ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Duce Staley. Brian Westbrook. LeSean McCoy.
If there's one thing coach Andy Reid's history with the Philadelphia Eagles proves, it's that he loves versatile running backs who are just as comfortable bursting around the edge for huge runs as they are setting up as wide receivers and hauling in rainbows down the seam.
That role is now in the hands of Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, arguably the most talented of any back Reid has coached.
"Jamaal can do a lot of things," Reid says. "I mean, we haven't even tapped all the things he can do."
For now, Charles is simply trying to gather it all in, and that involves splitting out wide in some sets, protecting the passer in others, and scanning the defenses at all times.
Oh, and when he's not on the field, Charles is cramming like a freshman on the eve of midterms.
"Oh, man, this is the most plays I've had to remember my whole life," Charles says, smiling. "It's a lot of studying. It's a lot of listening to what ...