Bills running back C.J. Spiller has become the starting running back. But he had only eight touches on Sunday. And he’s not thrilled with that, even though he’s trying hard to say all the right things.
“Of course I want to touch the ball more, but there’s no need for me to sit around and mope and groan and do all that stuff. That’s high school. That’s childish,” Spiller said, via the Buffalo News. “That’s not what I’m all about. Is the frustration there? Yeah, deep down inside your gut as a competitor, yeah it’s there, but there’s nothing I can do about it, so I’m not going to sit around and pout.”
But he can still talk about it.
“I really can’t control how many times I touch the ball, guys,” Spiller said. “I keep saying it over and over, but I don’t know what else y’all want me to say. The only thing I can do, when my number’s called, is do the best I can. Even when it’s not, just try to do the best I can.”
He’s still doing well. But he could be doing better. And it’s hard for him to want to.