When the Chiefs hired Chris Ault as a consultant, the feeling was that they would at least be exploring ways to use the pistol formation that Ault popularized while he was the head coach of the University of Nevada.
The Chiefs reportedly ran a handful of plays out of the formation during OTAs and running back Jamaal Charles thinks it is going to be part of a big year for the offense. Charles sounded plenty excited about working out of the pistol formation, something he experienced when Chan Gailey was running the offense in his rookie season and something he thinks is going to pay off in a big way.
“I ran it my rookie year and I love it. Everything about this offense,” Charles said on the NFL Network Thursday. “I ain’t never been around no offense that’s about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. I’m glad to be in the pistol. I’m glad I see Frank Gore had success with the 49ers. If he can have success, I hope I can have success as well.”
Charles went on to say that he didn’t want to reveal too much about what he’d going to do in the offense when asked about coach Andy Reid’s penchant for throwing passes to backs, telling people to just “sit back and watch” come the fall for the full package. That leaves us with the feeling that while Charles may still be listed as a running back, he’d be a good fit for the offensive weapon tag that the Jaguars have hung on Denard Robinson.