We all think Jaamal Charles is a top 5 running back, and I have to agree. When he is at 100%. I just read an interesting article comparing running backs and there production the first year they return from an ACL injury. To be honest it's not all that promising. We are nearly 63 million under the salary cap. So why don't we go after a quality RB for insurance.
I say one player we go after with a vengeance this year via free agency is Blount. Some of you are calling for Richardson from Bama to be our first draft choice. Personally I do not see him on the board when it's our turn to pick. So why not go after Blount. The experts are predicting him to be over looked because Rice, Foster and Forte are all free agents. It would protect us if Charles does not return 100% and allow Jaamal to progress at a reasonable pace.
Lets take a look at the possibilities, if we acquired Blount. First of all we would have the Thunder and Lightning duo many of you have been calling for. We could run both of them in the backfield split to opposite sides and run draws to whichever side we chose. We could line Blount in the FB position and allow him to lead block for Charles. Blount and Charles are both good at catching the ball, so with the split backfield we could run screen plays all day to either side. This would take a lot of pressure off the QB because teams would fear our running back tandem so much they could not send a full out rush / blitz fearing either a screen or draw play. Rarely would a team feel comfortable blitzing. It would give our QB a little extra time and make our O-line look that much better.
Obtaining Blount would make it possible to draft another position other than RB with our first pick. This would allow us to draft the O-line with the first pick, Making the new duo that much more dangerous. Blount also has the power at running back that the Chiefs need in short yardage situations. He is young and will be around for years. Another benifit, It would allow Charles to not carry the ball as much and be around and healthy when we need him. The playoffs.
To me acquiring Blount via free agency would be one of the best moves the Chiefs could make. Especially since we are not sure what percentage Charles will return at. I say we acquire Blount draft OT first round and then let the defence have the rest of the picks. ESPN reports we are nearly 63 MILLION under the Salary. Sign Bowe and Carr. Go after Blount and Nicks. Draft OT #1, and laugh ourselves all the way the the Superbowl Baby.
PS. This is my first post. BE Kind LOL
GO CHIEFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!