Question: Will the Chiefs' offense will be a pass-first or a run-first outfit.
Bill Williamson: I think it will be a run-first offense. But you have to be balanced to win in the NFL, so Matt Cassel will get plenty of chances to toss the ball. But the Chiefs brought in Thomas Jones through free agency to help Jamaal Charles because they want to run often.
The Chiefs want to dominate games on the ground since great offenses have great run attacks. The run sets up the pass in efficient offenses. That’s what the Chiefs are aiming for.
This is good news for Jamaal Charles and potential owners. Charles is rated 9th among running backs at 4for4.com, but his ADP puts him in the early third round in 10-team leagues and potentially late second in 12-teams. Charles could be a real steal there if this is truly the Chiefs plan. Although it remains to be seen what his exact role will be, Thomas Jones will factor in as well and the signing now makes a lot more sense.