Early on in the 2013 NFL season, Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller suffered an ankle injury that hurt his dynamic reputation. He tried to play through the pain, but he wasn’t near the same back that he is when he’s 100% healthy. The injury clearly put a damper on his ability to do virtually everything that you could ask of him out of the backfield.
For the majority of the season on offense, Fred Jackson carried the brunt of the load on offense for first-year head coach Doug Marrone.
Some would think that because of the disappointment of not hitting expectations this year, that Spiller’s role with the offense might be in jeopardy for 2014.
However, Spiller doesn’t see it that way as he believes that he’ll be back to 100% next season and will be the focal point of the offense.
“I don’t have any concerns or any doubts what my role will be,” Spiller said, via the team’s website. “I think we just had an obstacle in the road when I got injured in Week 4. It kind of hindered some of the things that we were able to do with me. When you keep coming in and out of games, it’s hard to really get a guy going like that.”
Even with the injury, Spiller still rushed for over 900 yards so there’s no reason to believe that he’s wrong in believing this.