the-legs touchdown celebration.
Sure enough LaFell did the celebration after hauling in a 20-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
“I say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I like the way Brandon plays” Muhammad said.
The gesture was a reminder of the days of Muhammad and it was symbolic of what veteran receiver Steve Smith said at training camp this summer: For the first time since the 2003 trio of himself Muhammad and Ricky Proehl the Panthers have three talented wide recievers in Smith LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr.
In 2003 Smith Muhammad and Proehl co...