10.6: Web Exclusive- Takeo Spikes with Scott Reiss
49ers LB Takeo Spikes spoke with CSN's Scott Reiss from Niners Headquarters in Santa Clara in this csnbayarea.com Web Exclusive interview.
-- and not a football with linebacker Takeo Spikes that Shaquille. You guys are playing some serious ball the unit now ranks second in the NFL in points allowed what's been the key to the dominance this when the season. Like I -- before I think used to stability of of the guys has been an assistant for three years now. Everybody understand it was going on. And the desire you. 21 of the great and I think all the that is live tomorrow academy's. Coach Mike Singletary. We've watched that Patrick Willis become one of the most dominant linebackers in the National Football League. What's it been like for you to sort of watch him grow into that and mature before your very -- Is being good but think the biggest thing what I've really. Enjoyed seeing -- him put -- in the world that time. That effort to a two week Indian -- come true on Sundays there's something that. I wish everybody concede but you know unfortunately they can't. He puts in a lot of time we -- -- a lot of team together with the get a lot of freedom together as a group and just to see every team what he talks about. And I just using resisting sat there on the football field -- tested George to see. You said that Sunday Patrick Willis is ballgame was the best you've ever seen by a linebacker. Not a serious Sunday. I feel like the question was asked. Compare and Patrick two Ray Lewis. One gray was younger at the same time and I feel like. What Patrick what -- what Ray Lewis is to the Baltimore Ravens team. At that time is is is equivalent to. What Patrick is to the 49ers. He's a big play make he's a guy who comes in and he can get it -- from all angles. Obviously a lot of guys making plays on that defensive unit how has all the talent that is now assembled around you. Help you elevate your game this season. This is. Test test a good thing I was always so. That is funny US to have because I talked to some guys earlier about. I was tall and his goals all the way back to 99 and when I was coach back dig the bowl he was on a coach for Cincinnati Bengals. At the game we lost and we lost bad against us St. Louis Rams. And I was at the locker after the game crime may frustrate. And he came up to mean he told me say young -- want to understand this. Regardless of how Goosen has great that you wore what you gonna be. I want you to know that you would never reach -- full potential resupplied into we get. Other guys with this same desire mentality. Of round you on this football team. An -- dad goes back to push the what you just asked. This is it -- an -- just a reason while -- please what it is right now I have I've had Ditka opportunity to. To be granted -- Buffalo would now was even better here. Because I would Patrick prayers Harrison I don't feel like I have to go out and do everything back in -- day ever really feel like I have to go wanna make every play but now. On the stand at his home -- -- take care what I'm supposed to everything -- ceramic would take care reception desk when you -- to be proposal comes to life. And that's really evident watching you guys that you kind of feed off each other. It -- yeah what's it like having coach singletary alluded to him earlier. As sort of a security blanket and a guy who really knows the defense like he does. What do they were -- singletary -- -- He would never. -- Me Iraq. He's he's he was never that you just sit back and say you know what I get a next. Or OK okay -- just give it now. Is to first time you go -- you go all about the first time when not. And -- to think what you love about him is that you know he's gonna continue to pray issue in every way. To make sure did you become the Bears clear that you possibly can be. Well it's been fun to watch and we appreciate you spending time with us today -- asked him. --