Eric Bieniemy: We are who we are right now because of turnovers

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The Chiefs have lost two straight games for the first time since early in the 2019 season and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy didn’t struggle to put his finger on the reason why they’ve stumbled against the Ravens and Chargers.

Kansas City turned the ball over twice in the second half against the Ravens and they gave it away four times against the Chargers. Bieniemy said the team doesn’t “want our players going out there afraid of turning over the ball,” but that they have to be focused on ball security in order to get back to being the team they want to be this season.

“We are who we are right now because of the turnovers,” Bieniemy said, via Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star. “We’re a 1-2 team, and so we have to correct everything, make sure we get back on track and getting this thing going in the right direction moving forward.”

Bieniemy said that the “good thing is that we’re giving ourselves a chance to still be in play” despite those mistakes, which is a strong argument in favor of cleaner play leading to better results in the weeks to come. Their next chance to show they can cut out the turnovers will come against the Eagles in Week Four.

9 responses to “Eric Bieniemy: We are who we are right now because of turnovers

  1. Let me guess chiefs fans – this was the chargers superbowl as well right? LOL team is in shambles! Everyone is licking their chop to run all over this swiss cheese defense. Cheers!

  2. It’s the lack of defense killing this team. The offense can’t do enough to mask the terrible, terrible D anymore.

  3. Bieniemy is right, current struggles aside, the Chiefs are true contenders and should be one of the SB favorites as the season continues. Just clean up the mistakes. The talent and coaching is there. As a football fan, I’m glad. As both a Pats fan and a Brady fan, I wish the won’t be so dangerous, but I know they will be.

  4. humb0lt says:
    September 28, 2021 at 10:13 am
    Please Mr. Mahomes don’t stop throwing those no-look passes. My team enjoys intercepting them.

    You mean the no look pass that went right in the receivers hands who failed to not only catch it, but tipped it up for a jump ball? You mean that no look pass?

  5. can the DC. too much money in that D to be giving up 30+ per game.
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    if KC wasnt dependent on a final drive score, neither turnover would matter.
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    on the bright side, a garbage season generates a higher draft pick.

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