Report: Patriots name captains
The Patriots named their captains and there are two surprising names on the list.
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport Alpinestars A-10 Air Flo Pants Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day- Wednesday_10, the following Patriots players will be the team's captains in 2011: QB Tom Brady, OLG Logan Mankins Sale Alpinestars Motorcycle Jackets - Cheap Alpinestars Jackets Store, ILB Jerod Mayo, DT Vince Wilfork, CB Devin McCourty and WR Matthew Slater.
The way we see it
Brady Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport_624, Mankins, Mayo and Wilfork are the obvious ones, as those are arguably the four best players on the team. It says a lot about how the team feels about McCourty, in just his second season, to honor him with the captain title. McCourty had a great rookie season, hauling in seven interceptions. Slater is the special-teams captain and also a bit of a surprise, but we know how much the team values his contributions on special teams, considering the Pats kept Slater in a logjam of wide receivers and cut Brandon Tate.