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whatwasthat?
05-04-2010, 08:21 PM
Ranking the AFC West running backs - AFC West Blog - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/12974/ranking-the-afc-west-running-backs)

Ranking the AFC West running backs (http://www.chiefscrowd.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/12974/ranking-the-afc-west-running-backs)

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By Bill Williamson


Between now and the start of training camp, we will rank the players at each position in the AFC West. We started by looking at the quarterbacks last week. (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/12675/12675)

Weíre now taking a look at the running backs. This is a good group. Not one of the eight players I have listed is a slouch. It was a very tight ranking, especially in the middle of the pack.

Here are my top running backs. Iím sure youíll be ready to give your thoughts in the comment section:

1. Jamaal Charles (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11307), Kansas City: I think this guy is the next great running back star in the NFL. If the Chiefs can keep Charles healthy, he will be dynamite. He is a game breaker and heís fun to watch. He ended the 2009 season with a 259-yard performance against Denver. I think that was a hint of big things to come from the player who is entering his third NFL season.

2. Thomas Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2138), Kansas City: If the Chiefs are going to make big strides as a team in 2010, it will be because of their terrific 1-2 running back punch. Jones may be one of the best additions in the NFL this offseason. He will be 32 in August, but can still help in a big way. He was third in the NFL in rushing last season with 1,402 yards. He had 14 touchdowns. The guy can play.

3. Darren Sproles (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8544), San Diego: Sproles is a role player, but he is a spectacular role player. He can change games as a change-of-pace runner with his game-breaking ability. He is a dangerous receiver out of the backfield. When kept fresh, Sproles is a difference maker.

4. Michael Bush (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10544), Oakland: I really like this player. He is pounder that can wear defenses down. But he has to show his consistency. Perhaps this will be the season in which Bush breaks out for the 1,100- to 1,400-yard rushing season I think he is capable of achieving.

5. Knowshon Moreno (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=12516), Denver: This is an interesting season for Moreno. He started well as a rookie last season, but slowed considerably as the season wore on. Denver has worked on getting a bigger offensive line and it is hoping that Moreno will be better prepared for the long haul. He is a talented player, but he needs to show he can stay consistent for an entire season and he needs to show more explosiveness than he did as the No. 12 overall pick last season.

6. Darren McFadden (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11238), Oakland: Iíd like to see McFadden earn himself a higher ranking next year. This is an important year for him as well. He just hasnít been very impressive in his first two NFL seasons. He has been hampered by injuries and he has been inconsistent. Still, I believe in this player. He is a speedster and he has great skills. He just has to put it all together. I think he can.

7. Ryan Mathews (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=13204), San Diego: I was tempted to put Mathews at No.4 on this list and I won't be stunned at all if he is in the top two next year. But the kid has to prove himself in a solid running back division. If he can stay healthy, the No. 12 overall pick will be a standout for San Diego. He is perfect for the Chargersí offense and I think he will be a yards eater right away.

8. Correll Buckhalter (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2670), Denver: I was impressed with Buckhalter last season when he was healthy. But he dealt with injuries often. When he played, though, he was a big-play performer. Buckhalter, who will turn 32 during the season, averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 120 attempts last season. He is a nice second option.

Bike
05-04-2010, 08:52 PM
I don't see a better RB duo in the league. Can't wait...

GlennBree
05-04-2010, 08:58 PM
this is exciting! :)

DMN
05-04-2010, 09:52 PM
I don't see a better RB duo in the league. Can't wait...

I have to think that Williams and Stuart are the most intimidating duo in the league. But what is so impressive about charles is what he did behind arguably the worst line in the league. I am curious to see how this season goes as teams will game plan for him bigtime... he wont have the luxury of coming off the bench and catching teams with their pants down.. But one thing is certain.. he is a home run hitter and will certainly take a lot of pressure in our passing game.

honda522
05-05-2010, 12:01 AM
Can we put McCluster on this list...after all, he will play back/wr in game time situation.

northwest
05-05-2010, 01:51 AM
Can we put McCluster on this list...after all, he will play back/wr in game time situation.

lol, i was hoping I would see McCluster down the list a bit. :)

matthewschiefs
05-05-2010, 02:23 AM
LOOKS good to me. Jone charles or Charles Jones is the only question that I have.

garciakcfan
05-05-2010, 02:45 AM
Our running game to set up the passing game..... It could be sick, lets just hope the hogs up front can get some chemistry. That offense could be scary good!!!!!

honda522
05-05-2010, 11:33 AM
Our running game to set up the passing game..... It could be sick, lets just hope the hogs up front can get some chemistry. That offense could be scary good!!!!!
Yep. Run, Run, Run, Play Action Pass.

TOUCHDOWN!

KCINNYC
05-05-2010, 11:50 AM
LOOKS good to me. Jone charles or Charles Jones is the only question that I have.


Oh man Charles Jones I would have to say. Jamaal is only in his 3rd season. I truly think we could have another Priest Holmes type running back in Charles. One that just goes nuts game after game. Gosh Dang those were good times for us all.

buffman316
05-05-2010, 12:53 PM
This will be awesome for the passing game, having these two great backs. We should see some really good things from the offense this year! It is nice to finally have some weapons again!

Hayvern
05-05-2010, 04:05 PM
Yep. Run, Run, Run, Play Action Pass.

TOUCHDOWN!

I hope so, because I am tired of the run, run, sack, punt we have had here over the last few years.

:beat_DeadHorse:

Chiefster
05-05-2010, 04:08 PM
I hope so, because I am tired of the run, run, sack, punt we have had here over the last few years.

:beat_DeadHorse:

...THIS! :D

Coach
05-05-2010, 04:10 PM
This will be awesome for the passing game, having these two great backs. We should see some really good things from the offense this year! It is nice to finally have some weapons again!

Time to see what we reallly have in Cassell. He'll have a better OL, running game, 1yr under his belt, servicable WR's. He will shine this year!

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Chiefster
05-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Time to see what we reallly have in Cassell. He'll have a better OL, running game, 1yr under his belt, servicable WR's. He will shine this year!

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Man, I sure hope so. what I do like about him is that he's a student of the game; spends a lot of time in study.

honda522
05-05-2010, 05:05 PM
I hope so, because I am tired of the run, run, sack, punt we have had here over the last few years.

:beat_DeadHorse:
Thats because the OL was neglected starting with the end of Vermils career and all the way through the beginning of Haley and Pioli's time here.

Thats changing though.

KCINNYC
05-05-2010, 06:28 PM
Remember too its not only the offensive line's fault in regards to Matt Cassel's lack of productivity. We were ranked #1 overall in dropped passes last year.

"Catch the freaking Ball!"

Can you count how many times you screamed that last season? I can't.

AussieChiefsFan
05-06-2010, 05:46 AM
Ranking the AFC West running backs - AFC West Blog - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/12974/ranking-the-afc-west-running-backs)

Ranking the AFC West running backs (http://www.chiefscrowd.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/12974/ranking-the-afc-west-running-backs)

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By Bill Williamson


Between now and the start of training camp, we will rank the players at each position in the AFC West. We started by looking at the quarterbacks last week. (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/12675/12675)

Weíre now taking a look at the running backs. This is a good group. Not one of the eight players I have listed is a slouch. It was a very tight ranking, especially in the middle of the pack.

Here are my top running backs. Iím sure youíll be ready to give your thoughts in the comment section:

1. Jamaal Charles (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11307), Kansas City: I think this guy is the next great running back star in the NFL. If the Chiefs can keep Charles healthy, he will be dynamite. He is a game breaker and heís fun to watch. He ended the 2009 season with a 259-yard performance against Denver. I think that was a hint of big things to come from the player who is entering his third NFL season.

2. Thomas Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2138), Kansas City: If the Chiefs are going to make big strides as a team in 2010, it will be because of their terrific 1-2 running back punch. Jones may be one of the best additions in the NFL this offseason. He will be 32 in August, but can still help in a big way. He was third in the NFL in rushing last season with 1,402 yards. He had 14 touchdowns. The guy can play.

3. Darren Sproles (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8544), San Diego: Sproles is a role player, but he is a spectacular role player. He can change games as a change-of-pace runner with his game-breaking ability. He is a dangerous receiver out of the backfield. When kept fresh, Sproles is a difference maker.

4. Michael Bush (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10544), Oakland: I really like this player. He is pounder that can wear defenses down. But he has to show his consistency. Perhaps this will be the season in which Bush breaks out for the 1,100- to 1,400-yard rushing season I think he is capable of achieving.

5. Knowshon Moreno (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=12516), Denver: This is an interesting season for Moreno. He started well as a rookie last season, but slowed considerably as the season wore on. Denver has worked on getting a bigger offensive line and it is hoping that Moreno will be better prepared for the long haul. He is a talented player, but he needs to show he can stay consistent for an entire season and he needs to show more explosiveness than he did as the No. 12 overall pick last season.

6. Darren McFadden (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11238), Oakland: Iíd like to see McFadden earn himself a higher ranking next year. This is an important year for him as well. He just hasnít been very impressive in his first two NFL seasons. He has been hampered by injuries and he has been inconsistent. Still, I believe in this player. He is a speedster and he has great skills. He just has to put it all together. I think he can.

7. Ryan Mathews (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=13204), San Diego: I was tempted to put Mathews at No.4 on this list and I won't be stunned at all if he is in the top two next year. But the kid has to prove himself in a solid running back division. If he can stay healthy, the No. 12 overall pick will be a standout for San Diego. He is perfect for the Chargersí offense and I think he will be a yards eater right away.

8. Correll Buckhalter (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2670), Denver: I was impressed with Buckhalter last season when he was healthy. But he dealt with injuries often. When he played, though, he was a big-play performer. Buckhalter, who will turn 32 during the season, averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 120 attempts last season. He is a nice second option.
WOOOO!!!!:yahoo:
I'm convinced that at the end of the year that McCluster has good chance of being on that list!