Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas is the next generation of Keep Pounding

 With 51 days left to go until the Carolina Panthers kick off the season against the Dallas Cowboys Authentic Greg Olsen Jersey , Bradley Smith wrote a stellar tribute piece talking about the only man who will ever sport the number 51 again for the black and blue, Sam Mills. That article got me thinking again about his inspirational “Keep Pounding” speech and the incredible playoff run it inspired, and about how his legacy and message of overcoming adversity transferred perfectly into the living body of Thomas Davis.Thomas Davis has been an incredible standard bearer for the Keep Pounding mantra over his NFL career, enduring an astounding amount of knee surgeries (three to be exact) while continuing to perform at an All-Pro level, and even playing in the Super Bowl with a broken arm. Now a cagey veteran, the team is going to have to start to consider a time without TD on the field. It could be as early as next offseason Womens Jarius Wright Jersey , but it also could be a little longer according to TD himself. Either way, the on-field legacy is going to need a new host. Thomas Davis is perfectly healthy and will hopefully live a long life after football, and I’m sure he’ll maintain that same driven spirit, but the team needs a guy on the field that exhibits that virtue, that tenacity to overcome and prevail, someone who just has “the stuff” Sam Mills talked about baked into his bones.Enter Ian Thomas http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com/daryl-williams-jersey , a mid-round rookie tight end with an inspirational backstory that anyone can cheer for, but has yet to play a down in the NFL. Panthers.com did an amazing video outlining his story that I highly recommend you all watch:If that doesn’t move you, quite frankly, you can’t be my friend. I want all the best for this kid, and I want his NFL career to be a keynote on what is already an inspiring life.Obviously, both Sam Mills and Thomas Davis have a long list of on-field accomplishments to go with their stories and right now we have no idea about Ian Thomas the player Womens Dontari Poe Jersey , but we have received a great look into Ian Thomas the man. That ability to rise above and turn each hard-earned inch into a mile, that’s the stuff that inhabited Mills, still inhabits Davis, and oozes from the pores of the Keep Pounding mantra. Time still has yet to write the NFL story of Ian Thomas, but the book is hard leather bound, the pages are crisp and resilient Authentic Ian Thomas Jersey , and the desk is sturdy. May the spirit of Sam Mills guide the hand over the pages in a way that honors a great off-field story with a tremendous on-field legacy.KEEP POUNDING.Thomas Davis returned to active roster after four game suspension The Carolina Panthers have returned Thomas Davis to their active roster today after his four game suspension. His suspension was announced in April after he reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. Ron Rivera has already announced that he will start Sunday against Washington and he is clearly excited to have one of his top defensive playmakers back on the field:They say Curtis Samuel had a heart procedure, but it’s the defense that has looked like it was missing its soul. Davis’ return should provide a spark to a unit that has struggled to either rush the passer or contain big runs. They gave up almost 23 points per game through the first quarter of the 2018 season.Tom Brady, who is the Patriots’ equivalent of a heart and soul, served a four game suspension the year of his most recent a Super Bowl victory — an impressive comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. Fresh legs may be just what the doctor ordered for Davis this year.

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