Doug Marrone now runs the show in Buffalo, and it appears he brought the Football Gods of Common Sense with him.

The new Bills coach told reporters earlier this week he doesn't see C.J. Spiller merely as a situational running back. The days of seeing the Bills' most explosive playmaker on the sidelines in red-zone situations may be over.

In an interview that will air Friday at 7 p.m. ET on "NFL Total Access," Spiller spoke with Lindsay Rhodes about his opportunity to assume a featured back role in his fourth season. Is he reading into Marrone's comments the same way everyone else is?

"Pretty much. We're gonna try to use me as much as possible and not let teams get one beam on me say I can just run the ball," Spiller said. "Hopefully I'll be utilized in space, in the slot, whatever the case may be to try to help us find those mismatches to take advantage of."

Last season, Spiller became the first Bills player to gain at least 1,700 yards from scrimmage since Travis Henry in 2002, accomplishing the feat on 138 fewer touches. Spiller was asked if he felt he was underutilized by former Bills coach Chan Gailey.