KANSAS CITY, Mo. (TNS) — In the moment, Andy Reid doesn’t pay too much attention to what his team’s touchdown celebrations look like.
As soon as his players get into the end zone, Reid’s usually buried back in his play chart or consumed with making sure the right unit goes out on the field for the extra point.
But watching the film from the Chiefs’ 45-10 win against the Bengals, Reid got a pretty good look at his team’s shenanigans.
“I’m not getting to see everything until afterwards to its fullest,” Reid said Wednesday. “There is some creativity. As long as they stay within the rules, I’m all right with it.”
Sunday’s win was filled with inventive celebrations, including tigh end Demetrius Harris using a generator box as a foxhole and pretending the football was a grenade, and receiver Tyreek Hill being brought back to life by lineman Eric Fisher.
Both of running back Kareem Hunt’s celebrations were filled with dancing. The first, he grooved through a Soul Train line. And in the second, he and the rest of the offense did a choreographed dance.
“Sometimes we’ll talk about, ‘What should we do?’ whatever,” Hunt said, adding that tight end Travis Kelce and receiver Chris Conley often come up with the moves. “We just go out there and have fun with it. We really don’t plan it too much about touchdown dances, but we go out there and have fun with it.”
On Sunday night, quarterback Patrick Mahomes looked a little out of sync in the second dance.
After the game, Mahomes said he was a little off because the team didn’t let him in on the moves. But Hunt had another explanation.
“Or he just don’t got no rhythm,” Hunt said.
Told about Hunt’s critique, Mahomes defended himself.
“I didn’t get a ton of practice time, but then I kind of came in late, you know what I’m saying?” he said. “So I had to try to find the rhythm as we were going. I feel like I was getting right on it and then they all took off on me. You watch the end, I was figuring it out there.”
The Chiefs have the green light to get their on-field groove on during big wins, but Reid hopes his team will be able to pick the right moments to bust out those moves in the future.
“You have to know when to do those things because that clock is rolling,” Reid said. “If there’s a chance you’ve got to go for two and do something there, then you can’t do all that. You’ve got to stay in the moment and know what’s going on in the game.”