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Billy Spikes


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finn54 wrote:
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It does say that he hasn't been present at the team's facility throughout the offseason.



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The reason for the absence was unclear, but as colleague Mike Reiss noted on Sunday, Spikes has not been present much at the team's facility throughout the offseason.


Can it really be considered a holdout if he has occasionally shown up? To label it a holdout without confirmation seems unwise at this point.


Well that refers to off-season work, not been around the team's facility much during the off-season work and then when it's time for OTAs to start not showing up probably mean a holdout, but it's just a speculation right now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a guy who was a liability at times on passing downs, he's getting nowhere fast if he is holding out.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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first official day of OTAs for Patriots and Brandon Spikes is a no-show; source says he hasn't been to facility in quite some time


http://twitter.com/shalisemyoung/statuses/336607899746983938
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really can't see this as a hold-out. His year was good but not hold-out good. Plus there are enough replacements in house already that he has no leverage.

Hopefully/probably a minor personal issue.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not like Spikes is the only MLB on the roster. In fact Mayo, certainly has more versatility than Spikes. Hightower could also probably play inside.

I like Spikes as a player, but he is limited in his abilities.

If he is going to hold out (not that he necessarily is holding out), Mayo can slide back to MLB and Collins can get snaps at WOLB.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if they wanted to give him a new contract, I'm sure the Patriots and Spikes's agent will have a big disagreement on his value as a player.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He isnt holding out.

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Although he was absent for the start of OTAs Monday, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes will report to the team for June 11-13 minicamp.
Per the Boston Herald, Spikes simply feels working out on his own "is the best way to prepare for the upcoming season," and has "nothing to do" with his contract status.


http://bostonherald.com///sports/patriots_nfl/the_blitz/2013/05/source_brandon_spikes_not_at_otas_will_report_for_minicamp
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deadpulse wrote:
He isnt holding out.

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Although he was absent for the start of OTAs Monday, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes will report to the team for June 11-13 minicamp.
Per the Boston Herald, Spikes simply feels working out on his own "is the best way to prepare for the upcoming season," and has "nothing to do" with his contract status.


http://bostonherald.com///sports/patriots_nfl/the_blitz/2013/05/source_brandon_spikes_not_at_otas_will_report_for_minicamp


That's good to know....I figured it was something along these lines, but good to know for sure now.


Just noticed your Sig Gallery thread link and went to it...is it still closed or are you open for a request?

Was hoping to get an Dobson, Amendola, Gronk sig in the same style that you have yours right now, with the names and everything.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deadpulse wrote:
He isnt holding out.

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Although he was absent for the start of OTAs Monday, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes will report to the team for June 11-13 minicamp.
Per the Boston Herald, Spikes simply feels working out on his own "is the best way to prepare for the upcoming season," and has "nothing to do" with his contract status.


http://bostonherald.com///sports/patriots_nfl/the_blitz/2013/05/source_brandon_spikes_not_at_otas_will_report_for_minicamp


I feel like we've heard that reasoning before but I can't remember from whom.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Brandon Spikes. That is all. Hope he stays on the team. Haven't really seen him tweet much in a while though?
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As I said on Total Access: I found #Patriots LB Brandon Spikes, who stayed away from OTAs. He's at Bommarito Performance Systems in Fla.


http://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/340245939107278849

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Pete Bommarito told me Spikes has hit his goals for athleticism. After mini-camp, Spikes will head back for pre-training camp training


http://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/340246291521085441

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Post going up on @NFL.com with Bommarito quotes. Why would Spikes do this? 1 thought: He's out to prove he's a 3-down LB in a contract year


http://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/340247338733928448
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. Anyone buying it?
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