'NFL Total Access' recap: Is it Jamaal Charles time in Kansas City?

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Did you miss Wednesday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

How will Jamaal Charles fit into Andy Reid's offense?

Heath Evans said he thinks new Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will use Jamaal Charles very similarly to how he used LeSean McCoy with the Philadelphia Eagles. Evans predicted that Reid might even use Charles in new schemes that he did not use in Philadelphia.

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Reid’s hiring of Chris Ault, the pioneer of the pistol offense, also could indicate that Reid is trying to develop new offensive strategies to keep up with the changes in the NFL, Evans said.

Will Brian Urlacher start a game this year?

Darren Sharper said there is a 5 percent chance that Brian Urlacher will start a game in the 2013 season. Sharper compared Urlacher to Derrick Brooks, pointing out that once Derrick Brooks was at the tail end of his career he could not play at the same level.

Regardless of how good Urlacher once played, Sharper said he doesn't think the linebacker can still play at a high enough level to start in the NFL. Sharper added that because Urlacher said his knee will never be the same, general managers across the league will not want to take a chance on the probable Hall of Fame player.

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Giovani Bernard thinks there is still a lot of value in the running back position because guys who can do it all are a huge value to NFL teams. The Cincinnati Bengals running back said he really wants to start but "knows [his] role." Bernard said he is excited to contribute in any way needed.

Saints bounty scandal vs. Patriots controversy

Heath Evans revisited his experience with the New England Patriots after the team got in trouble for videotaping the signals of an opposing team's coach. Evans said he sees a lot of comparisons between what happened with those 2007 Patriots and the 2013 Saints. Evans thinks Saints coach Sean Payton will handle the situation similarly to how Bill Belichick handled his team's controversy.

Evans said Belichick made sure the players moved on from the situation and focused on proving themselves on the field. Furthermore, Evans said he expects the Saints to have the top offense in the NFL, just as the Patriots did in 2007, so he believes the Saints will dominate.

Gus Bradley on Jacksonville Jaguars team cam

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the team's quarterbacks are splitting reps right now. The system he has in place seems to fit both Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne very well, but Bradley said he won't choose a starter until after both quarterbacks are in pads.

When asked about Justin Blackmon, Bradley said he trusts the wide receiver and will continue to do so until Blackmon sways him otherwise.

How much guidance can veterans provide Mathieu?

While Darren Sharper said he thinks that veterans on the Arizona Cardinals will help Tyrann Mathieu develop on the field, he does not think they can do as much to help the former LSU defensive back off the field. Sharper said Mathieu will have to actively make lifestyle changes because he won’t always have someone looking after him.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.



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