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.
â€śI think thatâ€™s a great selection by the team,â€ť Belichick told the media on Friday. â€śThose 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 youâ€™d 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 thereâ€™s a lot of other players that have significant leadership roles on the team, whether theyâ€™re captains or not, that really doesnâ€™t have anything to do with the playerâ€™s leadership.
â€śThere are a lot of other guys that couldâ€™ve been captains that are good leaders for the team, but these four will do a great job. They were selected by the team and thatâ€™s a good selection.â€ť
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.
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