Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) congratulates Leon Hall (29) after Hall returns an interception for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
You’ve probably already heard Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is out for the year with a a torn Achilles tendon. That you may have not heard about was the emotional reaction his teammates had when they saw their fallen teammate and learned they wouldn’t get to to play alongside him again this year:
"Adam Jones broke down and wept when he saw what happened to Leon Hall early in Sunday’s game in Detroit. Then he saw fellow cornerback Terence Newman crying and it got even worse.“I lost my (stuff),” Jones admitted Monday.“I know me and T-New were looking at each other and we were like literally, tears were coming down our eyes. And he was like, ‘Man, we’ve got to get it together.’ But it kind of shook me the first two plays, I was like ‘Oh my God.’ But you’ve got to move on.”"
This is the definition of what a team is supposed to be: A band of brothers who love and care for each other. They’ll need that kind of bond to help overcome Hall’s loss and achieve their ultimate goal: Wining the Super Bowl.