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Isaiah McKenzie Show S2, E8: The night a teammate nearly died

Isaiah McKenzie Show S2, E8: The night a teammate nearly died

The nation was mortified by this scene in Cincy. What was it like on the field? Where do the Buffalo Bills go from here? Isaiah McKenzie supplies a behind-the-scenes look.

What we all saw on Monday Night Football in Cincinnati was horrifying.

But what’s it like as an NFL player to think your teammate died on a football field? On our eighth and final episode of “The Isaiah McKenzie Show,” the Buffalo Bills wide receiver relives the trauma.

It’s true. Players thought they lost Damar Hamlin for good.

Then, Hamlin started breathing again.

Then, everyone headed into the locker room and it was veteran center Mitch Morse who spoke up.

From the field… to the locker room… to playing football again back in Buffalo… to what this all means for the Bills, McKenzie takes you through it all. Were players prepared to take the field again? How did Sean McDermott lead in the moment? How should we view the sport itself? We get into everything and take questions from the audience. It’s been a year full of adversity for both the city and the football team. As far as McKenzie sees it, this season has only one logical conclusion.

And as you all know, Hamlin has enjoyed a miraculous recovery. He’s already back in Buffalo.

A huge thank you to everyone who has come out to the live show all season long. Mister’s Bar & Lanes was packed Monday night. It’s been a pleasure.

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Tyler Dunne co-hosts the "Go Long Show" with Jim Monos, the "Ty & Bob Pod" with Bob McGinn and occasional 1-on-1 conversations with players from around the NFL. Go Long covers pro football through a humanizing lens. Our aim? Show you how this sport really works. Subscribe to GoLongTD.com to access everything, including Happy Hours with players around the league.