The Colts made noise today by signing former Patriots Super Bowl MVP receiver Deion Branch. Are the Colts trying to get info on a Patriots offense that has completely changed since he was cut over a year ago? Are they trying to play mind games with Bellichick, something that is impossible to do? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, they cannot seriously think that bringing in a washed up 34 year old wide receiver and expect him to contribute (unless Tom Brady is throwing him the ball). Deion was great in his prime, and I loved watching him play for the Patriots, even in his later years. But he is well passed his prime.
Brandon Spikes has been placed on the IR with an apparent knee injury. This is just another crushing loss for the Patriots. Spikes has been their anchor inside all season and is one of the leaders on this team. This is the second Patriots linebacker this season to be placed on the IR, the first being Jerod Mayo. The Patriots defense will have their work cut out for them trying to stop Andrew Luck and the Colts offense who just put up 45 points against the Kansas City Chiefs. I will post a full preview for the Patriots Divisional Round matchup against the Colts later in the week.