No captains on board Jets this year

Rex Ryan has scuttled the notion of the New York Jets having team captains this year, according to the New York Post.

“I think in a situation like that where there are no captains named, it kind of forces guys to step up and take ownership,” guard Matt Slauson said, “and guys like Brandon [Moore] have done a phenomenal job with that. Mark [Sanchez] has done a phenomenal job, obviously. Those are just the offensive guys. It kind of forces those guys to step up and all the rest of us respect them even more because that ‘C’ is not just given to them.”

Last year, Santonio Holmes was one of the Jets' captains and his actions and attitude at the end of the season seemed to alienate teammates, especially in the season finale against Miami, a game the Jets lost in a must-win situation regarding their playoff hopes.

So now, all 53 Jets players are back on the same footing at least where team ranks are concerned.

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