Star quarterback Josh Allen has detailed the moment the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals decided they weren’t returning to play.
The situation stemming from Damar Hamlin’s collapse during last week’s MNF fixture was an unprecedented one and players from both teams must have felt all sorts of emotions, including confusion. One thing was for sure, though: they knew they were in no shape to play.
While the NFL and ESPN have a bit of a back-and-forth going over the broadcasters claiming they were told the game would continue, the decision to call it off came from the men on the field first.
Speaking on an episode of Kyle Brandt’s Basement this week, Allen revealed he was going to the Bengals’ locker room with Mitch Morse to let the night’s opponents know they couldn’t resume play when they met Joe Burrow and the Bengals captains coming to tell them the same thing.
“Believe it or not, I had told my coaching staff I was going to go with [center and captain] Mitch Morse over to their locker room and just tell them ‘Hey guys, we can’t continue. As we were walking out, they were 30 steps away from our locker room, so they were thinking the same thing.,” the quarterback explained.
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“I really appreciate how they handled that situation as well. Obviously talking with Joe and all the Bengals captains, they were in unison with us and obviously understood the severity of the situation.”
There was really no way the game could have continued. It’s just sad that the league might have expected it to, though they vehemently deny that now.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.