Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher blieves RB Jamaal Charles will get the ball more than the 11 times he did in Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Think about that for a second. The Chiefs played without Dwayne Bowe, their most accomplished wide receiver, and rookie De'Anthony Thomas, their fastest player.
And they got the ball to their best offensive player seven times on handoffs and another four times on passes.
"They took away a lot of what we had designed for him," coach Andy Reid said.
Charles wasn’t effective when he was getting the ball. He had just 19 yards rushing and 15 receiving. The game also got away from the Chiefs fairly early. The Chiefs had the ball for only 22 minutes and ran just 56 plays, compared to 75 for the Titans. But this is something we've seen from Reid in the past in Philadelphia where Reid gets away from the running game and his RBs. The good news is it's usually corrected the following week. Charles will need to get involved more next week if the Chiefs are going to have a chance against the Broncos.