With the departure of Brian Moorman last week the Bills needed to replace his captaincy with another special teamer. The player with the most votes for captain after Moorman and Corey McIntyre was Rian Lindell.
“He’s not a rah-rah guy, but he goes out and does his job, works hard in the offseason to get prepared,” said head coach Chan Gailey in his weekly interview on Buffalobills.com that will air Saturday. ”He got a lot of votes during the captain voting. He’s a guy that’s worthy of the role.”
“First of all it’s not lost on me that I’m a captain of an NFL team,” Lindell told Buffalobills.com. ”I think being one of the older guys was what factored into that. It’s tough being a kicker because I don’t feel it’s my place to rally them up in a pre-game circle or whatever, but I can kind of lead by example. Be on time, getting your job done at practice and in the weight room and taking care of your body.”
This is the second time in the Chan Gailey tenure that a team co-captain had to be replaced. In 2010 offensive co-captain Trent Edwards was replaced by former center Geoff Hangartner after he too was released by the club.
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