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  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    I would say Brandon Spikes is missed more, because he’s simply the better player. I’m not enamored with Chung, and I think he is only an average safety really. Spikes is one of the better run-stuffing linebackers in the league, and he has a ton of promise in that department. He may one-dimensional, but he is a key player on this defense and is the middle linebacker. But of course, the drop off between their starters and backups at safety is immense, so I will say Chung just because of their horrible replacement players.

    http://www.catcrave.com

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    I would say Brandon Spikes is missed more, because he’s simply the better player. I’m not enamored with Chung, and I think he is only an average safety really. Spikes is one of the better run-stuffing linebackers in the league, and he has a ton of promise in that department. He may one-dimensional, but he is a key player on this defense and is the middle linebacker. But of course, the drop off between their starters and backups at safety is immense, so I will say Chung just because of their horrible replacement players.

    http://www.catcrave.com

  • http://musketfire.com/ musketfire

    @SorianoJoe Agreed that Brandon Spikes is the better player at this point, but Chung is the bigger loss due to the horrid state of the secondary.

  • http://musketfire.com/ musketfire

    @SorianoJoe Agreed that Brandon Spikes is the better player at this point, but Chung is the bigger loss due to the horrid state of the secondary.