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C.J. Spiller should get plenty of touches the rest of the way

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On Monday, Bills running back C.J. Spiller said that he’d like to have the ball in his hands more often than the Bills have given it to him so far this season.

Spiller should get his wish. With Fred Jackson finished for the season because of a knee injury, coach Chan Gailey said that Spiller is going to get as much as he can handle because the Bills no longer have two “great” running backs in the mix.

“We’re going to get the opportunity here in the next few weeks for him to get it a lot and we won’t have what I term two great backs,” Gailey said, via the team’s website. “I think Tashard (Choice) is a very good back, but to me he’s not in Fred’s category. So there won’t be a lot of sharing of duties. C.J. will have to take a big part of the load now.”

It might not have happened as quickly as many Bills fans might have liked, but the change should be a permanent one regardless of Jackson’s health. Spiller gives the Bills more than Jackson and he’s still on the upswing of his career, raising hopes that 2013 will be even more productive.

Consider the next three games a preview of a future built around Spiller’s skills.

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10 Responses to “C.J. Spiller should get plenty of touches the rest of the way”
  1. buffalobills2012 says: Dec 11, 2012 10:01 AM

    prefect timing Chan. Lets wear out the future now that the season is over.

    Can we pleaaaaaaase get a new owner??

    And dont give me the “new owner will move the team” bs. We have the fan support in place and its always been there.
    All you need to do to see what the problem is in Buffalo is look at the name of the Stadium.
    If this team was hurting for money why wouldnt they sell the naming rights??
    Terrible decsion making from the top to the janitor.

  2. dieterlaser says: Dec 11, 2012 10:06 AM

    Chan is still going to give Choice more touches than he deserves. I mean, at this point, it probably will be better to avoid running Spiller into the turf, but that’s only going to happen because of Gailey’s infatuation with keeping the ball out of CJ’s hands.

    It’s amazing how overmatched Gailey is every week, yet I don’t get the feeling he has any chance of getting canned. He’s a terrible HC, making terrible gameday decisions with the inability to get his team over the hump. Time to move on.

  3. gf2711 says: Dec 11, 2012 10:16 AM

    Not so difficult of a decision when it has been made for you, is it, Chan?

  4. NakedCowboy! says: Dec 11, 2012 10:16 AM

    chan will find a way to get choice more touches than spiller…

  5. buddysguys says: Dec 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    choice is terrible he is not good, he is not ok he is not average. he is terrible. he should not be on the field in any capacity.

    i hate chan gailey along with everyone in Dallas, Georgia Tech, KC and probably other places he ahs worked as a bum.

  6. hungbob says: Dec 11, 2012 10:24 AM

    Over an extended period of time, now everyone will see that he is an undersized running back , that his average gain per run is about 2 yards and that it was a wasted draft pick.
    Do not take a running back in the first round. Spiller was drafted #9 while 6 picks later the Giants selected Jason Pierre-Paul. If the Bills had drafted him instead, they would not have had to sign Mario Williams to that ungodly contract.
    Money saved and able to be spent on other players.
    I think it is about time Nix and company explain some of their wasted draft picks. such as passing on Andy Dalton and picking CB Aaron Williams. Dalton was selected immediately after by the Bengals. And now they are talking about the need for going after a franchise QB.

  7. billsin20xx says: Dec 11, 2012 11:42 AM

    Why do you say he will get a ton of touches? Even when Jackson went out Sunday Galley didn’t bother giving it to Spiller, what makes you think he will change?

    And Hungbob, that has to be one of the dumbest comments I have ever seen here calling him an undersized 2 yard per run runner….

  8. dtjano says: Dec 11, 2012 11:57 AM

    “Over an extended period of time, now everyone will see that he is an undersized running back , that his average gain per run is about 2 yards and that it was a wasted draft pick.”

    He averaged over 5 ypc last year and is over 6 this year. It’s a wasted pick because Gailey is a horrible coach.

    The thing with the Bills not going after Mario and being able to spend the money on other players. Who were they going to get? A franchise that is killed by fans for being ridiculously cheap and they finally spend money on a player and fans still complain.

    The Bills have needed a franchise QB since Jim Kelly retired. This is nothing new to anybody but Gailey and Nix.

  9. siriusred67 says: Dec 11, 2012 12:19 PM

    I was a Chan Gailey supporter up until this season. His coaching decisions have been horrendous this year. You have a superstar halfback, a good backup, and a subpar QB.. and the backup and the subpar QB are the ones getting all the touches??? How does Spiller end up with as many touches as the opposing team’s *PUNTER*???

    I don’t expect the Bills to hire an expensive, big-name coach, but there must be *someone* out there with some good ideas who would love the opportunity to be a head coach.

  10. imageflood says: Dec 11, 2012 4:20 PM

    buffalobills2012: “If this team was hurting for money why wouldnt they sell the naming rights??”

    The team doesn’t own the stadium. It’s owned by Erie County. Now, if Ralph and the Bills invested their handsome profits into building a new stadium (I dunno, on the waterfront closer to downtown), and THEN sold the naming rights on a stadium that they actually owned… that would be something, right?

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