The Buffalo Bills are going into the season with a lot of uncertainty. There is a new head coach and there will be a new quarterback in Kevin Kolb or rookie E.J. Manuel. Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett plans on easing the transition by giving the ball to C.J. Spiller, a lot.
“It’s real simple,” Hackett told WGR-AM on Wednesday, via The Buffalo News. “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 is unprecedented in a way for a coach to show his hand like that. Usually NFL teams guard such info
“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “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.
“I think it’s really exciting to see what’s going on on the outside there, and the happiest guy of them all is C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.”
It would be naive to play the Bills and think Spiller wouldn’t be a focal point. He rushed for 1,244 yards last season on 207 carries.