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Rex expecting a lot of Pats big back this week

Posted by Chris Brown on September 16, 2015 – 1:05 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has seen enough of New England’s offensive game plans over the years that he has a pretty good idea which running back the Patriots will be deploying against his Bills defense this week.

Knowing that the Patriots frequently change who the feature back is in a given week, Ryan has little doubt who Buffalo’s run front will be dealing with Sunday.

“Yeah (LeGarrette) Blount,” said Ryan. “That’s who it’s going to be. That’s who it would’ve been Week 1. The other kid is who he is. Blount is their guy and I know him he’s a big, tough, stud running back. We throw in this other dude, hey guess what? He ain’t going to play. They’ll put him in on third down, but he’s not going to be out there. They’re going to put Blount back there.”

Blount has had good success against the Bills in the past. In his last two games against Buffalo he has 251 yards on 34 carries and a pair of touchdowns. His yards per carry average in those two games is 7.38.

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Spikes collides with former teammate in hole

Posted by Chris Brown on August 14, 2014 – 10:58 pm

Brandon Spikes was brought to Buffalo to primarily help sure up the run defense. The past two days in practices against the Steelers Spikes met a very familiar adversary in the hole during first down work in 11-on-11.

Pittsburgh ran LeGarrette Blount as their first team back in the joint practices. Blount rolled up a ton of rushing yards in the season finale last season, and had a few good runs Wednesday. Those runs were fewer and further between Thursday, but Spikes enjoyed going up against his former teammate.

“It was good. We were good friends up in New England,” said Spikes of Blount. “He’s still doing the same thing, physical back, coming downhill. He looks great.”

Blount rolled up 189 rushing yards and averaged 7.9 yards a carry against the Bills in the season finale at New England.

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