Some NFL players are forced to make a difficult personal decision about attending the birth of their child if it coincides with a regular-season game.
Not Darryl Tapp.
The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end received the blessing of head coach Andy Reid to miss last Monday night's 28-13 loss to New Orleans. Tapp instead stayed in the hospital with his wife Tiffany, a fitness instructor and competitive body-builder, as she gave birth to the couple's first child, Taylor Nicole. Tapp will return to his rotational role as a backup end Sunday in the FOX America's Game of the Week against the visiting Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET).
In a question-and-answer session with FOXSports.com, Tapp talked about his decision to skip the Saints game, his family background and how he has forged a seven-year NFL career despite being one of the league's shortest ends at 6-foot-1 and 270 pounds.
Q: How do you describe the whole situation leading into the birth of your daughter?
Tapp: It was unbelievab...