Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 17, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT
The Bills haven’t been able to get the ball to 2010 No. 9 overall pick C.J. Spiller much this season. That hasn’t exactly been a problem, with Fred Jackson leading the league in yards from scrimmage.
With Buffalo’s wideout group thin after injuries, head coach Chan Gailey found another way to get Spiller the ball. He started Spiller at wide receiver.
Spiller stayed on the field quite a bit in Buffalo’s spread offense, catching five passes for 39 yards. He didn’t have a carry.
“He did a good job,” Gailey said via the team’s website. “He did a very good job. I can see that being his role here for a short term.”
While Spiller didn’t break any big plays, we were impressed by how natural he looked. He only started practicing at wide receiver last week. Perhaps he can be the the next
Bobby Moore Ahmad Rashad.
Gailey relies on overwhelming defenses with receiving options, and Spiller adds another quality pair of hands to the mix.