Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is clearing the air after he was seen shoving wide receivers coach Greg Lewis on the sideline during Sunday’s AFC Divisional round win against the Cleveland Browns.
The incident happened shortly after kicker Harrison Butker nailed a 33-yard field goal to put the hosts up 22-10 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Many online began speculating there was animosity between the two, but the All-Pro wideout quickly shut those accusations down via a tweet referencing the moment.
Yes man love him like a uncle 😂😂 https://t.co/zsIlNWTWlu
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) January 18, 2021
“Yes man love him like a uncle,” Hill posted Sunday evening. The Georgia native also posted this response shortly before addressing the aforementioned video:
The push was nice lol I was fired up 😂😂
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) January 18, 2021
For anyone speculating about whether there’s tension among players and personnel, perhaps this settles it once and for all.
Andy Reid Also Addressed the Shove in His Remarks Monday
During his moment to speak to reporters Monday morning, even Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reiterated it was all in good fun, nothing serious.
“They were messing around,” Reid said, via ESPN’s Jeff Darlington on Twitter. “I know how it came off, but if you look at a minute later, they’re laughing over there. If you talk to both of them, they’ll tell you they were just messing around.”
Andy Reid on Tyreek pushing his position coach: “They were messing around. I know how it came off, but if you look at a minute later, they’re laughing over there. If you talk to both of them, they’ll tell you they were just messing around."
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 18, 2021
Hill Became the Hero of the Game Late in the Fourth Quarter
Hill caught the game-winning first down late in the fourth quarter to seal the nervy victory, which appeared to delight former NFL quarterback and current CBS commentator Tony Romo. Romo joined Chiefs Kingdom in emotions of shock, delight and excitement.
— NFL (@NFL) January 17, 2021
“Only Andy Reid gets in shotgun on fourth and an inch! And throws the ball!” the former Dallas Cowboy shouted from the booth. “There’s no way! He shocked everybody! That is impossible. I’ve never seen it!”
Neither have we, Romo.
“[Eric Bieniemy] was talking to [Henne] the whole time about the clock,” Reid revealed following the game, via Arrowhead Pride. “Not that Chad doesn’t know that, but I mean, EB was all over that. So, it was just important that the linemen didn’t jump and that we kept them kind of in their stance a while.”
Bieniemy Had a Virtual Interview With the Houston Texans
Speaking of Bieniemy, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday afternoon that Kansas City’s offensive coordinator would meet with the Houston Texans about their head coaching position.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2021
Rapoport said the interview was virtual and in accordance with the league’s anti-tampering policy. Prior to December 2020, a head coach candidate whose team was still in the playoffs would have to wait until their team was eliminated or the season concluded before they could interview with another team. However, in December 2020, Sports Illustrated reported, the NFL changed its rules “so NFL teams can request and conduct interviews with candidates currently employed by other clubs,” though teams are allowed to deny interview requests and the interviews can only be virtual, not in-person. In Bieniemy’s case, the Chiefs approved the request.
This will be Bieniemy’s sixth interview during this head coaching hiring spree. The remaining vacancies are with the Texans and the Philadelphia Eagles, who also requested to meet with the 51-year-old on Saturday, according to NBC Sports. Should Bieniemy depart the Chiefs at the conclusion of the 2020 campaign for a head coaching role, this would be the 11th person who once worked under Reid to find himself in a managerial role with another team. Not a bad accomplishment for the veteran game manager.