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November 27, 2013

LB Thomas Davis named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

No one’s overlooking Thomas Davis and his story anymore.

On Tuesday, the Panthers linebacker was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for the month of November.

Davis racked up 35 tackles, including 17 in a Monday Night Football win against the Patriots, one sack, one interception, a forced fumbles and two passes defensed in November as the Panthers went undefeated.

The nine-year veteran has played both weakside and strongside linebacker for Carolina, and Sunday against the Dolphins he dislocated his finger and the bone broke the skin. He required stitches during and after the game but did not miss a single defensive snap.

He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after a two-sack performance against Minnesota in Week 6.

Davis is the first Panther to be named NFC Player of the Month since DeAngelo Williams won the offensive honors in December 2008.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM | Permalink


Kuechly gets most of the recognition but this guy is a baller. We all know he had 3 acl surgeries but he is still a great player regardless. Definitely my favorite player and he is the epitome of physical and mental toughness.

Posted by: Brian Davis | Nov 27, 2013 10:36:05 AM

Totally deserved this honor! Congrats TD and keep it going this Sun against TB! GO PANTHERS!

Posted by: bg | Nov 27, 2013 10:41:31 AM

just imagine if we had let beason come back from his injuries instead of paying him to play for the giants.

and no i'm not getting over it. dude is playing great for new york. and all we're getting is a 7th? what the eff.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 27, 2013 10:53:52 AM

Way to go TD! Well deserved!!

Posted by: TD2ProBowl | Nov 27, 2013 11:06:34 AM

I saw Beason a lot on TV against Dallas this weekend...mostly the back of his jersey running a yard behind whoever had the ball

Posted by: Bull123 | Nov 27, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Keep Pounding!!

Posted by: Glenn | Nov 27, 2013 11:16:14 AM

@charlottean, i agree, but the past is the past now we have to move on, maybe the giants will return the favor in the future.. maybe we can get hakeem nicks for the low since he is having a terrible season..

Posted by: teedog | Nov 27, 2013 11:17:47 AM

@ Charlottean, You are the biggest hater. Who cares about Jon Beason. We have one of the best if not the best LB in the middle. The newly crowned Defensive Player of the Month and AJ Klein is slowly making his place at that other weakside spot. Jon Beason is gone and not coming back. If he is helping the Giants so be it, but we still have one of the best defenses in the NFL minus him so we not missing him at all. That era is over so either get on board or jump off. Guess you want Jake Delhomme back at QB as well.

Posted by: panthersallday | Nov 27, 2013 11:34:51 AM

@charlottean, I guess we all have different definitions of "playing great"...I think Beason is a great leader and is good at motivating others but great tackling when you're already beaten isn't "great play" in my book. The pick we got was also conditional depending on snaps, etc so it will most likely be something much better than a 7th rounder if he doesn't get hurt before the end of the season.

More importantly, TD is soooooo the man!!! Definitely my favorite Panther on and off the field, so humble yet sooo deserving!!

Posted by: superlucchic | Nov 27, 2013 11:48:19 AM

how can I be a hater for being a fan of beason?

that's actually the opposite of what hater means.

I'm just pointing out that a lot of you were howling for the team to cut thomas davis last year and the year before and even this offseason. look at him now that he's recovered.

could have been beason.

oh and for the genius talking about the dallas game, you might want to re run that film. while you're at it, run the film of the green bay game and all of the games since he went up north. the dude has been playing ball. arguing that is arguing against facts. look at their win/loss record before and after he joined the starting lineup. not an accident.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 27, 2013 12:39:20 PM

@Charlottean .... Would you rather have Beason or Luke? Can't have both. Yes he is playing great in NY but he is playing MLB. We already have a monster in the middle. Neither player is effective on the outside. I liked Beason as much as the next guy and I hated to see him go, but it was the right move. I would have liked to get more than a 7th for him, but still was the right move to let him go.

Posted by: Chris | Nov 27, 2013 12:46:16 PM

Congratulation to Thomas Davis! The man is a class act and it is nice to see him get some national recognition. Glad you are still on our team, TD! And I am even more glad that the hard work you endured during rehab has paid off. : )

Posted by: DoublePisces | Nov 27, 2013 1:35:02 PM

Who cares about Beason. When he was still playing with us earlier this season, he couldn't cover a cold and missed tackles. And he insisted on being the MIKE linebacker, so the Panthers did him a favor and obliged him. No other team around was going to give any more in return than what the Giants did (probably only because of Gettleman's ties to them) because he looked mediocre. We're fine without him.

Posted by: PantherD | Nov 27, 2013 1:38:08 PM

I'm just wondering how long I and most other readers would have been out of work with this injury. Amazing!

I'm happy for Beason. He owes us nothing (though the Giants might). He was misplaced at OLB and wasn't going to take Kuechly's place at MLB.

Posted by: Joke | Nov 27, 2013 1:48:44 PM

I just hope everyone is taking a few minutes to vote for Thomas Davis in the pro bowl, several times.

Posted by: GUT | Nov 27, 2013 1:59:17 PM

Talk about toughness. This guy is a modern marvel!!

Posted by: Pounder | Nov 27, 2013 2:03:57 PM

He deserves every honor he gets, Davis is a winner and we have two young guys coming along as well. Go Panthers.

Posted by: Richard | Nov 27, 2013 3:31:08 PM

Not only should TD make the Pro Bowl, he should the the frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year.

Posted by: Bub | Nov 27, 2013 4:21:25 PM

yall panther fans kill me u win for the first time in damn near 10 years and u go wild look at the weak schedule u had u beat 2 good teams but yall still stink

Posted by: pantherhater | Nov 27, 2013 5:16:29 PM


Posted by: pantherhater | Nov 27, 2013 5:20:35 PM

Sorry to let yu kno but the nfl rank our schedule as one of the toughest. We had a hard first game with the #1 team n the nfl right now Seahawks which was lost n final minute. We beat NE,SF,& Mia so get it straight.

Posted by: Rell | Nov 27, 2013 6:45:43 PM

True definition of a soldier... One who sacrifices himself and does whatever it takes to win the war... Keep Ballin family... Got unfinished business to tend to

Posted by: Tony Terry | Nov 27, 2013 9:12:27 PM

Charlottean you must be a miserable piece of.... well you know!

Posted by: bubba bones | Nov 28, 2013 12:45:48 AM

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