Brandon Spikes

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    Brandon Spikes

    I wonder how Brandon is handling the selection of Dont'a Hightower? Hopefully well - and he takes it as a message that he needs to be in the best shape he can possibly be and stay out of trouble. I realize the Patriots didn't draft Hightower to motivate Spikes, but it shouldn't hurt.

    It would be great if these two guys can both be productive for us next year. These are two very big and physical football players that are capable of not only stuffing the run, but pass rushing. It's a very rare thing to have two guys that can give you what they can from the middle spot (although I think Hightower is athletic enough to shift outside as well).

    I think Hightower greatly improves our front seven and should also make Mayo a better player.
     
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    I agree with you here but its worth noting that Spikes not only stayed out of trouble last year but was really the emotional leader of our defense going into the playoffs!

    If Spikes,Mayo and Hightower(great jersey name btw) stay healthy all year we are in for some plays made by the defense! Especially if we get another DT at48 or earlier!
     
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    This will be a make or break season for Spikes in terms of whether he puts it all together for a full season.
     
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    Hightowers versatility is complementary to Spikes. Nink has more to worry from this pick than anyone. Still, they could have a nice 5 with Hightower, Spikes, Mayo, Chandler, and Nink.
     
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    That's going to be as good a linebacker group as anyone has, and we haven't seen since the Super Bowl years. Spikes really came on last year and he should be pumped knowing that they could dominate next year. These guys will push each other. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon Spikes:
    [QUOTE]I agree with you here but its worth noting that Spikes not only stayed out of trouble last year but was really the emotional leader of our defense going into the playoffs! If Spikes,Mayo and Hightower(great jersey name btw) stay healthy all year we are in for some plays made by the defense! Especially if we get another DT at48 or earlier!
    Posted by TrueChamp[/QUOTE]

    I agree that he made a big difference when he played towards the end of the season - they were lining him up all over the place on blitzes, etc. The thing that worries me is that he gets hurt and it's also the tweets he puts out there - plus the year prior it was the drug suspension and before that it was the porn video...before that it was the eye gouging on that college running back.

    I just get the feeling that there's more to this guy off the field and hopefully Hightower will make him realize he needs to keep everything in order. We need both of these guys to play well. 
     
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    I think in a 3-4 they both play no matter, and even in 4-3 you put them all on the field.

    I think you want both players on the field.  mammoth LB core.
     
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    Spikes looks lost on the field a little too much for my liking.  Hightower will be the man.


     
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    Ninko is the one who should be pushed by Hightower, he seems like a guy who can play significant snaps from day 1.  But I agree, Spikes has a little work to do to stay on the field for all 16 games...I love his game though, and think he'll be ready to roll this season.
     
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    Who are we missing on the usual Spikes bashing thread...  Was it rkarp?  I know it was mthurl and pcmIV as 2 of the regulars on this topic (this topic...from day...despite every ounce every brought to the field from Spikes to the contrary)- But, I'm pretty sure rkarp was another crazy here on this subject- Oh, OH!=Kansas, yup-He was a 4th member of this comedy routine. 
     
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    Nink's the weakest one in the corps. From what I hear about Hightower is that he can play anywhere in the front 7. He can play inside, outside, hands down. 

    Spikes is way more talented than Nink, Hightower will play no matter what though. So someone is losing their job. 
     
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    First off spikes actually makes plays hes our teddy b mayo is ted johnson. Spikes plays with emotion and down the stretch outplayed mayo all they do is bash this guy cas hes not as P.C as a lot of other pats players.... he hasnt done anything bad since he was drafted and does somthing un mayo like MAKE BIG PLAYS in big spots he makes 1 handed pics in the afc title game mayo dosent defend a pass that nearly hit his face in the SB hmmmmm? and we wana get rid of this guy cas of tweets...you guys r pussyz donta plays OLB imo
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon Spikes:
    [QUOTE]First off spikes actually makes plays hes our teddy b mayo is ted johnson. Spikes plays with emotion and down the stretch outplayed mayo all they do is bash this guy cas hes not as P.C as a lot of other pats players.... he hasnt done anything bad since he was drafted and does somthing un mayo like MAKE BIG PLAYS in big spots he makes 1 handed pics in the afc title game mayo dosent defend a pass that nearly hit his face in the SB hmmmmm? and we wana get rid of this guy cas of tweets...you guys r pussyz donta plays OLB imo
    Posted by Bspikes55[/QUOTE]

    Whoa whoa whoa...ease down Bspikes, ease down. I personally don't care what Spikes does off the field - I could care less that he waved his unit around like a baseball bat in that porn video. I could care less that he took some drugs that is the equivalent of speed. I don't care that he tried to gauge the eyes out of another player. All I really care about is if he'll be there consistently on Sundays, because I think that is in question. When we select a middle linebacker (when we already have a 45 million dollar one and Spikes)...someone else might be wondering too.

    Personally I like what he brings to the field...attitude, size and toughness.
     
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    Spikes will be moved outside IMO, the opposite side will be manned by Nincovich and Chandler Jones (passing downs at first). That Spike's and Ninc can play both inside and outside is great, versatility is only a good thing, also Fletcher who is in that same mold provides more depth and good special teams play.  

    Our blitz should be sick next season, Hightower up the middle, Jones/Spikes and Ninc outside and Mayo in coverage... shutdown D.  Suddenly fired up!
     
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    reasonable i just love the way the man plays and sure is he a clown IDC hes stayin outta jail... anyway i agree i think were gonna play a lot of 2 gap 4-3 like we did in the playoffs last year with hightower, spikes and mayo mayo needs do more than make routine tackles and make plays
     
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    Re: Brandon Spikes

     Things are looking great that we have an SEC linebacking corp. They all will feed on each other. Its all starting to come together,but in any sport...injuries are part of  the game also. I think were going to be alright this year. GO PATS!!
     
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    Re: Brandon Spikes

     I'm a Florida Gator alum and I approve our drafts so far!
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon Spikes:
    [QUOTE]I agree with you here but its worth noting that Spikes not only stayed out of trouble last year but was really the emotional leader of our defense going into the playoffs! If Spikes,Mayo and Hightower(great jersey name btw) stay healthy all year we are in for some plays made by the defense! Especially if we get another DT at48 or earlier!
    Posted by TrueChamp[/QUOTE]

    i wanted the dt too.

    bb is gathering a slew of edge guys however.
     
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    [QUOTE]reasonable i just love the way the man plays and sure is he a clown IDC hes stayin outta jail... anyway i agree i think were gonna play a lot of 2 gap 4-3 like we did in the playoffs last year with hightower, spikes and mayo mayo needs do more than make routine tackles and make plays
    Posted by Bspikes55[/QUOTE]

    "mayo needs do more than make routine tackles and make plays"

    +1
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon Spikes:
    [QUOTE]Spikes will be moved outside IMO, the opposite side will be manned by Nincovich and Chandler Jones (passing downs at first). That Spike's and Ninc can play both inside and outside is great, versatility is only a good thing, also Fletcher who is in that same mold provides more depth and good special teams play.   Our blitz should be sick next season, Hightower up the middle, Jones/Spikes and Ninc outside and Mayo in coverage... shutdown D.  Suddenly fired up!
    Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]

    With all due respect Sir...There ain’t no way in God’s Green Earth that Spikes gets moved outside. Spike’s strength is in the middle. He’s a bit of a liability in coverage as he ain’t exactly quick. It’s actually Hightower that can, and will, be used in or out. Hightower has decent speed and is already accustomed to dropping into coverage. Spikes will now focus on making sure he stays home and takes care of business. I thought Spikes took a major step forward last year and will make additional progress this year as well.


     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon Spikes:
    [QUOTE]Spikes will be moved outside IMO, the opposite side will be manned by Nincovich and Chandler Jones (passing downs at first). That Spike's and Ninc can play both inside and outside is great, versatility is only a good thing, also Fletcher who is in that same mold provides more depth and good special teams play.   Our blitz should be sick next season, Hightower up the middle, Jones/Spikes and Ninc outside and Mayo in coverage... shutdown D.  Suddenly fired up!
    Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]

    It's funny, I don't think he's got the speed to play outside, yet they did line him up as a pass rusher on the outside in the play offs. The guy is so big that they can just put him on the line as a pass rusher, I think Hightower will be able to do the same thing, except better.

    Personally I think he stays in the middle and when they want to get Mayo, Spikes and Hightower on the field at the same time, Hightower will slide outside. When people talk all about "position flexibility" Hightower will really give them something to see.
     
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    In Response to Brandon Spikes:
    [QUOTE]I wonder how Brandon is handling the selection of Dont'a Hightower? Hopefully well - and he takes it as a message that he needs to be in the best shape he can possibly be and stay out of trouble. I realize the Patriots didn't draft Hightower to motivate Spikes, but it shouldn't hurt. It would be great if these two guys can both be productive for us next year. These are two very big and physical football players that are capable of not only stuffing the run, but pass rushing. It's a very rare thing to have two guys that can give you what they can from the middle spot (although I think Hightower is athletic enough to shift outside as well). I think Hightower greatly improves our front seven and should also make Mayo a better player.
    Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]

    Why would you assume Hightower will be putting Spikes on the bench? Hightower can play mutliple positions. I expect Hightower, Spikes and Mayo to all be on the field for a large percentage of snaps.
     
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    Re: Brandon Spikes

    At the moment I see...

    Chandler   folk   fanene   bequette

         Mayo   spikes   hightower
    LB reserve nink
    DE reserve deadrick
    DT reserve love

    The problem is DB's.  Can we run a 4-4 with mayo, spikes, hightower, and nink, with 2 cb and 1 safety and hit QB in 2 secs?
     

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