Head coach Chan Gailey wanted to get C.J. Spiller some additional touches against Denver and he did. What he got from Spiller in return were some positive results.
Granted Spiller didn’t bust off a long run for a touchdown, but that’s not where Gailey and the offensive staff wanted to see progress. They wanted to see it in his patience with the ball in his hands and in his decision making.
“I thought C.J. did a couple of nice things there,” said Gailey. “He hit some runs, hit some creases. He ran up in there. He held onto the ball. I don’t know about protection. I’ll have to go back and look at that. We wanted to look at him tonight to see where he’s made progress and I thought he did make progress. That was a positive.”
Spiller’s first three carries went for 19 yards. He also had a couple of receptions for 11 yards. The numbers are far from eye-popping, but his vision on those runs and patience to let things develop in front of him showed improvement.
“C.J. we wanted to get him some touches and get him back into the flow of a game,” said Fitzpatrick. “He did some really good things tonight. Just in general running the ball early we did a good job and have some good film to look at.”
Tags: 2011 preseason, C.J. Spiller, Chan Gailey, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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