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Chiefs coach Andy Reid: Not giving Jamaal Charles ball more was 'negligence on my part'

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and Tennessee Titans head coach  Ken Whisenhunt talk after their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Titans won 26-10. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt talk after their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Titans won 26-10. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

The Chiefs' Jamaal Charles had seven carries for 19 yards and four catches for 15 yards in a season-opening loss to Tennessee, stunningly low numbers for the All-Pro running back.

His final eight touches? They netted a whopping 11 yards from scrimmage.

Charles said after, "I want to see the ball more and coach knows that," and coach Andy Reid said Monday that not getting his biggest star the ball was "negligence on my part."

Especially after the Chiefs gave him a two-year, $18.1 million extension before the season. Reid said the Titans took away much of what the Chiefs were trying to do with Charles, but he also made it clear that No. 25 needs to get the ball more for the team to be successful.