Seven Broncos will help lead the team into 2010.
After a vote by their peers, Chris Kuper, Kyle Orton and Daniel Graham have been named offensive captains, Champ Bailey, Brian Dawkins and D.J. Williams have been named defensive captains and Wesley Woodyard was voted special teams captain for the season.
It’s an honor Dawkins takes very seriously, and one that he said comes with plenty of responsibilities.
“Being able to answer tough questions when questions are asked, being able to stand up after tough losses and talk about things and being able to make the right decisions in tough, tough times,” the safety said. “(They are) not always the most popular decisions sometimes a leader has to make — you just have to be able to follow your heart and make the right decisions.”
Dawkins, Orton, Graham, Bailey and Woodyard were also captains last season. Bailey, Dawkins and Williams were 16-game starters in 2009.
“We are real proud of the group that will lead our team this year,” Head Coach Josh McDaniels said. “We have talked before about the experience and the leadership and how valuable it is, but I think these guys do a phenomenal job — seven guys that we feel very comfortable with leading our football team. It’s a well-deserving group.”
Below are photos from today’s practice.