The Kansas City Chiefs have not officially, as far as I have heard, placed Eric Berry on IR yet but the move is likely coming today.
Berry tore his ACL when he absorbed a low block from Buffalo WR Steve Johnson early in Sunday’s humiliating home opener, which saw the boys in red fall 41-7.
Coach Todd Haley took the podium yesterday and confirmed that Berry was likely finished for the year.
“I won’t go into details but I will say it appears he’s going to be out for the season,” said Haley.
Football is a team effort and so it can sometimes be difficult to determine each individual’s contribution to the whole but as Haley pointed out, there is no denying that Berry was a massive part of the 2010 Chiefs defense’s success.
“I think Eric is a special and will continue to be a special individual and player.”
“I just know we lost one of our best players and that hurts,” Haley added later.
It does hurt and unfortunately for the Chiefs, the guys behind Berry on the depth chart leave a lot to be desired. Jon McGraw is aging and has never been a starting caliber player to begin with. Sabby Piscitelli was absolutely dreadful when he was on the field Sunday.
One thing is for sure, the Chiefs need to find a way to stop the bleeding on both sides of the ball or a dreadful home opener could turn into a dreadful season.