Looking Back

Tuesday September 11, 2001 players had a day off meaning the team watched the events of the day unfold on TV like the rest of the country.

The NFL didn't play games that following weekend in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks.

Head coach Dick Jauron had the team reflect on the events a year later.

"We stood up as a team and gave a moment of silence trying to remember what happened a year ago today," said Jim Miller. "I think guys reflected on it everybody said a little prayer to all the people. We are one nation here and we're all in this thing together. We're all one big team ourselves, so I think it was a pretty classy move by coach Jauron to do that."

Jauron said it was strange to practice on the anniversary of the attack, but it was something that needed to be done.

"Obviously we had to do it, it's what we do but certainly our thoughts were as the nation's were, turned to a year ago and what a tragedy it was for everybody," Jauron said. "Our feelings certainly to the families of those who died a year ago. Nobody will ever forget that day."

Defensive coordinator Greg Blache, who is normally talkative, could not find the words when asked to reflect on the events of 9-11.

"No. I would really rather not. I don't know if I could handle that right now."

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