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Spiller: I’ve got chemistry with Rex

Posted by Chris Brown on January 12, 2015 – 4:34 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller has a decision to make this offseason as he can become a free agent this March. GM Doug Whaley has said the team would like to re-sign him for the long term. Could Buffalo’s new head coach have some positive influence on Spiller’s decision?

In an appearance on NFL Network Monday afternoon by phone, C.J. Spiller was asked for his thoughts on Rex Ryan. Spiller commented on how he has developed a good relationship with Buffalo’s new head coach, having run into him on several occasions at his alma mater Clemson. Ryan’s son Seth is enrolled at school there and by Spiller’s own account they’ve struck up a good friendship.

“I’ve gotten to know Rex the last two years. His son attends Clemson and he comes down to games and we’ve both been at events they have every year at Clemson,” said Spiller. “He’s a wonderful guy and a great person to get to know, funny, so we’ve had a great chemistry these last couple of years and obviously playing against him the previous five years has also helped.”

How much influence that has on Spiller’s decision about his future remains to be seen, but he does like the fact that the Jets in the six years under Rex Ryan led the league in rushing attempts per game at just over 32.

“That’s what I love to do is run the football and coach Rex that’s what he’s known for, running the football and being physical,” Spiller said. “I’m excited about it. It’s a great opportunity to get this thing turned around. We finished with a 9-7 record and now it’s time to build on that and get into the playoffs.”

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