KANSAS City, Mo. — Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce reported he regretted shoving offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on the sideline all through a minute of aggravation in Sunday night’s reduction to the Indianapolis Colts.
“We are fantastic,” Kelce said Wednesday. “Me and Coach Bieniemy have a pretty near romance. I really like him. He’s helped me out enormously as a particular person, as a skilled and I am confident he’ll continue to keep performing that in the course of the relaxation of my vocation. … I really like the dude. That will never transform. I respect him becoming on my tail to get me heading.
“As considerably as what transpired on the sideline, from time to time in soccer you get a very little heated with your brothers or your coaches.”
Kelce shoved Bieniemy on the sideline soon after he dropped a hard but catchable pass early in the recreation. The two had to be pulled aside — Kelce by guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Bieniemy by deal with Cam Erving.
Kelce quickly returned to hug the offensive coordinator.
“He’s like a father-figure, in conditions of getting there for me on the industry,” Kelce mentioned. “We’re wired a little bit the exact same when it comes to our aggressive edge. … It’s something right away I regretted and I just wanted to make it great and let him know that, ‘You know what? I’m ready to rock and roll for you.'”
Kelce was disappointed at other factors all through the 19-13 reduction, shouting much more than once at officers right after an opponent wasn’t penalized for go interference.
He experienced issues managing his mood for the duration of game titles earlier in his vocation. He was ejected from a 2016 game in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars for choosing a penalty flag off the ground and throwing it at an official.
“I haven’t felt like that in a while,” Kelce claimed. “That is undoubtedly a thing I’ve been contemplating about a whole lot, just how to handle a good deal of those people circumstances. Hunting again, observing how I related the dots soon after possibly a disheartening engage in and how to sort of [narrow] in and be capable to attack on the upcoming engage in with a very clear thoughts.
“It can be football. It can be not always heading to go your way, so I’ve just acquired to maintain the degree of focus and the stage of exhilaration that I have for the game.”
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he felt no have to have to relaxed Kelce through the match.
“He’s played this sport for a very long time and he understands how to have good results,” Mahomes claimed. “Obviously, I am going to test to pump him up and have him prepared on each and every single play for the reason that he can get open up on each solitary perform.
“He appreciates how to take care of this match. He appreciates how to have achievement. I am likely to allow him go by means of what he wants to go through in order to do that.”