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CJ serenaded by fans

Posted by Chris Brown on August 5, 2013 – 6:21 pm

CJ Spiller was just serenaded by Bills fans at tonight’s practice.

With his birthday being tonight they just sang happy birthday to him. Spiller turns 25 today.

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Byrd hangs on in a Bills Bracketology battle

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on March 16, 2013 – 11:46 am


It’s official. Bills Bracketology had its first real late-night madness. Just like the Syracuse vs. Georgetown game last night, the 2nd seeded Jairus Byrd vs. the 15th seeded C.J. Spiller top plays matchup came down to the wire. The favorite, Byrd’s primetime pick, hung on by a nail winning 51% to 49%.

After the game, commentator Jay Bilas might have said, “Anything can and will happen when the 15 seed comes to play.”

Byrd will advance to next week’s second round to play the winner of today’s potential upset, as the 7th seeded Chandler TD faces a tough No. 10 seed in Mario Williams’ sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery play. VOTE NOW!

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C.J. Spiller: Challenge ahead, then time to recharge

Posted by 28cjspiller on October 20, 2012 – 11:31 pm

Hey Bills fans!

You never want to go into a bye week with a loss and have to sit a week and think about it, so this week means everything to us and to me. We know we’re up against a tough challenge in the Titans, but with the preparation we’ve put in this week we hope we can come out with a win and head in to the bye with a winning record.

For me, the bye week is definitely a chance to get away. I like to recharge at home, spend some quality time with family and catch up with old friends. At the same time though, it’s a chance to relax and prepare for the long run we are trying to make in the final half of the season.

The week off should also help me get back to 100% with my shoulder rehab. It’s not there yet, but it’s getting very close. I’m starting to feel like I’m getting back to my old self. I’ve been pleased with all the aspects of my game that the coaches have asked me to do – I’ve been able to deliver but I’ve got to continue to improve each and every day and not get complacent

Until next time –

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CJ Spiller: I’m Still a Tiger at Heart

Posted by 28cjspiller on September 14, 2012 – 10:53 am

Hey Bills fans!

For those who follow me on twitter, you know how big of a Clemson fan I am.

Every time you can see your alma mater do well it’s great. I know a lot of the guys that are still on the team and of course with the coaching staff – they helped me out both on and off the field. To see them be successful now means a lot … and it gives me bragging rights in the running back room.

I keep in touch with the Clemson guys – coach Swinney and I communicate when we can. Coach sent me a text after the game Sunday congratulating me on a career day (I was even nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week!). Whenever we have a bye week, I usually try to get down to Clemson to catch those guys and hangout. It’s good to see some old faces.

As far as trash talking and bragging rights go, we’re all pretty even. Corey McIntyre has the bragging rights on me right now because his West Virginia team dismantled mine in the Orange Bowl last year. But right now, Clemson is 2-0, Fred Jackson’s Coe College team is 2-0 and West Virginia is undefeated … so we’ve been taking it pretty hard on Tashard Choice (Georgia Tech) because his team lost.

Next week when we’re on prime time TV I need my Tigers to come through because I’ll never hear the last of it after the game!

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CJ Spiller: Preparation is key

Posted by 28cjspiller on August 9, 2012 – 8:39 am

We play our first preseason game this week! Everyone’s excited for football season starting and fans are going crazy.

The main thing for me to prepare for a game is to go over the stuff I’m going to be doing. The typical mindset throughout the week is going through the plays that are going to be run and making sure that I’m familiar with all the formations and play calls so that once the game starts I’m ready to go.

Even though it’s preseason, I never try to say, ‘Well I’m just going to do this much because my load is going to be light,’ because you never know what’s going to happen throughout the game. I try to soak up as much as I can throughout the week, especially during preseason.

I can take it back to my rookie year, when Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch went down in the same game. Who would have thought both of them would have gone down? But I prepared throughout that week like I was going to be the starter. Unfortunately it did happen, and I was ready to go.

I was always told that as long as the cameras rolling you want to go out there and put on a good tape. When you get to that first game though, that’s when you know it’s for real!

Can’t want to play some football! Go Bills!

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CJ Spiller: Looking to build on 2011

Posted by 28cjspiller on August 2, 2012 – 10:03 am


Hey fans!

Welcome to my blog, where I’ll be sharing some photos, videos and thoughts with you throughout camp as this year gets going. I’ll be asking to hear from you later, but you can always catch up with me on Twitter @CJSPILLER.

Every season is its own new thing, but each of my three with the Bills have been very different. After Clemson and the Draft led into my rookie season, last year we had the lockout. This year though, we had a more traditional offseason and I hope it helps us build on some of the good things we did in 2011.

The main difference from this year to last year was that we didn’t know when the season was going to start and when the lockout was going to end. All of us wanted to work hard but we had to be careful not to go all out and not have anything left for the season. It’s been beneficial to have a “traditional” offseason, especially for me. I can tell after doing my own stuff and being with the team during OTAs and minicamp – I’ve been able to get into the playbook and get back to being familiar with the terminology. Getting out there and running routes and running plays has made a big difference.

I don’t really have anything special that I have to have with me during training camp, but I did bring my TV and PlayStation. I play video games every now and then, but not like some of the guys. I brought some movies as well, but training camp for me is mainly getting away, getting into the playbook and getting my mind ready for the season and trying to build from where I left off last year.

I tell people all the time that last year is gone for me – I did a good job of trying to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented, but this year is totally different. I want to try and improve the things that I didn’t do well, while making the things I did do well better, too.

After every season I go back and look at all of my runs and pass protections – both the good and the bad – just to see what I can do better.

That’s all for now – go Bills!

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