This was pretty much assumed when Bills head coach Chan Gailey talked up running back C.J. Spiller last week, saying that he was strong enough to be a workhorse back.
Gailey said this past weekend that he envisions something close to a 50-50 split in carries for Spiller and Fred Jackson next season. “I wouldn’t call it 50-50, but it’s closer to 50-50 than it ever has been because (Spiller’s) more confident and we have more confidence in him having experience now,” Gailey said. “To me, it’s a win-win for everybody except them individually. It’s a win-win for the team.”
I’m sure Jackson doesn’t like the idea of losing playing time because of injury because he was one of the best runners in the NFL before breaking his leg. But Spiller finally showed all of that potential in his place, and Gailey really has no other route to take.