Jamaal Charles: 'My performance sucked today'

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Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles said that his performance "sucked" in the Chiefs loss to the Chargers.

It was a weird day for Kansas City Chiefs fans and, no, it's not the blowout loss at Arrowhead because that's not unusual anymore. It was weird because Jamaal Charles was kind of the part of the problem but obviously helped with a couple of TDs.

Charles had two fumbles -- one of them turned into points and the other was later given back to the Chiefs and then Charles scored on an incredible reverse the field TD. See that play here. Probably the highlight of the day in a full of lowlights.

Here's the highlight quote from Jamaal Charles: "My performance sucked today."


"My performance sucked today," Charles said in the Chiefs locker room after the game. "Putting the ball on the ground. I know I can't do that. I have to get better and move on from it. I know I can't help my team when I put the ball on the ground and that showed today. We played a good San Diego team that capitalized on turnovers."

Charles did two score two TDs. That definitely counts for something. One of his fumbles resulted in the Chargers getting the ball at the 5-yard line.

"I was trying to find somewhere to run," Charles said of the first fumble, "and the next thing you know, I wasn't mindful of holding onto the ball, I just felt his hand and the ball just fell. I know that's something I can't do."


"The second," Charles continued, "I was just trying to run through the hole and wasn't mindful of where the defenders were and I was trying to make a run after seeing a nice hole and the guy just came out of nowhere and hit the ball."

Still, Charles had that great 37-yard touchdown run and a receiving one as well. So he was part of the solution? But the fumble also hurt? So I don't know.

Charles later said: "It's just us. It's just us. It's just me. I can't speak for anyone else but it's me. I know I can't turn the ball over. I know when I'm going into a crowd I need to put two hands over the ball. It was just me. It had nothing to do with the San Diego Chargers. I know I can't put the ball on the ground. The only way we can win ballgames is if we don't turn the ball over. We did a terrible job, especially me."

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