During the Kansas City Chiefs OTAs, it was clear that the team had big plans for running back Jamaal Charles. The two-time Pro Bowler had been lining up at tailback, in the pistol and out as a receiver, so everyone knew the idea was for Charles to take advantage of his versatile skill set and get involved in the team’s new offense as much as possible. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson has said that the “sky is the limit” for Charles, and Charles appears to believe that is true.
When Charles was discussing the team’s new offensive strategy, his excitement was obvious and he appears ready to take advantage of the opportunity he will have under a head coach (Andy Reid) that utilized the full skill sets of his former running backs LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook.
“It’s been a lot of fun to see those guys pull this team together,” Hunt said.
“John Dorsey has done a great job from the personnel side; Andy’s done a tremendous job in assembling his staff and coaching these guys over the last month or so and you can just see the progress they’re making, the confidence they have; it’s going to be a lot of fun to be a Chiefs fan this fall.”
We’re just over a month away from the Chiefs reporting to training camp, followed later by the regular season.
He has a quarterback, with the Chiefs having obtained Alex Smith in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. He has a top-shelf wide receiver. The Chiefs re-signed Dwayne Bowe in early March to a five-year, $56 million deal to keep him off the free agent market. He has a potentially superb tandem of offensive tackles. The Chiefs used their franchise-player tag to retain Branden Albert and then used the top overall selection in the NFL draft on Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher.
So the cupboard is not bare for Reid in Kansas City. The Chiefs added cornerbacks Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith as free agents. They added some tight end depth by signing Anthony Fasano in free agency and using their third-round draft pick on Cincinnati’s Travis Kelce.