Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer
Rookie running back Darwin Thompson played a handful of snaps in the Chiefs' first two games but his first significant playing time could come on Sunday against the Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium. Starter Damien Williams will not play because of a knee injury, so there's some playing time available. LeSean McCoy appears he will be ready to play but the Chiefs are likely to be cautious about overloading him. McCoy was on the injury report this week with a sprained ankle. So Thompson and another backup, Darrel Williams, will likely play more than they have. Thompson said the biggest adjustment to the NFL has been in understanding his responsibilities in pass protection. “They're a lot better disguising them in the NFL. In colleges, there wasn't much of a disguise. You knew who was coming. So it's just an awareness of what's coming,'' Thompson said. Thompson is only 200 pounds but said he could handle the physical part of pass blocking. “It's a pride thing,'' he said. “You don't want to let another grown man knock you out . . . You've got to want to do it. It's going to keep you on the field or keep you off the field. You choose.''