Linebacker Brandon Spikes hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind since signing with the Bills this offseason.
He said that the Patriots provided false information about him on injury reports, which seemed to confirm reports that Spikes was put on injured reserve for reasons other than the stated knee injury, and said that he doesn’t see how anyone can respect Ravens running back Ray Rice after Rice’s arrest on charges he assaulted his fiancee (now wife) in Atlantic City.
Spikes was back on the subject of the Patriots on Twitter Tuesday. While looking ahead to the 2014 season, Spikes noted a few matchups he’s looking forward to, but none as much as Buffalo’s two games against the Patriots.
Lest anyone think Spikes was just playing to the crowd, he went a bit further with another tweet in reference to his years with New England. Spikes wrote “4 years a slave,” which doesn’t leave much ambiguity when it comes to his feelings about his former team. There won’t be any predictions about the results of games here, but it feels safe predicting there will be many rightful objections to Spikes comparing his paid work for the Patriots to slavery and plenty of references to Spikes’ comments before the first Bills-Patriots meeting next season.