Jamaal Charles excited for Chiefs' use of pistol offense
The Kansas City Chiefs finished last in the NFL in scoring last season, scoring less than two touchdowns worth of points per game, but running back Jamaal Charles is already thinking that they could be one of the most 'explosive' offenses in the NFL thanks to a few changes and a new offensive gameplan.
Can the team turn it around that quickly?
With quarterbacks Matt Cassel and and Brady Quinn, the Chiefs scored 13.9 points per game and were in single digits six times in 2012. The duo combined for eight touchdown passes and 20 interceptions. Last season's performance got several people fired, including head coach Romeo Crennel, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, not to mention Cassel and Quinn.
The Chiefs ran the pistol in 2008 with quarterback Tyler Thigpen under offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. It's good to know that Charles is excited to run the offense again, and that he thinks it's "possible" he could gain over 2,000 yards rushing, but it's also important to note that the last time the Chiefs went 2-14 was in 2008.
They also finished 26th in the NFL in scoring.
To be successful this season, it's going to take more than just a new offense. Quarterback Alex Smith will need to prove that he's capable of running the pistol in Kansas City, and the offensive line will need to play at a high level. Charles believes that it's going to be "explosive" in 2013.
As opposed to 2012, when it was implosive.
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