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Bills Planning A 50-50 Split For Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller?

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey mentioned that a timeshare between Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller is very possible next season.

“It’s a great situation we have at running back,” said Gailey, via BuffaloBills.com. “We have two very good players. Hopefully we’ll end up with a two-headed monster which will be pretty strong.”

Jackson had a phenomenal first-half but injuries cut his season short and opened the door for Spiller who was equally as effective down the stretch for the Bills.

I wouldn’t call it 50-50, but it’s closer to 50-50 than it ever has been because (Spiller’s) more confident and we have more confidence in him having experience now,” said Gailey. “To me it’s a win-win for everybody except them individually. It’s a win-win for the team. It’s a win-win for setting up game plans and for us making it through the season healthy. It’s not a win-win for each of them individually because neither one of them will get the ball as much as they want to.

It’s really hard to argue with the strategy as the league has completely moved away from the traditional featured back. This helps to ensure that the teams running game will have the opportunity to remain effective but the Bills passing attack will need to be more consistent if they’re going to keep the pressure off of these guys.

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