The market for Brandon Spikes has been set by Cowboys

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  1. RxJock1120

    RxJock1120 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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  2. Big-T

    Big-T Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Spikes should get nowhere close to that. Lee is good in coverage as well as against the run, Spikes in an ideal world you wouldn't see him on the field when the opposition is passing the ball.
  3. borg

    borg In the Starting Line-Up

    Lee is Mayo ....not Spikes.
    Spikes and his agent likely believe that # is in the ball park........but BB won't pony up for a 2 down ILB. Considering Spikes' absence in off season programs, I don't think it is a reach to believe behind the scenes posturing is well under way. Time will tell
  4. resdubwhite

    resdubwhite In the Starting Line-Up

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    42 mill
  5. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    We are in agreement. Lee is more Mayo than Spikes. I struggle to see Spikes commanding anywhere close to that contract given his coverage issues.
  6. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    If I was Belichick and Spikes came to the bargaining table looking for $42M, I would laugh in his face and wish him luck.
  7. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    How has the market been set when were talking about a thumper 2-down linebacker vs a tackling machine who plays very well in space?
  8. Froob

    Froob Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Nobody is giving Spikes that much so I'm not concerned about that. Dunno why everyone is in such a hurry to get rid of him. He's one of the most clutch defensive players in the league and one of the biggest hitters in the league.
  9. Drewski

    Drewski In the Starting Line-Up

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    It may be Big Vince's Defense....but Spikes carries the stick.


    (IMHO of course)
  10. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

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    How many times has Belichick highly paid 2 players from the same unit?

    Usually 1 is paid very well and that's about it ...

    every unit has a productivity figure in his system ... if one unit is up another pays the price.

    Looking at the link below ...
    Bill pays the O-line fairly well as a unit thanks to Mankins 10 mil ... they are the only unit highly paid.

    would Bill go over 10 million for the linebackers? I doubt it ... and he won't pay him more than the LB leader Mayo.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  11. Brock Samson

    Brock Samson On the Game Day Roster

  12. belichick010405

    belichick010405 Closed Acccount

    As much as I like Sean Lee, Lee doesn't deserve a six-year, $42 million deal no matter how productive he is on the field when he is healthy.
  13. RxJock1120

    RxJock1120 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Comparing Mayo to Sean Lee is ridiculous! Mayo is a constant pro-bowler, durable (for the most part) and the unquestioned leader of this defense. And was a top ten pick. Thats why the Pats gave him 5 year $48.5 mil extension

    Sean Lean hasn't made the pro-bowl once or made it through 1 full season and is not the best defensive player on his own team. And was picked in the second round. Thats why the Cowboys gave him a 6 year $42 million extension.

    I really believe this is the deal spikes and his agent will use as a comparable.

    Not saying the Pats will give it to him, but this will be the deal Spikes will want. And someone will probably give it to him. Again, not saying it will be the smartest move.
  14. RxJock1120

    RxJock1120 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Gronk and AHern.....end of this part of the discussion!
  15. TB12_laser designator

    TB12_laser designator Signed, benched, cut. Supporter

    Not going to happen.
  16. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    Yeah, and that worked out well for him.
  17. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    The starting linebackers next year will be Collins, Hightower, and Mayo.
    Beauharnais will be kept on the 53 man roster to back these three up.
  18. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    Setting aside the Prisoner's legal troubles, the concept remains: the Patriots are willing to pay for unique/extraordinary talent.
  19. tonyto3690

    tonyto3690 Banned

    Draft status does not matter when it comes to second contract. If that were the case Brady would be getting the minimum. Because that's how it should be right? He was a 6th round pick, must be a scrub!

    Pro bowl is a joke and purely name recognition.

    Being the second best player because you have one of the GOAT pass rushers on your team doesn't make him a terrible player.

    Spikes is not even remotely close to as good as Lee (when healthy). They overpaid, but mostly because he hasn't proven he can stay healthy. When healthy the comparisons aren't even close.
  20. JMC00

    JMC00 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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