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C.J. Spiller: Another Debate on the Clemson Tiger Great

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 28: Running back C. J. Spiller #28 of the Clemson Tigers rushes upfield against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2009 ACC Football Championship Game December 5, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Bubba GillContributor IApril 7, 2010

Well, here we go Seahawk fans with another focus on Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.

But this time I will have film of the "Great One."

I wrote an article about why the Seattle Seahawks should not draft C.J. Spiller with the sixth pick because of the money issue. I received many comments that basically said not to judge a player because of his stats.

Since stats mean nothing to the football world, I thought it would be fun to post a link to so that all of you could see the "Great" C.J. Spiller in action. A quick side note on stats, if stats don't mean anything then why do players get inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Before I post this link there are a few quick points I want you all to look at:


A) Watch his "stiff" hips, they are not very fluid.

B) Tell me how many times he has successful runs in the A and B gaps. The A gap is ran between the Center and the Guard. The B gap is ran between the Guard and the Tackle.

C) Just watch how many times he runs to the outside of the O-Line.

D) Watch his hitting power going into contact.

E) Watch how he holds the ball, in the NFL he will get stripped.


Here it is Seattle fans:

After you're done, ask yourself this: Is C.J. Spiller worth $22-30 million guarenteed over 5-6 years? I know that I have already exhausted this idea before, but do you think C.J. Spiller is really the answer in Seattle at No. 6 or just plainly not at all?

Many have said to draft Spiller at six, then draft our future O-Line in the latter rounds. Doesn't this kind of logic defeat the whole idea of rebuilding a franchise?

I would rather have Bryan Bulaga then C.J. Spiller at six, and I have been saying for a while now that Bulaga will not be a top notch Left tackle. 

Besides why draft CJ Spiller when we have this:

I give my thanks to Seahawks Addicts for the inspiration. They have that Forsett link posted, after seeing that at least get a power back not a speed guy and an even faster guy.

Please check out these two links before posting a comment.

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