Giants coach Tom Coughlin said on Sunday morning that his players were deeply affected as they discussed the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“Our hearts go out to the families,” Coughlin told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols this morning. “To have this happen, it’s almost beyond explanation.”
Coughlin said he and his players and assistants had their own moment of silence at their team meeting on Saturday.
“My only thought there was as a New York Giant family, we should all rise and have a moment of silence recognizing the families of these children, the families of the principal, the people at the school that were killed, just to recognize the fact that our hearts are so saddened by this event. The senseless killing — it’s very difficult to get past the senseless killing of children,” Coughlin said.
Coughlin will wear the initials S.H.E.S. for Sandy Hook Elementary School on his hat during today’s game.
Photo via Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon.