Takeo Spikes Is Not Going Anywhere, Now Can We Break His Playoff Hiatus?

By Ernie Padaon

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

There were rumblings that Takeo Spikes could be a cap casualty and get released this off-season. Those thoughts were put to rest today when AJ Smith told Kevin Acee:

Save yourself some time and ink. Takeo Spikes isn’t going anywhere. He will be a Charger this season. We are very fortunate to have him as part of this situation. He’s a true professional in every sense of the word and brings a veteran presence in our locker room.

Takeo will be entering his 15th season. Could 15 be the magic number? He has not reached the playoffs once in that time span, despite having a really strong career. Some people think that he is cursed, but it just seems like he has been stuck on some pretty bad teams.

He is a strong leader in the locker room and is well respected by his teammates. I believe that we will get him to the playoffs this next season. We better get some playmakers around him!