With the recent losses of Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and Brian Dawkins a few years back, the Eagles seem to be in a state of disarray in the way of team captains and leaders.
Philadelphia now has the youngest team in the entire NFL, which means a lack of experience and more than anything a lack of direction.
Players on the Eagles offense regarded McNabb as the one to lead them game after game. No matter how the end result was, they always held him in the highest regards.
On defense it was Brian Dawkins who was the man. He hit hard. He played hard. And most of all he was a good leader. No one was better at rallying the team than Dawkins with his booming voice and great enthusiasm.
Last year the team captains for the Eagles were appointed weekly, so that the players would have to earn their spot as the team captain. But week in and week out you can always be sure that McNabb had the big "C" on the left side of his jersey. On defense it was usually appointed to Asante Samuel, who proved his big play making ability, but made frequent fundamental errors and got burned by receivers. Special teams usually did not have a captain.
This is a list of five Eagles that should be given, or at least looked at for team captain slots on the team in 2010. (This list is based off of the five player captain roll.)