It’s Official: Spiller Will Start

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 13: Trent Edwards of the Buffalo Bills hands the ball off to C.J. Spiller during the preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 13, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The rumors from yesterday hold true, Chan Gailey announced today that C.J. Spiller will be the official first string running back coming into week one against the Miami Dolphins.

Chan Gailey tells BuffaloBills.com

“”The reason he’s starting is because he has gotten more reps than anybody else at tailback in preseason and he’s done a good job,” said Gailey. “If he hadn’t done a good job then we might have to re-think it, but he’s done a good job and he’s earned the spot. We’re looking forward to him being out there.”

But before Bills fans and fantasy owners of Spiller get too excited, Gailey followed up that comment with this:

“The great thing is at tailback we’ve got three starters,” he said. “Some people have trouble finding one and we have three. They make us rank them. They make us put them one, two, three down there, but it’s kind of like asking a parent to rank their children and which one is the most favorite. They’re all going to play, they’re all starters, they’re all going to be valuable members of our football team as the year goes on as I foresee it.”

This doesn’t really come as a surprise, I’m sure at the end of the day, it’s going to be whoever is having the better game that will end up with the most carries of that given Sunday. But in Spiller’ situation, drafting a player with his talent #9 overall in this year’s draft, a coach would be foolish not to want him out on the field at all times. At any given touch of the football, Spiller is capable of taking it all the way.

Anyone else ready for the Regular Season?

Topics: C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Marshawn Lynch

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