ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - Brandon Spikes is ready to make an impact on the field for the Buffalo Bills.
The linebacker has already made an impact off of it.
After signing a one-year deal with the Bills in March, Spikes has taken to social media to speak his mind on more than one occasion.
First, he sounded off on his former team, the New England Patriots, saying that he can not wait to beat them twice the upcoming season.
Then Spikes voiced his displeasure with the situation involving Ravens running back Ray Rice and his now wife. Rice has been charged with assault.
But do not look for Spikes to back down any time soon, because talking is a big part of his game.
"Everybody's got opinions. You got to respect that," Spikes said. "Me personally, I got a big mouth. I talk a lot of trash and I feel I can back it up. It helps me play with an edge and being talking, saying this and that. Hey, I got to go out there and perform. So I like that pressure. I embrace that. I love challenges."
The Bills were challenged in stopping the run in 2013, finishing ranked 28th in the league. But with the addition of Spikes and fellow free agent Keith Rivers, paired with NFL Rookie of the Year runner-up Kiko Alonso, the linebacker unit feels they can be the difference this upcoming season.
"Basically just kicking butt, just dominating," Spikes said. "It's that simple. Dominating four quarters, whoever it may be. Just destroying the team across from us. So it's just that simple."
"He's a physical player that plays in a physical game," Bills head coach Doug Marrone said. "I think that he's emotional and I like that. I like that about him. He's fired up. I think from all his actions right now, those are all the actions you want all of our players coming into this program to have."