Bills plan to use C.J. Spiller 'until he throws up'
The Buffalo Bills aren't being shy about revealing their plans for running back C.J. Spiller for the upcoming season. Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett told Tim Graham of The Buffalo News that the Bills are going to give Spiller the ball "until he throws up."
The Bills rookie coach raved about Spiller's playmaking ability and wasn't coy about disclosing how often Spiller will be used on offense next season. Hackett said Spiller is going to continue to get carries until he either "taps out" or "throws up" on the field. Hackett said the "awesome weapons" the Bills possess at the wide receiver position will open opportunities for Spiller to create plays as defenses are forced to guard both the pass and the run threat.
Spiller emerged as one of the most dynamic backs in the league last season, averaging six yards a carry on his way to rushing for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns on 207 rushing attempts.
"It's real simple," Hackett said. "We're going to give him the ball until he throws up. So he's either got to tap out or throw up on the field. Let's just put it that way. It doesn't matter. You can say that because any team that has ever watched him should, I mean ... You've got to stop C.J. "The great thing is now we have some awesome weapons on the outside that if you do want to stop that guy, I mean, it doesn't necessarily mean that we're going to be looking to not make him a focal point. It's that even though he is a very good player, there are some ways that they can stop him. I mean, they can put everybody down in the box. They can attack you and do all kinds of stuff. So you're going to have to be able to attack."