Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark appeared to have regained his swagger Monday night in the team’s win against the Chargers, arguably playing his best game since joining the team this offseason.
The Chargers scored a touchdown with 1:44 left in the third quarter to make the game 24-15, and so Los Angeles head coach Anthony Lynn opted for a two-point conversion to cut the game to seven. Before that happened, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was shown on ESPN talking to the referees.
That apparently did not sit well with Clark, who started jawing back and forth with the quarterback.
Frank Clark and Philip Rivers have a nice third-quarter chat. pic.twitter.com/0BDk4PDdV2— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) November 19, 2019
Clark brought his hands to his face, motioning as if to imply Rivers being a cry baby, and Rivers yelled back at Clark.
Rivers scored the two-point conversion, but Clark got to him in the fourth quarter, strip-sacking him before Austin Ekeler recovered. Clark finished with five tackles (two solo), three quarterback hits, a sack, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.
A problem for LA all night, he took to social media after the game to comment on the not-so-friendly exchange.
“Teammates are everything,” tweeted Clark. “I love how much we are growing. Nothing perfect but growth is what we are showing. You mess wit the bull you get the horns Phil.”
This is the version of Clark the Chiefs have been waiting on.