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What to Do With Clifford Junior


I gotta say, I loved C.J. in college. When he and James Davis formed Thunder and Lightning, I was a huge fan of that team. They ran over everyone! However, since Spiller has left college he is no longer that homerun threat, at least not yet. In my opinion it's because he's doing like in college, looking for the weak spot in the look defense before the play and hitting that hole as fast as he can and not waiting for his blockers to engage. Because of this, most of Spiller's runs are getting stopped behind the line of scrimmage or else going for a short amount of yards. I feel as though over the off season and into mini camp and other organized team activities Spiller will becomem more accustomed to letting his blocks develop before he flips the lightning switch and hits the hole.

Another idea I feel that would be relevant would be if he does not begin to become accustomed to being blocked for that we use him more as a WR. All season when I watched Bills games I wanted Chan to split Spiller out wide with Jackson in the backfield. Think about it, running C.J. in the slot or the 4th WR position, that's a guy running a 4.37 possibly matched up against a linebacker, safety, or 4th cornerback. Spiller has average hands and definitely would be a threat once he caught the ball.

Overall, I think the Bills should use Spiller as a running back and as a WR split out in the coming season. Moving him all over the field would be very smart and hard to game plan against for opposing Defensive Coordinators. If Chan needs some examples of how to get a running back more involved in the gameplan he should take a look at the hated Pats and how they utilize Danny Woodhead. Granted the Pats have a much greater skilled Offensive Line than we do but we could use the same type of techniques and hopefully we will get better cohesiveness from our line and our backs. I think getting Spiller more involved will increase the effectiveness of Freddie Jackson along with our offense as a whole.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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