Few running backs ever touch the ball thirty times a game, but that’s the optimistic view point of Buffalo Bills beat writer Chris Brown.
Brown suggests that offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will have the offense performing at ‘warp speed’ and compared it to Doug Marrone‘s up-tempo Syracuse offense.
Because of that, Brown feels its reasonable to suggest that the Bills may give Spiller thirty touches per game:
Last year Buffalo ranked 28th in the league averaging 61.4 plays per game. New England led the league with a mark of 74.3. At Syracuse Hackett’s offense averaged 79.1 and in college it should be noted there are more clock stoppages on out of bounds plays.
Still, in its ideal form Buffalo’s offense is expected to afford the playmakers in their offense significantly more opportunities to make plays and gain yardage. Spiller could arguably touch the ball 30 times a game if the offense is operating efficiently. In that same game Fred Jackson could conceivably touch it 20-25 times and Stevie Johnson could make 10-15 catches.
Spiller is coming off a 1200 yard season where he scored six touchdowns.