Bills OC: C.J. Spiller will get the ball 'until he throws up'

By John Breech |

The Buffalo Bills sideline could get messy this year. (USATSI)
The Buffalo Bills sideline could get messy this year. (USATSI)

Bills running back C.J. Spiller could be a good person to pick early in your fantasy draft this year because if he can keep his lunch down, he's going to be getting the ball a lot in 2013.

Buffalo offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said on Wednesday that Spiller will be getting the ball until he 'throws up.'

"It's real simple," Hackett told WGR-AM, via the Buffalo News. "We're going to give him the ball until he throws up. So he's either got to tap out or throw up on the field. Let's just put it that way."

And yes, this is the part where we all wish that Hackett had been Donovan McNabb's offensive coordinator in Super Bowl XXXIX, but he wasn't, so lets get over it and get back to Spiller.

Giving Spiller the ball often would seem like a good idea, the 25-year-old running back was second in the NFL last season in yards per carry (six ypc), a number that tied him with Adrian Peterson for first among running backs. Only Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had more (6.8 ypc).

Hackett doesn't sound too concerned that other teams might know the Bills 'give it to C.J.' offensive strategy.

"It doesn't matter," Hackett said. "You can say that because any team that has ever watched him should, I mean ... You've got to stop C.J."

In each of his three years with the team, Spiller's rushing numbers have gone up considerably. Spiller went from 283 rushing yards on 74 carries in 2010 to 561 yards on 107 carries in 2011 to 1,244 on 207 carries in 2012.

It's safe to say that if all goes according to Hackett's plan, Spiller's 2013 will top the 1,244 yards and 207 carries he had last season.

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