As the great racing champion Ricky Bobby once said: “I’m flying in the air, it’s not good.”
That’s exactly what Travis Kelsey had in mind last Thursday, when defensive back Derwin James of the Chargers hit him on the lawn in one of the game’s most memorable plays. Kelsey was fine after the violent cast, and provided an entertaining perspective on the play earlier this week in his podcast, new HorizonsWhich he hosts with his brother Jason.
“I lowered my back and then all of a sudden it came down on me like lightning. I mean, it took me by surprise,” Kelsey He said. “The bottom guy always wins in football…When I feel him wrap his arms around my legs, I laugh in my mind. I’m like, ‘This isn’t about to end well for me now.'”
The Kelsey brothers certainly got a good chuckle in the play, with Travis referring to similar kinds of movements being made to him growing up (“It’s not the first time I’ve been forcibly bombed”). He also revealed what James said to him after the play, explaining that there were no hard feelings on either side.
“The body starring was funny, but what was more comical was the fact that he asked me after the play, or the driving after, ‘Brother, you’re good?'” Kelsey recalls. “What a great man, man. What a great man he is.”