Matthew Slater registered 13 special teams tackles last season. (Bill Greene / Globe File Photo)
In Sunday's editions of the Boston Globe, colleague Christopher L. Gasper touched on the change that the Patriots' special teams are undergoing in 2009.
Among the changes is that longtime special teams captain Larry Izzo has moved on to the New York Jets. So the question becomes: Who should be the team's new special teams captain?
Based on coaches' film review, the Patriots' leading special teams tacklers broke down this way in 2008:
Who's you're choice? Vote in our poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.