Re: Wow...same exact Blitz with much different results
posted at 8/18/2013 11:09 PM EDT
In response to tcal2-'s comment:
I know its taboo around here not to consider Jerod Mayo one of the all time greats but I have to bring this up since it part of the narrative.
Week 1 Mayo comes on a Blitz up the middle and is met by the RB, Tied up, pushed back a bit and the Eagles hit on a long TD pass.
Fast forward to Thursday night. Spikes on the same Blitz, Blows up the RB in route to a monstrous and momentum building sack.
This is what I expect and haven't seen from Mayo. This is the type of play good LB’s make. Hopefully Jerod is watching lots of film or he just might find himself spending more time on the bench.
Mayo has 650 tackles, 8 FF's, 5 fumble recoveries, and 7.5 sacks in 5 years as a Patriot.
Spikes has 200 tackles, 5 FF's, 0 fumble recoveries and 1 sack in 3 years as a Patriot.
Doublle Spikes career giving him 6 years and he still doesn't match what Mayo has done in 5 years. I'm glad the preseason game you watched tells you Spikes is good at rushing the QB while Mayo isn't but the rest of us live in a world where reality actually counts.
Maybe if Spikes continues to learn from a great all around ILB like Mayo he will continue to back him up on this team, but realistically Spikes will be gone after this season while Mayo stays a N.E Patriot, and continues to be one of the best ILBers in the league for years to come....and I'm sure he will drag a "fan" like you kicking and screaming the entire way.