Ravens kicker Justin Tucker breaks his silence on pregame tussle with Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes… after Chiefs tight end threw his helmet during warm-ups
- Tucker had his helmet thrown and his other gear kicked aside in warmups
- The Ravens kicker called the antics ‘kind of silly’ and downplayed them
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Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker called the antics of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce “kind of silly.”
Tucker’s warmup at his home stadium was interrupted by several Kansas City players — with Kelce throwing his helmet and wide receiver Marques Valdez-Scantling kicking a placeholder out of the way.
“I saw Patrick out there trying to warm up and get some drop backs,” Tucker said. ‘He asked me as I was lying on the ground if I could move my helmet.
‘Luckily I got up and moved my helmet out of the way – at least I thought it was out of the way enough.
“And then Travis comes by and he just kicks my stuff, and he throws my helmet.”
Baltimore Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker addressed a pregame with the Chiefs
Tucker was warming up and his gear was kicked aside by Travis Kelce and others
Despite the interruptions, Tucker was perfect on the day in the Ravens’ loss to the Chiefs
“I just thought it was just a bit of gamesmanship, all in good fun, but they seemed to be taking it a bit more seriously.”
“It’s just what I’ve done for 12 years and it’s not like I’m out there trying to be problematic,” Tucker added. “I’m just trying to get ready for the football game just like they are.”
Kelce seemed to be on edge the entire game — with the tight end cracking down on opposing defenses throughout the game.
Tucker didn’t score much for the Ravens, but he was a perfect 1/1 on field goals and 1/1 on extra points.
But Baltimore couldn’t come away with the win as Kansas City made another Super Bowl.