Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) takes a hand-off from quarterback EJ Manuel (3) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Injury not reason for Buffalo Bills playing C.J. Spiller less

 

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller’s struggles have left the Bills offense struggling to generate points, and that’s been the biggest thing holding them back from having a better record this year.  The team has also struggled to get Spiller the ball in space, and he just hasn’t looked like the same player. A nagging ankle has also hindered Spiller while limiting his touches to just 10-15 per game over the first two months of the season.

At least, that was thought, but Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone revealed today that the gameplan is what left Spiller with limited touches:

 

 

The Bills didn’t list running back  Spiller on their injury report heading into Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which looked like a clear sign that he’d fully recovered from the ankle injury that has hindered him for several weeks.

But that wasn’t the case Sunday, as Spiller played half as many snaps as Fred Jackson, leading some to wonder if Spiller’s injury had re-emerged.

 

 

 

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