Bucs Should Exploit Turnover-Plagued ChiefsOctober 10th, 2012
Joe is fully confident Greg Schiano and his New Schiano Order would melt down in Kansas City the way the Chiefs play Santa Claus each and every week.
There is no easy way to put it: The Chiefs are horrible taking care of the football. After five games, Kansas City has given the ball away 19 times. Yes, that is correct, 19 times! That’s damned near four turnovers a game.
As one could imagine, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is beyond frustrated with the turnovers, but what has kept him somewhat sane is the fact the Chiefs are giving out gifts in all sorts of ways.
“They are coming from a lot of different areas for a lot of different reasons,” Crennel told the Tampa Bay pen and mic club via conference call this morning. “There’s not one thing you can put a finger on. It has been several different things. Two weeks ago, we get the ball ripped out. Last week, we had a dropped ball, a fumble of a quarterback exchange. We throw tipped balls, we threw balls into bad places, it’s several different things.”
How bad have the Chiefs played charity football? they are on pace to challenge the NFL record for turnovers, 65.
Chiefs fans blame embattled starting quarterback Matt Cassel, who has been no less than miserable this season, accounting for 13 of the Chiefs turnovers (nine picks, four fumbles). But the main turnover machine for the Chiefs may not be on the field against the Bucs Sunday as Cassel has yet to be cleared to play after suffering a concussion against the Baltimore Crows last week.
The gift of Chiefs giving should be catnip for the Bucs and their struggling offense. Turnovers often lead to short fields. That’s just what the Bucs need.