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Fan Friday 11-15

Posted by Chris Brown on November 15, 2013 – 1:11 pm

Bills need to put an end to a three-game losing streak. A win over the Jets would be a good way to go into the bye. Here is your latest edition of questions on email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – Chris:

The Bills did not seem to be using Fred Jackson and CJ spiller in the game at the same time very much when they were both healthy this season.  Do you think we will ever see them utilized in a pro set or veer formation?  I just could see that as a great asset to utilize in a fast paced offence.

Thanks,
Chris

CB: Through the first 10 games I’ve got the Bills using their split back formation with Fred and C.J. on just four plays this season. They used it against the Jets in the first meeting in Week 3, so perhaps it’s rolled out again on Sunday.

As for a veer offense, coach Marrone has gone on record saying that’s not something they would do here in Buffalo.

 

2 – Hi Chris,

I  love your articles! With analytics being the buzz did anyone at the bills analyze how how many times we ran the ball between the tackles this year and got less than 4 yards a carry? Not end sweeps.

Thanks,
45 year bills fan

CB: I can’t tell you how many rushes specifically went for less than four yards, but I can tell you after 10 games where the gains have been the most successful to this point this year.

Run direction     Avg. gain              NFL Rank             Total rushes
Left  end              5.9                          11th                         20
Left tackle           4.38                        12th                         37
Left guard           3.89                        14th                         54
Center                  5.21                        7th                           103
Right guard         3.96                        11th                         52
Right tackle         3.61                        21st                         36
Right end             5.71                        9th                           14

3 – Hey Chris,
Thanks for everything you do keeping us fans informed!  I wanted to ask

Depending on how EJ plays down the stretch, and depending on where the Bills are drafting next year, do you think there’s ANY chance the Bills consider taking a QB in the first round next year to compete with EJ?  Or do you think EJ gets 2-3 years before another QB is considered?  (I think it’s too early to tell what the Bills have in EJ yet, but there seem to be some really good QBs in college this year, and this team seems to have all the pieces in place except (possibly) QB to make a serious run next year)

Also, do you think the Bills will consider doing any retooling at the WR position during the bye week?  They seem to have 3 talented WRs in Stevie, Woods, and Goodwin.  But Stevie’s production seems to have gone down since moving to the slot  and Graham hasn’t been impressive so far.  Goodwin seems to be faster and have better hands.

Adam

CB: I’m going to let coach Marrone handle this one. Here’s what he said concerning their investment in EJ. Here’s what coach said about Manuel this week.

“He needs to be out there.  The more he’s out there, the better he’s getting.  Also, I want to make sure everyone understands, I truly believe in this quarterback.

“He’s shown that he can do it.  He’s shown that he progresses during the course of the year, and during each and every play and each and every game.  When I go back and look at it, I see him getting better as the game goes on.  And I think that’s what you see with a young quarterback.

“If we want to sit here, and I say we, it’s all of us now, and we see this young guy, we’ve got to be able to say let’s let this guy develop and let’s go, and he’s going to get better each week.

“As far as his work ethic and how he goes about the game and all those other things, he’s outstanding.  The respect that he has from his teammates is outstanding.  When does it ever come to the point where you are that person, you are that guy, how long does it have to be?  You’ve got to win. You’ve got to consistently win.  A lot gets put on his plate for that, but a lot of the rest of us, including myself and the coaches, we’ve all got to do our part and we’ve all got to play well around him to be successful.”

 

4 – Chris,
I’ve noticed the Bills are lacking a big ‘go up and get it’ WR. Why has Easley seen so few offense snaps? I’ve seen him make great plays on special teams. Why don’t they try him more in the offense. He’s more physical than Graham and Goodwin. He’s still raw but they aren’t giving him the chance to see the field as WR.

Josh

CB: You’re right that Buffalo does not have a big-bodied, jump ball type of receiver, which is part of the reason they’ve had a problem in the red zone of late. They have Scott Chandler, who is a height mismatch, but need a receiver that can work the corners of the end zone on fades and jump balls.

Easley, even if he does not play much between the 20’s, could be part of the team’s red zone package knowing he’s a big 6’2” and 217 pounds. He should get some opportunities Sunday down there knowing Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods are out.

 

5 – I think Believe EJ Manuel would benefit greatly if the bills drafted a good young tight end prospect . Names Like Eric ebron North Carolina, Jace amaro Texas tech, and Austin seferian Jenkins of Washington come to mind. If the bills do not draft a te in the top half of the draft do they look elsewhere for a good te prospect such as a basketball player type . UB’s Javon McCrea who has soft hands and a huge frame  comes to mind . Any Chance the bills are Looking at an option Like This ?

Thanks !

Dustin in Alden

CB: With all due respect I think you’re overlooking Chris Gragg, who finally got some measurable playing time on offense in Pittsburgh. I think he’ll also factor in on offense in the passing game this week with Woods and Johnson out.

Gragg is an athletic pass catcher, who just needs time on the job. He tore his ACL in college and still runs a 4.5 40-time. There’s potential there.


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Spiller lined up at WR unlikely

Posted by Chris Brown on November 15, 2013 – 9:59 am

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Bills RB C.J. Spiller has not seen the majority of the work at running back since Week 4, due mainly to injury. Now healthy Spiller’s workload hasn’t increased much. With Buffalo down bodies at receiver however, might he be a consideration to line up at wideout this week?

Bills head coach Doug Marrone was asked that very question in his weekly appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550 Friday morning. By the sound of Marrone’s answer, Spiller won’t be a consideration to help fill the void at receiver.

“Put him at wide receiver,” asked Marrone upon hearing the question. “Well I think in the backfield it’s much easier to hand him the football than it is to throw him the football, especially vertically down the field. Intermediate throws I have no problem, screens, intermediate routes, but it’s really difficult to push that ball downfield to running backs at any position. The only route that backs run that push vertically down the field that you see in offenses in this league, and you see this with Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush, are wheel routes.”

Marrone said with Robert Woods out and Stevie Johnson iffy that they will go into the game with four receivers if necessary and make use of their three tight ends to supplement the receiving corps.

UPDATE:

C.J. Spiller has lined up at wide receiver in the past. Back in 2011 when injuries ravaged the receiver position, the feature back lined up out wide and had five catches for 39 yards against the Giants in Week 6. Defensive backs played off in coverage for fear of getting burned deep by Spiller and Ryan Fitzpatrick hit him with a lot of underneath throws since he had so much room to work.


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Bills have other options if just 4 WRs Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on November 14, 2013 – 2:48 pm

With Robert Woods already declared out and Stevie Johnson pretty iffy going into Sunday’s game with a groin injury, Bills head coach Doug Marrone is going to be a bit shorthanded at receiver against the Jets this weekend. When asked if he intends to elevate a receiver from the practice squad, Marrone indicated that would not a consideration this week.

“We talked about that, but no we’re not going to go in that direction,” said Marrone. “Obviously T.J. and Marquise have played quite a bit. We have Hogan. Easley played last week, and has done a nice job and played in the preseason. We have three tight ends now that have been active. We have two fullbacks that are active and one of them can run well. We have other options to turn to.”

Buffalo’s offense began to incorporate rookie TE Chris Gragg in the passing game and may give some time to recently signed H-back Evan Rodriguez.

Another option could be C.J. Spiller, who has been used at receiver in the past when injury has struck the position.


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Spiller: I’m not falling into old habits

Posted by Chris Brown on November 13, 2013 – 6:21 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller is averaging a very respectable 4.6 yards per carry this season. He insists he’s not frustrated about how he’s being used in the offense and he denied that he is falling into old habits of bouncing too many runs outside.

“Not at all,” he said. “I’m going to go where the ball is supposed to take me. If it has to go outside then that’s where I’m going to bounce it, but I don’t think there are tendencies. But if you really sit down and look at the film, you’ll see that
sometimes you have to bounce because they over flow and the Steelers game they were sucking up so quickly that the outside was there, which was why I did it. I don’t think I reverted back to any of my old habits.”

Spiller is anxious to get back on track against a Jets team that got the better of him and the Bills in the first meeting back in Week 3.


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Spiller’s touches product of game plan

Posted by Chris Brown on November 11, 2013 – 4:11 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller got 11 touches on 64 offensive plays on Sunday and had trouble delivering a big play as he had the previous week against Kansas City. Head coach Doug Marrone was asked if Spiller’s ankle acted up again rendering him less effective. Marrone said it had nothing to do with the condition of his ankle.

“Game plan, how we’re putting those guys in there,” said Marrone as to why Spiller only saw four first-half carries. “It doesn’t have anything to do with his ankle. It could increase, it could decrease, we’ll see week to week. But it’s not a knock on injury or what we do, it’s what we’re trying to get done.

“We’re trying to be very productive in the run game, we’re trying to gain yards, keep things at a short distance, which we did at times (Sunday). We were not very good on third-and-four, or third-and-five or less. And that’s a point of when you look at both teams (Sunday), go back and see what Pittsburgh was on third-and-five or less, they were highly efficient, and we weren’t. We put ourselves in those situations where we have to be more efficient there.”

The Steelers converted 8 of 11 third downs when it was five yards or less.


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C.J. to see even more work?

Posted by Chris Brown on November 7, 2013 – 8:57 am

C.J. Spiller does not even appear on Buffalo’s injury report this week. It’s the first time that has been the case since Week 5. As far as head coach Doug Marrone is concerned his feature back is “full go.” So could it mean more touches for the Bills speed back?

First and foremost Marrone stamped Spiller healthy on Wednesday, but also gave indication Spiller could see more work with the ball.

“I did talk to him again and asked how he felt and he said he felt good so that’s exciting,” said Marrone. “As soon as someone comes off the injury report then I’m thinking he’s full go.”

If the four games prior to his high ankle sprain injury are any indication, Spiller’s opportunities with the football should increase. In the first four games prior to the injury Spiller averaged almost 19 touches per game between carries and receptions (18.75).

In the four games he played with the injury Spiller have just under 11 touches a game (10.75).

So how certain is Marrone that Spiller will see more of the ball?

“It all depends on how the game goes and how he’s going,” he said. “The more we can get his hands on the ball there’s an opportunity for him to make a big play.  That’s something that we’re always striving for.”

Here’s a look at Spiller’s touches in each game he’s played this season. He sat out the Week 8 game at New Orleans.

Week 1 – 17 carries, 5 receptions – 22 touches
Week 2 – 16 carries, 3 receptions – 19 touches
Week 3 – 10 carries, 1 reception – 11 touches
Week 4 – 23 carries, o receptions - 23 touches
Week 5 – 8 carries, o receptions - 8 touches
Week 6 – 10 carries, 2 receptions – 12 touches
Week 7 – 6 carries, 3 receptions – 9 touches
Week 9 – 12 carries, 2 receptions – 12 touches


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Spiller came through game fine

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2013 – 4:20 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller did limp off the field a couple of times Sunday in the loss to the Chiefs as his high ankle sprain still isn’t full healed. But moving forward head coach Doug Marrone doesn’t believe Spiller’s ankle is any worse for wear.

“I talked to C.J. afterwards and he said he felt good,” said Marrone. “The one concern was when someone landed on it how he would feel. He said one of the big defensive tackles landed on it. I  told him, ‘Heck if one of their defensive tackles landed on it you should be fine.’”

With 15 touches on Sunday, Spiller’s ankle saw the most work it’s had since he sustained the injury in Week 4 against Baltimore (23 touches).

“It was good,” said Spiller after Sunday’s game. “I hit it a couple of times, but it calmed down. But my cutting ability and exploding off it was good.”

 


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Fan Friday 11-1

Posted by Chris Brown on November 1, 2013 – 2:21 pm

The Bills face a Chiefs team that has not won in Buffalo at the Ralph since 1986. Here is your latest edition of questions on email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

 

1 - Chris,

The Bills are playing much more aggressive defense, and yes the sacks and interceptions are up.  However, the Bills run defense is still vulnerable. In addition, even though the Bills offense is putting 20+ points up per game, the defense is giving up more.

Is the Bills D-Line overrated and in need of an upgrade to shutdown the run ?

Let’s GO Buffalo
Randy C
South Florida

CB: The run defense has not been up to snuff. Coaches and players have cited sound fundamental tackling as the main culprit for this. Arthur Moats had a good explanation for me this week. Here’s what he said.

“When we’re making that initial contact we have to continue to drive our feet,” said Moats. “That’s the technique part of it I was talking about and not letting those guys fall forward for extra yards, not letting them leak out after getting hit initially. I feel like once we start doing that more consistently we’ll definitely see better results.”

 

2 – Chris,

Thank you so much for the information that you provide, especially to us fans who aren’t in the Buffalo area.  In regards to the Buffalo-Miami game.  There were 4 sacks and a lot of qb hits.  I can’t remember how many.  I believe I read where you reported that during the week Coach Marrone spent extra time working with the Offensive Line.  It seems to me that there were more sacks and hits in this game than in previous games.  What more can be done to increase the protection?

Buffalo fan in Virginia

CB: I think the Bills will need to turn to a quick passing game more often as they face defensive units that can successfully rush the passer. They’re going to need to turn to three and five-step drops and deliver the football on timing patterns. Seven-step drops against teams like the Chiefs for example are a death wish.

I think short drop timing throws would be good go-to plays, especially for the inexperienced quarterbacks Buffalo has had to put in the lineup. Then when DBs start squatting on routes, work the middle of the field like they did last week and take a few deep shots.

 

3 – Hi Chris,

After looking at the statistics, it appears that among the linebackers, Kiko Alonso and Manny Lawson are making many tackles and that Nigel Bradham is not experiencing the production that Lawson and Alonso are. Is it because Bradham is not strong against the run? The Buffalo Bills defense is decidedly better than last year’s version in terms of making plays, but would they go after another linebacker in April’s draft? It seems that the defensive line is strong, and the secondary is strong, but maybe they need one more playmaking linebacker. Your thoughts?

Tony, Ormond Beach, FL

CB: Bradham’s lack of production is directly tied to his lack of playing time. Through the first eight games of the season Bradham has 104 snaps logged on defense. Lawson has 344 and Alonso 626. You can’t expect the same production from a guy playing one third or one sixth of the time.

As for drafting another linebacker I think that there’s a good chance they look to add another LB next April.

 

4 – Chris:

The Bills did not seem to be using Fred Jackson and CJ spiller in the game at the same time very much when they were both healthy this season.  Do you think we will ever see them utilized in a pro set or veer formation?  I just could see that as a great asset to utilize in a fast paced offence.

Thanks,
Chris

CB: Both haven’t been 100 percent healthy almost all season so the opportunity to run a split backfield has been limited. They did do it a bit earlier this season and it is contained in the Bills playbook. I just don’t think we’ll see much of it until both backs are fully recovered from their injuries.

Making use of that formation also depends on the caliber of opponent and what they do well.

 

5 - @ChrisBrownBills
Thanks for the updates this week on EJ. Can you tell me how EJ looked or did?

bucketscheung

CB: EJ threw the ball very well, but his injured knee is not all the way back yet. His right knee is on his back leg on drop backs. Planting that leg firmly in the ground at the top of his drop cannot be enjoyable if he’s still experiencing pain in that knee where he had the LCL injury.

He hasn’t been cleared medically to play in a game and until that happens he’ll just be throwing in practice. EJ hasn’t really done any team work. Head coach Doug Marrone said that there’s an outside chance he plays in the Jets game in two weeks.


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Goodwin, C.J., Lawson all working

Posted by Chris Brown on October 30, 2013 – 11:56 am

Buffalo has three injured players from a week ago practicing today.

Manny Lawson, C.J. Spiller and Marquise Goodwin are all practicing her at One Bills Drive on Wednesday.

Lawson and Spiller didn’t play last week. Goodwin sustained an elbow injury in last Sunday’s game.


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C.J. Spiller inactive

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2013 – 11:36 am

Bills RB C.J. Spiller is not going to play against the Saints today. He is one of Buffalo’s seven inactive players.

Bills Inactives:
QB EJ Manuel
QB Matt Flynn
CB Justin Rogers
RB CJ Spiller
LB Ty Powell
OL Antoine McClain
LB Manny Lawson


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When Wingo thought he’d play the first time

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2013 – 8:15 am

Bills newly promoted RB Ronnie Wingo is expected to see action Sunday if Spiller is inactive for Sunday’s game. That looks to be likely with Spiller not practicing all week and listed as doubtful. Of course the first time Wingo thought he’d get the call a few weeks ago he thought that would be the case too.

When Spiller first injured his ankle in the game against the Ravens in Week 4, there was a short turnaround to their Week 5 game at Cleveland, which was on a Thursday night. It was really uncertain as to whether Spiller would be ready on such short rest.

Wingo, still on the practice squad, made the trip with the team, uncommon for practice squad players as a precaution.

“I was excited and had some nerves because you never know,” said Wingo of his Week 5 travel with the team. “But if you prepare the right way the game will come easy and you won’t be out there thinking too much. So that’s what I did and that’s the way I’ve prepared each week.”

Spiller was worked out in a park of all places the morning before the game and was deemed well enough to play. The team ultimately left Wingo on the practice squad and Spiller played delivering a touchdown run in the game.

“There was anxiety making the road trip and right before the game I found out C.J. was going to play and watching the game I was wishing I could play,” Wingo told Buffalobills.com. “Now I might get my chance.”

 


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Spiller, Lawson doubtful

Posted by Chris Brown on October 25, 2013 – 12:31 pm

Bills RV C.J. Spiller and LB Manny Lawson are both doubtful for Sunday’s game in New Orleans.

Neither player practiced at all this week.

“We’ll wait to make a decision on them right up until game time,” said Marrone.

Buffalo has an open roster spot after releasing CB Brandon Burton earlier in the day and could use it to add to the RB position.

Ronnie Wingo is Buffalo’s practice squad running back.


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Spiller dressed, but not practicing

Posted by Chris Brown on October 25, 2013 – 11:12 am

It looks like C.J. Spiller is going to be held out of a third straight day of practice with his ankle injury.

Spiller has his helmet, but is not participating in individual position drills.


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Where Spiller feels ankle has improved

Posted by Chris Brown on October 24, 2013 – 5:33 pm

Although C.J. Spiller could be held out of Sunday’s game by head coach Doug Marrone with his persistent ankle injury, there are areas where the running back believes the ankle has made strides.

“It felt good. I just got out there and ran around,” said Spiller after not participating in Thursday’s practice. “I didn’t do too much cutting. It really was nothing new. I’m just trying to get it better each and every day. I thought yesterday the rest was good for it. I was able to get a lot of treatment on it. Same thing today. Did a lot of stuff, did a lot of movement with it. It responded well. During individuals I was able to do a lot of stuff without even a limp. That kind of surprised me. The good thing is that everything is pointing in the north direction.”

Spiller realizes he doesn’t have final say, but he remains encouraged about his ankle’s progress.

“There are things I’m doing this week that I wasn’t able to do last week. So that’s always an encouraging sign. To me I think that’s improvement, but I’m not the trainer,” said Spiller. “I can only tell them how my body is responding. From the way that it’s responded I think it has improved since I injured it.”


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Spiller doing work on side

Posted by Chris Brown on October 24, 2013 – 12:18 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller is dressed for practice, but during individual position drills, he was working on the side.

Spiller was working with the strength and conditioning staff on the side during most of the media viewing portion of practice, which is during individual position drills. The Bills back did some initial works with his fellow running backs before heading over to work on different drills with the strength and conditioning coaches.

We’ll see what it means for his practice participation after practice is over.


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Fred, C.J. Both dressed for practice

Posted by Chris Brown on October 24, 2013 – 11:45 am

Both of Buffalo’s top back are dressed for practice here on Thursday at One Bills Drive.

Both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller look as though they will test their injuries as has been the case the past couple of Thursdays.

We’ll know more about their level of practice participation post practice this afternoon.


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Fred and C.J. again a productive duo

Posted by Chris Brown on October 22, 2013 – 4:37 pm

Bills running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller have not been the healthiest of backs through the first seven games of the season, but it hasn’t hindered their production all that much. In fact Jackson and Spiller have Buffalo in a category all their own.

 

Fred Jackson (380 – 5th)  and C.J. Spiller (362 – 8th) each rank in the top 10 in the AFC among 2013 rushing leaders. The Bills are the only NFL team to feature two or more running backs who each have 350 rushing yards or more through Week 7 and the first in the NFL through game seven since 2011 (Houston: Arian Foster and Ben Tate).

 

Jackson and Spiller also mark the first Bills tandem to post 350 rushing yards each or more through Game seven since 1982. They are the fifth such duo in team history to accomplish the feat. Here’s a look at the other backfield duos from Bills history that did it.

BILLS TANDEM WITH 350-PLUS RUSHING YARDS THROUGH GAME SEVEN IN A SINGLE-SEASON

YEAR                          BILLS
2013                          F. Jackson (380), C. J. Spiller (362)
1982                          J. Cribbs (421), R. Leaks (368)
1975                          O. Simpson (1,005), J. Braxton (375)
1973                          O. Simpson (1,025), L. Watkins (378)
1966                          W. Carlton (398), B. Burnett (377)


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Spiller’s ankle to be closely monitored

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2013 – 2:48 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller has been playing hurt for the past three games now with his ankle injury suffered against Baltimore. Outside observers wonder if it’s better to just let Spiller’s ankle completely heal and sit him for a week. Head coach Doug Marrone admitted that playing on it slows the healing process, and indicated that Spiller’s progress will be carefully monitored.

“It’s been up and down,” said Marrone. “We just monitor him during the week and see where he’s at and if it continues to get better then we go out there and play. There’s going to be a setback when you play the game. He’s not going to come out of there 110 percent. It’s a situation where we keep monitoring it and then if there’s a point where during the week it doesn’t feel as good as it should then we have to look and see what we want to do.

“As long as he’s getting better when he’s in there he has the potential to be productive, which he was. He had a couple of runs over 10 yards and against Cleveland he had the big run for a touchdown. We just have to try to get him better each week.”

Marrone said the injury is the only reason Spiller’s production is down this season, but he doesn’t sound convinced that sitting Spiller is the best course of action at this point.

“The injury has everything to do with it, not some of it,” said Marrone of Spiller’s production. “We’re looking at the production, seeing if he’s getting better and not putting him out there in jeopardy. Him being out there if he can produce, you look at the run against Cleveland, the run even the other day that he bounces outside and takes it up the sideline. Not many people can do that so that’s what we’re trying to balance the whole time.”


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RB play time breakdown

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2013 – 9:09 am

With C.J. Spiller still not 100 percent with his ailing ankle and Fred Jackson still fighting through a sprained MCL, here’s how the running back breakdown went on offense Sunday against Miami.

Buffalo went with a three-pronged approach at running back and even got FB Frank Summers involved as he got a couple of carries Sunday.

Player                   Snaps    Carries  Pct of plays
Fred Jackson      39           11           58%
C.J. Spiller           14           6              21%
Tashard Choice  12           6              18%
Frank Summers 11           2              16%


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EJ out, everyone else probable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2013 – 12:31 pm

The Bills are getting healthier by the week. Even though EJ Manuel is out for Sunday’s game and several after that, the rest of the players on Buffalo’s injured list are all probable for Sunday’s game.

That according to head coach Doug Marrone following Friday’s practice. Here’s a look at the probable players on Buffalo’s injury list.

OUT
QB EJ Manuel – knee

PROBABLE
RB C.J. Spiller – ankle
DT Kyle Williams – illness/achilles
CB Ron Brooks – foot
WR Stevie Johnson – low back
LB Manny Lawson – hamstring
DE Mario Williams – hip
QB Thad Lewis – foot

The most encouraging of the probable players are Brooks and Spiller. Brooks hasn’t played since Week 1, but has a chance to be at least active for Sunday’s game. Spiller has been listed as questionable the last two games, but this week is probable, a sign that his ankle injury is improving despite playing on it each week.

That’s consistent with what Spiller told us on Wednesday this week.

“I think it’ll be something that’ll be healed up before the bye week,” said Spiller. “I don’t think it’s going to be something that’s going to linger into November. It’s getting better and better each week and as long as it continues to do that I’ll be fine. There are a couple of more hurdles that I have to get over, but I can definitely see the finish line of me getting back to 100 percent quickly.”


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