Quarterback Josh Freeman is one of six players to be named a team captain of the 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The other players to receive that honor: defensive back Ronde Barber, linebacker Adam Hayward, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, wide receiver Vincent Jackson and long snapper Andrew Economos.
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In reacting to this news, SB Nation's Bucs Nation noted that all of the team's captains are crucial to the Bucs' success in the 2012 season:
What's significant, though, is that each of these players on offense and defense is a key cog on the new team - someone without whom, that side of the ball could easily collapse. The Bucs need these captains to live up to their billing, or we might see a repeat of last year.
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