Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) celebrates a touchdown during the Chiefs 27-24 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

What To Expect: Knile Davis Kansas City Chiefs


Man this off season is slow….

So in light of the off season being slow, for the next few weeks I wanted to go about what my thoughts are about some of the players who are set to really break out in 2014.

What to Expect: Kansas City Chiefs Running Back, Knile Davis

There is no doubt that Knile Davis is slowly becoming a key offensive weapon for the Kansas City Chiefs. From his running ability to his kick return upside Davis is finding his niche is the Andy Reid style of offense.

Davis, who is coming back from a broken leg against the Colts, looks like he will be good to when the Chiefs meet for training camp at the end of July.

So what can be expected for Davis next year? While there has been no straight up comment about the role he will be playing, you can be sure that with the human highlight reel Charles touching the ball so much during the 2013 campaign, Davis will be fed the rock more often in 2014. Charles is the featured back and one of the best in the entire NFL, but Charles simply cannot be touching the ball as much as he has in the past. Davis has shown that he can be trusted holding onto the ball despite his early fumbling issues, which came over from his college days. So look for Davis to be used more this season in hopefully what will be a one-two punch as the days of old like Chiefs great Priest Holmes, and the now shunned Larry Johnson.

Davis also has return potential. Remember when he took the ball 108 yards against the “Best team in the NFL” Denver Broncos? If not? Please direct your attention to the following…. He is explosive and when put in the position has the ability to break out and be a duel threat in the ground game and taking kickoffs. Despite some reverting back to mishandling kickoff returns during OTA’s Davis is still consider the number one return man on kickoffs going into training camp.

Only time will tell if Davis can be as instrumental to the Chiefs offense in 2014, but looking at everything to date thus far, I fully expect to see a lot more handing the ball to Davis this upcoming season.

What do you think Addicts? Do you feel that Davis has shown that he is ready for more in 2014? Sound off Below!

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  • freshmeat62

    Just hang on to the ball!!!

  • Reggie Flenory

    Davis is gonna half to continue improving because they are gonna mos def limit jc touches from here on out especially with this schedule

    • Steve Blank

      I think DAT gets a bigger share than most think he will get. That kid is super explosive. Also, JCs touches will be reduced due to Kelce and Fasano being healthy. Lets hope they can stay that way.

  • Steve Blank

    I dont remember him fumbling alot this past season…how many did he have?

    • mnelson52

      Can’t remember for sure, but I think he had 2 but only lost one.

    • Andy

      I agree. His history magnifies each fumble. He has to work twice as hard as another RB, to erase the past.

  • jimfromkcj

    knile was the only one drafted that year from my mock, so I like him a lot. But I think he will suffer more from this off line than Jamal will. Jamal has an uncanny ability get through a hole that really isn’t there. Knile has tendency to stutter step waiting for the hole to develop. If the hole developes, he will usually make the second tier miss or run through them. I have my doubts that this group of off linemen will open many holes.

    • micah stephenson

      What? This will b a good run blocking oline this yr. I think they pass protection will b good too.

      • jimfromkcj

        Dream on my friend.

      • superman_25_58

        I also believe that the oline will be better than most people think, and I am excited about Fulton as possibly the starting RG! Will be awesome getting a starting caliber RG in year one with a late round pick!

  • micah stephenson

    K.Davis is my boy!!! I hope he is totaly 100% healthy and has no lingering effects from the broke leg. JC, Davis, and Dat is a hell of a backfield.

  • Andy

    You covered it. Davis makes RB a position of strength. One thing you didn’t cover, which keeps many a good RB on the sideline, is his pass blocking ability. Does anyone have mute info on this?

  • Randall Miller

    It still hurts to watch the DVR in the playoff games. What irks me more than anything is when Knile went down, he got 2 cheap shots after the whistle as he laid on the ground. The league is so hypocritical as they say they protect the players but let that crap go on in a playoff game. Even when Charles went down a LB was flying in aiming for his head. I think Knile runs “angry” and it’s awesome!

    • T.Hagen

      Yeah, KC players breath on egghead manning is a 15 yard penalty.

  • Tony Avila

    Beastie!!!!!

  • Suzi Conger

    ASmith led offense put up 44 Pts vs colts WITHOUT jcharles…enough said. KDavis is doing great..too bad he and Avery (post the 79 yd TD pass) got injured 2nd half