The Patriots announced their captains for the 2008/2009 season. The cast includes some familiar faces, Tom Brady, Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison, Mike Vrabel, and Larry Izzo, who have all been captains before. Both Bruschi and Brady are serving their seventh seasons as team captains, while Izzo is entering his eighth season as a captain. However, the list has also has some first-timers. Left tackle Matt Light, nose tackle Vince Wilfork, and wide receiver Randy Moss have all been elected captains for the first time. Of course, the most intriguing name on the list is Randy Moss, who brought a less than team-first reputation when New England traded for him last offseason. However, this selection does reenforce what Coach Belichick and QB Tom Brady have said in the past about Moss being a leader in the locker room. Now, it's offical and clear his teammates feel the same way.
Here is a breakdown of the captains by team unit:
Offense: QB Tom Brady, LT Matt Light, WR Randy Moss
Defense: LB Tedy Bruschi, LB Mike Vrabel, S Rodney Harrison, NT Vince Wilfork
Special Teams: Larry Izzo