Inside The Bills

Why Fred and C.J. can co-exist

Posted by Chris Brown on June 9, 2012 – 6:07 am

There are some national pundits out there that believe the co-existence of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in the same backfield this season will prove difficult. Here’s why they’re wrong.

There’s a very healthy mutual respect between the two players. Jackson talked about his respect for Spiller’s game last week. This week Spiller returned the favor.

“He’s a great guy. Like I tell people all the time, you don’t find too many guys to take you under their wing once you get here, especially when somebody gets drafted at your position,” said Spiller. “We’re both competitive. We go out there and compete. We push each other. But at the end of the day he’s like a big brother to me. I try to take as much of his game to apply it to mine, especially in the pass protecting and running how he approaches each games. That’s what I kind of tried to do when he went down.”

Spiller started for Jackson the last six games last season and performed admirably in his absence.


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