Jamaal Charles: ‘I’ll continue to stack Pro Bowls on Pro Bowls’


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Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is feeling pretty confident about his roll in new head coach Andy Reid’s offense.

“This offense might be the best thing that ever happened to me,” Charles said in comments published in the Kansas City Star. “I think this offense will get me open. They’re going to throw me the ball more. I think I’ll continue to stack Pro Bowls on Pro Bowls if I can stay healthy.”

Charles is already stackingPro Bowls on top of Pro Bowls. He has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his last two non-injury seasons (2010 & 2012.) The accolades haven’t stopped there. Charles was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2010, a second-team All-Pro in 2012 and he is a three-time Derrick Thomas award winner (2009, 2010, 2012).

Oh, and he is is also the league leader in average yards per carry.

The all-time leader.

Charles has certainly demonstrated his dominance in the running game. Under Reid, he may get to show his ability in the passing game as well.

“I definitely know my role,” said Charles. “I’ve got a lot of stuff to program in my mind right now. There’s a lot of stuff in the Andy Reid offense, the same stuff he did with Westbrook and McCoy, and I think I fit his scheme as well as they did. Definitely more studying and definitely more knowing the scheme of the defense, especially when I go out there and play another position like wide receiver. I go in there and try to read the defense. I feel like this year it will be more than I catch out of the backfield.”

Charles usually catches about 40 passes a year but under Reid, it is possible that number could double.

Charles is the most dangerous when he is out in space. If QB Alex Smith a can consistently get him the ball in the flat, Charles could be an absolute terror for opposing defenses in 2013.

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