Heading into Sunday’s season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reported on Friday that the team has announced their 2010 captains.
Head coach Bill Belichick announced that RB Kevin Faulk, NT Vince Wilfork, QB Tom Brady and LB Jerod Mayo are the captains for your 2010 New England Patriots.
âI think thatâs a great selection by the team,â Belichick told the media on Friday. âThose four guys have all been in that role before, have done all the things that, I would say, if I were voting for captains, those four guys have done all the things youâd want your captains to do for this particular season, which is really what everything is based on. We have a lot of other good leadership on the team, I think thereâs a lot of other players that have significant leadership roles on the team, whether theyâre captains or not, that really doesnât have anything to do with the playerâs leadership.
âThere are a lot of other guys that couldâve been captains that are good leaders for the team, but these four will do a great job. They were selected by the team and thatâs a good selection.â
Rapoport also notes that Randy Moss, who had been a captain the past two seasons,Â is not oneÂ this season.
Prior to today’s announcement,Â Mayo had been the lone captain duringÂ eachÂ of the team’s preseason games.Â So good news for him, as he’ll no longer beÂ alone at midfield before the start of each game.