Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll took to twitter to congratulate the newest team captains for the 2013 season.
Congrats to our 2013 team captains, as elected by our players! Russell Wilson, Red Bryant & Heath Farwell! #GoHawks
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) September 5, 2013
Quarterback Russell Wilson is really no surprise pick. Since being thrown into the staring quarterback competition with Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn last season in training camp, Wilson has taken a stranglehold on the primary leader role on the team. If some of the veterans took their time to buy into Wilson as their leader, it’s safe to say that nobody in that locker room wouldn’t go to war with General Wilson leading the charge.
Red Bryant was voted the captain for the defense, the more dominant side of the ball for the Seahawks. The defense is young and filled with Pro Bowl talent. On another team it may have been Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor or one of a half dozen other men to earn the honor. Bryant, 29, is one of the older Seahawks and actually precedes Pete Carroll’s days with the team. Bryant, a fierce run-stuffing defensive lineman has earned the right to be called one of the best in the NFL. Seems like you could say that about almost any Seahawks starter on defense these days.
Last season, Michael Robinson was named a special teams captain. After his release due mostly to his sickness (and a little because of his $2.5 million contract), a spot opened up for linebacker Heath Farwell to become the leader of the special teams. Farwell, a Brian Urlacher lookalike, came to the Seahawks in October of 2011 as a free agent and still managed to lead the Seahawks in special teams tackles despite only playing eleven games. In 2012 he repeated the feat with 15 tackles.