Kansas City Chiefs as ‘Friday Night Lights’ characters
By Matt Conner
Jamaal Charles as Smash Williams
I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard Jamaal Charles talk in third person.
Smash Williams was a bright star in the backfield for the Dillon Panthers, a player who was a bit too high on himself and made questionable decisions at times (doping up), but remained charming, charismatic and likable for fans of the show. More importantly, he was a special talent at running back who had real pro potential—until his knee became injured. Fortunately the Smash was able to not only recover from his injury but return well enough to earn a football scholarship.
Charles had the same winning smile as Smash Williams along with his dynamic talents out of the backfield. In fact, Charles might be the most dynamic player to ever play for the Chiefs offense. He’s the all-time rushing leader who has been forced to endure multiple knee injuries/concerns to succeed like he has.
Of course, it’d be great if Jamaal would say, “Ladies love the Jamaal!” but for now these comparisons work well enough.