On Thursday, the New York Giants announced that they would have five captains for the 2013-2014 season, including quarterback Eli Manning, safety Antrel Rolle, guard Chris Snee, defensive end Justin Tuck and long snapper Zak DeOssie.
The last time the Giants had five captains was in 2008, but then went with three captains prior to the 2009-2010 season when it was Eli Manning, Antonio Pierce and Jeff Feagles. They returned to five captains this year because "it came by virtue of the votes."
“These guys were all elected by the players,” coach Tom Coughlin told Giants.com. “Am I happy they were selected? Yes, I am because I think the number one thing is always ‘team’ and people have to lead by example, first, and ‘well done is better than well said.’ Yet, through the course of the long and difficult, challenging season, you’re going to see an opportunity for people to show what they’re made of in good and bad and that’s where leadership comes from. Adversity, remember, makes you stronger, according to John Wooden."
For Manning, this is the sixth time he's been voted a captain, while Tuck has been voted a captain four times and DeOssie three times.
To read Coughlin's entire statement on the selected captains, head over to Giants.com.
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