Great vision to identify cutback lanes at line of scrimmage and in open field
Very elusive and evades tacklers
Great spin move
Runs routes well out of backfield
Lots of experience catching the ball
Nice second gear to go distance
Breaks a good amount of tackles for his weight
Can contribute as a returner
Projects as an excellent No. 2, change-of-pace running back
Good YPC average despite weak offensive line
Won't get that much bigger without losing speed
Not very assertive between the tackles
Generally shys from contact
Not very powerful
Not going to get much done on the goal line
Weak inside runner
Mediocre in pass protection
Not an explosive or exceptional punt returner
Cuts outside far too often
Summary: Spiller profiles as a very explosive back, but isn't a No. 1 in the NFL, which isn't an entirely bad thing. He needs to work on his pass protection the most so he can really help out virtually every team on third down. With James Davis gone, he has a chance to show teams he can handle a greater workload in 2009.
Player Comparison: Reggie Bush. Both backs love to kick it outside and have the elite athleticism to make everyone miss in the open field as great home-run threats.
Rockies and Diamondbacks fail yesterday, at least the Astros and Nats came through. For today: Closing two pars with Red Sox-178 in one and Nats -+169 in the other. In another ongoing par going in the second tier spot of a four team par will be the Astros -205. Start up par with the Dodgers -163, (Kershaw), two open. Still thinking about the Yankees in a start up. GLTA today.
@Bear Down He didn't do a horrible job even if Mitch doesn't pan out, I do believe Shaheen is going to be a monster TE for the Bears for quite a while. However Adams wouldve raised the level of the defense but Demps is a decent player and a veteran which might be just what this young secondary needs.