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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Doug Marrone to OC: Tone it down

By Mike Rodak
ESPN.com

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday that he spoke to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett about comments Hackett made about running back C.J. Spiller's workload during a radio interview last week.

"I think as coaches we need to be careful of what we say," Marrone said. "I said that to Nathaniel and I said that to the team."

Hackett told WGR 550 in Buffalo that the Bills planned to give Spiller carries "until he throws up."

"It's real simple: We're going to give him the ball until he throws up," Hackett said last Wednesday. "So he's either got to tap out or throw up on the field. Let's just put it that way."

Marrone said that the Bills recognize Spiller's talent, but that Hackett's comments may have gone too far.

"I think we all knew what he meant but, again, in this day and age, not everybody that's involved in the game of football truly understands that," he said. "We want to be true professionals in how we represent our sport."

Spiller had four carries for 36 yards in the Bills' preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.