The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-3, and most fans have either completely abandoned hope or are on the verge of doing so. It is an understandable position when you consider both the way this team has looked thus far in 2015, and the history of the franchise.
However, tight end Travis Kelce is imploring folks to remain firmly seated on the bandwagon. On Tuesday, Kelce and head coach Andy Reid went on Mitch Holthus’ program and talked about the team and where it is headed. While Reid maintained confidence in the group, it was Kelce with the quote of the evening. Per the Chiefs official site:
"“It has definitely challenged our character as a team,” Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce explained of the start to Holthus on Monday night, “and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as we’re able to fight back and bounce back. We’ve been playing our tails off and you’ll keep seeing that from us every single week.“There are a lot of guys in that locker room that care. When you have guys that put their heart and effort in every single day; it’s one, fun to play, but two, you have the chance to win every single week. With the character we have and the amount of talent that’s here, I’m going to tell you guys right now—don’t get too worried, we’re going to get this thing together.”"
I found this quote interesting. Granted, Kelce is not about to say that the season is over and he’s looking forward to golf. Still it sounds like a man who genuinely believes in his team. It will be interesting to see how Kansas City plays over the next four games. The Chiefs are not playing any world-beaters, with the toughest of the four contests being a road game against the Minnesota Vikings. Can Kansas City do what feels like the impossible and get to 5-3 before its BYE week?
If so, the team would be in great position despite its rancid start.