Big things come in small packages: For the Saints, Wil Lutz and TommyLee Lewis are rare diamonds
By Dean Mullen
There’s something to be said for the underdogs in this world. There are people in life that are more gifted than others surely. Others, like Lutz and Lewis have had to take a different journey to even get a chance to make an NFL team. Both men though played significant roles in yesterday’s win against the Panthers.
I’d be willing to bet that there have been several people over the years that have told both Lutz and Lewis that you’re too short, or too slow, or whatever. Both these men were not drafted my any team. Most of the undrafted guys are lucky to even get an invite to training camp, much less make the team.
Not only did both players made the team, they made plays that helped the Saints move to 2-3, instead of going 1-4. TommyLee Lewis was key on special teams with a huge 59 yard punt return ,which put the Saints in great field position.
Lutz of course drilled the game winning 52 yard field goal that simply won the game.
The ironic part is that neither of these men stand above six foot tall, yet both are standing tall on Monday morning. There are several stories of people beating the odds in life and on the field everyday. These people inspire us. These people give hope to many of our dreams. Some of these people may look a little different or maybe don’t quite fit the superhero mold of what most people imagine.
A few years ago there was a video that got my attention. This video clip is the example of how the human spirit can overcome anything. Just watch it…
To this day I’ve never met a superhero in real life. These two guys above though epitomizes what overcoming adversity is all about. People on the outside may see two men that seemingly have had a bad hand dealt to them. For them, they see themselves as believing in something bigger than natural tools or abilities. Their belief is deep within. You may not be able to see it but it’s there.
At a time now when people are at odds with each other for various reasons, there are the little people out there that are doing big things. These are the role models that all of us should hope to be like. This is what life is all about. New Orleans, welcome your priceless assets that provide returns that will be coming through for years to come. Little guys can prove big in clutch situations.