Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree before kickoff today that Brian Cushing was sporting a new Texans jersey with a "C" on it. Which, as most of you probably know, stands for Captain.
We already knew that Cushing was wearing the helmet with the headset in it now and he has very clearly been leading this defense, so when it was opened up to a vote this week about adding another captain, Cushing was the unanimous vote by his teammates.
It's well earned, as Cush is having an All-Pro type season and is playing with a chip on his shoulder. No player out there gets more criticism, nationally and locally, than Cushing has the past year-plus. When you serve a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, you're never going to shake that label. Which is fine by Cushing and Texans fans. Because nothing fuels him more than those who don't believe in him.
Brian Cushing is not doing anything less than any other player at his position in football. Sure, he doesn't have the flashy celebration dance or the fancy marketing and commercials like others do, but as long as he keeps doing what he does on the field, that's fine by me.