When the Cincinnati Bengals were in the locker room Monday night, quarterback Joe Burrow was in the locker room after Buffalo Bills safety Dumar Hamlin collapsed on the field, interrupting Monday night’s football game. led in the room.
First, Burrow said he made sure to “let everyone know how I feel about them.” , where the Bengals captain told the Bills he did not want the game to resume on Monday night.
Burrow said his and the Bengals’ focus has been on Hamlin since he underwent CPR on the field and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“Everybody in there saw it and thought it could be me, it could be any of us in this locker room.” I just wanted to let you know how I felt and tell you that.”
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The Bengals are back at Peycoe Stadium on Wednesday. They planned Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens just like any other Wednesday.
Bengals head coach Zach Taylor told the Bengals to “move on” to Sunday’s game without “getting past” the sentiment of what happened Monday. I said it’s hard to do, but that’s your job as a player.
“One of our compatriots is going down right now. We just want to be by their side and help them in any way we can,” the leader said. But that’s what matters now. We have a game this week. They played a game this week.
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The Bengals will face the Ravens on Sunday, and the NFL said the game will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Barrow said if he asked the players in the Bengals’ locker room they would be divided on whether they wanted to play or not.
Burrow and Reeder said the NFL has not been in touch with Bengals players about next steps.
“Personally, I think it’s tough to play,” Burrow said. “Some people want to do it, some people don’t. differ in how they deal with it.”
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Wednesday’s bill announced that Hamlin remains in “significant condition with signs of improvement”. Taylor called a team meeting Wednesday to discuss next steps for the Bengals. You can also chat with Eric Ball of , and Peter Gunshirt, the team’s mental health clinician.
Throughout the week, messages from Burrow and the team captain were about “love” and support.
“I think a lot of it shows the love we have for each other as players,” Burrow said. We have a game to play on Sunday. It’s hard to work on your business right now because of what happened. Like I said, that’s where we are.
“As a team, we love each other,” said the leader. “You don’t talk to your brothers as often as you should. It was nice to have everyone else come in and say they loved each other, put their arms around each other, and be there for each other.
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Burrow said he couldn’t follow his entire routine on Tuesday. I focused on conversations with the people close to me who are trying to get through this.
On Wednesday he returned to work. He isn’t sure how it will feel to be on the field again on Sunday.
“This is unprecedented for us, as it is for anyone,” Burrow said. “Provide as much support as you can, but at the same time be prepared to play and try to deal with the emotions that come with game day when game day comes.”