December 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) runs the ball after an interception against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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While the Chiefs secondary may have been exposed in the second half of the season after the pass rush dried up, the unit made plenty of spectacular plays in the 2013 season. Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin takes a look back in his piece “A Secondary Look at the Chiefs DBs in 2013.”
"Berry housed another INT in Week 15 at Oakland, where he intercepted Raiders QB Matt McGloin and returned it 47 yards for the score. In 2013, “EB” started at strong safety in 15 games and was active, but did not play in one contest (Wk 17 vs SD), recording 73 tackles (66 solo), including 11 for loss, 3.5 sacks (-26.5 yards), three interceptions for two touchdowns, eight quarterback pressures, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Berry started in the Chiefs postseason contest against the Indianapolis Colts, logging a team-high nine tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble. The 2014 Pro Bowl appearance was Berry’s third time in the postseason game."
While we’re looking back, Adam Teicher takes a look at the huge controversy this week that was “Chief on Chief Crime” when asks the question “What was Johnson supposed to do?”
"This year’s Pro Bowl was one of the most competitive in recent years, perhaps because the NFL mixed up the rosters rather than playing by conference. Whatever the reason, it was a better and more entertaining game, so let’s not get on a player who was doing things the right way."
Finally today, as we look ahead to the Superbowl this Sunday, Randy Covitz from the Kansas City Star has a great piece hi-lighting George Toma, the head groundskeeper for all 48 Superbowls who hails from Kansas City.
"“It could be a mud bowl or a snow bowl,” said Toma, who has been overseeing preparations for the past two weeks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., as well as the fields at the New York Giants and Jets’ facilities, where the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are practicing. “But we’re ready. We can’t fight the weather. But we can be prepared. … We love pressure. When things get tough, we start to work.”"
The AA Writers Mock Draft will continue today beginning at 2 PM Arrowhead time. Picks seven through 12 will be revealed! Make sure you check back often!
That’s it for your Chiefs news and headlines today. Enjoy your Tuesday and GO CHIEFS!