Thomas Davis Not Ejected For Blindside Helmet-To-Helmet Blow On Davante Adams

Bryan Brandom
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Thomas Davis doesn’t have a ton of experience as a blocker, but the Carolina Panthers linebacker knows he went too far on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

After Aaron Rodgers‘ second interception in his first game back from a broken collarbone, Davis found himself protecting safety Colin Jones. He unloaded on Davante Adams, launching and meeting the wideout helmet-to-helmet.

Here’s another angle.

Eleven weeks ago, Adams was wheeled off the field on a stretcher after a vicious hit by Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan. This time around, the receiver thankfully left the field on his feet. His middle finger was also upright.

Many watching at home agreed Davis, the 2014 NFL Man of the Year, should have been ejected. [Ron Howard voice] He wasn’t.

Even Davis knew he’d screwed up.

Early in the fourth quarter, Adams is under the league’s concussion protocol. The Panthers lead the Packer 31-17.

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