Obviously, with the Damar Hamlin incident fresh in our minds, I think the entire country has come to understand what the medical staff on NFL teams are capable of. The teams from Buffalo and Cincinnati, they literallysaved a man’s life.
Under the most intense pressure, where every second is the different between life and death, brain function and non-brain function, they worked tirelessly to restart Damar Hamlin’s heart and get him into an ambulance to a hospital… a much-needed reminder of just how important first responders are.
And…. forget all of that.
Even without the Damar Hamlin injury adding a little more relevance to this, why the hell, as an NFL player on the field, are you picking a fight with the other team’s medical staff… WHILE HE’S TREATING A PLAYER ON THE FIELD!?
I just can’t even fathom the mindset of Quay Walker last night, who shoved a Lion’s trainer as he was trying to get towards the player down on the field. And then Devonte Wyatt gets in his face too?
What are we even doing? Your season is ON THE LINE.
After the game, head coach Matt LaFleur called the move unacceptable:
“That is unacceptable. I’ve got a much higher standard for our players than to do silly things like that. We’ve got a guy ejected twice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in my career.
We’ve got to be much more mentally tough. Any time our guys commit personal fouls I take that very personally because I think that’s always a reflection of myself and the standards we set for these players.
And we’ve got to be better and we’ve got to learn from that because that is unacceptable.”
Needless to say, the Packers will be spending the rest of the season watching from home… after their 20-16 defeat. The Seattle Seahawks secured the final NFC playoff spot with their victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
Dumbest thing I’ve seen on a football field in a long, long time.