Found October 24, 2011 on CLNS Radio:
Spikes' nose for the ball was key to the Patriots' win over Dallas A decade ago, Drew Bledsoe went down in week two and a new era began in Foxboro.  When Jerod Mayo sprained his MCL against San Diego in week two this season, sure enough, a key player emerged, and his name is Brandon Spikes.  Although Spikes made a name for himself with a strong rookie year, he struggled to get on the field early this season and appeared to be yet another promising talent who couldn’t live up to Bill Belichick’s standards of preparation and conuct.  Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed a rejuvenated and improved Brandon Spikes, who is poised to become one of the top outside linebackers in the league. The Patriots’ defense couldn’t have stopped a sloth on third and four in the first few weeks of the season, but things have begun to change.  Spikes has been the driving force behind this shift, as he is the only healthy linebacker on this team that can blow up gaps and chase down runni...
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