The Seattle Seahawks have found gold from the Bills running backs in Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson, so it only makes sense that they would take a flyer on another former high draft pick from Buffalo.
C’J. Spiller, who was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but never reached his promise in Buffalo or New Orleans after that.
Spiller believes he’s ready to show that he’s not a bust and wasn’t worried about being out of football.
“I knew that the opportunity would present itself again, but to me it was all about making the right opportunity, not rushing anything,” Spiller said, via Seahawks.com.
“Making sure that it would be a great fit, both as a player and also as a person. That’s one of the things that I explained to the coaches—of course football stuff is important, but if I walk away from here and I didn’t get better as a person, as a man, then it was pointless.”
“He loved his time when he was up here. He thought that I’d do the same considering that we both were in Buffalo,” Spiller said. “That was great feedback to get with him and get an understanding of both the team and also the city itself.”
“Your work speaks for itself,” he said. “I can’t sit up here and guarantee anything; I think I would be foolish to do that. I can only go out there work hard, compete at a high level, and do everything the coaches ask me to do. At the end of the day it’s still football, go out there and have fun, don’t go out there and over think it, don’t go out there and try to be a superman. I don’t have to do that. I’ll go out there and just be who I’ve always been.”