The Kansas City Chiefs were able to win their third Super Bowl in five years on Sunday, but their 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t exactly pretty. Sometimes, things were downright hostile.
Early in the second quarter, Travis Kelce aggressively bumped an unaware Andy Reid, yelling at the Chiefs head coach after Isiah Pacheco fumbled in the red zone. Following the win, though, both sides played down any conflict between the two, embracing Kelce’s competitive desire as Kansas City came back from a 10-0 deficit to win.
“He keeps me young. He tested that hip out,” Reid said while laughing on CBS’ post-game show, “He caught me off-balance — normally, I’d give him a little bit, but I didn’t have any feet under me.”
Reid continued to joke about the situation, telling ESPN that “he didn’t know I was going to go that far, so he came over and gave me a hug. He said, ‘Sorry about that.'” Additionally, Reid said that there’s “nobody I get better than I get him, he’s a competitive kid and he loves to play.”
“He caught me off balance,” Reid added when he spoke with reporters. “I wasn’t watching. He was really coming over [and saying], ‘Just put me in, I’ll score. I’ll score.’ So, that’s really what it was. I love that. It’s not the first time. I appreciate him.
“The part I love is he loves to play the game, and he wants to help his team win. It’s not a selfish thing. That’s not what it is. I understand that. As much as he bumps into me, I get after him and we understand that. He just caught me off balance.”
Kelce also poked fun at the situation. He initially told ESPN that he was “going to keep it between us unless my mic’d up tells the world, but I was just telling him how much I love him.”
“I didn’t care about my catches,” Kelce later told reporters. “I just wanted to … I wanted the score to be different. Coach has asked us to speak our minds and I just wanted to let him know how much passion I had for this team.
“He’s one of the best leaders of men…
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Publish date : 2024-02-12 15:10:33
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