The Carolina Panthers didn’t get their first choice on uniforms in Super Bowl 50 because they’re the away team, but they’ll get their call on the coin toss.
Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, the most tenured Panther, will make the call for the team. And it’s almost assured to be tails.
“It ain’t necessarily that I always call tails,” Davis said. “I just really go out and it’s more of a feel. If I feel like, oh, OK, this might be tails or this might be heads. We’ve had a couple of times this year where I called heads, but for the most part, tails just kind of works for us.”
Of the eight coin tosses the Panthers have called this season, six have been tails. On five of the six, the Panthers have won the toss and deferred to the second half.
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The calls on the other two tosses – at Tennessee and at Dallas – are unclear. The Panthers lost the toss to the Titans, who elected to receive, and won the toss in Dallas and deferred.
Davis wouldn’t say if he’d call tails Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, after Lady Gaga sings the national anthem.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” Davis said. “It’s all about how I feel that day when I wake up and go on the field and walking out there. It’s never one of those things where it’s, ‘Oh I’m just going to call tails.’ It just kind of happens.”