(610 Sports) – The Kansas City Chiefs lost unexpectedly to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the team's first loss of the season. While that may have been the biggest storyline from the game, what happened heading into the locker rooms at halftime, got plenty of attention, as well.
On 2nd-and-20 from their own 36 yard line, the Chiefs elected to hand the ball off to Jerick McKinnon with 20 seconds left on the clock, essentially ending the first half, a decision that seemed to frustrate Mahomes and set off a sideline disagreement with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
During his weekly appearance on 610 Sports’ 'The Drive,' Mahomes told his side of what happened between him and Bieniemy and why there's no reason for concern.
"Yeah, I think after seeing the video, I see why people thought it was a bigger deal than it actually was," said Mahomes. "Obviously, as an offensive player and someone who wants to score every single time you're on the field, I want to take another chance to try to get it down field and get out of bounds or something like that and try to give us a chance to throw a hail mary or kick a field goal but they made a decision, not just coach Bieniemy, I think it was coach Reid and the whole offensive staff."
Once Mahomes had a chance to get into the locker room and refocus, he was able to come around to the coaches train of thought and agreed with the decision that was made to run out the clock.
"We were in a good spot, we had the lead and we coud just kind of get to the half and kinda refocus and have the ball coming out of the half and we didn't want to make a big mistake there at half," said Mahomes. "That's their jobs and I gotta be better at knowing when that is the right decision, but at the same time I always want to score, I think that's just kinda who I am."
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