Backfield By Committee Not In the Bills Game Plan?

The one area where the Buffalo Bills are stacked with talent is the running back position. They have last year’s star 1,000 yard rusher in Fred Jackson, 2008 Pro Bowler Marshawn Lynch and rookie C.J. Spiller. Heading into the 2010 season, many would believe that head coach Chan Gailey is going to have a field day with such weapons standing behind the Quarterback, but Matthew Berry of ESPN has put together some interesting stats on Coach Gailey’s past that would beg to differ:

The chart proves that Gailey isn’t a huge fan of splitting carries between running backs.  Although, I’m not sure that Gailey ever had two running backs on his roster who have both already proven themselves as capable to successfully handle the load, as well as a promising rookie.

Coach Gailey can either take all this talent and find a way to use their skills together out on the field, or he could have history repeat itself and pick one clear starter.  Doing the latter will turn the running back situation into one of the biggest training camp battles to watch out for.

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2 Responses to “Backfield By Committee Not In the Bills Game Plan?”

  1. Klark Kent says:

    Unlike previous examples, Gailey will probably use Spiller mosre as a wideout than a running back. He’ll get his touches differently than Lynch and Jackson. I bet Lynch gets a lot of carries in the fourth quarter since he’s a tough guy to bring down.

  2. Russ Loede says:

    C.J. Spiller is the man in Buffalo. No questions asked. Too easy. He’s the most talented. His versatility is unmatched. Play making ability unparalleled.