Travis Kelce was heated on the Kansas City Chiefs’ sideline following Isiah Pacheco’s red zone fumble in Super Bowl 58.
Kelce was shown on the CBS broadcast screaming at coach Andy Reid, even bumping into the 65-year-old. CBS analyst Tony Romo speculated that Kelce was aggressively saying he should have stayed on the field with the Chiefs on the verge of the end zone (he was not on the field when Pacheco fumbled).
Kelce was held to one catch for 1 yard in the first half as the Chiefs trailed the San Francisco 49ers 10-3 at halftime.
It was a different story later in the game. Kelce finished with nine receptions for 93 yards, with his final catch setting up the Chiefs’ game-winning touchdown in overtime.
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After the game, Reid was asked about Kelce’s outburst by the CBS crew. “He keeps me young,” Reid said with a smile.
Someone commented on his balance looking good. “Not so good,” Reid responded. “Tested that hip out.
“He caught me off balance. Normally, I give him a little bit, but I didn’t have any feet under me,” he added with more laughter.
Reid previously defended Kelce after the star pass catcher had a sideline outburst during the Chiefs’ loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas, slamming his helmet into the ground.
“He went back in and did a nice job,” Reid said after the game. “Things happen, emotional game. Trav’s emotional, and sometimes my red hair gets to me a little bit, but it all works out.”
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