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Jamaal Charles: ‘I’ll continue to stack Pro Bowls on Pro Bowls’

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is feeling pretty confident about his roll in new head coach Andy Reid’s offense.

“This offense might be the best thing that ever happened to me,” Charles said in comments published in the Kansas City Star. “I think this offense will get me open. They’re going to throw me the ball more. I think I’ll continue to stack Pro Bowls on Pro Bowls if I can stay healthy.”

Charles is already stackingPro Bowls on top of Pro Bowls. He has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his last two non-injury seasons (2010 & 2012.) The accolades haven’t stopped there. Charles was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2010, a second-team All-Pro in 2012 and he is a three-time Derrick Thomas award winner (2009, 2010, 2012).

Oh, and he is is also the league leader in average yards per carry.

The all-time leader.

Charles has certainly demonstrated his dominance in the running game. Under Reid, he may get to show his ability in the passing game as well.

“I definitely know my role,” said Charles. “I’ve got a lot of stuff to program in my mind right now. There’s a lot of stuff in the Andy Reid offense, the same stuff he did with Westbrook and McCoy, and I think I fit his scheme as well as they did. Definitely more studying and definitely more knowing the scheme of the defense, especially when I go out there and play another position like wide receiver. I go in there and try to read the defense. I feel like this year it will be more than I catch out of the backfield.”

Charles usually catches about 40 passes a year but under Reid, it is possible that number could double.
Charles is the most dangerous when he is out in space. If QB Alex Smith a can consistently get him the ball in the flat, Charles could be an absolute terror for opposing defenses in 2013.
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  • KCMikeG

    Best year ever out of Charles this year. Put me down for 2,500 total yards and 12 TD’s.

    • Jim Harper

      Ditto to that Mike! I think you may be light on the TD’s though. Priest had 28 I believe. Jamaal is in the same sentence.

  • Kisersosay

    As long as that is a by product of stacking wins upon wins….

  • Jim Harper

    I am unbelievably excited about what Jamaal is going to do this year. When you stop and think about what he has done in previous years despite being used poorly by Haley and Daboll and yet put extraordinary numbers, I cannot wait to see what he will do in this offense.

    • KCMikeG

      So true. Not many believe it but I’m a big believer that Dexter is going to light it up too! Reid wanted to draft him, has spoken of how excited he is to use him all over the field and will finally use him effectively (like McNutt did at Ole’ Miss his junior & senior seasons) with tremendous results for us all.

      • Darkwolf1414

        You guys are right. Jamaal put up over 1,500 yards when he had 6 games where he had less than 15 carries! That’s just plain ridiculous! I don’t want to run him into the ground but he can handle 20 – 25 carries a game. He doesn’t take a lot of big hits. 20 carries/game translates to only 35 more carries for the season than he had last year. At his paltry (tongue in cheek) 5.3 ypc he had last year; that’s another 185.5 yards. In Reid’s offense that will probably be translated into “touches” versus straight carries.
        I think Dex is going to be a big factor this year, too. He’s got a great skill set and his quickness makes him a match up nightmare for defenses if he’s utilized correctly. All of our WRs will benefit from having a more accurate QB. If Alex hits DBowe or McCluster in stride then it could very well be a TD on any given play. Add Jamaal and Knile Davis in there in the pistol and the defense should piss themselves.


    First off, I’m very excited for what Charles will be able to do this year with a good QB to prevent defenses loading up the box, and what should be a great O-line.

    As a side note anyone else notice that Charles said, “Definitely more studying and definitely more knowing the scheme of the defense”. Seems like there is a common theme from the players that they are learning and focusing more on what is going on around them as an entire offense. I love the fact that they are actually getting deeply involved in the plays and knowing MORE than the fundamentals of their position. Hopefully, all the extra preparation will turn into a better product on Sundays!

  • ArrowFan

    He will be my #1 rb on my draft board.