After all, he’s been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 4 and has clearly been limited on the field. It was time for him to sit, rest up and get back to 100 percent so that he could give the Bills that dynamic, home-run-hitter threat from the back field.
He ended up being a game-time decision and, after a week of saying there was no way he was missing any time, finally admitted the truth:
“I wasn’t ready,” Spiller said, via the Buffalo News. “It was coach Marrone’s decision. I respected that. Everybody knew that I wanted to play. I wanted to help us win. But it was best for me so I can get back to playing normally.”
Spiller continues to deal with his high-ankle sprain, but there’s hope he could play Sunday against the top defense in football: the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Bills have any hopes of winning that game, they’ll need every last yard on offense and Spiller there to provide another dimension.
While I’m sure the Bills will play the “we won’t know until game time” card, I would be surprised if Spiller sits for a second-straight game unless there is more to his injury than we’re aware.
Expect to see No. 28 in the Bills back field, splitting carries with co-starter Fred Jackson.