Rich Shertenlieb: So what do you believe happens if the Bills players, you know, don’t believe that they’re ready to play on Sunday? What happens on this weekend’s games and what happens with the Patriots?
Andrew Callahan: It’s a great question because I think there’s a real possibility that they are. And again, that’s me speculating. But I think, you know, then you go, okay, do the Bills officially forfeit a game then? And if you’re the Patriots, do you accept a forfeit? Because the team over there said we can’t play because our teammate is in the hospital and his heart stopped. And the last game that we played less than a week ago, because to me that seems unfair circumstances of which you just outright accept a win. Obviously it benefits the Patriots to do that because it would put them in the playoffs. But I think if they have any sort of empathy or take a second, which they’ve done lately, as you can tell, by their donations to DeMar Hamlin’s charity and you know, the way they’ve been tweeting and responding, if you take a second to put yourself in their shoes, you go, I don’t know if we would want to play either. So it’s just really difficult because these are our conversations within a closed facility, within closed doors, between all these guys that I think are going to happen today. So a lot rides today, whether the bills practice, whether they me whether they do anything in light of what happened Monday night.
Rich Shertenlieb: Well, if that is a scenario I didn’t even think about, like if it just is the bills saying we’re going to forfeit. So you think that that there’s going to be a moral question within the Patriots as to if we accept this win, this is going to make us look awful even though it’s our ticket to the postseason.
Andrew Callahan: Well, I think it’s we’re getting a couple steps ahead of ourselves there. Right. You know, might be. Possible that the bills get better news today. And they’re assured from the doctors in Cincinnati that as his oxygen continues to come down, as far as what he’s relying upon, the ventilator there in the ICU, you know, they’re assured that, okay, there’s a really good chance he’ll be able to pull this out. Do you will they say, okay, we’ll practice Thursday or Friday, get ready to go Saturday and play on Sunday? I just think there there’s a world of possibilities here on the table. And as critical as that was the league and I think fairly so, the timing from a purely onfield business sense could have been worse because of how complicated this is and not only affects the league office, but but the Patriots as well.