Inside The Bills

Spiller not worried about wear and tear

Posted by Chris Brown on September 4, 2014 – 2:57 pm

With the news this week that C.J. Spiller will serve as the primary kick returner for the Bills in addition to his offensive duties there has been some concern outside the organization about the toll the extra duty will take on his body. For Spiller it’s not even a remote concern.

“Not at all,” he said. “I do a great job of taking care of my body, getting in the cold tub and getting massages. I’m not really worried about wear and tear at all. I’m young. I’ve got a long while before I’ll have wear and tear.”

Spiller, who in his career has averaged 182 touches a season, isn’t worried if he has an extra 20 or so touches on kick returns.

With the kickoff line moved up to the 35, teams don’t have many opportunities to return kicks anyway. Last year Buffalo had just 23 kick returns all season. So in essence it would push Spiller’s touch total to just over 200.

“They’re trying to get rid of it,” said Spiller, who last returned kicks for the Bills prior to the line being moved up to the 35. “Kick return is a huge momentum swing because the offense can go down and put a great drive up and score and then if your kick return team has a good return or even takes it to the house it swings the momentum back. That’s why I love doing it and love watching just because of the momentum it brings.”


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