Steve2222 wrote:I hear Spiller doesnt get much playing time because hes awful in pass protection and has endurance issues. I think Tashard Choice will get the bulk of the carries.
I think the "endurance issues" are over blown, his pass pro stinks and he doesn't like to follow his blocks, but bounces everything outside. But when he gets outside he is damned fast.
I have watched every Bills game for years, as my wife is a big fan, grew up in the area, etc etc. Spiller isn't horrible at pass protection, but he isn't great. Definitely no Fred Jackson. He isn't the most willing inside running, but he can be absolutely deadly on inside-out runs. Spillers; biggest problem is that Chan Gailey is calling the plays, he is criminally under utilized, similar to Ray Rice and McCoy. Like both of those guys, the offense doesn't flow through Spiller, so he can disappear for stretches of the game -- even if he is in every snap. A lot of the players have shown frustration over the play calling, going so far as to say that Fitzpatrick should be able to call his own plays on the field. When Spiller is given the chance to get into a rhythm, he shines. He is easily the best player on Buffalo's offense, and should be a big focus of Seattle's game planning.