Bills RB C.J. Spiller said Wednesday that contract concerns aren’t to blame for his low productivity as he’s choosing to pin the blame on thinking too much with the ball in his hands.
“Just trusting what my eyes see and not overthinking,” Spiller said, via the Buffalo News. “That’s been the biggest thing on my end, just overthinking it too much instead of going back to that little kid in the backyard, playing with his friends and having fun. I put so much pressure on it. It has nothing to do with this being the final year of my contract, it’s just overthinking and trying to make that play when I should have just taken what they’re giving us … and kept us out of the negative plays.”
The writing is on the wall in Buffalo. Spiller's production is down and his snaps are falling. Spiller has a player option for next season and it's highly unlikely that he'll stick around when he can likely get $3 million or more per season and a fresh start elsewhere. This coaching staff has proved that it has no idea how to use the career 4.9 YPC rusher.