Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
BTW, if the Chiefs go deep in the playoffs, is Jamaal Charles a legit MVP candidate?
Errr.... not going to be a popular opinion, but I don't see it, if judging on the season as a whole and not just the most recent play.
We really have no idea of how KC's offense would run without him. He has had a handful of games where... IMHO and as even PFF matches... he hasn't been all that impressive. He drops a bunch of passes, and has... particularly early on... been stuffed for short gains off of rather easy tackles. Even had a RB success rate in the 20's for the first half of the season.
Don't get me wrong... I like Charles, and he has been a big positive in most instances. Maybe I am taking his presence for granted a bit... but still just being honest.. I don't see him as the clear and obvious reason for KC's success. That team is harder to pin down than others as for locating that one single aspect deserving of MVP. They have been mainly a complete team... and when some aspects fail.. others step up to take the slack. It's been all over.
He isn't a big back so he does go down easier than AP. He did drop some passes early but has been very good lately.
A big part of his value is that defenses definitely have to game plan for his THREAT. He is kind of like Chris Johnson in his good years - he doesn't look like a big threat until you are trying to catch him. Hence, LBs bite on play action more than the would a lesser threat. That opens up a lot of short passes that would otherwise be meat for LBs.
You'd have to make an argument that he is more valuable than the three guys ahead of him in yards--McCoy, Peterson and Forte...as well as P Manning, Brady, Brees, Gore, Lynch and a few others. I'd want to wait until the end of the season to compare and contrast...then let someone else make the choice!