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Jamaal Charles excited for pistol offense

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04:17 PM ET 06.27 | The Kansas City Chiefs recently imported Chris Ault, the godfather of the pistol offense, to help install the NFL's latest strategic craze. The offense is old hat for Jamaal Charles, who operated out of the pistol under offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and quarterback Tyler Thigpen back in 2008. "I ran it my rookie year and I love it," Charles said on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Thursday. "I ain't never been around no offense that's about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. I see Frank Gore had success with (the pistol) with the (San Francisco) 49ers. If he can have success, I hope I can have success as well." The NFL's latest buzzword is "multiple," and the new Chiefs coaching staff plans to keep defenses guessing by utilizing their most dangerous offensive weapon in different alignments. Charles will line up as a traditional tailback, as the deep back in the pistol and split out wide at receiver.

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June 27, 2013  04:30 PM ET

What? Lousy headline. Not pistol as in weapon, or offense as in crime thing. Got crime stuff on the brain I guess..

June 27, 2013  04:33 PM ET

Um ... given the gun-happy thuggishness of today's NFL, do the FN interns REALLY think using the word "pistol" is such a good idea? Well, I guess they gave it a shot.

June 27, 2013  04:36 PM ET

"I ran it my rookie year and I love it," Charles said on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Thursday. "I ain't never been around no offense that's about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. I see Frank Gore had success with (the pistol) with the (San Francisco) 49ers.

What? Not even going to mention the success AH had with it?

June 27, 2013  04:49 PM ET

He really needs to work on his speaking skills......."I ain't never been around no offense that's about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. SAY WHAT?????

June 27, 2013  04:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What? Lousy headline. Not pistol as in weapon, or offense as in crime thing. Got crime stuff on the brain I guess..

First thing I thought when I saw the headline too.


Goodell needs to address this.

June 27, 2013  04:58 PM ET

And - I'd like to address HotCLIcks... -------->

June 27, 2013  05:02 PM ET
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And - I'd like to address HotCLIcks... -------->

Duly noted.

June 27, 2013  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

First thing I thought when I saw the headline too. Goodell needs to address this.

But then what? The Shotgun becomes the Wayback Play? The Bomb becomes The Rainbow? The Bullet Pass becomes... Holy crap, there's a lot of violent imagery in the game.

June 27, 2013  08:32 PM ET

Hernandez likes the pistol offense too....


<too easy>

 
June 28, 2013  12:48 AM ET

I suppose he ain't never had no success in English class either.

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