Inside The Bills

How Fred and C.J. tweaked RB rotation

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2012 – 10:32 am

In their first game back together since each were injured in Week 4, head coach Chan Gailey had Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller alternating offensive series. The two backs didn’t feel that was working so they tweaked the rotation.

“The first game that Fred came back, we tried to do a one series rotation,” said C.J. Spiller. “Fred and I both thought that was tough. The good thing about our coaching staff and our running backs coach is he leaves that up to us. I went to Fred and I told him ‘Let’s do two series.’ It is kind of hard when you are out there for one series, you get into a flow and you come out.

“We thought it would be best if we did two series so that is what we have done these last two games. We will continue to do that. If they want us in on certain plays, the coaching staff will do that but as far as me and Fred are concerned, we think two to three series each is better because it kind of keeps everybody fresh.”

That has been how Jackson and Spiller have rotated in and out since the San Francisco game, with a few plays in which both were on the field the past two weeks. Obviously after long runs one will sub out the other for a breather.

“I am always keeping an eye on him and making sure that he is good,” said Spiller. “Sunday when I had the big run going towards the end zone, I came out and let Fred go in. He was able to punch it in. It is all about just keeping an eye on each other.”


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