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Panthers G Damien Lewis gives phenomenal description of his playing style

What are the Carolina Panthers getting in guard Damien Lewis? Well, maybe somebody should ask Damien Lewis.

Luckily, a few local reporters just did—as the 26-year-old offensive lineman introduced himself to the media on Monday. Lewis, via a Zoom call, was asked early on about the “stubborn” rushing philosophy of his new head coach Dave Canales.

“I know that you know that I know that all offensive linemen wanna run the ball. We wanna run straight at ya,” replied Lewis, who signed a four-year, $53 million deal with Carolina. “Bringing that mean, nasty, tough mentality towards teams. And I’m excited. I’m ready to get down there and cook it up.”

A few weeks back at the combine, Canales laid out his intent to establish the run. He even claimed he was excited to prove how stubborn he could be in doing so.

And that’s great news for Lewis, who’s proven to be a solid run blocker over his four-year career.

He was then asked what he likes to do when he first steps onto the field.

“You have butterflies on the first one,” Lewis replied. “After that first, you know what time it is. In my head, I’m thinking about I’m finna punish you every play. I’m finna set the tone. I’ma be the tone-setter. I’m thinking about putting your face in the ground.”

Now that’s a hog molly.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire