“The options become limitless,” said Bills new RB Tyrone Wheatley with his two versatile backs, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. “The more you can do the better for you. That’s my saying and these guys can do it all. They both have distinct skill sets, but they also present a different type of threat towards defenses.”
Wheatley sees Jackson as the thunder and Spiller as the lightning. And though a split backfield with both Jackson and Spiller on the field at the same time sounds like an easy solution to outside observers, that’s not what Buffalo’s run game will be.
“I would just say multiple,” said Wheatley when asked to describe the run game. “I know that’s kind of vague and it doesn’t really clear things up, but we’re a multiple set. We could do two-back, we could be one back. We could be single back, we could be shotgun. It’s a multiple set.”
This is a situation to watch closely this summer. Spiller proved he's ready for a RB1 workload, but as long as Jackson is around, his stock will be deflated.