WHO IS Jackie Battle? By Alex Dunlap, Rosterwatch.com
WHO is He?
Chiefs 5th year RB /Special Teams Player who has been on and off the KC roster since 2007. Big, Bruising type with low 4.4 speed and excellent skills in pass protection.
WHAT you should know:
With the devastating loss of star RB Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs are not left with many currently viable options in their offensive backfield. Thomas Jones is “very old and very done” as Byron would say. Dexter Dexter McCluster is a gagdet-back who has shown no indication that he is capable of carrying the rushing load or even contributing prominently in any role thus far in his career. The most important thing you should know about is what Chiefs HC Todd Haley said Thursday:
They want to get Jackie Battle “more and more opportunities”
“He’s a guy that wants to play, wants to contribute,” said Haley.”He’s been one of our best special teamers up to this point. That’s kind of been his calling card, but I know that he wants to be a running back and wants to contribute and he’s a guy I’m excited about.”
HOW you should play it:
Don’t get too excited. The performance Haley is gushing over was a 5 carry 22 yard game with one nice (critical) third down reception. But it was in a win. A rare win. Keep an eye on this. Any time a player like this pops into the picture with no true player “in front” of him, he needs to be on your radar.
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