I’ll credit Eric Fisher for facing the music. He was in the locker room and took questions after the Chiefs lost to the Steelers. A big part of that loss came in the final minutes when Fisher was called for holding that negated a successful two-point conversion.
“Obviously, I’m frustrated with the call,” Kelce said. “With the game on the line and for me to let the team down it’s going to be a hard one to let go.”
Chiefs players came to his defense and said it wasn’t his fault.
Chris Conley is the most reasonable, rational person in the Chiefs locker room. He thought it was a bad call.
“Normally in the playoffs, they let you play and let the plays be decided on other factors. I think there was a lot of holding and this and that going on during the game and they choose to call it in a situation like that. It is what it is.”
Kelce said the same in his own colorful way.
“That wasn’t a hold on my guy Eric Fisher,” Kelce said. “I hope 72 doesn’t go the entire offseason thinking it’s his fault. That was horse shit. Flat out.”
Mitch Morse, his fellow lineman, made it clear it’s not on him.
“We ride with our guys,” Morse said. “We’re going to have each other’s back no matter what. We didn’t have to put him in that position to begin with. It’s always tough but he’s an excellent football player and this is not on him at all.”