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Eye of the Panther


August 31, 2009 1:35 AM

Is Double Trouble Becoming Triple Trouble?

When Panthers' running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart combined to rush for 2,351 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, the pair became known around the National Football League as "Double Trouble".

And if Carolina rookie Mike Goodson continues to play the way he has this preseason, the vaunted Panthers' running game may soon be known as "Triple Trouble".

A 5-11, 210-pound running back out of Texas A&M, Goodson has played well in preseason action against the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, and Baltimore Ravens and was one of the Panthers' few bright spots in Saturday night's 17-13 loss to the Ravens, running for 52 yards in 11 carries (4.7 yards per carry), making three pass receptions for 26 yards, and returning four kickoffs for 77 yards.

Goodson's impressive play has not gone unnoticed.  "Mike Goodson had a good training camp and has played really well in all three preseason games," Carolina coach John Fox said on Sunday.  "His play has really stood out."

It has indeed.

The Panthers may have another star running back on their hands....

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