Bills LB Brandon Spikes: We didn't back up my trash talk vs. Patriots

Monday October 13th, 2014

Buffalo Bills and former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes said that the team didn’t back up his trash talk in the offseason after saying he was going to beat his former team.

Spikes was not re-signed by New England, where he spent his first four NFL seasons. He was signed by the Bills in March.

Spikes was asked about comments he made on Twitter saying, "It's icing on my cake to hand the #Patriots two big L's this year.”  He also characterized his time in New England as “4 years a slave.”

"I mean, what do you expect me to say?" Spikes said last week, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "You know, I'm on a new team, and they're a big team in this division. You've got to get after them if you want to get to the playoffs, so this is big for us."

The Patriots thumped Buffalo 37-22 on Sunday, as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns. The team gained almost 400 yards in total offense.

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Spikes had eight total tackles in the loss and has 27 total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble this season.

"I talked a lot of trash in the offseason, and I didn't back it up ... We did everything in our power to lose that game,” Spikes said, according to the team’s Twitter account.

The Bills (3-3) host to the Minnesota Vikings (2-4) on Sunday. They next play New England on Dec. 28 in the regular-season finale.

- Scooby Axson

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