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SprfunkSeahawk
10-23-2010, 05:25 PM
Whats up guys. I am just looking for some information on what you guys think about Eric Berry thus far in the season. I had Hoped he would fall to us (Seattle) but have been very impressed with Earl Thomas so far. I figured you guys would have more information than just raw stats. Congrast on the good start and Good luck with the rest.

captainamerica
10-23-2010, 06:00 PM
He's been making some rookie mistakes and has blown a few plays in coverage, but you can definitely see that he has the potential to be special.

Big Daddy Tek
10-23-2010, 11:38 PM
Eric Berry has changed the entire defense while not making a huge splash on the highlight tapes.

His run stopping ability has been outstanding and he never misses tackles in any situation. He really appears to lock down what ever side of the field that he's covering in deep and mid zone situations. His coverage ability is a huge step up to that of Bernard Pollard and Jarad Page who were the Chiefs previous safeties.

Like Captain America just said, he has blown some coverages that went for scores, but those were earleir in the year when he seemed to be biting on play action and underneath routes more. In all fairness he has shown much more discipline as of late.

The only thing that Eric really has to work on is man coverage responsibilities during plays that extend past the usual 3 seconds before the ball is thrown. When quarterbacks have held on to the ball and had time to search for a reciever, Eric has been beat by slots and tight ends numerously.

Overall as a rookie, this kid looks great and appears to be on the right track to be a huge name in KC.

How do you like Earl so far? From my understanding he's had a few hiccups as well but has also came through in big situations.

matthewschiefs
10-23-2010, 11:43 PM
Berry has not come in and blown people away but it is really rare for any rookie to do that. But I don't think that he is doing anything that would make his being picked at number 5 overall a bad pick. One thing is clear the Defense is much better and part of that is because of Berry. I think that this D is going to be on top of the league real soon.

Chief Tyler
10-24-2010, 12:21 AM
Berry has not come in and blown people away but it is really rare for any rookie to do that. But I don't think that he is doing anything that would make his being picked at number 5 overall a bad pick. One thing is clear the Defense is much better and part of that is because of Berry. I think that this D is going to be on top of the league real soon.

He's being outplayed by Earl Thomas and Nate Allen. Pretty unacceptable for the highest paid safety in NFL history.

Chief Tyler
10-24-2010, 12:29 AM
One thing is clear the Defense is much better and part of that is because of Crennel.

Fixed.

brdempsey69
10-24-2010, 12:29 AM
He's being outplayed by Earl Thomas and Nate Allen. Pretty unacceptable for the highest paid safety in NFL history.

Couldn't agree more. It's still early, but thus far he hasn't done anything that a Safety drafted in rounds 2 through 5 couldn't be doing for the Chiefs -- case in point, 5th round draftee Kendrick Lewis.

brish
10-24-2010, 06:14 PM
I think you are underestimating his importance in stopping the run.. It has been huge!

I had expected more big plays from him, which is probably why you think he is being outplayed by Earl Thomas (Wow he is a ball hawk!) and Nate Allen.
But when I try and follow him in games, you can see that he is almost always near the ball.. He works so hard, and he is so physically gifted! I like that about him..

Im sure that when he gains more experience the big plays will come..

But I can kind of agree that he might not be living up to his huge contract right now, but I think his ceiling is very, very high. Besides it is not like he isn't contributing..

Thats my 2 cents.

honda522
10-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Compared to Moeoki and McCluster, he doesn't look as complete of a player yet. Give him time though.

AussieChiefsFan
10-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Berry's been great! I'm glad they drafted him (as everyone knows :D).

And bwilliams hasn't been around lately, :D :D :D

stricken721
10-24-2010, 06:59 PM
Berry's been great! I'm glad they drafted him (as everyone knows :D).

And bwilliams hasn't been around lately, :D :D :D

I wouldn't say yet that Berry has been great. He's given up about 4 TD's so far this season, and I think he gave up another today to Mike Sims Walker.. would have to go look it up. This is only his first interception today. If he can play like that, always be in the receivers face then he would be playing great. Right now he's only playing average.

Edit: I'm glad we drafted him too, he just needs to play like he did today a lot more often. :D

Chief Tyler
10-24-2010, 07:25 PM
I wouldn't say yet that Berry has been great. He's given up about 4 TD's so far this season, and I think he gave up another today to Mike Sims Walker.. would have to go look it up. This is only his first interception today. If he can play like that, always be in the receivers face then he would be playing great. Right now he's only playing average.

Edit: I'm glad we drafted him too, he just needs to play like he did today a lot more often. :D

He got burned bad for a Touchdown, but what's new?

As everyone has said, he looks great against the run, but so did Bernard Pollard. It's early in his career so I'm not going to judge or panic (still think the pick was okay), but it's going to tick me off if we cut pollard just to waste a top five pick and 70 mil for a similar dback.

Pro_Angler
10-24-2010, 07:32 PM
I think they are gonna play him more so in run coverage and TE coverage untill he gets a better understanding of the NFL.
I think he will be fine he has the perfect attitude for the chiefs and the will to succeed..

brdempsey69
10-24-2010, 08:53 PM
The interception that he made today -- this is what's expected of Eric Berry, and rightfully so -- the guy, that when the Chiefs have the lead late in the game and the opponent has to pass -- he makes the play that nails the coffin shut on the opponent.

rodu
10-24-2010, 09:19 PM
If we had a better pass rush, Berry would look better

Chief Tyler
10-25-2010, 12:43 AM
If we had a better pass rush, Berry would look better

Pass rush isn't exactly awful either. Besides, a player being paid as much as he is isn't supposed to be as dependent on the rest of the defense as a guy like Carr, Belcher or Lewis, he's supposed to be the catalyst that makes everybody else better.

figcrostic
10-25-2010, 10:27 AM
I wouldn't say yet that Berry has been great. He's given up about 4 TD's so far this season, and I think he gave up another today to Mike Sims Walker.. would have to go look it up. This is only his first interception today. If he can play like that, always be in the receivers face then he would be playing great. Right now he's only playing average.

Edit: I'm glad we drafted him too, he just needs to play like he did today a lot more often. :D

Lets just hope we can always play against 3rd string qb's.