As we realize that Kolby Smith's injury is serious enough to cause him to miss Sunday's game, and maybe the rest of the season, we'll begin to turn our focus to possible replacements for this weekend. Assuming Dantrell Savage is out as well (listed as doubtful), there are a couple of options for the backup RB spot behind Jamaal Charles.
We already went over some of those options. Here's what Todd Haley had to say about it.
RB Javarris Williams is currently on the practice squad but Todd Haley said today, "That’s a possibility," when asked if he could be promoted.
"Obviously we need to see exactly where Savage is at and where we are at as a group. We’ve got a couple of plans that we’re ready to go with one way or another."
Haley said yesterday the Chiefs have a "Plan B, Plan C" and so on if Kolby Smith can't go this weekend. And now that it appears Savage isn't likely to go either, FB Tim Castille is becoming not just a possibility but a probability this weekend.
"If Kolby is indeed out," Haley said, "I’m happy we have a guy like Tim Castille that we’ve added here recently that can play both positions. We haven’t given him the ball a bunch but we think he can play the halfback and fullback positions."
There you have it. If Savage can't go, look for Javarris Williams to be called up or Tim Castille to be given some carries.