Buffalo Bills Running Back Fred Jackson OK With Sharing Reps with C.J. Spiller

By Scott DelleFave
Fred Jackson
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Buffalo Bills star running back Fred Jackson whom is on the mend after a knee injury ended his 2012 campaign prematurely, was talking to Bills radio personality John Murphy on the John Murphy radio show recently and said about splitting carries with breakout star C.J. Spiller. “If that’s what it is, us sharing reps, we have no problems with that, I don’t have a problem with that. I’m looking forward going out there and making the best of my opportunities whenever I get on the field, I’m sure C.J.’s the same way. Whatever we can do to get a win, we’re going to do, that’s what we’re about.”

Jackson is certainly optimistic about the 2013 campaign with new running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley. “He’s a guy that has played in the league, he’s played in a Super Bowl,” he said, “so he knows what it takes to get there. He’s a guy that’s not going to come in and try to change everything we do. He’s going to try to get the best out of us in everything we do.” Jackson said about Wheatley.

With this talk of splitting carries, I hope it’s something like 25 for Spiller and 15 for Jackson and maybe five either by a mobile quarterback or a third running back in each game, it’d really force the will of a two headed monster run game out of  Western New York.

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