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It’s viral video season, and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is kicking off the 2022 NFL season with his own moment on social media after fans went crazy over him getting thrown out by linebacker. Detroit Lions’ Malcolm Rodriguez in the Eagles’ 38-35 win Sunday.
During a podcast with his younger brother and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelcethe duo spoke about the viral moment the veteran was “shaken” by the 2022 sixth-round pick.
“You’re going viral right now because of your meeting with…Malcolm Rodriguez. I gave you a good ol’ WWE hip hop,” Travis Kelce joked on the “New Heights” podcast.
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“That was good. I thought I had it, I drove him into the end zone, and at the last second – Huzzah! – he threw a judo hip kick at me. I didn’t. seen it coming,” Jason Kelce said before giving Rodriguez credit.
“It was still impressive. It was a quick twist from the hips. He’s a good player. He did a better shot on me in a draw earlier in the game where he tackled on Jalen Hurts.
“This kid has a really bright future, he was a star on ‘Hard Knocks’, he looks like he’s got a great mentality. And this isn’t the first time I’ve gone viral for getting a kick, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.”
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Travis Kelce recalled his own viral moment when he got into a run-in with Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller.
“I got hit by Von Miller my second year in the league, and he actually hip-kicked me from a knee. I felt like a rag doll,” Travis said. . “I thought the play was almost done, so I just – I don’t want to say let it go – but I definitely wasn’t trying to pay Von any more attention, and Von had just having a completely different idea of what was going on. I knew he wasn’t going to make the game and he completely threw and threw me into the next week.
As the two brothers poked fun at the viral moments, Jason Kelce added that these plays were pretty much inevitable.
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“I feel like going viral for getting kicked is like a rite of passage in the NFL. Everyone is going to get screwed at some point,” Jason said.
The The lions have come within reach of the Eagles late in the second half, but ultimately went down in his season opener for the third consecutive year. But the Kelce brothers like what they’ve seen so far.
“I’m not going to lie. After watching ‘Hard Knocks’, I became a bit of a fan of the Lions and a lot of the characters they have,” Travis said. “Dan Campbell – would love to play for him, great guy.
“What they do on HBO supports the team they’re trying to identify with. They have a coach who is a tough-minded, hard-nosed coach and their team has played that way,” Jason added.