So I was thinking back from last year when someone mentioned Takeo Spikes, who in my opinion has been a great linebacker his entire career, has never been on a Playoff team. Starting out in Cincinnati, they were one of the worst teams in the NFL. Moves to Buffalo, where it seemed like they fielded sorry teams every season. The one year he was in Philadelphia? 8-8, miss the playoffs (Eagles advanced to Playoffs and made it to the 2nd round the next season). Of course, we know he was here for a couple years, both of which we were hyped to be the champions of the NFC West and busted harder than Peter North. So, this offseason he leaves to San Diego, who just came off an MVP caliber season by Philip Rivers and poised to win the AFC West. What happens? Philip Rivers has thrown more picks in 8 games this year than he did the entire year last year, and the 49ers are 7-1.
Is Takeo Spikes the real-life Madden Curse? Great player, but whatever team he's on will never make the playoffs.
But maybe he is cursed. He's like the Shareef Abdur-Rahim of the NBA. He never made the Playoffs until I think his second to last season, like 10+ years, and I think got injured and his career ended basically right after he did make the Playoffs.
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