Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/5/12

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

After the 2011 season debacle, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is doing away with team captains.

Just about the worst ‘captain' ever, Santonio Holmes, failed miserably by openly criticizing QB Mark Sanchez, another captain. With captains like these, who needs enemies?

“I think in a situation like that where there are no captains named, it kind of forces guys to step up and take ownership,” guard Matt Slauson told the New York Post, “and guys like Brandon [Moore] have done a phenomenal job with that. Mark [Sanchez] has done a phenomenal job, obviously. Those are just the offensive guys. It kind of forces those guys to step up and all the rest of us respect them even more because that ‘C’ is not just given to them.”

Last year’s captains were Holmes, Sanchez, Moore, Eric Smith, Sione Pouha and Darrelle Revis.

It seemed Holmes thought it was some type of managerial role where he could walk around like he owned the joint. He would cite the “C” on his chest while throwing teammates under the bus.

His meltdown at the end of the season forced Rex Ryan to reconsider giving the symbolic “C” to anyone.

Thanks a bunch Santonio, you ruined it for everybody.

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