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Eric Berry signs and delivers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Eric Berry signs and delivers

    August, 18, 2010 By Bill Williamson

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- If Kansas City Chiefs fans went to training camp this year and didn’t come away with Eric Berry's autograph, it wasn’t his fault.

    He was signing. Every day and every request.

    Berry told a story during that draft that he was once stiffed by Deion Sanders when he requested an autograph as a child. Berry then vowed if he was ever in the position to sign autographs, he’d never turn down anyone.

    As the Chiefs’ No. 1 pick, Berry’s autograph is a hot ticket. It should get even hotter. In between signing autographs, Berry has been a star of Kansas City’s camp.

    The No. 5 overall pick has been as good as advertised. He is a smart, instinctual player who is always around the ball. The Tennessee product is already showing strong leadership skills. While it is early, the Chiefs look to possess one of the game’s brightest young safeties.

    He is expected to make an immediate impact.

    However, Berry is also humble. He appreciates all things that are said about him, but he is not taking anything for granted.

    “I never want to say I’m comfortable,” Berry said. “I’d say I’m adjusting well …. I’ve really enjoyed being around this environment. It’s all football. Everything is football.”

    Berry said a key is listening to his coaches. He has so far and he is glad he does. Berry said Wednesday that Chiefs coach Todd Haley warned him the NFL game is much faster than training camp before Friday’s preseason opener in Atlanta. He noticed it right away.

    “The first couple of plays were really fast,” Berry said. “You can tell it is a different level.”

    Still, the speed of the game was not too much for Berry. He made the tackle on the opening kickoff.

    Whether it’s on the field with his teammates or after practice with the fans, Berry seems to be at the top of his game.
  2. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2006
    God i hate that the chiefs drafted him. I loved Berry in college and think hes going to be an amazing NFL player, and hate that hes gonna be in the division for a long time. I really think hes gonna be the next ed reed
  3. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

    Mar 1, 2009
    Should make for some good "in-game" competition between Rivers and Berry!

    Can't wait!!:yes:
  4. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Can't wait for Rivers to school him every year at that :yes:
  5. Bergo23

    Bergo23 BoltTalker

    Sep 28, 2006
    Sad to say that for every few times Rivers slips one in there, he will learn quickly he has to be right on the money or this guy will pick off/break up plenty in the passing game. He also plays like a 220 pound safety in the run game, like Sanders this may lead to injury...as opposed to the year before with Tyson Jackson (partly cuz of his position), this guy will show marked improvement to their secondary.

    I think our opener in KC is going to be a street fight.
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