KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: Running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs for a first down against the Baltimore Ravens during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Coach Romeo Crennel knows just how many points a potent two running back system can score. In 2004, Crennel coached the New England Patriots defense in practice against Corey Dillon's between-the-tackle power runs and Kevin Faulk's outside-the-tackles speed. That year, the duo of Dillon and Faulk carried the Patriots to a 14-2 record and their third Lombardi Trophy.
Crennel thinks he can duplicate that success with the Chiefs new backfield tandem.
Charles, Hillis Excited For Chiefs Run Game from The Mothership
But they would like far more than they received from their tight ends last season. Playing without Moeaki, the threesome of Leonard Pope, Jake O'Connell and Anthony Becht combined for 34 catches and one touchdown.
Pope and Becht became free agents and weren't re-signed. O'Connell is still with the Chiefs but is in a fight for his roster spot.
McClinton was a star running back in the AFL with the Dallas Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was the AFL's Rookie of the Year in 1962. McClinton scored the first AFL TD in a Super Bowl. Following his NFL career, McClinton became a registered banker. He graduated from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, received a master's degree from Central Michigan University and a doctorate from Miles College. He served as deputy mayor for Economic Development in Washington, D.C. He owns McClinton Development Company in Kansas City. "He also played football, the life of Curtis McClinton," is a soon-to-be-released book by Riley Horne.
Stars At The Muhammad Ali Summit: Where Are They Now? from The Cleveland Plain Dealer
A couple of special guests were Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas. That was music to Webb's ears.
Ravens' Lardarius Webb Impressed By Turnout To Charity Softball Game from The Baltimore Sun
Boss suggested that the Chiefs' two-tight end offense could mirror New England's, with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. That's probably not a realistic idea because neither Boss nor Moeaki is as athletic as the tight ends in Foxboro.
But both Boss and Moeaki are terrific run blockers, which bodes well for tailbacks Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.
Chiefs May Lean Heavily On Two-Tight End Sets from ProFootballTalk