I know most of us as fans want to see Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles be rewarded for his work in the second half of the season. Charles is just 139 yards from 1,000 for the season, which would have been considered a near impossible feat just seven weeks ago.
"My fullbacks and offensive line are really trying to help me get there," Charles said. "They’re with me, the quarterback is in with me and the receivers are in with me. Everybody is in it with me and wants me to get it."
Indeed everyone is with him on this. Getting 1,000 yards as a rusher is not just a personal accomplishment. It's the offensive line, fullbacks, coaches and everyone that's in on it because the running game truly is a team effort.
"I think it would be meaningful for this organization if I reached it," Charles said. "It’s not just for me, but for my teammates and coaches. Everybody would come back and know that they have a back who can make plays for our offense and put us into a situation where we can win games."
Players, coaches and the rest of the organization want it. What about his family?
"Even my family wants me to get it because it’s been a small amount of time that I’ve played and it would be amazing to get that."
Charles went on to say that getting 1,000 is important for next season as well. Like winning this final game against the Broncos, getting to that milestone would be a confidence booster heading into '10.
What will he do for his offensive line if he gets it done?
"I’ll take them out to eat," Charles said. "I just appreciate what they do for me."
With just (just?) a $385,000 base salary this season, I don't imagine any cars will be bought for the linemen.