Chiefs TE Travis Kelce’s touchdown from Week 15 carries a familiar play name

Charles Goldman
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Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid isn’t letting TE Travis Kelce live down a piece of his past that he’d rather forget.

Joining former NFL defensive end Chris Long on his podcast, Kelce spoke about his unique touchdown catch in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints. Long was fascinated by the ways the Chiefs have been able to scheme up unique plays to Kelce in the red zone. Sunday’s touchdown was one of the more interesting plays the team has used.

“You’re asking all the right questions and, man, this is probably the most embarrassing play,” Kelce told Long. “Because we’ve literally put a lineman in that situation and he scored. It’s like, ‘Hey, let’s give a guy a touchdown.’ Nobody is expecting that play to happen where you’ve got three wide receivers or tight ends in front of you and it’s like a wall.”

Of course, the play also carried a unique name — one that was a call back to Kelce’s reality dating show on E! Entertainment back in 2016.

“It’s called ‘Catching Kelce’ and I hate the name,” Kelce said. “Andy (Reid) knows, he just digs it in my side. If you don’t know I had a show — don’t watch it — it was called ‘Catching Kelce’ and he knew what he was doing when he called it that. At the same time, every time I score on it, he comes over to me and says, ‘they can’t catch ya.'”

Not only was the play design itself embarrassingly easy for Kelce to execute, but the play call itself was equally embarrassing. It’s great that Reid has the type of relationship with his players that he can give them a hard time and there are no hard feelings. It again speaks to the incredible chemistry between the players and coaching staff on this football team, which seems to translate to success on the football field.

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