ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — On Wednesday night, Mario HamlinThe father of Bills Safety Damar HamlinAddressed the whole Buffalo Bills In a Cincinnati videoconference, he joined his wife Nina as scouts. Nina, his wife and their son were at bedside in a Cincinnati hospital. But, he wanted to be with Nina. to deliver a message to The team.
Buffalo Sean McDermott, Coach, recounted to reporters what the main idea of the missive was for journalists the following day. Mario, Damar said that he would like the team. to play.
Both McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen said at a news conference Thursday afternoon that the message — combined with Damar Hamlin’s improving condition as he continues to be treated after suffering a cardiac arrest in Monday’s game — was the lift the Bills Not required to Inspire them to They should keep their eyes on the job even though they are continuing to do so. to Prayer and concern for their friend or teammate.
HamlinAfter making an appearance, a 24, fell. to be a routine tackle of Bengals receiver Tee Higgins during a game broadcast on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”
It was an incredibly difficult 10 minutes, as doctors attended. to He was on the ground and performed CPR while Bills The players formed a group around the player. Players wept and hugged each other as they stood by the television. Broadcasters tried to broadcast the surprise, their voices revealing it. to As the narrator, describe the scene. Hamlin He was placed in an ambulance, and the situation was quickly resuscitated. to A hospital.
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McDermott met with the Bengals coach Zac Taylor and officials to determine if McDermott wanted to stop play. The league informed Thursday night that they would not complete the game.
McDermott stated that Mario was the focus of Wednesday’s video conference. Hamlin’s message encouraged the Bills.
“The team needs to get back to focusing on the goals that they had set for themselves, that Damar would have wanted it that way,” McDermott recounted. “And so that includes our game against New England this week.”
McDermott, Allen, and McDermott spoke for approximately 40 minutes to questions from media outlets. They described the horrifying scene and how they tried their best this week. to Each player and the coach process their feelings and get ready for Sunday’s game at home against New England Patriots. The coaches and players both agreed it was trivial. to Was it really? to Hamlin.
“The scene just plays over and over in your head,” Allen said. “It’s hard to actually describe how I felt, how my teammates felt at the moment.”
But to Find out more Hamlin Just three days after being close, I found myself writing and holding hands with my family members. to Allen spoke out about his loss of life in the field. “There’s nothing you could have told us to bring our day down after that.”
Allen shared that Allen and his colleagues were excited about the future. to Reuniting Hamlin They can! “love up on him.”
McDermott, who has made players’ mental well-being a priority of his coaching style, said after the Bills It was reported that counselors and team meetings were held in Cincinnati for both players and staff.
“Mental health is real,” McDermott said. “The health and well-being of your staff and your players is the No. 1 job of a coach in this situation.”
Allen stated that he had invited his entire team. to This week, he returned to his home and the people who came with him shared time and prayed. to Talk about it and let your stress go Hamlin.
Bills Dane Jackson was also a cornerback. Hamlin Jackson said that the University of Pittsburgh has forged a special relationship between the men. Jackson stated that Jackson and his team had a special bond before every game. Hamlin Usually, they found one another on the sidelines where they could hug and share stories. “I love you.”
Jackson thought back to this tradition often, after sustaining a terrible neck injury in Week 2. He said that one voice stood out from all the others as he was being loaded in an ambulance. That was it. Hamlin’s.
“He said, ‘I love you, D-Jack,’” Jackson stated. He looks forward to Reuniting with his friend so that he can transmit the same message.