Quit the second-guessing on how the NFL handled the Damar Hamlin health scare please. The Monday morning quarterbacks on social media are having a field day, second-guessing the NFL‘s delayed action in suspending Monday night’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, after Hamlin, a safety, collapsed following a hard hit by Bengals’ running back Tee Higgins.
Hamlin was given CPR on the field. In a statement released by the Bills early Tuesday morning, the club reported he suffered a “cardiac arrest following a hit…His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for furthur testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”
Yes, it took the NFL an hour before concluding the game should be suspended, but the fact is the league did get it right in deciding the game should not continue. Isn’t that what matters, the right decision was made?
Many of these critics on social media, who think the world revolves around their every opinion, were not at the stadium, were probably not even in Cincinnati and were sitting comfortably on their couches, second-guessing the delay. It does not matter that they weren’t privy to what was going on, they just had to let loose at the NFL without any knowledge of the behind-the-scenes activity.
Let’s keep the focus on Hamlin and hope that he has a full recovery. There will be plenty of time to examine protocol.