The Buffalo Bills are in the process of building one of the most dynamic offenses in the AFC. It may take some time still, but they’re getting there. To get to that point, however, a lot is riding on running back C.J. Spiller returning to his dominant for this season.
After getting off to a good start last season, Spiller suffered an ankle sprain in Week 4, and wasn’t really the same the rest of the year. He finished the 2013 campaign with just 933 yards and two scores.
It was a stark contrast from his 2012 season, undoubtedly his best, where he rushed for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns. However, Spiller believes that he’s not only healthy this season, but he’s ready to replicate that 2012 performance.
“I don’t feel nothing, I feel great,” Spiller told the Bills’ official website. “This is the best I’ve felt since 2012 when I had that great year. The ankle feels wonderful. I just have to keep doing what I need to do to stay healthy this whole season and try to go out there and make plays.”
He then went on to remind everyone that when he’s healthy, he’s among the best the NFL has to offer.
“That’s what I’m capable of doing,” said Spiller. “When I’m fully healthy I consider myself one of the best in the league, but when you’re not healthy it kind of hinders your game a lot. It hinders our game plan. So the biggest thing for me is to be healthy, for all of our running backs to be healthy so we can expand our game plan.”