Muhsin Muhammad: I Think The Pats Did Spy Prior To Super Bowl 38
Former Panthers wide receiver, Muhsin Muhammad, joins the Mac Attack to discuss the ten year anniversary of the franchise’s Super Bowl appearance, the Cardiac Cats season, the Janet Jackson halftime ordeal, the streaker, Super Bowl regrets and SpyGate.
On Jake Delhomme: We got the most ouf of what he could provide us. He knew how to drive the car. He has taken a lot of grief over the latter part of his career, but when he was in his prime and he was hot, he knew to get the ball to his playmakers and to sit back and drive the car and bring leadership. jake was a vocal guy. the first time he walked into the huddle I couldn’t understand what he was saying. He was speaking cajun or something. He was spitting in everybody’s face and we couldn’t tell what he was saying, but he rallied us and we went on to win the game on Ricky Proehl’s last second touchdown in the corner of the end zone and off we go, Cardiac Cats.
On his 85-yard Super Bowl touchdown: Earlier in the game, I told Jake that Ty Law was sitting on my routes. Most good players will come back to the huddle telling the quarterback to throw me the ball every single play. Jake was probably sick of me and Steve badgering him. This time, Jake looked at Steve and he was covered. When he came back to me, Ty Law had sat on my route and I ran a double move. I actually had a go route called on that play and I told Jake, I’m going to run a double move, because Ty Law will sit on the out route. I ran an out-and-up and Ty Law was mesmerized by something in the backfield, and I’m running by myself down the field. The hardest balls to catch are when you’re so wide open, it’s like you’re on an island, out there floating and you have to focus on the ball. The toughest part of the play was the catch because Jake threw the ball in the rafters and it was one of those balls that was coming from my inside shoulder and landing on my outside shoulder. Once I caught the ball, there was only guy there and I stiff-armed him and got into the end zone. Only thing that was going through my mind was, ‘Moose, you gotta catch this ball.’
On the possibility of ‘SpyGate’ cheating: When it first came out about them filming sidelines, I thought they were probably doing it to us too. That’s not a ring I would want, though, to go back to say they cheated and default like the do in bowl games and all of a sudden another team is the winner of a bowl game in 1985. That’s a cheap way to win a game. I want to beat you while you’re cheating. I wouldn’t put it past Bill Belichick that he would have somebody here scouting us out at our practice facility.