No lecture. No put-downs. Just calm words of encouragement.
Video posted Monday (watch it below) showed Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes lifting the spirits of teammate Mecole Hardman after he muffed a punt that the Buffalo Bills recovered and converted into a touchdown for a 9-0 lead in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
Mahomes pulled Hardman’s jacket off his head and told the downtrodden receiver and return specialist: “Hey, we good! Be you! You’re gonna make a play this game!” The star repeated the words for emphasis.
Hardman must have taken the inspirational talk to heart. He caught a touchdown pass on the next drive and sped 50 yards on an end-around ― the longest run in Chiefs postseason history ― on the team’s next possession as the Chiefs cruised to a 38-24 victory for a berth in their second straight Super Bowl.
Mahomes threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns, but his best play might have been helping Hardman.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.