Tom Coughlin nearly lost a son when the towers came down on 9/11. Since that time, he's been a huge proponent of the armed forces, even to the point of taking several tours of military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was no surprise, then, that he told Siruis NFL radio hosts Bob Papa and Ross Tucker that he had "goosebumps on top of my goosebumps" upon hearing that the Navy Seals had disposed of the man who ordered the attack, Osama Bin Laden."It's not easy to put into words because of all the emotions that run when you think of 9/11," Coughlin said. "When you think of Ground Zero, when you think of all the people who have been effected by this. But the one thing that puts goosebumps on top of my goosebumps is the reaction of all Americans to this news.
"What's going on on all the college campuses and what's taking place in downtown New York City and Washington D.C.. It just about takes your breath away.
"You think about the patriotism and sacrifice of our servicemen and women who put their lives on the line every day who need our tremendous support. To think that our mission has been accomplished at that this indidual paid the ultimate price, and that hopefully we'll be able to continue to dismantle Al-Quaida and any terrorist organization.
"Just the reaction of the American people has been an incredible thing for us to witness."