Typical hero-worship junk combined with old "Polamalu & Reed" copout BS. Are you Berry's personal cheerleader or what?
Neither Polamalu or Reed were drafted in the top 15 !! And both the Steelers and Ravens had decent O-Lines and decent Defensive front 7's when they made those selections.
You are incorrect. I had a long discussion with other people right on this very board right after the 2010 season, that Berry wasn't the right guy to have taken at #5, especially after the Chiefs O-Line literally got ran over at the end of the 2010 season in the final 2 games at Arrowhead in Jan. of 2011. Another poster here by the name of figcrostic and I have discussed this many times via PM's during the 2010 season and even afterward, that the Chiefs had made the wrong decision passing on Okung and taking Berry.
You can hump your neighbors dog all you want to over Berry, but the fact is, he's looked to be nothing more than a dime-a-dozen Safety thus far when he has been on the field & his impact has been very minimal. You are foolishly buying into the over-hype regarding him. Look at the two Safeties Seattle drafted in 2010 ( Earl Thomas and Cam Chancelor ) that both were selected to the Pro-Bowl in 2011 ( not Pro Bowl replacements like Berry was in 2010 -- Berry had no business being even considered for the Pro Bowl, it should have been Eric Weddle of SD, who incidently was All-Pro in 2011 and selected to the Pro Bowl ).
I can name many Safeties that are as good as Eric Berry. You are over-glorifying him. He's an OK player, but no way would I spend the #5 overall pick for him and make him the highest-paid Safety in NFL history. Not only was it fiscally foolish for the Chiefs, it was foolish from a football positional value standpoint. See todays game and tell me which player had the bigger impact that was drafted in the top 10 in 2010? It was CJ Spiller.
You also incorrect about hating on Berry. It's not Berry that's being hated on. It's the Chiefs decision to take him under the WRONG circumstances.
Do you also really believe that Carr wasn't aware of the contracts of both Berry and Flowers and realized that he had no chance of getting that type of contract in KC, regardless of their cap space? You are p!ssing on your own head and telling yourself it's raining, if you think otherwise. Carr knew the Chiefs weren't going to hand out a 3rd big contract to a 3rd DB, but if Berry hadn't been selected & they had taken Okung, then he would've thought otherwise.
As far as the selections of Allen and Stephenson, I loved them, but they are not instant starters are they? When referencing Okung, Carimi, and DeCastro, I'm referring to instant starters.
Have fun pumping up the neighbors dog over Berry in your fantasy football world, while opposing Defensive front 7's continue to obliterate the Chiefs O-Line year in and year out and it doesn't matter who the Chiefs QB is, they'll be beaten into zombies just like Trent Green, Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, and now, Matt Cassel and whoever is next in line. And meanwhile Berry will have very little impact -- just the nature of the position he plays.
Too many beastiality references for me to try to have a discussion with you. I apologize for not agreeing with you.
Good day Sir
The offense certainly started slow. Especially the running game. But the defense did not seem to improve at all with the returns of Flowers and Hali.
The offense starting slow gave the defense a perfect opportunity to lose this game in a big hurry, and the seized that opportunity. Then, once the offense got some footing, they gave it right back with a fumble at the goalline.
Cassel did not play well prior to the end of their chances in the game. But he didn't play bad either.
This team is designed to be a port running team with a defense that dictates a low scoring game. That absolutely did not happen. The areas that are the heart of this team were flat out horrible.
What to do about it? I don't know. The same thing happened last year, and the defense recovered. They had better get their s*** together or we will have to change the offense to an "air it out" style.
Overall, Cassel did alright. He was pretty efficient during the first half, but the running game was not doing their part.
And.once the game was out of hand, Cassel did well.
The one fast fix for this team is the defense. Hands down.
You cut the scoring of our opponents and the offense looks to be capable of winning.
But the current defense does not stop anything until they have spotted our opponents a 20 point lead. THAT is what needs fixed.
I'm the same haven't missed a game in atheist 20 years..check I got a huge custom chiefs tat on my right calf..cost me $550.
So I believe I have the right to be judgemental about my team.