Running Backs Coach Eric Bieniemy on Knile Davis: “Knile is doing an outstanding job.”

Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) catches a pass against Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won the game 23-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Running backs coach Eric Bieniemy talked about the primary back up to Jamaal Charles, rookie Knile Davis. When asked if anything was holding him back, Eric had this to say:

“I don’t think anything has been holding Knile back, probably more than anything it’s been Jamaal (Charles). Knile (Davis) is doing an outstanding job, and obviously, me as a coach, as his position coach and us as a staff, we have to get him involved a little more. He’s made the progress that we’ve counted on. It’s just getting him in the mix and just placing him out there.”

Going forward, Knile may have to carry a bit more of the load as the Cheifs move towards the playoffs. Having a phenomenal record will do nothing if the Chiefs can’t win in the post season and without their running game, they won’t win.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Knile Davis

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  • DTVTechGuy

    Wanna see the kid get carries in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Could make a huge difference.

  • Jim Harper

    I believe the only thing holding him back is his propensity to put the ball on the ground. He does appear to be making progress in that department though.

    • tm1946

      And you can tell this with his amazing effort last sunday, ONE WHOLE CARRY.

      The kid, for whatever reason, is not ready to carry any kind of relief load.

      • Jim Harper

        It is just my opinion from watching him over several games, and why are you on my case about that?

        • tm1946

          Sorry, but this Chief could be the Achilles heal for the team and the season. Charles is carrying a huge load and no one is giving him a rest for 9 straight games. Reid seems to not believe in Knile, why should the fans.

    • Bill Jones

      Couldn’t agree more Jim. I don’t think there is anyone in Chiefs Nation that doesn’t hold their breath when Davis is handed the ball…even if it is just one time a game.

      • Jim Harper

        All I said was I thought he was making progress. Never said he was the answer. Jesus!

  • tm1946

    Until Reid puts him in, not ready for prime time. Care less what anyone else says.

  • Andy

    Translation: We almost trust him to pass block.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Doing an outstanding job with 17 carries on the season?
    I can’t understand why they spent such a high draft pick on a player they refuse to give the ball to.

    • toperspective

      Just trying to puff him up and please his bosses who potentially wasted a high pick.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Can’t be a wasted pick yet. He’s only had a preseason share of carries thus far.

        • toperspective

          No, there is still time but there has to be a reason he isn’t getting any playing time. I thought the pick was a major reach but only time will tell.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    That quote might get Bieniemy in a bit of hot water with Reid though. “We have to get him involved a little more”? Isn’t that a coach’s decision?

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