CJ Spiller took time on Sunday to thank the Buffalo Bills, CEO Russ Brandon, GM Doug Whaley, head coach Doug Marrone, and teammate Fred Jackson for their support in the wake of the terrible tragedy that involved the death of 3 men in Florida last week. One of those dead, and the man responsible was Spiller’s step grandfather.
Spiller has admitted that this situation has understandably been extremely tough for him to get over but he his now focused on the Bills season opener against the New England Patriots.
“I understand that it is a tragic event that took place and it’s going to take a while to cope with,” Spiller explained, “but at the same time I can’t forget the task and the goal and the dreams that we have here as a team and an organization. I wanted to be a part of that. I’ll do everything I can to make sure I’m ready to go.”
With so many new players suiting up for Buffalo and such a young team, Marrone is certainly going to rely heavily on Spiller in week 1. Uncertainty still surrounds EJ Manuel’s health at the quarterback position and one can bet that Spiller will be the focal point of the Bills offense this week.