Reggie Bush's benching against the Titans was nothing new
Maybe it's Bush's fumbling. Maybe it's Bush's pass blocking. Maybe the Dolphins are just trying to keep Bush healthy. But he's no longer close to an every-down back.
*C.J. Spiller is the guy Reggie Bush was supposed to be*
Fred Jackson has been one of my favorite players during the past five years and one of the most underrated. But the Bills' coaching staff has been doing opponents a favor by playing Jackson so much this season. Spiller has played less than half of his team's snaps in six of the last seven games. That will change on "Thursday Night Football" because of Jackson's injury.
I'm not saying Jackson's concussion is a good thing for the Bills. Their offense needs as many dynamic players as it can get. But this is one of the least explosive offenses in football. It's all dink and dunk. It has been maddening to see their most explosive player on the bench so much.
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The Dolphins gave up 177 rushing yards to the Titans last week and 162 to the St. Louis Rams a few weeks back. The Bills gave up at least 180 yards for four consecutive weeks at one point. They have settled things down lately, but they remain second to last in rushing yards allowed and dead last in yards per carry allowed.
This should be a night of great running. Whether you're watching the game on television or your phone, we like Spiller's chances to steal the show.