KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- August is gift-wrapped for the Knile Davises of the world. Fresh legs, young bodies, green and mean and untested, learning their trade in a game that doesn't count.
The NFL is an osmosis league, more or less. Yeah, there's film study and meetings up the wazoo, fine, yada yada yada, but there's no substitute for time on the field, no substitute for the time spent at game speed, no substitute for getting your clock cleaned by the best headhunters on the planet. The NFL preseason is about education. Education, assimilation and liquidation, not necessarily in that order.
Jamaal Charles is the best offensive player in a 300-mile radius. Knile Davis is a rookie. Ergo, until your fantasy league goes live, it's Knile left, Knile right, Knile in a box, Knile with a fox, Knile in a house, Knile with a mouse. You use every possible opportunity to see what you've got.
With Charles, the Kansas City Chiefs already know what they've got. They've got a superstar with a wonky ...