Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was asked after Thursday's practice if he could handle carrying the ball over 30 times per game. Charles had his second 30-plus carry game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens this past weekend.
Here is the exchange about Charles being asked if he can handle so many carries:
Q: Is 30 carries something you can handle consistently?
CHARLES: "It doesn't even matter about the carries. I missed the whole football season last year; I'm just happy to be playing football again. I'm not worrying about the carries."
Q: Considering you missed the whole season, are you worried about how the knee will hold up?
CHARLES: "I'm not worrying about any carries. I'm not worrying about my situation. I'm just happy to be playing football. I'm just going to make the most of my opportunity as I can. We've got guys hurt and I've got to step up."
Charles does not seem to be concerned about the amount of carries he gets.