He might not have the respect around the league he deserves but Tommy Kelly has the respect of his teammates that’s for sure. Today the Raiders announced their team captains and rocking a “C” for the first time in his career will be Kelly.
Says a lot about how far Kelly has come going from an undrafted free agent to an elite level defensive tackle and now team captain. TK has worked hard to be the player he is so it’s only right for him to be held up as a leader.
Joining Kelly in captaincy honors are Darren McFadden, Carson Palmer, Richard Seymour and Shane Lechler.
And to think, fools like me were actually questioning whether or not Reggie McKenzie was going to keep Kelly on the roster. No questioning where Kelly stands on this roster. All that’s left now is for Kelly and Seymour to help lead this team into the playoffs which should get Kelly to Hawaii for a little Pro Bowl love.