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September 13, 2011

Beason: I didn't come back too quickly

Panthers linebacker Jon Beason, out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, says on his personal blog today that he didn't try to return to the field too quickly after Achilles tendinitis and that he would make the same decision again.

"If I had to do it all over again, and go into that game with my Achilles injury, I would," Beason writes.  "Because football defines who I am. Sometimes you have to do something that you’ve never done to get something you’ve never had. The motivating factor is simple for me. To win, and not fear failure."

Beason suffered the injury Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Posted by Observer Sports on September 13, 2011 at 02:39 PM | Permalink


Cosmo, I hope you don't own your PSL's close to mine. You'd be one of those that only complains the whole game and never cheers. Besides, the color isn't "teal" blue. It's called "Eletric" blue and its not girly at all. Pink or lilac is.

Posted by: pland67 | Sep 13, 2011 3:54:10 PM

I mean "Electric."

Posted by: pland67 | Sep 13, 2011 3:55:07 PM

Why hasn't there been any word/coverage/mention of the team bringing a D-lineman as promised? No workouts, contacts, or anything? They've said they were planning on bringing in at least one when they cut MJG before Sunday's game.

Posted by: Phillip | Sep 13, 2011 4:00:50 PM

We all know how manly it is to complain about jersey colors, of all things...

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Sep 13, 2011 4:01:21 PM

Teal isn't one of the Panther team colors. It was the primary color of the ex-Charlotte Hornets. Shows what this idiot knows. Can't even get his teams straight!

Posted by: Mojo | Sep 13, 2011 4:17:44 PM

Hey Steelers Rule, are you referring to Rothlisberger? Because I'm not sure he looked to good on Sunday. Oh, and tell that defense not to worry, folks of their age will still get their social security checks. But, be sure they take their daily medicine and get plenty of rest.

Posted by: Phillip | Sep 13, 2011 4:23:15 PM

Yes he did come back too soon. Just like Thomas Davis last year. One thing the Panthers have always had is terrible trainers.

Posted by: David | Sep 13, 2011 4:26:31 PM

It is "Carolina" Blue and Beason you obviously did come back too early or we would not be debating if you did.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 13, 2011 4:27:39 PM

"The best football in general is played north of the Mason Dixon line anyway and always has been."

There goes your credibility. I dont know where you've been for the past 5 years but the SEC has claimed the past 5 national titles in a row. And speaking of PSU, how about that Bama game last weekend?

Posted by: SEC5inarow | Sep 13, 2011 4:30:49 PM

Jon that is a very admirable trait...however, IMO short-sighted and at the end of the day no very wise. With 94% of the 2011 season remaining after the AZ ballgame, sitting one game out for the sake of better ensuring the health of your foot seems much wiser to me...but thanks for being a great player who unfortunately will be missed Big Time

Posted by: cornhuskercatfan | Sep 13, 2011 4:32:25 PM

Well said Cornhusker,

Sometimes trying to be "The Hero" can cost more than benefit you, ask TD.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 13, 2011 4:37:58 PM

I'd like for teams to have a injury council...whereby a group of selected coaches, trainers and players gather all relative information concerning a players injury and decide by vote what is best for the player and team...sit out the game or go for it and play...this would take all the pressure of the injured player to manup and play...soemtime playing is just counter productive!!!!!

Posted by: cornhuskercatfan | Sep 13, 2011 5:22:18 PM

Any given game or play he would have torn his achilles regardless. He never let it fully healed, at best should have been put on the pup list.

Posted by: get well jb | Sep 13, 2011 5:25:21 PM

it was going to go on him sooner or later! he damaged it in training camp!

Posted by: joe cool | Sep 13, 2011 8:14:08 PM

Regional bigotry, that's attractive. Aren't we past that?

Posted by: FLPanther | Sep 13, 2011 8:24:22 PM

and we did sign 2 DT's... Ron Fields from Miami and Reggie Wells from Philly. Hopefully we can get sum XP in the middle to get this horrific run D situation under control

Posted by: goinH.A.M.camNewton | Sep 13, 2011 10:23:57 PM

He should have been in a walking boot for a few months and come back mid season if the season was still worth a playoff berth. An Achilles injury does not heel quick and he is going to have a very painful surgery to repair it now.

Posted by: Sportsdon | Sep 13, 2011 10:28:32 PM

I'm a huge Beason fan and he's a true warrior, but the reality is he never should have played in that game so soon after surgery. It wouldn't have hurt to rest him for a couple of weeks. He's the face of the franchise for a good reason, but not having him the rest of the way is an absolute dagger. Having said that, get well soon JB.

Posted by: Fatty McButterpants | Sep 13, 2011 11:09:31 PM

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