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!