Arizona Cardinals Announce Team Captains, Notable Players Missing

Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals fullback (35) Anthony Sherman scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Ken Whisenhunt announced at his press conference yesterday who the elected team captains would be for the 2012 Arizona Cardinals. The group consists of two players from each phase of the game: offense, defense and of course, special teams.

There are no surprises to who was named -- everyone on the list deserves the recognition they received. What may be a bit shocking to some is who didn't make the cut.

Here are the captains, per Darren Urban:

Offense- Larry Fitzgerald, Lyle Sendlein

Defense- Paris Lenon, Adrian Wilson

Special Teams- Reggie Walker, Anthony Sherman

The first four were all captains last year, so there is no surprise in that list. Walker has played phenomenally so far this season and looks to be coming into his own. The same goes for Sherman. Despite being just a second year pro, the Shermanator apparently has some good leadership skills to go with his blocking abilities.

What surprised me was the fact that there were a couple of players from last season that did not make it to the captain ranks this year. Darnell Dockett, a motivator and Cardinal veteran on the defense, did not have his name called out this season. I figured he would have been a shoo in.

Then you have Jay Feely. Feely is always an outspoken person, despite being a kicker for the team. I have always envisioned him as a leader, both on and off the field, so to not see his name on the list is somewhat puzzling. The bright side is, it appears that the younger guys are stepping up to take his spot.

What are your thoughts on the team captains? Is there someone else you feel should be apart of this group? Tell us in the comments section.

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