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Peyton Hillis thinks Chiefs’ backfield is a force to be reckoned with

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Peyton Hillis has arrived in Kansas City, and he has big plans for what the Chiefs’ running game can do.

“I’m excited about being here,” Hillis said. “With Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster in the backfield, I think we’ll have a huge backfield that can do some really great things.”

Last season Thomas Jones and Jackie Battle got the bulk of the carries in Kansas City, with Jones leading the team with 153 rushing attempts and Battle having 149. Both players are leaving this year, and the Chiefs are hopeful that a 1-2 punch of Charles and Hillis, with McCluster as a third-down back, will give them one of the best backfields in football.

One of the reasons Hillis is so confident he can return to form in Kansas City is that Brian Daboll is the offensive coordinator, just as he was in Cleveland in 2010 when Hillis had his breakout season.

“He believed in me and believed what I could do,” Hillis said of Daboll. “What he does works. I’m very excited about the opportunity to be a Chief.”

If Hillis looks like he did in 2010 and Charles looks like he did in 2010, every Kansas City fan should be excited, too.

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23 Responses to “Peyton Hillis thinks Chiefs’ backfield is a force to be reckoned with”
  1. cfmaguire9 says: Mar 15, 2012 2:40 PM

    Peyton Hillis: A Farce To Be Reckoned With

  2. chiefwildcat says: Mar 15, 2012 2:40 PM

    It’d be even more of a force if the O-line looked something like – Albert, Asamoah, Hudson, DeCastro, Winston.

  3. vegaskid21 says: Mar 15, 2012 2:40 PM

    Peyton is actually right! Charles, Hillis and Dexter. That’s a 1-2-3 punch right there. Hopefully Cassell don’t fumble the ball handing it off to these guys.

  4. drewzducks says: Mar 15, 2012 2:41 PM

    …or so the CIA tells him…

  5. Philadelphia says: Mar 15, 2012 2:42 PM

    It was better with Charles and Thomas Jones….

    Now it’s Charles, McCluster and a guy with NO HEART

  6. eastsideballa says: Mar 15, 2012 2:44 PM

    If the Chiefs wanted a power half back with heart they should have traded for Tim Tebow.

  7. spunjmunke says: Mar 15, 2012 2:56 PM

    Peyton may have had his head swell with his rush of success, but the fact remains that he is a freaking beast.

  8. KIR says: Mar 15, 2012 2:58 PM

    Sorry but this guy has had one good, not great, one good season from his entire pro and collegiate career. One!

  9. grndizzle says: Mar 15, 2012 2:58 PM

    Hillis obviously isn’t the smartest guy on Earth. He turned down 5 mil per year last off season; How did that work out for him?

  10. angryman152 says: Mar 15, 2012 2:59 PM

    I would worry more about Hillis fumbling than I would about Cassell.

  11. drewsylvania says: Mar 15, 2012 3:00 PM

    He’s right. Too bad their QB isn’t.

  12. dixon29 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:01 PM

    Peyton also thought he was worth $5-6 million a year for 5 years before the start of the 2011 season… how did that work out?

  13. KIR says: Mar 15, 2012 3:01 PM

    Let me put this in prospective Chris Johnson’s worst year stats are almost identical to Peyton Hillis BEST year stats. lmao

  14. savocabol1 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:03 PM

    Chiefs fans – you guys have potential to have a great RB that will run over almost anyone. However, be prepared for him to fumble once or twice a game. He may cause a turnover every time, but he will fumble. His wanting to hurdle every defender mentality gets him in trouble far too often.

  15. raiderapologist says: Mar 15, 2012 3:04 PM

    They have McCluster at running back, and another type of cluster at quarterback.

  16. bangitfootball says: Mar 15, 2012 3:53 PM

    Peyton Hillis, A force to be reckoned with.

    As long as he dosent have a sore throat.

  17. ragingyinzer says: Mar 15, 2012 3:53 PM

    Funny, he said the same thing about strep throat last year.

  18. crindal3000 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:08 PM

    Peyton Hillis will be a good complimentary back on an average in KC team. But he’s got to be elated to (now) be on an average team instead of the laughable browns.

  19. rcali says: Mar 15, 2012 4:10 PM

    Wait, is Hillis calling the backfield a “Dream Team?” Print up the Superbowl trophy tee-shirts!

  20. usuallysneeringatyou says: Mar 15, 2012 5:07 PM

    Check his fullback situation. Did he have one, and how good.

  21. raidadon says: Mar 15, 2012 6:05 PM

    Cleveland south side!

  22. Deb says: Mar 15, 2012 6:16 PM

    I would dearly love to know why I’m not allowed to criticize Peyton Hillis on this site. If he needs the moderators to shield him from a little gal like me saying he’s a diva, then heaven help him when he runs into a linebacker. 🙄

  23. mrgoodbar216 says: Mar 15, 2012 6:18 PM

    I cant wait till they play the browns so he can ram the football so far up the browns ass that H&H can taste bacon. The browns management are the most incompotent bunch in the leauge

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