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Old 11-11-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

Spiller says hes not frustrated by the lack of activity, something that was sometimes the case for him in Buffalo as well, and that hes also not the one to ask about why hes spending so much time as a well-paid observer.

I go in when Im told to go in. Theres nothing I can change, Spiller said, via ESPN.com. I know what I can present to this league. So its the same questions, [but] theres no different answer. Thatd be something, I guess for upstairs to answer, not me. I havent went up there and asked for an explanation. Obviously, there has to be a reason behind it. But I feel good, and I stay in-tuned into the game so when I am called upon Im ready to go out there and play. Obviously, you want to play more. Youre a competitor, you want to be out there, but you cant play with 12 people on the field.

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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

Well he said the right thing while still making his point. The three-headed back hurts them all IMO.
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CJ is a superb talent however I don't see 100% from him like I do in Ingram. Runs to the sideline far too much for my taste. It's a game of inches & we need to lay it out on the line on every single play.
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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

Being that CJ only get 5 touches a game, I don't think we have any right to judge how he runs.

In the last season where he saw 20 touches a game he had over 1200 rushing yards and over 400 rec yards.

I doubt he will ever get more than 15 touches in any game this season unless Ingram goes down. Wasted FA pick up in my opinion.
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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

The last person who said something like that got traded.
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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

Well maybe he should put in more effort when he is in the game.

He had an easy first down if he put his so called "speed" to use, but no he just stopped and barely tried to juke and let Orakpo take him out of bounds short of a first down.

We didn't score any points for the rest of the game.....
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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

I have to say he is not 100% mentally recovered from the injury. He seems tentative when it comes to getting those yards after contact. YAC is a get indicator of intestinal fortitude.
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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

He isn't getting enough reps. They do to him exactly what they did to Sproles. It's so predictable. He's running a sweep or going out for a pass. It's stupid. You have to keep people honest. They need to ride one player for 1 half then ride the other for the 2nd half. Or even better, ride who's hot.
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Re: C.J. Spiller: Reason for lack of playing time not for me to answer

Can he block? If he not good in pass protection then he will be a liability in play calls
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This is the year the RBBC is being exposed. Spiller is just a backup.
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