Todd Bowles speaks about 9/11 Dan Leberfeld

Q)What does playing on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 mean to you?

Todd Bowles: It will have a lot of meaning for everybody on the team – coaches, players, everybody in the building. A lot of the heroic events happened that day. A lot of sadness (happened) on that day. To play in something like that after everything that went on, it makes the game small. It makes it really meaningless in the grand scheme of things, as far as taking lives and people saving lives. But if we can give somebody some relief for a couple of hours while playing a football game, that would mean a lot.

Q)Where were you when 9/11 happened?

Bowles: I was a defensive backs coach in Cleveland.

Q)How did you find out about 9/11?

Bowles: We were watching it all on TV when it started happening, and you could see it, and you could see everybody running around. I knew a few people that worked over that way. I was just wondering if they got hurt, or anything else, first. But it was surreal to see, obviously unbelievable. It was devastating.

Q)Did you know anyone that perished on 9/11?

Bowles: No, I did not.