C.J. Spiller's Been Cut And It Appears The Ghost Of Failed Free Agents Past Won't Be Haunting The Saints Sunday
Look, I'm not a religious man, but I owe somebody a prayer because C.J. Spiller getting cut just 4 days before coming back to New Orleans is a blessing so great that is would make DJ Khaled seem atheist. I wasn't surprised when I saw him hit pay dirt on his first touch in those XFL reject jerseys because I think he still has talent. That said, I also wasn't upset because if you can't find a role as a pass catching back in a Sean Payton offense then it says more about you than it does him. I don't know what is holding C.J. Spiller back from being the player he was in Buffalo, but I know that if he was playing on the SuperDome turf come Sunday he would have resembled that player to a T. With Jimmy Graham finally finding his groove just in time to show his former team that he's learned not to be a buttery soft one dimensional player with suspect hands, not having to worry about Jairus Byrd running away from an all-too-familiar (non)threat creeping out of the backfield is a huge weight out my shoulders. Just no way he wouldn't have gotten redemption for the release he almost certainly deserved, and honestly - with the way this season appears to be trending - one player undoubtedly getting vengeance on the Saints is enough. Now, if that non-blocking, self proclaimed wide receiver develops a mild case of turf toe before Sunday morning? I might have to consider going to church...or just getting a tattoo of a crucifix and pretending that I do.
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