C.J. Spiller worried about heavy workload
|2013-08-09 09:04:29.0- -||
C.J. Spiller was on the radio with WGR 550 and responded to his offensive coordinator's remarks that he will "give [C.J. Spiller] the ball until he throws up or taps out."
"The biggest thing that I learned from Hall of Fame running backs is you’ve got to have the mindset of longevity with your career," Spiller told WGR 550's Howard Simon. "You see guys like Arian Foster that carried it almost 400 times, that’s a lot of touches. That takes a toll on your body.
"Could I do it? Yes. Would I want to do it every game? No. I’m just worried about winning every game."
While Spiller, who accounted for a fifth of the team's total offense last year, told Simon he'd obviously do "whatever the coaches want," don't expect Hackett to push him to the point of potential injury.
Later in the interview, he had this to say about the possible workload: "There’s no way I can just flip the switch and say I want to carry it this many times, because in my whole career, if you start from high school, I probably average 12 carries," he said. "For me to flip that and say let me carry it 20 times, it would be hard for me to do, a hard adjustment."
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