The Bears, just six days from their season opener against the Detroit Lions, have named team captains:â†µ
The offense will be led by C Olin Kreutz and QB Jay Cutler. The defense will be directed by LB Brian Urlacher and DE Julius Peppers. LS Patrick Mannelly will head the special teams. Chicagoâ€™s five captains have a combined 51 years of NFL experience and 18 Pro Bowl selections between them.â†µ
All of the captains are team veterans, except for Peppers, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason. That shows the respect players and coaches have for the new arrival; let’s hope he has as much impact on the field when the games begin.