Chiefs’ Travis Kelce recounts body slam by Chargers’ Derwin James

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gettyimages 1424145601 2 Chiefs' Travis Kelce recounts body slam by Chargers' Derwin James

One of the many highlights of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on ‘Thursday Night Football’ was Derwin James’ tackle on Travis Kelce. On his ‘New Heights’ podcast, Kelce explained what it was like to be pushed into the turf by James.

Kelce, the Chiefs’ star tight end, credited James for the best “all-around” defense in the league before describing what happened on the play.

In the third quarter of the game, head quarterback Patrick Mahomes found Kelce in the middle of the field. After the catch, Kelce said he didn’t even see James coming. The tight end knew he was in a world of hurt once he shut down James Kelce’s bottom half.

In case you missed it, James lands his finisher on Kells:

“I made a cutback and he’s on me like lightning,” Kelce said. “He surprised me. The lower man always wins in football. When I felt him wrap his arms around my legs, honestly, I was laughing in my head. I was like, ‘It’s not about getting better for me right now, I’m going up, going up is going to come down.’ want

Kelce noted that James checked on him after the drive.

“The body slam was funny, but what was even funnier was that after that run he asked me ‘Brew, are you okay?’ asked,” said Kells. “What a great guy, man.”

After reviewing the film, Kells realized that he too had played a part in his denigration. Kelce explained that he didn’t know where he was on the field. Kelce said he could have scored if he had run to the corner of the end zone, but he cut upfield. Because of that, he ran right into James’ grasp.

“I catch the ball thinking [Mahomes] The reality is, I probably came up and ran into the pole and got into the end zone,” Kelce said. “When you watch the film, you’re kicking yourself in the head. I deserve a powerbomb for not taking my ass into the end zone in that situation. Shout out to all those with a grasp of imagination. It was like Dervin James powerbombing your entire fantasy team without going into the end zone with me.”

Even though Kelsey was a little more sore than usual the next day, the Kelseys and the Chiefs came away with a big 27-24 victory.

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