Chiefs expect to have running back by committee

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Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy named Damien Williams the starting running back in May. Williams remains the starter in August, but the Chiefs will make it a shared position with other running backs getting reps and carries.

Andy Reid told SiriusXM NFL Radio last week that the Chiefs would have a running back by committee.

“I did a little bit of that when I was in Philadelphia — a kind of running back-by-committee deal — and we had some success with it.” Reid told SiriusXM. “We’ll do that here.”

Carlos Hyde started the preseason opener against the Bengals, and the Chiefs also have Darrel Williams and rookie Darwin Thompson.

Damien Williams started the final three regular-season games and the two postseason games last season. In those five games, he rushed for 362 yards and five touchdowns on 69 carries while catching 24 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns.

Williams, though, is good with whatever the Chiefs ask.

“I feel like at the end of the day, I’m just going to do what I do every day, come in and compete,” Williams said, via Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star. “That’s what I’m here for. That’s my job.”

Williams’ hamstring has slowed him during training camp and kept him out of the preseason opener. He returned to practice last week.

10 responses to “Chiefs expect to have running back by committee

  1. Carlos Hyde has had his best success in a shotgun style weat coast aytem like Reid’s. He will be the starter until he goes down with another injury in week 5.

  2. Andy is just being nice right now, but Damian william will lose his job
    Take this to the bank……by Week 4, Darwin Thompson will be the starter and be the talk of the league

  3. so in other words we are all waiting for one to get hurt so the other has legit fantasy value.

  4. JD says:
    August 12, 2019 at 6:40 pm
    Carlos Hyde has had his best success in a shotgun style weat coast aytem like Reid’s. He will be the starter until he goes down with another injury in week 5.
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    Hyde will not be on the Chiefs roster when the season starts.
    Will be cut or traded.
    Too much younger, cheaper talent on this team

  5. Hyde is pretty used up. He got alotnof Carries in college and SanFran. He ran like trent Richardson last year, 3.4 yard a carry. Chiefs main weakness is that defense. They score fast and that D spends alot of time on field. They lost their two best pass rushers .

  6. Watched the entire 1st Chiefs preseason game and geeeee whiz they have talent and speed at every skill position! The entire scouting department and Dorsey all deserve raises

  7. In other words… We can’t hide hide Darwin Thompson, as a rookie 6th round pick, and let opponents openly know what we truly have…

    He’s going to be a Kamara type of player.

  8. varsitynotjv says:

    August 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Watched the entire 1st Chiefs preseason game and geeeee whiz they have talent and speed at every skill position! The entire scouting department and Dorsey all deserve raises
    _____________________________
    Dorsey is in Cleveland. Veach is the GM of the Chiefs.

  9. The entire scouting department and Dorsey all deserve raises…

    except Dorsey works for the Browns. Back to JV for you.

  10. The team speed is ridiculous this year for the Chiefs at nearly every offensive position. RB by committee makes sense, and Hyde could be the grinder they need when trying to run the game out near the end. Otherwise I agree with others, too much cheaper talent on the team to keep him.

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