With Buffalo Bills star running back Fred Jackson on IR with a broken right fibula, the team will be turning to second-year back C.J. Spiller to fill the void. The No. 9 overall pick in last year's 2010 NFL Draft is getting his first extended opportunity to become not only a featured back, but a prominent member of an offense.
Spiller has appeared in 24 games now with the Bills. In that time, he has averaged four carries for 17 yards per game, as well as 1.6 receptions for 10 yards per game. His alarming lack of production early in his career has caused some Bills fans to proclaim him the latest in a long line of poor draft choices made by the organization.
We're going to use this poll as a way to document history, and to capture fan sentiment at the outset of Spiller's major opportunity. Some have asked whether waiver claim Tashard Choice - who played for Chan Gailey at Georgia Tech, and who has more than 2.5 times Spiller's career yardage totals and four times the touchdowns - will rush for more yardage than Spiller over this season's final six weeks. It's a sad and negative question to ask, but it's an interesting one to ponder - and the results of this poll could be interesting to discuss depending on how Spiller does as the Bills' top back.
Go get 'em, C.J. We're pulling for you.