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Leadership not lacking with these Pats

Belichick has nothing but praise for captains Brady, Wilfork, Mayo, Crumpler and Faulk

Updated: December 29, 2010, 5:50 PM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It has become fashionable in the National Football League to stitch a letter "C" on the jerseys of team captains, a la the National Hockey League and sometimes Major League Baseball.

There is no doubt that captains are important to a football team. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick certainly agrees with that notion.

But a letter "C" stitched on the jersey? Really? Is that vital? Not with the Patriots, whose captains -- Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork, Jerod ...

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