"I understand the circumstances and I understand the impact of what's happened to our country and to the people that are involved with this. I certainly respect the decision that we've made and I'm very supportive of it.
"What we've tried to do here this week is help our players to focus so that if we did play, that we were going to be able to play well. Now that's not a possibility so we have to look ahead and focus on what we need to do later on.
"There are more important things for all of us to think about right now and that's the well-being of our country and all of the people that have been affected by this tragedy. We have a couple of days to reflect on that. We didn't have that opportunity to do that before, now we do.
"There are more important things than a football game and this is one of those situations right now."