Kansas City Chiefs: Romeo Crennel to Bench Next Player Who Commits Turnover

Farzin Vousoughian@farzin21Contributor IIINovember 9, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 1: Head Coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs on November 1, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said the next player on the team to turn the ball over will take a seat on the bench.

The Chiefs have committed 28 turnovers last year and have already surpassed that mark with 29 at the halfway point in the season. Crennel's frustration is understandable considering the fact that the Chiefs lead the league in turnovers by a wide margin while the second-place Philadelphia Eagles are guilty of 19 giveaways.

Even though Crennel is doing anything he can to erase the turnover mishaps, threatening the players by taking away their playing time won't do the team any good.

If Jamaal Charles, Kansas City's best player, turns the ball over, is he done for the night against the Pittsburgh Steelers?

If Matt Cassel throws an interception, which is more than likely, is Crennel going to throw in an inexperienced quarterback such as Ricky Stanzi against the best defense in the league?

The fans share the same frustration, and although some want Cassel out of the game, Stanzi won't make a difference. It's worth a try to see what he is, but it is doubtful that the result changes.

Don't forget, after Cassel's season-ending injury last year, backup quarterback Tyler Palko came in and threw two touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Crennel's threat to bench the players won't fix the turnover woes.