(David Pokress/Sportsday Wire)
On the 14th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2011, Giants coach Tom Coughin was asked about what this day means for him and his team.
“Very emotional for all of us,” he said. “We should always remember. We should never forget the lessons learned on 9/11.
“But one of the things to really grab a hold of is the way it unified our country, and made us literally one, with everyone saying what can we do? What can we do? From that standpoint, it’s a tremendous example for our football team of people coming together and realizing that they have to serve each other. They have to work with each other and for each other to make it the best possible circumstance.
“So although it’s a sad day to remember, and we share all those emotions with our entire country, not just New Yorkers for what happened some 14 years ago. On the other hand, we have great respect and admiration for those, and again, the way we feel about the fireman and the policemen and all those who served their fellow men on that particular day—our respect couldn’t be higher.”