During the latest installment of his “New Heights” podcast, the tight end explained that Chiefs’ doubters are only fueling the reigning champions to turn things around following Sunday’s dramatic, 20-17, loss to their AFC rival Bills.
“You got 33 damn drops on this season,” Smith said on his ESPN show, “First Take,” on Thursday. “I don’t want to hear no nonsense about the media.
“Travis Kelce, you know where to find me, bro.”
Kelce called out some media members after Kansas City’s dramatic loss, which saw their offense struggle and Kelce’s potentially game-winning lateral to Kadarius Toney wiped out by the receiver’s offensive offsides penalty.
“There’s a lot of media pointing fingers at some of the skills players we have and I say f–k that,” Kelce said to his cohost and brother, Eagles center Jason Kelce. “Excuse my language. We usually cuss in lighthearted ways.
… I felt like you guys had to feel that, whoever is talking s–t on the skill players in our offense right now.
Kelce added that he also needs to play better.
Smith doubled down on his comments on social media, as well as “The Stephen A. Smith Show” on YouTube.
That ain’t the media…y’all dropping passes,” he wrote in a post on X.
Smith, 56, explained on his show that Kelce chose to “get at the haters” over holding his own receivers accountable because they “can’t catch the damn football.”