After a breakout season in 2012 in which he rushed for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns on 207 carries and caught 43 passes for 459 yards and two touchdowns, Buffalo Bills’ running back C.J. Spiller has had a disappointing 2013 campaign.
Battling through injuries, Spiller has rushed for just 362 yards and one touchdown on 90 carries. With veteran back Fred Jackson outperforming Spiller and continuing to take carries away from him, many began to speculate about the relationship between Spiller and Bills’ head coach Doug Marrone.
“I have no problem with Coach Marrone,” Spiller told Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “I think we have a great relationship. Concerning my injury, I think we’re both on the same page. He wants what’s best for me, and he also wants what’s best for this team. He’s going to make the right decision. And I’m going to back him. So there’s definitely no feud, no miscommunication.”
Spiller not only clarified that situation, but also told reporters he believes his ankle has improved.
“I thought during individual drills I was able to do a lot of stuff without even a limp. That really surprised me,” Spiller said. “So everything is pointing up in the north direction.”
The Bills will be in New Orleans to take on the Saints Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.