Kansas City Chiefs fans have a lot of reasons to love RB Jamaal Charles and they may have a few more once the dust settles on the 2013 NFL season.
Charles dropped by NFL AM recently to talk about his 2012 season, Andy Reid and the future and his interview did not disappoint.
Charles talked a lot about how the new offense installed by head coach Andy Reid is “perfect” for him, enabling him to see the field better. Charles compared what he will be doing running the football in 2013 to what Frank Gore has been doing in San Francisco, as far as how he is able to see the field when he gets the ball.
Perhaps the best moment of the interview came when Charles talked about how he would be used in the screen game and passing game in general. When asked about how Reid used former Eagles RB Brian Westbrook in the screen game, Charles’ face lit up.
“Oh man, I’m playing like, WR, just doing it all,” said Charles. “Yeah,” Charles continued when one of the hosts exclaimed some surprise. “Watch out.”
Charles was then asked what some of the differences were in Reid’s offense as opposed to the system KC ran last season under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
“I mean, just getting me in space,” said Charles. “I can get the ball and I can make moves by myself with nobody around me. “He tell me (Reid) ‘You the fastest one on the team, Jamaal, I don’t care who line up, a CB, safety. You can beat them.’”
Charles has been consistently one of the most dangerous ball carriers in the game. If Reid can somehow find a way to make Charles even more dangerous, the Chiefs could be on their way to a surprise run in the AFC West.