NOLA-"We're going to get a chance to see him now," Payton said. "I think the training camp injury set him back some and then it's just a matter of the confidence and explosion off that knee, but he will play a significant role as will Tim Hightower and even (Marcus) Murphy."
He added: "I think the injury in training camp affected him. It's the one player that I'm trying to figure out what are the touches and I think that put him behind and hopefully down the stretch we can give him enough touches to see."
Let's start with what I do know. I know that the next four games will still us Saints fans just how big of a waste of money C.J. Spiller was. Sure, that's been a storyline since the beginning of the season, but it got moved to the back page with Mark Ingram making headlines and developing into a versatile all purpose back. When the starting running back is the best offensive weapon on the field it becomes easy to forget that the backup running back is also making $4 million dollars a year while touching less balls per game than I touch per shower. Well, the lead is out for the season and it's time for the understudy to earn his keep, or you can add him to the growing list of terrible contracts the Saints have given out over the last five years.
Hey Sean, what do you mean HOPEFULLY C.J. Spiller will get more touches? You know you call the plays, right? Isn't that kind of your responsibility? With Mark Ingram's season cut short, and Brandin Cooks nursing a concussion, there's not exactly a wealth of proven hands to feed. Don't hope. Just do. What the hell do we have to lose? A couple more football games? At this point that's just par for the course. You know what I hope for? I hope I make millions of dollars. I hope that a supermodel randomly approaches me in a bar and asks me to come back to her place for a nightcap. Sean Payton saying he hopes he can get C.J. Spiller more touches is the equivalent of me standing at the foot of Adriana Lima's bed, with the winning PowerBall ticket in my hand, and her legs spread eagle in front of me, and saying "well gee, I'm not exactly sure what to do here". I don't know Sean, maybe stop standing there with your dick in your hand and just give the ball to C.J. Spiller? Maybe just leave all the hope for the guy starting him in fantasy football on a wing and a prayer, because saying that you hope C.J. Spiller gets carries is basically the same thing as saying "I hope I show up to work on Sunday".