Chung and Spikes

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    Chung and Spikes

    Is Chung and Spikes extended vacation going to come back and bite the PATS come playoff time? After Spikes' 4 game suspension he was rusty last year and with no real offseason this year are they going to be ready to not only play but be a factor?

    Would love to hear some other fans thoughts on this.
     
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    Is Chung and Spikes extended vacation going to come back and bite the PATS come playoff time? After Spikes' 4 game suspension he was rusty last year and with no real offseason this year are they going to be ready to not only play but be a factor? Would love to hear some other fans thoughts on this.
    Posted by PATinPA

    I don't think it matters. No matter what condition Chung comes back in he is an upgrade at safety over Moore/Slater.

    Spikes on the other hand could find himself in the shuffle at LB if he is a step slower after he returns to the feild, however I am not concerned about it.
     
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    Re: Chung and Spikes

    Chung has been pretty good, but he's turning into the new Bob Sanders.  I'd let Chung heal up till the playoffs.

    Spikes?? What has he done lately? When healthy.
     
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    I think Spikes is a very underrated leader on the Patriots defense. When Mayo was out, that defense looked like it was playing much more inspired football. Spikes also attacks the line hard, and if he doesn't make the tackle, he blows up the blocks, allowing for an easy tackle for the other LB's. I absolutely love the way he plays the run.
     
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    there are still plenty of games left to be played. If they come in week 16 they have a couple games to knock the rust off while limiting re-injury. Given the schedule left better to be safe then sorry
     
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    I think we all hang on to the hope that both these players will come back and be what's missing with our defense and convert it into something that is playoff worthy. It's natural to route for two guys that were selected in the second, because lets face it  - we've traded into that round with the hopes that it would provide many players that would build an outstanding core - hasn't happened.
     
    So you end up thinking, god - please let this Chung guy be the next Troy Palumalu, and then you see him not get there on some crucial blitzes and blow coverages. Then you see him make some of the most sure tackles you could ever want, and you think he's getting better...then he goes down with an injury. Frustrating.

    As for Spikes, in the back of your mind you see his size and aggressiveness - you hope he stabilizes the middle of your defense and frees up other guys to make more plays (Mayo), but he gets suspended or hurt and it ruins any momentum. Also keep in mind that this guy has had an interesting off the field life - his tweets leave many questioning what type of guy he is and if you haven't heard about his sex video, I can guarantee Kraft has, and will keep that in mind when he's do for a new contract. 

    Truthfully we need both of these guys back right now because you can't just throw them in there during the playoffs - they will be exposed. I bet one of them will come back today (get 4 games under their belt) and help in the post season. Which one? I'll go with Spikes, because he doesn't have a history of injuries - suspensions? Yeah, but I worry that a guy like Chung will come back and be so rusty that he will kill us in coverage, not make it better. You don't really have to worry about that with Spikes, they try to keep him out of coverage.

     
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    "rusty" or not, wouldn't the retunr of these two players be an upgrade over who is in there now?  I'd say YES!
     
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    there are still plenty of games left to be played. If they come in week 16 they have a couple games to knock the rust off while limiting re-injury. Given the schedule left better to be safe then sorry
    Posted by PatsEng


    You know something, I kind of lose sight of the fact that there is still lots of football left to be played before the playoffs start. I think it's do to our record and the teams we have left to play, but the funny thing is we could still lose MORE guys to injury (I forget that because of all the guys we already lost). I start thinking the nfl gods are done cursing us because we met and exceeded their quota, but there is no guarantee of that. I remember the year Seymore went down in the last game of the season against the Jets - we played the post season without him, until the Super Bowl. Then there was the year Harrison went down against the Titans, I think we would of won another Super Bowl if it wasn't for that one.
     
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