Chiefs TE Travis Kelce regrets pushing offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy
The Kansas City Chiefs suffered their first loss of the 2019 NFL season at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts. Things had even reached a boiling point when tight end Travis Kelce was seen pushing offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on the sidelines.
The Chiefs have since downplayed any bad blood between the two. According to Adam Teicher of ESPN, Kelce admittedly regrets pushing Bieniemy:
“He’s like a father figure, in terms of being there for me on the field,” Kelce said. “We’re wired a little bit the same when it comes to our competitive edge. . . . It’s something immediately I regretted, and I just wanted to make it good and let him know that, ‘You know what? I’m ready to rock and roll for you.’”
Although spats between players and coaches are hardly a rare occurrence, they can often be interpreted as a sign of tension within the locker. Fortunately, that does not appear to be the case in Kansas City. Kelce’s remorse about pushing Bieniemy is indicative of the kind of relationship that they share and their willingness to move on.
It is no secret that expectations were as high as ever for the Chiefs coming into the season. Despite their recent loss, they have managed to follow through on the hype thus far. Regardless, there will continue to be times where tempers flare on the sidelines. The onus will ultimately fall on notable players like Kelce and the coaching staff to ensure that they are keeping their composure during crucial moments of the game.