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Chiefs' Eric Berry Predicts Eli Manning Will Cough Up The Ball

Chiefs’ star safety Eric Berry can see into the future, and he demonstrated that by predicting his fumble recovery off of Eli Manning during Kansas City’s 31-7 win over the New York Giants.

Now to be fair, Manning has had a dismal year, throwing nine interceptions and losing two fumbles so far during New York’s 0-4 start, so it wasn’t much of a stretch for Berry to predict a turnover.

Also consider the fact that Berry is easily one of the best defensive players in the NFL, and as a safety, he’s always finding himself around the ball. So far this season, Berry has notched 15 tackles, .5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception, so he’s earned the right to “call his shot” as they say.

This wasn’t quite on Babe Ruth’s level, but you can clearly hear Berry predict that Manning would either throw him an interception or cough up the ball in the video below, which I believe is courtesy of ESPN’s NFL Sunday Soundtracks:

Lo and behold, a few clips later we see Eli coughing up the ball, and guess who was there to easily grab the fumbled ball like a shortstop gobbles up a one-hopper. That’s right folks, none other than Eric Berry.

The man may be afraid of horses, but when it comes to the game of football, #29 is proving himself good enough to call his own shots out there on the field.

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  • superman_25_58

    He kinda called the pick against Vick to out of all QB’s he will play against he wanted to pick off Vick the most lol

    • BigGil

      I was about ready to comment the same. That was awesome. It’s not every day you get to see somebody achieve a dream; even better, his dream culminated in just an awesome result for the team and us fans, as well.

      • berttheclock

        Akin to Flowers picking off Favre back in 2008.

      • superman_25_58

        Ya no kidding not only did he pick it but he took to the house for 6. This was an awesome moment for Berry and the whole Chiefs Kingdom!

  • ArrowFan

    He is well worth the draft pick. One of Pioli’s better gets. Wasn’t he like the highest safety taken ever?

    • Jason Seibel

      Highest paid rookie safety ever…

    • berttheclock

      Sean Taylor went to the Redskins as the 5th player selected in the draft. However, Berry ended up being paid the highest of any safety taken. Berry has spoken about how he wanted to mold his career in honor of Sean Taylor. One thing I appreciate about Berry is how he recognizes the talents of others both before him or those with whom he has played. He wears the number 29 to honor a fellow team mate whose career was cut short.

      There have been times, especially, during his long recovery from injuries, when, I thought Pioli might have been better off selecting Earl Thomas from Texas instead, but, with his remarkable recovery I submit Pioli was correct.

  • Chris Tarrants

    In all fairness he was petting war paint in a video posted a few days ago. He is working on his fears while creating fear in qb’s across the league