In the aftermath of a loss to the Chiefs in Week 3, Mike Singletary told linebacker Takeo Spikes that he'd be sharing snaps with rookie NaVorro Bowman the rest of the season.
The move was made to help reduce the wear and tear on the 33-year-old Spikes, a 13-year veteran. Spikes wasn't initially thrilled about his reduction in playing time, but has since softened his stance, Singletary said today.
"At first Takeo really wasn't excited about it," Singletary said. "But when he looks at the film and sees himself play, he really appreciates it."
Really? Spikes was quite adept at concealing his gratitude today.
On Sunday, Spikes was on the sideline late in the fourth quarter when the Panthers went on an eight-play, 63-yard drive that was capped by a game-tying touchdown.
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