CJ Spiller may have disappointed his fantasy owners last season, but as a whole the Buffalo Bills rushing attack could hardly be described as such. The team averaged 144 yards per game and was second only to the Philadelphia Eagles in total rushing yards in 2013. But Spiller’s still not happy about it either way and he still thinks the team can do better.
“For us to be second in the league in rushing with a new system and us trying to get comfortable with what was going on – Now we have that year up under us and you can see the difference,” Spiller said to Chris Brown at BuffaloBills.com. “Everybody is confident in what we’re doing and hopefully that will bring better things. But there’s a ton of work to be done before September 7th against the Bears.”
Spiller isn’t exaggerating about the work part. While it’s safe to say the Bills will have a potent rushing attack with Spiller, Fred Jackson, and Bryce Brown, it’s the passing game that could very well dictate the success of the Buffalo offense.
The team ranked 28th in passing offense last year under EJ Manuel and his various backups. If they want to take a leap in the standings, it’s the passing game that will determine how far they jump more than the running game.
That said, it appears CJ Spiller is ready to step up after a disappointing 2013 campaign. If he and his mates in the backfield can do the same, the pressure will lessen on Manuel and the team could very well make some noise in the AFC East thanks to an improved offense.