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"Takeo Spikes - inconsistent - he's old - frequently injured"

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Middle linebackers are clearly the backbone of IDP, but as Pittsburgh's James Harrison showed us again last week, it helps to stock your squad with a couple of kinetic, powerhouse OLBs in dominant 3-4 schemes. And, of course, there are other outliers. Patrick Willis is the right inside linebacker in the 49ers 3-4, and he's the most dominant performer in IDP -- largely because LOLB Manny Lawson spends a lot of time chasing slot receivers and TEs up the field in coverage, ROLB Parys Haralson is exclusively a pass-rushing ROLB, and LILB Takeo Spikes is an inconsistent performer because he's old, frequently injured and just doesn't get to the ball-carrier as quickly as Willis.

I'm not the first IDP specialist to impress upon readers that it's important to know the schemes and the corresponding roles involved in NFL defenses, but if it's worth saying once, it's worth repeating. The intricacies of the systems can be intimidating, especially when teams change in and out of their base packages frequently. You should, however, brush up on the basic depth charts and team reports once every couple of weeks just to make sure the defensive coordinator is still running the same system. Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, for instance, is well-known for his 3-4, but has been known to switch it up in big games when he smells an advantage. Redskins DC Jim Haslett installed a hybrid 3-4 in Washington this season, which has benefited Rocky McIntosh and LaRon Landry, as expected.

http://fantasyfootball.fanhouse.com/2010/09/24/week-3-idp-rankings-linebackers/


I am confused on how some of these people get their job?
loll ok......

hes been great for us i dont htink hes been watching too many games of us
Originally posted by StOnEy333:

Out of curiosity, who else "get(s) to the ball carrier as quickly as Willis?"
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Out of curiosity, who else "get(s) to the ball carrier as quickly as Willis?"

the authors mother
lol, you got that right, valrod!
If they're talking about him as a "Fantasy player" getting fantasy points, that's the only way I could possibly see them calling him inconsistent. He's as consistent as they come.

He's a veteran and plays hard, and he's not that old. Brett Favre is old..

The injuries? A stretch. He usually plays through them, missing very few games..
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
lol, you got that right, valrod!

Writers these days.....
disgusting
good one chief
Originally posted by StOnEy333:


Great GIF! One of my all-time favorite movies lol.

"You had two pairs of gloves, this ENTIRE time?"

"Yeah...It's the Rockies"
I think that he only serves the purpose of emotional leader on our D. I think his time is unfortunately running out. Don't get me wrong, but we really have a good young talent in Bowman and Ahmad brooks. If Bowman starts on Sunday, I am really interested to see how he does. The fact of the matter is that Spikes, although one of my fav players on the D, is not getting any younger. I think he parts ways with the niners after this year Hopefully he plays better and continues to be a leader along with P Willy.
Spikes is one of my favorite players on the team a leader and makes everyone else around him better
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