1 day following Bills running back Fred Jackson got upset about playing behind C.J. Spiller, Bills coach Chan Gailey has assured Jackson of his beginning role with the team.
Jackson said he had a “productive talk” with Gailey. Jackson will remain the team’s starter. It sounds like he is a little upset with his contract too, which has long been one of the much more team-friendly deals in football.
“I didn’t know what was going on and I like to be told exactly where I stand and not type of have to guess about it,” Jackson said by way of the Related Press. “We will see how issues pan out.”
It’s telling and ultimately wise Gailey swiftly moved to quiet the situation down. At this stage, Jackson is the superior player to Spiller, who just hasn’t performed nicely in games but. Even Spiller seems to understand it.
“Fred, he’s carried out verified himself,” Spiller stated. “Fred has nothing else he needs to prove to anybody. I’m just a guy trying to find out of what he’s accomplished.”
Buffalo is going to roll with a two-man backfield, like most teams this year. It sounds like Jackson will be leading the way.