Socci: Emergence Of Jamie Collins Helping To Offset Loss Of Brandon Spikes

January 13, 2014 3:02 PM
Socci: Emergence Of Jamie Collins Helping To Offset Loss Of Brandon Spikes
" BOSTON (CBS) - Brandon Spikes was the New England Patriots’ top linebacker in stopping the run, but like so many defensive players before him he was placed on season-ending injured reserve leading up to the Colts game.

It’s been well documented that Spikes struggles in pass coverage, and playing on basically one knee for over two months certainly doesn’t assist him in covering tight ends and running backs – so his presence won’t be missed in defending against the pass going forward.

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However, after allowing only 69 yards on the ground to Indianapolis, it looks like – for one game at least – he wasn’t all that missed in the run game either.

Jamie Collins was a big reason why "

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