According to Sean Keller of FOX Sports Kansas City, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has been lining up all over the field during OTA’s. It’s looks like new head coach Andy Reid has quite the plan for him this season.
One series, he’s at his standard spot at tailback. The next, he’s the deep back in the pistol. The next, he’s out wide, lounging around in Dwayne Bowe’s real estate.
Over the past month, the Kansas City Chiefs’ all-universe tailback has been tried out in more positions than a socket wrench. It’s just another wrinkle in Andy Reid’s makeover-slash-master plan. Or not. In May, it’s kind of hard to tell.
“Obviously, we know what he did last year — Pro Bowl running back, had over 1,500 yards, excellent, excellent season,” new offensive coordinator Doug Pederson told reporters Thursday following the penultimate practice of this week’s round of organized team activities. “He’s a guy that we can put in multiple spots. He’s a sharp kid. He’s worked extremely hard this offseason.
“Really, I think the sky is the limit with him with what we’re trying to do. Just put him in different spots and using his ability to, again, create matchups defensively.”
The Chiefs are smart to feature Charles as much as they can. He’s their best offensive player (yes better than Dwayne Bowe) so they need to get the ball in his hands as much as possible. Moving him around also confuses opposing defenses and forces them to make more adjustments on the fly.