It sure sounds like Kareem Hunt will be given every opportunity to have a role in the Kansas City Chiefs offense this year. Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy spoke to the KC media this week and said that they are throwing everything they can at Hunt.
“Kareem is a smart kid,” Bieniemy said via quotes from the Chiefs. “His football IQ is very high. He’s done a good job of retaining a lot of information, and trust me, we’ve been throwing the book at him because we want to challenge him and see exactly what will stick and what won’t stick. He’s done a heck of a job retaining information.”
That’s great news. The thing about the running back position is I want some fresh legs deep into the year. I felt like the Chiefs wore down (Ware down?) last year. Adding Hunt to the mix should be good for those fresh legs late in the year.
“I think one thing that he can take out of this whole entire experience other than taking reps is just watching these guys work, and on top of that, seeing how they take care of their bodies, handling things in the training room, the weight room, all the little detailed things to help you become that professional,” Bieniemy said.
Speaking of professionals, CJ Spiller is in the Chiefs running back room, too. I seem to always forget to include him when talking about the Chiefs backs but there’s the potential of him being a factor as well.