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Coach Daboll Weekly Q&A

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Dabs' Digest,'s weekly conversation with head coach Brian Daboll:

Q: The NFL is a very competitive league, but it is also a close-knit brotherhood community. When something like the (Bills safety) Damar (Hamlin) tragedy happens, do you all support each other? Have you heard from people around the league? Have you reached out to people?

Daboll: "I think anytime there's a tragedy, that brings people close together. I reached out to a bunch of my friends just to let them know that I'm praying for Damar and for them. (I said), 'Not that I can do anything, but I'm here if you need anything.'"

Q: It helps them. Do you find it helps you as well to at least make that contact – that personal contact?

Daboll: "Absolutely."

Q: You told us about the team meeting. Did you specifically talk with guys like (cornerback Nick) McCloud and (safety Jason) Pinnock, who have been teammates of Damar?

Daboll: "Yeah, absolutely. I reached out to those guys shortly after that happened – guys that played with him or went to school with him."

Q: You mentioned you were watching the game at the time. Do you normally watch the Monday night game?

Daboll: "It's on as I'm doing stuff."

Q: Once the incident happened did you –

Daboll: "Probably like everybody else. I was more in shock than anything."

Q: And did you immediately start hearing from people or reaching out to people?

Daboll: "No, I waited. When I thought the appropriate time, then I reached out."

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