The NFL has come collectively as a brotherhood to help Buffalo Bills security Damar Hamlin and his household after he went into cardiac arrest on Monday night time in a sport towards the Cincinnati Bengals.
Whereas the league and everybody concerned, from commissioner Roger Goodell to the followers, are praying that Hamlin will come out of this wholesome, the NFL can even want to determine the way it will transfer ahead with the remaining regular-season schedule and the upcoming playoffs.
In fact, this isn’t the best precedence for the league proper now, however it’s going to should be modified given the playoff implications that the Bills-Bengals game had earlier than it was postponed.
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One-time NFL MVP and present WFAN radio character Boomer Esiason gave his principle on the matter, saying the NFL might transfer Week 18 again and haven’t any video games this upcoming weekend to make up for the postponement.
“So far as the NFL’s involved, everyone is concentrated on Damar; that’s crucial factor, that’s what I’ve been informed,” Esiason mentioned on his “Boomer & Gio” present Tuesday.
“I do know that the weekend between the Super Bowl and the championship video games, that’s sitting there open, that’s an opportunity that every little thing will take that weekend under consideration, and perhaps there won’t be that week between the AFC Championship sport … they could use that week as championship weekend.”
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Esiason added that the one approach Week 18 could be pushed again is that if wild-card weekend for the NFL, which begins Jan. 14, could be moved as effectively.
“I’d suppose the way in which that might work, if it did, would imply there could be no video games this weekend,” Esiason defined. “After which perhaps Cincinnati and Buffalo will restart next Monday. That’s attainable as a result of there’s no Monday night time sport.”
In fact, that is solely a principle, however one which the NFL may very well be serious about down the street.
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“Every thing’s on the desk,” Esiason mentioned.
Ultimately, Esiason mentioned the league’s answer is “not going to please everyone.”
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Both approach, the season can be completed. However the league, its groups and everybody else will stay centered on Hamlin.