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Knile Davis: No 'gap' between Jamaal Charles and me

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Chiefs back Knile Davis does not lack for confidence.

The third-year runner swatted down the idea that Kansas City can't afford to rest Jamaal Charles come September, saying that he is every bit the equal of the All-Pro back.

"I don't feel like there's a gap," Davis said this week, per ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.

There certainly is a gap -- statistically, a vast one -- but who can fault Davis for showing confidence? Besides, he's rarely been given a chance at the lead role, starting just a pair of games over his first two NFL seasons. His 3.5 yards per tote off 204 attempts, though, is a far cry from the 5.5 yards per rush that Charles has churned out over seven outstanding seasons.

"He's the starter. It's his time. I'm waiting (until) my time," Davis said, adding that he doesn't doubt that Charles can fulfill his goal of playing another six years.

If that's the plan in K.C., Davis will need to earn a starting gig elsewhere to show off what he can do. As of today, we're comfortable calling him the clear-cut second option for a Chiefs outfit that plans to run the ball a ton this season.

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