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Spiller has Belichick impressed

Posted by Chris Brown on December 29, 2011 – 10:51 am

C.J. Spiller has been one of the most productive backs in the league since he entered the lineup as a starter in place of the injured Fred Jackson. It’s been enough to leave Patriots head coach Bill Belichick impressed.

“I think Spiller has had the last whatever it has been, six weeks or however long since Fred’s been hurt, he’s been more productive than any back in the league – big plays, consistency,” Belichick said. “He’s picked up right where Jackson left off and he’s had a tremendous amount of production. It’s not all outside, it’s a good mix of inside running, outside running. He’s broken tackles, he’s out-run guys, he’s made good decisions in terms of his run reads and things like that. He’s been very productive.”

In the month of December this season Spiller is tied for 3rd in the NFL with a 6.1 yards per carry average and stands fifth in total yards from scrimmage with 463.

“He’s been very impressive,” said Belichick. “He’s pretty dynamic. Handing the ball to Spiller, however they get it to him – screens, passes, inside runs, outside runs, draw plays, he’s been productive on all of them. He’s really done a good job.”

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