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Chiefs Name Season Captains: Cassel, Waters, Brown, Vrabel, McGraw

A few minutes ago, I put up a post wondering why the Chiefs hadn't named their season captains for the 2009 season.

I went back and looked at the last couple of announcements via the KCChiefs.com archives and noticed that the team usually made an announcement a couple of days before the game.

Well, as it turns out, the Chiefs DID name their season captains.  

I just missed it. 

I was perusing through Josh Looney's game day blog over at the Mothership (which is a good read the day after as well FYI), and he passed this nugget along:

Chiefs season captains are Vrabel, Brown, Cassel, Waters and McGraw

I mean...of course I miss something like this, then write an entire article wondering why it hasn't happened.  As Homer Simpson would say, "Doh!"

So, the Chiefs did name their captains.  After the jump, I posted the article I had up here before I realized by bone-headed mistake.

For a complete listing of all NFL team captains, click here.

Last Wednesday, I posed the question: Who will be the Chiefs captains in 2009?

I chose that day because last season the Chiefs named their captains on the Thursday before the season started.  So, I wanted to get a jump on the announcement and get our thoughts on who we think should be the captains.

Funny thing happened.  The Chiefs never made an announcement of season captains.

The four Chiefs that walked onto the field yesterday for the coin toss were:

  • G Brian Waters
  • LB Mike Vrabel
  • S Jon McGraw
  • S Mike Brown

Last season, Waters and McGraw were named season captains.  CB Patrick Surtain and LB Pat Thomas were also captains last season but no longer on the team.

So, I'm not quite sure how the Chiefs are doing this captain thing.  I thought most teams named them for the entire season. At least the Patriots (8) and Cardinals (5) did in 2008.

It's unclear if they've named season captains, which are many times done via player vote, but just aren't announcing it or if the captains change from game to game.