Players and staff react to tragedy

Although the Giants did not have a formal media day today, several players shared their comments about yesterday's tragic events.

Kerry Collins: The first thing you do is think about the families and the victims that are affected by this and your heart goes out to them. It's unspeakable.

I don't think as human beings we're able to process this kind of thing. We all have to rally together. I think this can bring us closer as as a community. I think that's what everybody needs to do right now. Our hearts and condolences go out to all the families. 

You turn the TV on and you're in utter disbelief at the fact that those buildings are gone. To think that every day we go out to practice and look at the skyline and now those buildings are gone is incomprehensible. 

 It really is difficult to think about football right now. Obviously one of the last things on my mind right now is football. This is a tragedy of ungodly proportions. I'm worried about the important things. 

 If we had any innocence left, it's gone.

Micheal Barrow: My wife (Shelley) woke me up crying telling me what had happened. You feel  like you're stuck in a bad dream or you're at the movies watching something. If I didn't drive down Route 3 West and see the smoke myself, I would have been thinking somebody was making a movie. But it's reality

Things like this always put football in perspective. It's ironic. We were on a plane, we're ticked off that we lost and we come in at six in the  morning - which was probably the same time a terrorist was at the airport, waiting to get on a plane.

Hatred is so strong, to think that somebody would commit suicide to prove a point. As a Christian, you just have realize that God is in charge. The thing to do is to pray for the victims and their families, pray for those  who are tirelessly working to rescue and recover, pray for the people in  authority, pray for our cities and pray for our government.

Jason Sehorn:  I've been in the same place for six years. And every day you can walk out to your back deck and see the tip of the Empire State Building and the twin towers, and one day you come out and you don't see the twin towers. It's shocking, to say  the least.

We used to see them every day at practice. They stood out so big. Now they won't be there anymore. 

 It's hard to concentrate on football. We were fortunate because we had the day off. But all these other teams that are practicing, how much of their concentration is on a game this Sunday? How much focus and energy are they  going to give to playing a game? You can't. Your mind is going to be elsewhere.

Amani Toomer: I live right by the water, so I could see everything from my window. I looked out and what I saw looked like two big smokestacks. 

 I sat there and watched both buildings fall. Now the view from my window -  it's like they never even existed. It's tough to take it all in.

 I definitely felt some fear. We saw the F-16 fighter planes flying around  the city all day. I just think about the families and the people that were on the planes and what kind of decisions they had to make. It's a tough  thing. You never expect to see anything like this in our lifetime.

There are a lot more important things than football. I think about all the  families of the people who are dead and all the people that are still  stuck in there - the firefighters, the police officers. Those are horrific stories.

Lomas Brown:   I couldn't go to sleep after we got home from the Denver game. I put the TV on and saw the first tower on fire. I walked around the room for a minute and when I got back to the window, the second tower was on fire. Then I watched the whole thing. I could see the buildings collapse. I'm still in a state of disbelief.

Every day I would wake up and see the skyline. Now it's not the same skyline. It's a weird feeling. 

 Hard to think about football? Without a doubt, football is the last thing on my mind. And I think the worst is yet to come - there's still the grim task of recovering the bodies. Then you're going to put names and faces to the casualties. It's going to have a snowball effect on everybody. 

 It's a cliché, but this puts everything in perspective. The reality is we flew into Newark Airport at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. The guys who hijacked the flight from Newark were probably there. We charter on United and it was a United plane. It's just horrible, horrible. It's so sad and scary.

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