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    Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains

    [size=13pt]Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains[/size]

    Brad Childress prefers to rotate captains rather than stick with the same players all season.

    By Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune

    Last update: September 14, 2007 – 11:02 PM



    One of the ideas that came out of meetings between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his Player Advisory Council was for teams to have season-long captains on offense, defense and special teams.....


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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains

    I don't think being named team captain means anything.
    You will always have those players on the team that pump up the rest of the players and are the team leaders.
    Having a "C" on your chest doesn't always mean something, BUT
    I do like the idea that Chilly wants to recognize the best players from the week before.

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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    I don't think being named team captain means anything.
    You will always have those players on the team that pump up the rest of the players and are the team leaders.
    Having a "C" on your chest doesn't always mean something, BUT
    I do like the idea that Chilly wants to recognize the best players from the week before.
    The NFL has always had captains, but just never put a "badge" on them before. The "C" is just a way to make the faces, and leaders of your franchise more apparent. Because of that, I think moving the C around from week to week directly contradicts that. Yes, the C is nothing more than a marketing strategy. Moving the C around defeats that strategy.

    With respect to actual team play, if the same players always pump up the rest of the team and are regarded as leaders, why not just
    give them the C mark for the year? Having/not having a C on your chest should not change your role as a teammate, but it certainly can't hurt to be recognized for your leadership skills.

    I will say that while I'm for putting the C on year long captains, you have to stick to that plan. You can't just switch captains midseason because that is kind of discouraging to the player who loses the C. I also don't agree with treating the C like a gameball, like Childress (I'm sure he i not the only NFL coach taking this approach) is doing, it should be more important than that. Having players vote on it is also pointless IMO. However, because Childress has established this tradition, he should follow it all season long.
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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains


    Leadreship has already been established in the locker room, so having rotating captains brings honor and excitment, rewarding great effort. All these things bonds a team and can only make it stronger. Way to buck the system Chilly.

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    Building team camaraderie, nothing wrong with that.
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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains



    Even though it's a TEAM sport, I believe athelets still love getting individual attention and being recognized when they excel.




    This is a great way to get players fired up.
    To work their hardest together and hopefully to be the one titled Captain for the following week..



    Chili, Nice call...


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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains

    Very nice read.
    I kindof like the idea myself and, it appears, so does the team.


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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains

    "V" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    I don't think being named team captain means anything.
    You will always have those players on the team that pump up the rest of the players and are the team leaders.
    Having a "C" on your chest doesn't always mean something, BUT
    I do like the idea that Chilly wants to recognize the best players from the week before.
    The NFL has always had captains, but just never put a "badge" on them before. The "C" is just a way to make the faces, and leaders of your franchise more apparent. Because of that, I think moving the C around from week to week directly contradicts that. Yes, the C is nothing more than a marketing strategy. Moving the C around defeats that strategy.

    With respect to actual team play, if the same players always pump up the rest of the team and are regarded as leaders, why not just
    give them the C mark for the year? Having/not having a C on your chest should not change your role as a teammate, but it certainly can't hurt to be recognized for your leadership skills.

    I will say that while I'm for putting the C on year long captains, you have to stick to that plan. You can't just switch captains midseason because that is kind of discouraging to the player who loses the C. I also don't agree with treating the C like a gameball, like Childress (I'm sure he i not the only NFL coach taking this approach) is doing, it should be more important than that. Having players vote on it is also pointless IMO. However, because Childress has established this tradition, he should follow it all season long.
    That doesn't make sense.... who considers the leaders as leaders if not for the players? Therefore, the players should vote on it.... you slightly contradicted yourself there.
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    Re: Childress goes the way of the Wild and sticks with rotating captains

    i for one hate the rotating captain idea. you have the leaders on the team, they should be the one wearing the C, not the best players from last week
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    I kind of like this idea.

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