Early in a wild-card playoff loss to the Colts, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left with a concussion.
But Charles doesn’t think he had a concussion.
Appearing on 610 Sports in Kansas City, Charles explained the circumstances that resulted in his removal from the game.
“I was trying to get back on the field,” Charles said. “I feel like I didn’t have a concussion. . . . You know the rules now. I started to get up and jog on the sideline, go up and down, up and down. Next thing you know they were like, ‘Let’s go to the locker room.’ And I went to the locker room, and next thing you know I didn’t ever come back. I was mad about that, but I can’t do nothing about it. You know what’s going with the NFL and the concussion stuff. You’ve just got to respect the NFL rules.”
Charles thinks the Chiefs would have won, if he’d been able to play.
“I fell like I was about to go out there and carry my team,” Charles said. “The way it started, I felt like I was in my zone.”
The Chiefs were in a zone, too, unless the Colts got in an even better zone. And the Chiefs are now back in the 0-0 zone, hoping to build next year on a stunning turnaround in 2013.