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Bills OC: Spiller will get ball “until he throws up”

C.J. Spiller

Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller makes a run during an NFL football training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Mark Mulville) TV OUT; MAGS OUT. SALAMANCA PRESS OUT. TONAWANDA NEWS OUT.


We may know all about the Bills’ pre-game meals this season, because their coaching staff wants C.J. Spiller to show them to you.

Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett gave a colorful description of the anticipated role for Spiller this morning on WGR Radio (via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News), making it clear they want to get everything out of him.

“It’s real simple,” Hackett said. “We’re going to give him the ball until he throws up. So he’s either got to tap out or throw up on the field. Let’s just put it that way.”

While that’s hardly a revelation, Spiller hasn’t always been utilized so heavily. He had just 250 touches last year (207 rushes, 43 receptions) and averaged 6.0 yards per carry and 10.7 yards per reception.

“It doesn’t matter,” Hackett said of giving away a secret. “You can say that because any team that has ever watched him should, I mean, . . . You’ve got to stop C.J.

“The great thing is now we have some awesome weapons on the outside that if you do want to stop that guy, I mean, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to be looking to not make him a focal point. It’s that even though he is a very good player, there are some ways that they can stop him. I mean, they can put everybody down in the box. They can attack you and do all kinds of stuff. So you’re going to have to be able to attack.

“I think it’s really exciting to see what’s going on on the outside there, and the happiest guy of them all is C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.”

And the unhappiest will be either opponents, or the guy who has to clean up after him.