5 Buffalo Bills Ready To Make A Statement In 2014

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2. Brandon Spikes

Dec 2, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New England Patriots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (55) reacts in front of Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby (79) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Patriots won 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

“4 years a slave”-Brandon Spikes via Twitter.

If this isn’t enough to get your blood flowing, Brandon Spikes previous tenure with the New England Patriots should inspire enough hate to get your temper going.

Lord knows Brandon Spikes is ready to prove his worth this season.

Coming off a turbulent season and surfaced rumors of a bad knee, Brandon Spikes is itching to get back to business. The Big Play Business that is. Considering the addition of Spikes to an already upgraded linebacking core of Keith Rivers and Kiko Alonso with the recent draft pickups, Buffalo has a very talented defensive backfield.

“4 years a slave”- Brandon Spikes on his time with the New England Patriots

It’ll be up to Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz to devise the best ways for him to use his run-stopping linebacker. Either way things have to change. The Buffalo Bills defense played honorably but fell victim to big plays against the run, leaving them in the lower half of the NFL in terms of run defense and average points against.

And you have to appreciate having this monster of a linebacker on your side. Check out what Spikes told ESPN about Buffalo fans:

"“Another thing, reason why I came here, was because the fan base here. I never felt that type of love, even though there hasn’t been much success around here, really you can’t deny, it’s right there in your face. I’ve embraced it, I’ve used it as an advantage,” he said. “I hadn’t had that since I was in Gainesville. “Gator Nation” was the same way. It’s just good to have it on your side as you were going about it.”"

Brandon Spikes is ready to show New England he was the wrong “slave” to mess with.

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