Connect with us

CELEBRITY

Andy Reid reveals that Travis Kelce hasn’t lost his SPARK or DISTRACTED with Romance when asked his previous midseason poor performance and future matches “He was going through a lot…”

Published

on

Travis Kelce and Andy Reid and Taylor Swift

 

Travis Kelce’s midseason dip in production had nothing to with his age, 34, or declining ability, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said this week.

 

Travis Kelce and Andy Reid and Taylor Swift

Rather, it was the persistent double teams he faced for much of the year before 23-year-old receiver Rashee Rice developed into one of Patrick Mahomes’ preferred targets.

‘Rashee Rice helped Kelce be more productive,’ Reid told Kansas City’s 610 Sports. ‘It wasn’t that Kelce had lost his legs or was old or this or that. It was that he was going at two defenders at one time.

‘Once you put Rashee in there, who grew at doing kind of similar things that Kelce can do, then they can’t double Kelce,’ Reid continued. ‘They got to take care of both these guys and that’s a big load for a defense – especially working inside the numbers [over the middle of the field], which is the quarterback’s sweet spot.

Rice’s development ignited a domino effect that helped the Chiefs to win their third title in five years, despite some early season struggles in Kansas City’s receiving corps.

‘And so inevitably it gets the ball out quicker, which helps your holding calls that were killing us, and it allows Pat to not have to move so far in the pocket, the catches go up,’ Reid said. ‘It all kind of worked together and got better as we went on.’

Kelce had a three-week stretch in which he posted 31 catches on 32 targets for two touchdowns and whopping 370 receiving yards.

But with media attention focusing in on his relationship with Taylor Swift, Kelce had a string of forgettable performances.

With the Chiefs going 3-5 from Week 8 until Week 15, Kelce was being stifled by opposing secondaries.

The Miami Dolphins held him to just three catches and 14 yards in Week 19, and against New England in Week 14 he managed only five grabs for 28 yards.

It was about then that Mahomes began finding Rice more often, culminating in the receiver’s 127-yard effort in the regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rice was even better in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, making eight catches for 130 yards and a touchdown, while Kelce suddenly came to life with seven grabs of his own for 71 yards.

Kelce added another 11 catches on 11 targets in the AFC Championship while being defended by elite safety Kyle Hamilton.

And, after a slow start in Super Bowl LVIII, Kelce came to life against the San Francisco 49ers by recording eight catches for 92 yards in the second half and overtime.

Reid also praised Mahomes for his positive attitude, which the Chiefs Coach believes helped ignite the offense’s turnaround.

‘Patrick, I think what he’ll take from this, is that: My positive attitude can affect everybody and guys can grow around me,’ Reid said.

‘You always hear the term that great quarterbacks make everybody around them better. And he did that. He made Rashee Rice better.’

Taylor Swift watching Ring Ceremony from Afar
CELEBRITY9 hours ago

Taylor Swift Went Out of Her Way to Publicly Support Travis Kelce at His Super Bowl Ring Ceremony

Taylor Swift holding drink
CELEBRITY10 hours ago

Taylor Swift Hits Back at Critics About Her Public Drinking Habits: “What I Do With My Life Is Nobody’s Business,” I’m A Grown Woman And I Have every right to enjoy a night out with friends without being judged or criticized by a bunch of losers hiding behind their keyboards.”

Taylor Swift and Sabrina Carpenters and Kim Kardashian
CELEBRITY11 hours ago

Sabrina Carpenter Breaks Silence after fans ROASTED and CRITICIZED her for Supporting Kim Kardashian on her Skims Campaign, given Kim’s turbulent history with Taylor – ‘I had no other Choice because of..’

CELEBRITY11 hours ago

Travis Kelce is more FAMOUS than Taylor Swift! – Yes, you read right. Taylor can’t even compare to Travis.. Here’s Why… And Who do you think is more Famous?

CELEBRITY11 hours ago

Author Anne-Marie Meyer dedicates book to Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift who inspired her storybook which has now became a bestseller and selling MASSIVELY, A-List Celebrities have also ordered the book Kim Kardashian, Sabrina Carpenters, Blake Lively and more…. including Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at Eras Tour in Cardiff
CELEBRITY12 hours ago

Watch Viral Moment Taylor Swift was left speechless when someone unexpected makes a surprise appearance in the Eras Tour crowd in Cardiff – The moment they told Taylor he was in the Crowd…. 🥺💖✨

Travis Kelce at a Bar in Nashville
CELEBRITY13 hours ago

Travis Kelce was SPOTTED Watching his Popstar Girlfriend Taylor Swift Eras Tour in Cardiff as he Stops by Morgan Wallen’s Bar in Nashville Tennessee, while visiting Music City for Tight End University.

Travis Kelce received a Taylor Swift ‘Splash It Off’ duck toy from a fan
CELEBRITY18 hours ago

Watch as Travis Kelce receive a Taylor Swift ‘Splash It Off’ duck toy from a fan, and what Travis Kelce gave to the fan in return MELTS lots of Fans and Swifties Heart

Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift
CELEBRITY18 hours ago

Exclusive : Joe Alwyn has broken his silence over his shock split from Taylor Swift after six years of dating for the first time…

Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt and his wife and Taylor Swift
CELEBRITY18 hours ago

Exclusive : Kansas City owner Clark Hunt said Taylor Swift is ‘part of the Chiefs Kingdom as pop star prepares for another season of supporting boyfriend Travis Kelce…

Travis Kelce Taking Pictures with Swifties
CELEBRITY19 hours ago

Swifties have given Travis Kelce a very ODD New Name after he made Fans Swoon when he Pauses to Take Photos With a Whole Group of Young Taylor Swift Fans – And he has been CALLED…

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in Cardiff
CELEBRITY19 hours ago

Why Travis Kelce will MISS Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Show in Cardiff and also ‘coded post’ which hints at Travis Kelce already in Cardiff

Copyright © 2024 Newsgoin