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What Does the Chiefs Run Game Look Like Heading Into Training Camp 2017?

The way the Chiefs offense is currently constructed, the team is never going to remind anyone of the 1990’s Houston Oilers run-and-shoot.

Heck at this point they seem to be more on the verge of setting football back a few years the way they seem to not chuck the ball down the field play after play.

With that, running the ball is going to be more important than ever for the Chiefs as the 2017 gets closer, and with now Jamaal Charles playing for the rival Broncos, who is going to get a majority of the carries this season and moving forward?

After leading rusher Spencer Ware, the first choice would have to go with Charcandrick West, but last season West was slower than usual, putting up just 3.3 yards per carry and 288 yards total.

He’s never going to blow people away with his speed, but the Chiefs need a back that clearly can do more than run for three yards a carry.

The most interesting player in the mix is DeAnthony Thomas, a player that does have that explosive speed and if given the chance, he might be able to run away from people and be a force in the Kansas City run game.

The 24-year-old is defined as a wide receiver and return specialist, but it might be time to start giving him more of a look when it comes to getting carries.

He’s caught just seven passes last season, so why not give him a shot to run the ball more? With his speed it just might pay off in a huge way for the Chiefs.

Anthony Sherman is another player who could push for carries behind Ware, and he will get some looks in camp and the preseason.

You can’t forget about Ware being the workhorse last season with 921 yards and 4.3 yards per carry, and he probably will get that role to start 2017 again.

Ware will enter camp as the starter, and likely come opening day will be the first guy to touch the ball, but for a team that ran for 1.748 yards last season, it will be interesting to see who comes next in the rotation of carries for Kansas City in 2017.

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