Jamaal Charles is the kind of rare talent who doesn't come around very often. And even following numerous injuries, Charles has still managed to be a productive back in the NFL.
At the same time, it's important for the Kansas City Chiefs to handle their star with care after such serious injuries. That's a plan they will look to maintain going into Week 6.
"We'll sprinkle him in where we feel he's most effective." - OC Brad Childress on using Jamaal Charles. Chiefs want to work him back in.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) October 13, 2016
After Charles received just two touches last week, there was some hope that he would return to his role as the starting running back in Week 6. Unfortunately, things don't seem so cut-and-dried.
Jamaal Charles says he's just as fast as before. Knew he wasn't gonna play a lot vs PIT. Says he's ready to go, "training wheels" coming off— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 12, 2016
Now, if we're to believe Brad Childress, it appears that Charles won't be used as much we all thought. Spencer Ware will likely replace Charles when necessary.
It'll be interesting to see how many time Charles will get the ball, but he's bound to produce something special during his limited touches against the Oakland Raiders.
If it were up to Charles, he'd play every down. But we're willing to bet on the "sprinkling" being a more apt description.