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Andy Reid Interview After Game: Champion Coach Responds to Travis Kelce’s Viral Outburst, But Fans Are Still Angry

Aniket Srivastava
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Travis Kelce, Coach Andy Reid; Credit: USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs won their second consecutive Super Bowl by beating the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling overtime game, with a final score of 25-22. This victory marked their third Super Bowl win in the last five seasons. Despite a minor disagreement earlier in the game, coach Andy Reid and player Travis Kelce celebrated the win together.

During the game on Sunday, there was a moment when Travis Kelce, had a heated moment with coach Reid, after a crucial fumble. The coach took Kelce off the field before an important play, which upset him because he felt he could help the team.

Many were surprised by Reid’s decision because Kelce is known for performing well, especially in critical moments like the Red Zone. Kelce’s frustration got the better of him and he was seen yelling in the coach’s face, and even ended up bumping into, leading Reid to stumble. However, soon realizing his mistake he later approached Reid to make amends, and they hugged it out, according to The Athletic’s James Boyd and Amos Morale III.

 

When Andy Reid was asked about the disagreement between him and Travis Kelce, the coach joked and said that Kelce keeps him feeling young. The Chiefs head coach during the CBS Broadcast stated,

“He keeps me young. …He tested that hip out. He caught me off balance. Normally I’d give him a little bit, but I didn’t have any feet under me.”

Travis Kelce and Andy Reid have a strong bond, which began when Kelce started his NFL career with Reid as his coach in 2013. They have been together ever since, often seen joking around with each other. When asked about his sideline disagreement, Kelce kept it private and told ESPN that he was just expressing his love for Reid. The star TE stated,

“Imma keep it between us unless my mic’d up tells the world. I was just telling him how much I love him.”

Even though the game began slowly, it turned out to be a fantastic one for Reid and Kelce. Kelce really stepped up in the second half, leading the team with nine catches for 93 yards. Plus, Reid’s coaching career now boasts four Super Bowl titles–three with the Chiefs and one as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers.

Fans Demand Action After Kelce’s Clash with Coach

The Chiefs head coach and the tight end might have overlooked what happened during the heated moment, but NFL fans aren’t quick to forget. Many are not happy with Kelce’s behavior towards his head coach, and some are suggesting that Kelce should face consequences like being suspended from games.

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During the football game, viewers witnessed a tense moment between Travis Kelce and Andy Reid. Pushing your coach is definitely not acceptable behavior, but in the heat of the season’s climax, players often get caught up in the intensity. Moreover, whether Kelce will face consequences for his actions is still uncertain.

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Aniket Srivastava

Aniket Srivastava

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Meet Aniket Srivastava, a journalist who has been passionately covering NFL since the last two years. Graduating with a Bachelor's of Architecture degree in 2020, Aniket found a new passion in sports journalism and has published over 1500 articles. Beyond the gridiron, he once delved into the world of cricket, adding an extra layer of depth to their sports coverage. Aniket is a former multi-sport athlete, who once played soccer, cricket, badminton, and even took a swing at boxing in his high school and college days. His spirited leadership extended to guiding his school house teams in Soft Ball and Hockey. While not playing on the field anymore, Aniket brings a unique perspective to sports journalism by penning down the athletic spirit and crafting in-depth and engaging stories for readers to explore. When it comes to his favorite NFL team, Aniket's heart firmly belongs to the Buffalo Bills. He ardently follows not only NFL but also Cricket and Formula 1.

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