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Mr_Tomahawk
02-20-2012, 05:20 PM
Chiefs RB Jackie Battle Plans To Test Free Agency
by Joel Thorman on Feb 20, 2012 5:16 PM CST in 2012 KC Chiefs Free

"[The Chiefs] said they wanted me back before we left but I was gonna just see what my options were before I made that decision," Battle told Andrew Bogusch and Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday afternoon. "But they said they wanted me back before the season ended."

Battle recognized that this is the NFL and things change so it's possible Chiefs change their mind and look elsewhere for a running back.

"I don't know who they're looking at or what their strategy is," Battle said. "But I'm going to go out there and look around a little bit and if the Chiefs are the best situation for me then I'd love to go back."

He also said he's definitely going to be on the look out for a situation that gives him more carries at running back, whether that's with the Chiefs or another team.


"I played a bunch of special teams throughout my career but I'm a running back true and true," he said. "I want to play as much running back as I can. I'm looking for an opportunity to get a bigger running back role. And hopefully it's with the Chiefs."

Here's the dilemma for the Chiefs: If you lose Battle in free agency, you're losing a backup running back and one of your top special teamers. Battle mentioned on the show that he has played special teams, backup running back and fullback. He was making the point that he can do a lot of different things for the team.

In my mind, Battle should go with the money. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent and until this season was only known as a special teams guy. He's coming off what is by far his best year with seven times as many carries (149) this season as his previous career high (20). His stock may never be higher. And I wouldn't blame him for testing the free agency waters, either.

As for the teams who could be interested, there aren't any known teams with interest. Battle did say that he liked the way the Texans ran their offense. He said he wasn't talking about any particular teams -- just their offense itself -- but it's kinda funny that Battle's hometown is...Houston.

-King-
02-20-2012, 05:23 PM
I have a million fucks and wouldn't give a single one if he leaves.

Rain Man
02-20-2012, 05:26 PM
He had one 100 yard game against a team that ended up with the #1 pick. Yeah, I suspect that there's big money waiting out there for him.

I like the guy, but his main strategy should be to make a roster.

stonedstooge
02-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Battle is dollar menu material

Easy 6
02-20-2012, 05:28 PM
Doesnt do any one thing particularly well, easily replaced.

MIAdragon
02-20-2012, 05:28 PM
LMAO that scrub should be thankful ANYONE wanted him back. "Test" those waters big guy.

KC Tattoo
02-20-2012, 05:29 PM
Good for him. Good luck with that. Good to know ya. Good that you gave it your almost best for this team. Good, well bye.

Bowser
02-20-2012, 05:30 PM
Let him

sedated
02-20-2012, 05:31 PM
If he gets a payday, all the best to him.

He got lucky that Charles got hurt and we were relying on a 85 year old in Jones, but he has to try his one chance to be seen as anything but a special teamer.

dannybcaitlyn
02-20-2012, 05:36 PM
Slowest RB in the league to get to the line of scrimmage.

Micjones
02-20-2012, 05:42 PM
Played pretty well all things considered.
I have nothing bad to say about the kid.
Can't imagine he'll get anything, but another backup job though.

kstater
02-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Cheaps, rabble rabble rabble

Deberg_1990
02-20-2012, 05:45 PM
Well bye

whoman69
02-20-2012, 05:46 PM
He did have 4 ypc. That's not bad, certainly better than Jones. He isn't bad depth, but if he wants a big payday, he needs to look elsewhere. He's good depth, and a change of pace but nothing more.

Detoxing
02-20-2012, 05:46 PM
The UDRFA pool is littered with backs like Battle. Giving him any more than the vet minimum would be morAnic.

TRR
02-20-2012, 05:49 PM
I cannot remember a bigger running back that struggled more in short yard situations that Jackie Battle. He had the occasional leap for a 1st down/TD but that was about it.

Its like the coaches kept saying "he's so big he can't possibly be that bad in short yardage situations..." But he was.
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Micjones
02-20-2012, 05:52 PM
I cannot remember a bigger running back that struggled more in short yard situations that Jackie Battle. He had the occasional leap for a 1st down/TD but that was about it.

Its like the coaches kept saying "he's so big he can't possibly be that bad in short yardage situations..." But he was.
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Being successful in short yardage situations isn't about size though.
It CAN be, but ultimately I think vision, awareness, good decision-making and explosion are more important.
Marcus Allen wasn't a big guy, but he knew how to move the chains. Or sneak into the endzone.

bevischief
02-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Bring me some nachos...

notorious
02-20-2012, 05:58 PM
WTF is Pioli thinking?! We are 38.2 Billion under the cap! We need to keep the young guys that produce!


Sign him!!!!!!

KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Oh Noz, were gonna lose our number 1 rusher from last year...I think he had more yards than rookie breaker grandpa, right?

SNR
02-20-2012, 06:05 PM
He was better than Jones and McCluster.

That's not saying much, though.

the Talking Can
02-20-2012, 06:07 PM
bye

suds79
02-20-2012, 06:19 PM
Terrance Ganaway? I like him as a replacement if we can get him late.

Mr. Laz
02-20-2012, 06:33 PM
Don't blame him from trying, this is probably the only chance he'll get to get a relative good contract.

Count Alex's Losses
02-20-2012, 06:35 PM
I will forever hate Battle for letting McCluster get 160 touches.

Mr. Laz
02-20-2012, 06:36 PM
I will forever hate Battle for letting McCluster get 160 touches.
Don't blame Battle it's that dumbass Haley that continued to run McCluster like a power back. Also DMC on the delay draw on ever 3rd and long was classic Haley.

InChiefsHell
02-20-2012, 07:04 PM
I like Battle. Hope for the best and all.

trndobrd
02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
Nothing wrong with the kid trying to get a payday. Wouldn't be bad to have him back for depth and special teams, but not much of a loss if he leaves.

TRR
02-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Being successful in short yardage situations isn't about size though.
It CAN be, but ultimately I think vision, awareness, good decision-making and explosion are more important.
Marcus Allen wasn't a big guy, but he knew how to move the chains. Or sneak into the endzone.

Your right...Its not all about size. Priest Holmes was a great short yardage back as well without great size. However, it doesn't hurt either. It highlighted the fact that Battle does not have good vision or balance.
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Dragonocho
02-20-2012, 07:47 PM
Maybe if he takes a handoff from someone who otherwise would be a threat to pass that will help him.

Tombstone RJ
02-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Chiefs RB Jackie Battle Plans To Test Free Agency
by Joel Thorman on Feb 20, 2012 5:16 PM CST in 2012 KC Chiefs Free

"[The Chiefs] said they wanted me back before we left but I was gonna just see what my options were before I made that decision," Battle told Andrew Bogusch and Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday afternoon. "But they said they wanted me back before the season ended."

Battle recognized that this is the NFL and things change so it's possible Chiefs change their mind and look elsewhere for a running back.

"I don't know who they're looking at or what their strategy is," Battle said. "But I'm going to go out there and look around a little bit and if the Chiefs are the best situation for me then I'd love to go back."

He also said he's definitely going to be on the look out for a situation that gives him more carries at running back, whether that's with the Chiefs or another team.


"I played a bunch of special teams throughout my career but I'm a running back true and true," he said. "I want to play as much running back as I can. I'm looking for an opportunity to get a bigger running back role. And hopefully it's with the Chiefs."

Here's the dilemma for the Chiefs: If you lose Battle in free agency, you're losing a backup running back and one of your top special teamers. Battle mentioned on the show that he has played special teams, backup running back and fullback. He was making the point that he can do a lot of different things for the team.

In my mind, Battle should go with the money. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent and until this season was only known as a special teams guy. He's coming off what is by far his best year with seven times as many carries (149) this season as his previous career high (20). His stock may never be higher. And I wouldn't blame him for testing the free agency waters, either.

As for the teams who could be interested, there aren't any known teams with interest. Battle did say that he liked the way the Texans ran their offense. He said he wasn't talking about any particular teams -- just their offense itself -- but it's kinda funny that Battle's hometown is...Houston.

Did he really say that?

Okie_Apparition
02-20-2012, 07:50 PM
A good special teamer who can fill in at RB in a pinch
He should actually get a good deal somewhere

Brianfo
02-20-2012, 07:50 PM
Good luck Brah!! I mean with the whole RB thing.

Hog Farmer
02-20-2012, 08:05 PM
I like Jackie Battle ! I'd like him more if he was a Raider, Bronco or Charger.

Bewbies
02-20-2012, 08:10 PM
I hope he signs a big deal somewhere. Else.

:)

hometeam
02-20-2012, 08:14 PM
http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/530495_o.gif

thurman merman
02-20-2012, 08:35 PM
I have a million ****s and wouldn't give a single one if he leaves.

ROFL

BossChief
02-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Trent Richardson, come on down!

DeezNutz
02-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Oh, shit. The day gets worse and worse.

tredadda
02-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Oh snap, whatever will we do without Battle! Run for the hills Armageddon is coming.

ThaVirus
02-20-2012, 09:11 PM
Trent Richardson, come on down!

If we draft a RB first day I'll cut your throat.

Von Dumbass
02-20-2012, 09:28 PM
BenJarvis Green-Ellis, come on down!

fyp

Deberg_1990
02-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Battle will probably end up on the Giants/Saints/Steelers or Pats and win 2 rings as a special teamer/ part time player.

Phobia
02-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Another wasted authentic jersey purchase. Dang man, I had such high hopes.

notorious
02-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Maybe if he takes a handoff from someone who otherwise would be a threat to pass that will help him.

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-20-2012, 09:46 PM
He does a have great name for football. For that I'd give him the vet minimum, take it or leave it.

Oh btw, Brianfo's still alive.

Demonpenz
02-20-2012, 09:55 PM
He's a dude that given a hole is alright. I wish he was better at short yardage, seems like the small guys that can get sideways and have some wiggle are the best at short yardage.

BossChief
02-20-2012, 09:58 PM
If we draft a RB first day I'll cut your throat.

Havent seen Trent Richardson play, eh?

Dude is a complete beast in all facets of the game.

He would be well worth our pick, if he lasts that long.

A more likely scenario is a team moving up to the pick right before ours to take him because they know he will be on our radar with a significant need at the position.

royr17
02-20-2012, 11:18 PM
I actually liked Battle too but I wish him the best of luck, hope he's able to get payday somewhere and do well.

Setsuna
02-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Bring him to jacksonville. MJD needs to be spelled or we will run him into the ground.

KCrockaholic
02-21-2012, 12:27 AM
Bring him to jacksonville. MJD needs to be spelled or we will run him into the ground.

I'm a fan of Rashad Jennings. When he's not injured he's a pretty solid HB.

bevischief
02-21-2012, 07:45 AM
McDonalds is hiring...

qabbaan
02-21-2012, 07:59 AM
If we pick a RB at #10 I am going to puke.

htismaqe
02-21-2012, 08:18 AM
If we pick a RB at #10 I am going to puke.

If we pick anyone at #10, I'll puke too.

FAX
02-21-2012, 08:40 AM
If we pick somebody at #9, I'll puke and also make poo.

FAX

Crush
02-21-2012, 09:54 AM
If we pick someone at #8, then I will be irate.

Radar Chief
02-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Bring him to jacksonville. MJD needs to be spelled or we will run him into the ground.

You’d be disappointed. He doesn’t create his own holes like MJD does.

boogblaster
02-21-2012, 10:38 AM
ok player .. guess go fo it ......

Sofa King
02-21-2012, 10:46 AM
ok player .. guess go fo it ......

What?

ChiefsandO'sfan
03-20-2012, 03:40 PM
The Chargers, still looking to add a veteran backup to Ryan Mathews, had a visitor Tuesday.

Running back Jackie Battle met with team personnel and toured the Chargers facility as one of four candidates in the mix to join the backfield.

Mike Tolbert, who spelled Mathews the past two seasons, reached a four-year deal with the Panthers on Monday.

Battle, 28, spent the first five years of his career with the Chiefs. The bulk of his playing time came last season when he had 149 carries for 597 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine catches for 68 yards.

If signed, Battle would be reunited with new Chargers fullback Le’Ron McClain, who spent last year in Kansas City.

Mathews and Curtis Brinkley currently stand as the team's lone running backs. The team is also interested in returning fullback Jacob Hester in a reserve role behind McClain.

the Talking Can
03-20-2012, 03:42 PM
HA HA

Pasta Giant Meatball
03-20-2012, 03:43 PM
He can steal some carries from Ryan run real fast and tackled by a gust of wind Mathews.

Mr_Tomahawk
03-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Oh please sign there...!

InChiefsHell
03-20-2012, 03:46 PM
I liked Battle. I'm not afraid of him being a Bolt, I just kinda liked having him around. Oh well. Good luck Jackie.

Frosty
03-20-2012, 04:07 PM
I liked Battle. I'm not afraid of him being a Bolt, I just kinda liked having him around. Oh well. Good luck Jackie.

He's good on special teams but I don't really want to watch him carry the ball again.

Dave Lane
03-20-2012, 05:24 PM
He's good on special teams but I don't really want to watch him carry the ball again for anyone but an AFC West rival.

FYP

prhom
03-20-2012, 05:54 PM
The only thing better than taking good players from a rival is sending them your mediocre ones.

The guy tried, but just didn't have enough speed to be dangerous or enough size/strength to consistently break tackles when he needed to.

pr_capone
03-20-2012, 05:55 PM
The only thing better than taking good players from a rival is sending them your mediocre ones.

The guy tried, but just didn't have enough speed to be dangerous or enough size/strength to consistently break tackles when he needed to.

I was never a fan and TBH, I'm glad he is gonna walk.

Red Beans
03-20-2012, 05:58 PM
He looked like he should have bowled over every mother ****er in his path, but damn if it didn't seem like he tripped over his own feet all the time. Adios Jackie!

pr_capone
03-20-2012, 05:58 PM
He looked like he should have bowled over every mother ****er in his path, but damn if it didn't seem like he tripped over his own feet all the time. Adios Jackie!

He went to the Thomas Jones school of running backs.

prhom
03-20-2012, 05:59 PM
I was never a fan and TBH, I'm glad he is gonna walk.

Me too, everyone always said he stuck around so long because he was a good special teams player and gave us depth at RB. I was just surprised we could never seem to find an upgrade.

Extra Point
03-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Don't worry, JB will be back in camp.

pr_capone
03-20-2012, 06:09 PM
Don't worry, JB will be back in camp.

I dun think so. I honestly think we will draft a RB and run with JC/DMC/Draftee

prhom
03-20-2012, 06:12 PM
I dun think so. I honestly think we will draft a RB and run with JC/DMC/Draftee
No Hillis?

Mr. Laz
03-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Don't worry, JB will be back in camp.nah, i doubt it.

good luck to Jackie though, wish him well except for against the Chiefs.

Kyle DeLexus
03-20-2012, 06:33 PM
I liked Battle well enough, but it was plan to see he wasn't going to be anything special.

KCChiefsFan88
03-20-2012, 06:34 PM
Battle has zero breakaway speed in him.

He needs to be as far away from KC as possible.

DBoweShow
03-20-2012, 06:35 PM
I dun think so. I honestly think we will draft a RB and run with JC/DMC/Draftee

Kinda forgetting about Hillis aren't you?

Chieftain58
03-20-2012, 08:23 PM
We need to resign this guy! He finished off the games for us last year and is a bruising runner! It will bite us in the ass if the Chargers get him!

prhom
03-20-2012, 08:55 PM
We need to resign this guy! He finished off the games for us last year and is a bruising runner! It will bite us in the ass if the Chargers get him!

We'll be fine without him. Hillis should be able to finish off games for us just fine. I figure we'll end up with a bigger RB somewhere in the draft to add a little depth in case Charles and Hillis can't stay healthy.

WV
03-20-2012, 09:06 PM
We need to resign this guy! He finished off the games for us last year and is a bruising runner! It will bite us in the ass if the Chargers get him!

Him playing special teams and getting a few molasses legged carries won't hurt us at all.

Easy 6
03-20-2012, 09:13 PM
He made for a nice story, seems like a nice enough kid & gave us a few nice plays.

Best of luck... and, well... bye.

-King-
04-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Hows that working out for you big boy?

Brianfo
04-29-2012, 09:27 PM
He gone

Chieftain58
04-29-2012, 09:38 PM
This guy ran out the clock, something we couldn't do before

Brock
04-29-2012, 09:41 PM
He was pretty slow with no moves. Bye.

the Talking Can
04-29-2012, 09:50 PM
he has the breakaway speed of a recliner

stonedstooge
04-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Who was the replacement running back the Chiefs had a few years ago that took over for an injured Priest, I think, had a pretty decent year and then went to the Jets?

Dunit35
04-29-2012, 09:57 PM
Derrick blaylock. Or whatever.

stonedstooge
04-29-2012, 09:59 PM
Derrick blaylock. Or whatever.

Thanks. Battle kind of put into the same situation but didn't perform nearly as well if I remember it right

milkman
04-29-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks. Battle kind of put into the same situation but didn't perform nearly as well if I remember it right

While I think that Battle is useless, that isn't a fair comparison.

That O-Line that Blaylock ran behind was one of the best ever.

I could run behind those guys.

RINGLEADER
04-30-2012, 02:20 AM
Derrick blaylock. Or whatever.

I'll always remember that dude from the game against the Falcons where they came in with the #1 rushing defense and we put up eight rushing TDs on them - 4 by Priest (who I think we sat after halftime) and 4 by Blaylock. That has to be some kind if record for two RBs to both have 4 TDs in the same game...

BryanBusby
04-30-2012, 04:23 AM
Hows that working out for you big boy?

Something tells me he really didn't have an option in the matter.

InChiefsHell
04-30-2012, 06:18 AM
While I think that Battle is useless, that isn't a fair comparison.

That O-Line that Blaylock ran behind was one of the best ever.

I could run behind those guys.

Didn't we have Samkon Gado and traded him\let him go to the Packers behind that same O-Line?