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bevischief
11-02-2012, 09:08 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/02/chiefs-continue-to-add-to-alarming-turnover-pace/

Chiefs continue to add to alarming turnover pace
Posted by Darin Gantt on November 2, 2012, 6:23 AM EDT
Chiefs head coach Crennel calls a play in the second half against the Chargers during their Thursday Night NFL football game in San Diego Reuters

Perhaps the most amazing part of the Chiefs’ willingness to give the ball away is that they haven’t already set the record.

They gave it up four more times in last night’s loss to the Chargers, giving them a league-high 29 turnovers at their 1-7 halfway point.

The most dramatic were the pair in a two-minute span that were immediately turned into touchdowns, a sack-fumble by Matt Cassel which was recovered by Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips, followed by a pass that went through Dexter McCluster’s hands and was picked off by Demorrio Williams and returned 59 yards for a score.

“It’s absolutely disappointing,” Cassel said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “Romeo told us before the game, we’ve got to eliminate penalties, turnovers and not allow big plays on defense, and I don’t know if we accomplished any of that.

“We fought hard, we played hard, but the end result comes down to turnovers and that seems to continue to rear its head for this team.”

The Chiefs are on pace for 58 giveaways, which alarmingly isn’t the record. The 1961 Broncos committed 65 turnovers, giving the Chiefs something to shoot for.

They also have history to lean back on, as head coach Romeo Crennel was special teams coach for the Giants in 1983, when they gave it away 58 times and finished 3-12-1.

His current team doesn’t appear set to win that many games, but with a concerted effort, 36 more turnovers seems very doable.

TheGreatCassholio
11-02-2012, 09:13 AM
“We fought hard, we played hard, but the end result comes down to turnovers and that seems to continue to rear its head for this team.”



Those 2 words sum up the season nicely

loochy
11-02-2012, 09:15 AM
Those 2 words sum up the season nicely

you must photoshop an avatar for yourself.

put a picture of cassel's face in this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/Cornholio.jpg/150px-Cornholio.jpg

Hog Farmer
11-02-2012, 09:36 AM
If we weren't turning the ball over it would be a whole different season.

Also if Matt Cassel didn't suck he'd still be less than average.

siberian khatru
11-02-2012, 09:42 AM
If we weren't turning the ball over it would be a whole different season.



I'm terrified that they will conclude this happens in a vacuum -- that's it's purely freakish bad luck, not the result of lack of talent and bad coaching. Thus, they will be given next year to "fix it." Reduce the turnovers and, presto, we go from 1-15/2-14 to 10-6/11-5 and division champs!

htismaqe
11-02-2012, 09:55 AM
I'm terrified that they will conclude this happens in a vacuum -- that's it's purely freakish bad luck, not the result of lack of talent and bad coaching. Thus, they will be given next year to "fix it." Reduce the turnovers and, presto, we go from 1-15/2-14 to 10-6/11-5 and division champs!

Such is the state of being a Chiefs fan. I don't blame you for being worried.

But the simple fact is that they're all going to be fired. You can't go 1-15 and not get fired, regardless of WHY it happened.

King_Chief_Fan
11-02-2012, 09:58 AM
Such is the state of being a Chiefs fan. I don't blame you for being worried.

But the simple fact is that they're all going to be fired. You can't go 1-15 and not get fired, regardless of WHY it happened.

you best be right about that