"There's a short life for running backs," Charles said. "I'm not worried about (Davis). He's my teammate. I love the guy. I want him to come in and do great. I wish that to be known. But at the same time, I've got a family to feed. My main job is to stay on top of things as much as possible."
Charles went on to say he doesn't see his skills eroding in any way or his career coming to an end anytime soon. Instead, he looks at the success of Philadelphia running backs Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy and sees the possibility for bigger and better things in the offense of new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
"This offense might be the best thing that ever happened to me," Charles said. "I think this offense will get me open. They're going to throw me the ball more. I think I'll continue to stack Pro Bowls on Pro Bowls if I can stay healthy."
Andre Reed To Join Andy Reid In Kansas City from The Allentown Morning Call
In Kansas City, Reed will be on the staff headed by former Eagles coach Andy Reid, who is starting his first season with the Chiefs after being fired by the Eagles after 14 seasons.
Reed visited the Eagles training camp at Lehigh last summer and offered his condolences to Reid shortly after the death of the coach's 29-year-old son Garrett.
Hard Knocks Remains Eerily Quiet from Cincy Jungle
In fact the quiet rumor-mill has been so quiet that it's reaching a point that Hard Knocks may not happen this year -- or at the very least gaining approval from a team that most NFL fans don't care for. According to Awful Announcing, among the previous five participants, four were announced during the month of May with the Kansas City Chiefs being the latest on June 2, 2007.
West Column: Gilligan's Lasting Legacy On SLC Baseball Insured from The Port Arthur News
Few would argue that Jamaal Charles is the best player on either one of Missouri's NFL team's, so it's fitting that he's the dominant figure on the cover of the regional issue of The Sporting News 2013 Pro Football preview out this week. The Southwest cover of the magazine, meanwhile, features Dallas' Tony Romo and Houston's J.J. Watt. Jamaal, by the way, with 4,536 yards, is fourth on Kansas City's all-time rushing list behind Christian Okoye (4,897), Larry Johnson (6,015) and Priest Holmes (6,070). Depending if he stays injury free, and how often Andy Reid gives him the ball, Charles could be the Chiefs all-time leader by season's end.