Damar Hamelin‘s fight ever since He went into cardiac arrest on Monday night and has inspired many people in the league. Less than a week later, Hamlin started doing it breathe independently again while be neurological progress is strong.
The most inspirational Hamlin moment came when he woke up midweek and his first words were a simple question about the game.
former bills Head coach Rex Ryan was particularly moved by Hamlin’s struggle and competitiveness, and he expressed it while fighting back tears on air on Saturday afternoon.
“We needed that. As fans, we needed it,” he said. “This guy is a legend. Are you talking about a fighter? Damn right, he’s a fighter, he’s a fucking legend. Thank you, I needed it as a father, as a coach and as a fan of this game.”
Ryan last coached for the Bills in 2015-16 in the NFL, and while his tenure was unsuccessful, he still saw just how strong the Buffalo community can be. The former coach has never been afraid to show his feelings, and he’s carried that over to his role as an ESPN analyst.
The NFL is in honor of Hamlin all weekend as the entire league continues to keep their minds on Buffalo’s safety as he struggles to get better.