Originally posted on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 12/29/11
Fourteen seasons. More than 200 starts. Two Pro Bowls. Two All-Pro selections. And the number zero. In the royal court of befuddling statistics, sitting on the golden throne, Chargers inside linebacker Takeo Spikes saw his number of career playoff appearances stay static at zero Saturday when the Chargers were eliminated from postseason contention. In the locker room afterward, the loss to the Detroit Lions stung. For Spikes, when put into context, it was unspeakable. He cut short a post-game interview with reporters once asked about the string of personal shortcomings, and a few days later, leading up to the season's final game against the Oakland Raiders, his willingness had, understandably, not changed. "I'd rather not talk about it," Spikes said. "To me, it is what it is. People write what they want to write, whether it's good, bad or indifferent. I know it's not (a reflection of how I've played), but it is what it is. You can't change it. The only thing I know of what accomplis...
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