Oct 9, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Chargers defeated the Broncos, 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Is this the Year that Spikes Finally gets to The Playoffs?

September 1, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE


Takeo Spikes is entering his 16th season in the NFL.  When picked up by the Chargers via free agency, he was very shortly there after named a team captain.  This would be his fourth team in which he has held that honor.

Although Spikes isn’t getting any younger, he is still putting up good stats for the Chargers.

Takeo has over 1300 tackles and has played in over 200 games in the regular season.

Despite these astounding numbers, Spikes has yet to record his first tackle in a playoff game.  How is that even possible, you ask?  Because he has not played in even one NFL post season contest.

Soon after the Spikes acquisition, I recall an interview in which Spikes brought that fact up.  I immediately thought he was kidding.  But it’s true.

How can a 15 year NFL vet not have even one playoff game under his belt?  Despite having played for a couple of pretty poor teams, you would think that at some point a team he was on would have managed to at least stumble into the playoffs.  Unfortunately for Spikes, it has yet to happen.

Now that the Bolts have missed the last two postseasons, the question remains.  Is this the year that Takeo finally gets to the playoffs?

I truly believe that this is the year.  In fact, I believe he will play in four postseason contests this year.  And I think he will be rewarded with a certain trophy that has been described as having a gleam.

There’s a gleam, men.  A gleam.

Thanks a lot for reading.






P.S.  I heard this crazy rumor that the football season begins tonight.  It’s about time.



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  • http://twitter.com/Nick__Erickson Nick Erickson

    Lord only knows the man deserves it. I like how Shaun Phillips described this team in an interview after a practice. “this is a completely different team, this team, is 0-0″

  • @BOLTSFAN1972

    I really do!!! And I can’t think of a better team for him to get there with!!!!

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    If he does not get a ring this year I will be shocked. The Chargers are looking amazing on every part of the ball. The only thing we have going against us is Norv, but we might just be good enough to over come that. I believe.

  • http://twitter.com/Bolts_NFL_Music MC Boltman

    Yes for sure he’ll get his 1st playoff appearance & he’s gonna do that with the coolest team in the NFL! The Chargers are a complete team – maybe an additional CB vet would make sense (how is Cason doin?) – but despite that we got great depth in nearly every position. Who’s gonna stop that SD train? I’ll give you the answer: NOBODY!
    Takeo, I think you’ll look great with that nice fat ring on your finger :) Bolt Up!

  • Bolts McGee

    Let’s go get that Gleam!

  • http://twitter.com/jshambrick04 The 1& Only J.T.Bear

    He has been waiting too long! This is his and our year! All In!!