What went wrong for Chiefs on Sunday night
Travis Kelce has some major maturing to do.
Kelce cares. That’s great, but caring and showing maturity are not exclusive to each other. His inexplicable penalty cost the Chiefs 15 yards before a huge third-down on the biggest stage of the season.
We’ve seen this before from Kelce. The tantrum earlier in the season when he threw his towel at an official was inexcusable, too.
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His postgame reaction was just as bad. You’ve all seen it by now. There is absolutely no place for his comments. He was upset, and he said what was on his mind. I guess you can respect that from him, but man, eventually you have to take ownership of your own actions on and off the field.
And by the way, I have no issue with the holding call on Eric Fisher. It was a hold. Many Chiefs fans are saying that James Harrison slipped, which made the play look like a hold on Fisher. If you look at the video closely, Fisher has his arm wrapped in with Harrison’s neck. Harrison tries to turn upfield toward Smith, then slips. The hold was first, then the slip.
The only merit I give the argument here is that holding happens on a lot of plays over the course of a game. It appeared the officials weren’t so nice to Hali or other guys on the Kansas City defensive line. If you’re upset because of that, fine. But that was a hold on Fisher. It’s hard to say that an official “can’t make that call in the moment.” That’s impossible.
I understand why many Chiefs fans are upset. Jeremy Maclin said this was the best team he’s ever been a part of. Anything short of the AFC Conference championship game hurts.
But, it’s time to move on now. The Chiefs have opportunities to make the team better. There could be some major personnel changes in the offseason.
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