We all know that talking about it doesn't mean the problem will automatically go away. We also shouldn't think that Matt Cassel and company also didn't recognize the problem before Brady Quinn talked about it on Monday afternoon, but it's still nice to hear the man who's going to be under center for the rest of the season to say out loud the Chiefs need to stop turning the ball over.
I'm not sure why but it does.
"I think the one thing is, again, we just have to find a way to not have any turnovers. I think that's been killing us, especially where it's been happening. A lot of times it's happening in the red zone and we're not coming away with any points, so that's a big key for us."
It seems like we talk about it every week but considering the Chiefs have turned the ball over 21 times through the first six games of the season it's hard to talk about the offense and not lead with that statistic. It needs to change or we're going to see a lot of the same things we've seen through the first six games. It doesn't matter how well the defense plays or how many yards Jamaal Charles gets in the rushing game, if we turn the ball over we won't win football games.
Quinn did point out that he was happy about some of the things he did in the Chiefs loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that there's still some things to work on moving forward.
"I think I did some good things out there. There was some efficiency with passing the football, but still, there are some things that we're still trying to work out. I think anytime you're coming into a situation where you're playing with a bunch of guys that you didn't necessarily play with in OTA's, so you're still trying to get a rhythm with some of those wide receivers."
I think it's fair to say that Quinn should only get better as he gets more comfortable with the Chiefs offense and gets more playing time with the rest of the starters. If they can protect the football and not put the defense in bad situations you have to think the Chiefs would have a chance in the game this weekend.