Originally written November 10, 2012 on The Juicy Online:
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel has issued a warning to all players (mostly on the offense) that if they turn over the ball during their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh, Monday night most likely they'll face being BENCHED, according to the Kansas City Star. The Chiefs, who have 29 turnovers (14 interceptions, 15 fumbles) have 10 more turnovers than any other team in the league."I have to impart on them the importance of protecting the ball for this team," Crennel said. "I'll sit the receiver or I'll sit the quarterback." Crennel cited that the fumble by wide receiver Dwayne Bowe in last week's loss to the San Diego Chargers as an example of what will land a player on the bench. The Chiefs, trailing 7-0, had driven 16 plays on their first procession when Bowe caught a short pass from Cassel and gained 10 yards to the Chargers 23, and while he was trying to fight for extra yards, the ball was poked out of his grasp and recovered by the Chargers. "There's a thin line you have to walk as a player..... extra effort trying to get as much yards as you can, but protecting the football. When I tell them to protect the football at all costs, that means get both hands on it, and I've caught the ball and gained yards, get down if I have to.... if I fight for extra yards and lose the football, that doesn't do much good," Crennel explained. 
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