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C.J. Spiller: Bills run game "hasn't been consistent"

Posted Sep 25, 2013

Bills running back C.J. Spiller spoke to the media after practice Wednesday about how he's feeling and needing to improve the running game to help out the offense and EJ Manuel.

RB C.J. Spiller

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Q: Talk to me about the running game as a whole?
A: It’s kind of been like a roller coaster. Hasn’t been consistent and that’s what you really want. We just have to take what they give us and don’t force it. That was really my big improvement from Week One to Week Two is that I went back to just being patient and not looking for that big run and just letting it happen. Freddy (Jackson) on his play he just did a great job of just keeping his legs alive, he continued to play through the whistle and those guys stopped or thought they had him stuffed and he just kept it alive and he was able to see a seam and get a big run. The biggest thing for us is just don’t force it, just let it happen.

Q: You know as running backs that you had a rookie quarterback and it was going to fall to you to produce early, has it been a disappointment through three games?
A: Well numbers wise you can say that, but we understand it is going to take some time. We just have to get a feel for what’s going on. I can only speak for myself, it’s just take what they give us and don’t try to get that big one every time and just be satisfied with a one to two yard gain. We definitely have to take some pressure of our quarterback and we know that. Teams are going to continue to do it until I guess our passing game gets up to par, not saying that it’s down, but teams will feel like this guy can actually beat us with his arm too so until that happens teams are going to continue to put more in there. Our job is just to take what they give us and make those extra guys miss.