Chiefs star TE Travis Kelce has unloaded on the entire Chiefs situation on his “New Heights” podcast after yet another disappointing offensive performance.
“It’s not just one guy,” Travis Kelce said. “It’s not just me playing like dog shit. It’s not just us not being able to get the run game going. It’s not just us not being on the same page, passing-wise. Everybody’s in this fucking thing together. Everybody at some point isn’t being accountable.
“Every single play is somebody not doing their job, and it’s me … it’s everybody on the team. And whether that’s prep, whether that’s having the confidence and understanding of what the defense is in their coverages, their gaps in the run game, how we’re picking up blitzes, how we’re running routes versus certain coverages. All the above.”
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“Throughout the season, we’ve shown during drives that we can be a high-powered offense if we don’t hurt ourselves with penalties, if we’re not playing first-and-fucking-20,” Travis Kelce added. “Every other drive or every other set of first downs just hasn’t been a well-oiled machine like we’ve been in the past, and we just got to get everybody on the same fucking page.
“Maybe that’s just getting into the facility and just talking things out together. Maybe that’s getting a few reps after practice. Maybe that’s getting a few more reps, mental reps with each other in the film room. Whatever it is, we got to do something else because it’s been pretty consistent that we haven’t been on the same page. We just got to take a little bit more ownership in what we’re doing. And I’m not saying that I’m out of this. I’m the main part of this, and you got to try and find a way to clean this sshit up.”
“People see frustration and they think it causes controversy,” QB Patrick Mahomes said. “I see it as a way of showing that people care. They care about their profession, they care about trying to do whatever they can to win games
“When I see stuff like that happen, obviously we want to be in a positive light and everything like that, but I see someone that cares about the game and someone that wants to be better and not better for themselves but for the team.”
Travis Kelce got so frustrated he threw his helmet on the sideline of last weeks loss to the Raiders. “The game of football is an emotional game, so that’s expected,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “You see those things happen. We’ve just got to make sure we generate it in the right direction and we go that way and fix the problems.”
The Chiefs, be it Patrick Mahomes or Travis Kelce, have been calling for more effort and execution all season. Whether this latest explosion will help remains to be seen.