When it comes to a non-Kansas City Chiefs player questioning a coach’s decision, star safety Tyrann Mathieu will respectfully defend a coach’s reputation .

Ron Kopp Jr., lead analyst for Arrowhead Pride, questioned special teams coach Dave Toub’s decision to to release defensive end Tim Ward, arguing that cornerback Chris Lammons was the preferred athlete he’d like to see stay with the team.

“I personally would’ve kept Tim Ward instead of Chris Lammons , but Uncle Dave,” he said, followed with a shoulder shrug emoji.

Mathieu caught wind of the tweet, and had to clarify some things for the journalist.