Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor has revealed what Sean McDermott said right after Damar Hamlin collapsed.
Taylor was speaking to the press for the first time since Monday’s horrific incident at the Paycor Stadium when he discussed the night’s events and disclosed what McDermott said to him during their conversation on the field.
The Bengals HC claims his counterpart had no intention to continue coaching and only wanted to be with his player.
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“’I need to be at the hospital for Damar. I shouldn’t be coaching this game,’” Taylor recalled hearing from McDermott. “That, to me, provided all the clarity.”
“I really felt Sean McDermott led in that moment. He was there for his players. He processed it the right way, which was incredibly difficult, and really helped us get to the solution we needed to get to,” he continued.
Kudos To The Medics
Taylor also praised the first responders and medical personnel who helped revive Hamlin after his heart stopped.
“They were prepared. They gave Damar the best chance,” the coach offered. “I was really impressed and thankful for the work they put in to be ready for moments like that.”
Hamlin’s uncle has also applauded the medical staff with claims that Damar would have likely died right there on the field had it not been for their diligence.
The Bills safety remains in ICU as he continues to fight for his life, per an update from the team.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.