Bills head coach Chan Gailey has maintained that who starts for them at running back will depend on the package they choose to go with to start the game. But in speaking to the New England media via conference call, he did shed some light as to who will and who might not see a lot of time in Buffalo’s offensive backfield.
When asked about curbing C.J. Spiller’s carries from Week 1 to Week 2, Gailey indicated that he may have put too much on Spiller’s plate too soon.
“When he got to the regular season, that first game he was just going extremely fast and I was probably unfair to him to throw him in there,” said Gailey. “But the other two running backs have been hurt all preseason and C.J had done a good job. We backed him back a little bit this past week. He’s still going to be a dynamic player and he’s still going to make a lot of big plays for us in the future. We just need to get him going on a little slower pace than throwing him in there from the get go. He’s doing kickoff returns for us. We let him go do that and then break him in slowly on offense.”
When asked about the degree to which he utilized Marshawn Lynch last week, Gailey hinted that Lynch will see a good deal of action this Sunday as well.
“He started last week and he’ll play a lot this week,” Gailey said. “He ran the ball pretty good. You could tell he was rusty from last year not having played a ton and getting back into it this year. He didn’t play in the preseason as well, so he’s just now getting back into it and as most everybody knows you can never have enough quality running backs in this league.”
Fred Jackson should not go unmentioned here, especially in light of the fact that he’s amassed over 100 total yards in three of his last four games against the Patriots, and the one in which he didn’t he only had a handful of touches in the game. Jackson had nine carries and a touchdown in last week’s game.
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