Jamaal Charles: I'm Playing WR...Yeah...Watch Out!


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.

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  • Carlos Nevarez

    I don’t think he was supposed to Say that in an interview… W2g AA.
    Lol

    Edit:
    Adding A “lol” so you know I’m kidding.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Yep you’re right. The Chiefs’ entire offensive game plan for the season is now ruined because we passed on something Jamaal Charles said on NFL Network…to millions of people. Dang it. Sorry Chiefs fans.

      • Carlos Nevarez

        As a veteran of the internet I would’ve though you’d understand everybody’s a cool dry humor comedian nowadays. Its his fault for Slipping anyways. Love jc love the chiefs, get of my back :D

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

          As a veteran of the internet who knows another veteran of the internet when he sees one, I thought you would have understood some equally cool, dry humor as a response when you lay some down. =)

        • Stacy D. Smith

          Excellent observation. I’ve had the same thought for quite a few years now. The culture of internet dialogue forces everyone to be funny in some way. The nerd in me wants to research that trend. Try to unpack that phenomena.

          • Tanner Cobb

            I’m the same way. I always get sidetracked looking up more in depth info or stats lol

  • Norman Gunn

    The NFL should give Charles a stiff fine for that bow tie. #Itsalreadytoughonablackmanstopmakingitworse

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I think he looks good, actually. I could never pull that off but I think he is rocking it pretty well.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      I thought he looked pretty dapper.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Charles has been the most vocal player about this new offense. This guy is jacked up about what he’s going to be doing this year.

    • Carlos Nevarez

      I know that… But in the same interview he said something along the Lines of “I can’t tell you everything they got planned for me” and i think the WR thing was one of. them. No knock for reporting it, just think it’s funny.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Charles isn’t the most experienced or seasoned guy when it comes to interviews. I’ll bet he’s probably said too much on other occasions.

        • Spencer

          just listen to his interviews from his rookie and sophmore season, he was awful, like he never made a speech before, he has improved immensely in the interview department IMO

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Not every player can be well spoken. That’s part of his charm though.

  • kcpauly

    JC gonna get a spankin’ from Reid LOL :~))…Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!

  • PunjabiPete

    Reading this story just gave me a head rush. ANY coach coming in should immediately find #25 and slather on the praise; Jamaal Charles singlehandedly won both of our games last year.