Andy Reid tires of questions about Travis Kelce’s penalties

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce showed off his ability to make big plays on the football field multiple times against the Eagles last Sunday, including a long leap into the end zone to punctuate a 15-yard touchdown off a shovel pass.

Kelce celebrated that score by flapping his arms in what seemed to be a reference to the opposition. That didn’t draw a penalty flag, but Kelce drew one for taunting earlier in the game by going over to the Eagles sideline to share his pleasure after a Kareem Hunt touchdown run.

It was the second personal foul in as many weeks and the continuation of a habit for drawing flags after plays along with fines and an ejection since the start of last season. Coach Andy Reid has been asked about that behavior in the past and was asked again on Wednesday about his message for Kelce regarding his penchant for penalties.

Reid said “Travis knows how I think” before tiring of questions about how often he’s had to address the issue with his tight end.

“I told him when I kick him out of here he’s going to become a writer so then he can do all that stuff,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “I’ve taken care of it. If you want to ask me again, I’m going to give you the same answer. You got it? Is it clear to you?”

Short of sitting Kelce down, there wouldn’t seem to be much Reid can do with Kelce other than talk to him. Those chats don’t appear to be overly effective, but they will likely be the continued approach in Kansas City since benching Kelce would likely hurt the team more than his penalties.

15 responses to “Andy Reid tires of questions about Travis Kelce’s penalties

  1. Travis Kelce is mentally weak. It’s easy to get into his head and make him commit penalties. Fairly talented TE but easily messed with. He’s not going to change at this point. Neither is Andy Reid, for that matter.

  2. Awww… Look, Andy is upset but he has a game manager for a QB, just like he did in philly, he’ll win 11-12 games, advance to second round, whatever… But ultimately, never climb that mountain, dudes all about a paycheck anyway… Over a decade and a half…

  3. Ever since Kelce threw the flag AT the ref.. I’ve been a huge fan 🙂 Now THATS entertainment. Keep doing what you do, Travis.

  4. What do you people want Reid to do? Bench him? Give me a break. I bet the folks commenting on this didn’t even watch the game. Reid was clearly incredibly upset about Kelce’s dumb penalty, and was scolding him on the sideline.

  5. What do you people want Reid to do? Bench him?

    *****

    If Andy Reid has some balls, he would bench him. Football is a team sport, what he’s doing is all about him.

  6. grumpysal says:
    September 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    What do you people want Reid to do? Bench him?

    *****

    If Andy Reid has some balls, he would bench him. Football is a team sport, what he’s doing is all about him.

    He’s a young guy who gets too fired up sometimes, end of story. Go read what his brother Jason says about Travis. He’s an incredible competitor who needs to get a better handle on his emotions. You don’t bench your star TE, however, and there’s not a coach in the NFL who would.

  7. If Kelce played for Bill Belichick, he would either be benched or flat-out cut by now. The guy just doesn’t seem to learn his lesson. His penalties have cost the Chiefs in the past and probably will in the future. Andy Reid needs to give him an ultimatum.

  8. chiefsfolife says:
    September 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    He’s a young guy who gets too fired up sometimes, end of story. Go read what his brother Jason says about Travis. He’s an incredible competitor who needs to get a better handle on his emotions. You don’t bench your star TE, however, and there’s not a coach in the NFL who would.
    ____________________

    Yes there is and he has more SB rings than any other HC in the history of the game.

  9. Sounds like Kelce would do well with an enabling owner like Jerrah Jones who runs the Dallas version of what Texas legalized if you’re a star/ wealthy: Affluenza

  10. “I’ve taken care of it. If you want to ask me again, I’m going to give you the same answer. You got it? Is it clear to you?”

    I love this answer to a question that was asked too many times. So now, let’s see if the first sentence ion his answer is true.

  11. He’s no different than Cam Newton, Talib, Lynch, Gronk, Elliot, Burflict, Bennet, and all the other self promoting/self absorbed players.

    If he’s on your team you like it, if not you hate them.

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