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Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles on NFL Network’s NFL AM: “I Think We’re Gonna Have a Big Year”

June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 PM
By Aaron Friedland

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles appeared on NFL Network's show "NFL AM" on Thursday to speak about his team's new outlook, the offense, the head coach, and the upcoming season. Charles spoke about the different things the Chiefs are trying to implement to the new offense which includes the pistol formation that he was a part of during his rookie season in 2008. Earlier this offseason the Chiefs hired the godfather of the pistol in Chris Ault to help with creating new ideas for the offense, and Charles believes that is one of the many things that will make the Chiefs offense explosive this year.

'Jamaal Charles' photo (c) 2010, Jeffrey Beall - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/Jamaal was also asked about his new head coach and how he has been adapting to the new leadership of Andy Reid

"He's a great coach. The way he goes into the meeting rooms, he teaches the players how to run plays, he pumps you up, and builds your confidence up. I ain't never been around no coach like that, it's just different man. I like Andy Reid as a coach because he makes me feel like a player that I want to go out there to play for and I'm glad to have him as my head coach."

There's been no doubt how key Charles is to the Chiefs offense and with his skills and abilities, you can be sure coach Reid will get the most out of his running back. The sky is the limit with #25 and he understands that in Reid's offense he will be asked to catch the ball a lot, something he's done throughout his career thus far. He has worked on catching the ball ever since Charlie Weiss was the team's offensive coordinator during the 2010 season and he mentioned he has been doing a bunch in this new offense and is excited for the season to start. 

When asked about the guy who will be throwing him the ball this year in Alex Smith, Charles said, "he's looked real good." He mentioned how hungry Smith is coming into Kansas City after missing the chance to play in the Super Bowl for San Francisco. 

"He's coming to a team that needed a quarterback and wanted a quarterback and wanted him to be the quarterback of this franchise and I think he's about to take advantage of it. And he's got two great wide receivers in Dwayne Bowe and hopefully Jonathan Baldwin will come around and we all can eat." 

Charles is certainly sounding like a confident back as training camp nears. He even believes it is possible for him to reach the 2,000-yard club like Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did last season after coming off a brutal ACL injury. "Why not?" said Charles. 

Nothing but good attitudes and good vibes coming out of Chiefs camp.

Tags: Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Football, Kansas City, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

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