When C.J. Spiller has had the ball in his hands he’s proven to be a pretty special player for the Buffalo Bills the last two seasons.
Spiller has averaged more than five yards a carry in each of the last two seasons and has become a weapon in the passing game as well. The biggest complaint regarding Spiller was that he wasn’t being used enough by former head coach Chan Gailey. Spiller averaged just 13 carries a game last season for the Bills.
New Bills head coach Doug Marrone thinks Spiller can have more of an impact for the Bills. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, if Spiller is the guy being effective he fully intends to give him opportunities to produce.
“My philosophy’s always been if someone starts off and they’re running well, keep feeding them the ball,” Marrone said.
With Fred Jackson still a productive option as well, Marrone will still have to figure out the best way to split carries between the two backs. Marrone said he likes his running backs to be complete players and believes both Jackson and Spiller can fit that bill.
“We have two backs that can produce results,” Marrone said.