“Caught Me Off Balance” – Andy Reid Addresses Super Bowl Sideline Scuffle With Travis Kelce

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The sideline altercation heard around the world.

Last night during the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs got off to a rocky start before eventually coming around and securing the win in overtime.

But things got tense at the beginning of the game, with both players and coaches tightly wound as they tried to change what seemed like a losing trajectory of the game.

An angry Travis Kelce approached head coach, Andy Reid, shoving him and getting in his face yelling. While no one knew what the conversation was about (though we could obviously speculate that it had to do with Kelce’s lack of usage), the internet immediately erupted from the Swifties, worried that the fiery anger from the game could carry over into his relationship.

Yeah, not a good look…

But all’s well that ends well, and after the game both Kelce and Reid addressed the sideline scuffle.

Directly after the game in a press conference, Reid noted that he held no hard feelings toward the tight end.

“Yeah, he caught me off balance. I wasn’t watching. It was a cheap shot. But that’s alright; he did well. 

He was really just coming over to say, ‘Coach, just put me in. I’ll score, I’ll score.’ So that’s really what it was. Well, I love that. I mean, it’s not the first time, so listen, I appreciate it.”

Reid also said that Kelce’s passion comes from wanting to help his team:

“The part I love is that he loves to play the game and he wants to help his team win. It’s not a selfish thing, that’s not what it is, and I understand that.

So as much as he bumps into me, I get after him and we understand that.”

For his part, Kelce decided to keep the conversation between him and his coach private, joking that he was just telling Reid how much he loved him:

“I got the greatest coach this game has ever seen. He’s unbelievable at not only dialing up plays and having everybody prepared, but he’s one of the best leaders of men I’ve ever seen in my life.

He’s helped me a lot with that, with channeling that emotion, with channeling that passion and I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to kind of control how emotional I get.

I just love him, man.”

While it didn’t look great on TV, it’s hard to understand how one would react when adrenaline is pumping through you as you play the biggest game of the year.

Reid, quick to clear it up, notes that it’s not that serious. Just as this social media user commented:

“If coach says fine, it’s fine.”

@sportsseriously Andy Reid is not phased by Travis Kelce hitting into him on the sideline 🤣#superbowl #superbowllviii #superbowl58 #traviskelce #andyreid #chiefs #kansascitychiefs #superbowlchamps ♬ original sound – Sports Seriously

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