Jamaal Charles has to be one of the happiest players in the NFL. After a couple of disastrous seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, things are finally turning around. The Chiefs have gone out and done as much as any team in football by signing head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith to multi-year deals. Those two signings by themselves would have put KC in much better position this year, but there many other signings and draft picks that could actually elevate this team to possible wild-card contention.
Charles, meanwhile, can’t wait to get on the field and try out the team’s new pistol offense. He recently made some comments to the NFL Network that are leading some to believe he could have a career-season in 2013:
“I’m ready for the season to start because I’m doing all kinds of stuff in this offense right now. I don’t want to tell you the secrets of what I’m doing, but I’m going to let you just watch. Just sit back and watch.”
The running back also said that he’s no longer worried about how many carries he’ll get, because now he should be able to receive the ball in space with room to make plays.
We all know that Reid is an offensive coach, and that he’s going to maximize his players talents. I think it’s safe to say that a coach hasn’t come along and done that with Charles yet, so the best is yet to come with the young RB. Kansas City would be foolish to not get him the ball in space as much as possible, because the guy can take one to the house at the drop of a hat.
Andy Reid is going to get the best out of the Chiefs’ players like Charles, who were basically just going through the motions in 2012. The RB should be excited for the upcoming season, because I think the Chiefs are going to be the most improved team in football.
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