ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Friday he thinks about the victims and their families from the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, “each and every year’’ on the anniversary of the horrific event.
The Broncos played a Monday Night Football game on Sept. 10, 2001 -- a 31-20 victory over the New York Giants with former Broncos coach John Fox as the Giants’ defensive coordinator.
“I walked in this office, sat at my desk and (tight ends) coach (Brian) Pariani's office was the one right next to me. I was doing something and I heard him start hollering down the hall. Yeah, I remember that day vividly,’’ Kubiak said. “You pray for all those families. I think our country does a great job of acknowledging the situation each and every year. I sat and watched some of it in my office this morning before I came to practice. We'll always remember that and always remember them.’’
Former Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, who suffered a compound fracture of his left leg in the game, took to Twitter Friday to recount waking up in the hospital following surgery to see the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center.
McCaffrey tweeted Friday morning: “Many of you remember the 9/10 game when I broke my leg night before 9/11. I remember waking in hospital & not believing what I was seeing.’’
During his time with the Broncos, Fox would wear an NYPD hat that had been given to him. Fox wore the hat Friday during the Chicago Bears’ practice.