- Bill Williamson, ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter
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The knock on Andy Reid is he doesn’t adjust well.
Well, he is going to have to be flexible in the early days of his Kansas City regime.
Kansas City Chiefs
Reid was a pass-first coach in Philadelphia over 14 seasons. The Chiefs don’t have a good passing game, but they do have a great running back in Jamaal Charles.
Charles is one of the best running backs in the NFL and had a career high 1,509 yards rushing last season.
I don't think Reid is going to have to a problem finding a way get production out of Charles. He will understand where his best weapons are and he will use Charles. LeSean McCoy had more than 1,300 yards rushing in 2011, so it’s not like Reid doesn’t want to run the ball.
Reid does like to use the tailback in the passing game, and Charles is equipped to do well. He had 35 catches this season.
I think the Reid-Charles pairing will work fine, especially with the Chiefs current lack of a top quarterback.
I think the Reid hiring could help young players like tight end Tony Moeaki and receiver Jon Baldwin. Both players have talent, but the Chiefs’ anemic offensive couldn’t get much out of them. Reid will be excited to work with them.
The knock on Andy Reid is he doesn’t adjust well.Well, he is going to have to be flexible in the early days of his Kansas City regime. Jamaal Charles #25 RBKansas City Chiefs 2012 STATS Rush285 Yds1509 TD5 Rec35 Yds236 TD1 Reid was a pass-first coach in Philadelphia over 14 seasons.