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Rodney Harrison calls out Travis Kelce for lack of hustle

Travis Kelce

After a 5-0 start to the season and a clear favorite to dethrone the New England Patriots in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) have nosedived and things seem to be getting worse after every week.

During the Chief’s final drive of the game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon, quarterback Alex Smith threw an interception to rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White to seal a 16-10 Bills victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

Later on Sunday’s Football Night in America, NBC’s Rodney Harrison called out Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce for appearing to quit on the play after he wasn’t thrown the ball.

“He’s the captain of this team, and this is just absolute terrible effort,” Harrison said of Kelce, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “When things are going great, he’s dancing, he’s partying. But as soon as he hits a little adversity, he pouts.”

Harrison also added that he believes the Chiefs as a team are continuing a lack of effort, which resulted in a winless month of November.

“The game is on the line — hustle, get back, you are the captain of this team. If I’m in that locker room, I’d would go to him and say, ‘If you’re going to be captain of the team, you have to be able to lead, and you lead with effort.’ That’s not good enough. Remember last week when I said Kansas City was not playing with passion, that’s exactly what I was talking about,” Harrison said of Kelce.

Kansas City needs to figure out what’s wrong with their squad and be able to do it quickly, as both the Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders are now only one game back of them in the AFC West standings. The Chiefs will head back to MetLife Stadium this Sunday afternoon to take on the New York Jets (4-7) in a golden opportunity to stop the bleeding and to start off December with a victory.

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