Originally posted on BuffaLowDown  |  Last updated 12/20/11
Take it easy, C.J.! Don't want you getting too tired! There’s no doubt about it: C.J. Spiller was really good in Buffalo’s loss to Miami this past weekend. He racked up 91 yards rushing on just 12 carries as well as picking up 76 yards receiving and two touchdowns. And he looked good doing it, showing off the speed and athleticism that enticed Buffalo to take him with the #9 overall pick in the draft in 2010. Therefore, it was truly baffling when coach Chan Gailey wouldn’t give him the freaking ball more. Spiller averaged 7.6 yards a rush Sunday, but only got 12 carries. (The Bills as a team only rushed the ball 19 times, while letting Ryan Fitzpatrick throw it 47 times.) Certainly didn’t make any sense to me. When asked about Spiller’s lack of touches, Gailey had a interesting explanation: “We’re trying not to wear the guy completely out. He’s not the biggest back in the world. I don’t think he can go out there and carry it 25 or 30 times. I don’t want to put him in that position ...
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