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The Lounge>Berry missed today's practice, back to Day-To-Day. Also Dorian O'Daniel Note
JakeF 03:10 PM 01-09-2019
Eric Berry misses Wednesday practice, in question for Saturday’s divisional

Guess who’s day to day again.

By Pete Sweeney Jan 9, 2019, 2:10pm CST
https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2019/...ivisional-game

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is not practicing Wednesday, the second day of work as the team prepares to take on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday afternoon in the AFC’s divisional round.

Berry missed practice on Friday, December 28, before he was eventually held out of the Chiefs’ final game of the season against the Oakland Raiders. Berry practiced limitedly to start this week on Tuesday, which many felt was a good sign, but he could not participate on Wednesday as he deals with his lingering heel injury.

“It’s difficult from the standpoint of he’s a real critical part of our team,” defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said when asked about the uncertainty surrounding the three-time All-Pro. “He’s an outstanding player. He’s one of our true leaders, the guys rally around him, so I think that part is always hard. You get caught up in different things in the season. But also, if you stick back for a second, you say, ‘Man, this is really hard on this guy, too, as a player. This is something he loves to do. He’s been really good at it, and as difficult as it is on us as a defensive unit or us as a team, I think for him, it’s really challenging.’

“So it’s just what it is. There’s not a lot you can do about it, and every week we’ve got our fingers crossed and hope that he can make it back and go. It’s truly—I know you guys get tired of hearing this—it really is a day to day to day thing here right now, the way it’s playing out. You just got to stay in there and go and figure out how to get other guys ready in case he can’t go.”

Berry was originally held out of the Chiefs’ first 13 games with what the team described as a sore heel, though reports, which have never been confirmed (nor denied) said Berry has what is called a “Haglund’s deformity.”

Berry eventually returned to the lineup to play 30 snaps Week 15 against the Los Angeles Chargers and played 69 snaps Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks before what has appeared to be some sort of setback.

Sutton was asked Wednesday about who would replace Berry and linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, who hasn’t practiced at all this week, if they couldn’t play against the Colts.

Without Berry in a must-win game against the Raiders when it came to playoff home-field advantage, the safety snap count breakdown was as follows: Daniel Sorensen (63), Eric Murray (33), Jordan Lucas (32) and Ron Parker (6).

In the above breakdown, it is important to note that Sorensen and Lucas earned the start. Lucas suffered a stinger, and the Chiefs eventually removed starters in a 35-3 blowout.

It remains to be seen who the Chiefs start against the Colts if Berry cannot play once again.

A note on Dorian O’Daniel

#Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub on LB Dorian O’Daniel, who has missed two practices this week: “He’s a four-phase starter for us. He’s an important guy, so we’re keeping an eye on that one, pretty close.”

“I wouldn’t tell you,” he initially said with a smile. “We have to work guys in, obviously, and just see where guys are. The one good thing is you’re at the point of the season where if you do have to miss some reps and you get better toward to the end of the week, this is probably the time to do it. We just have to kind of roll guys through, which we try to do, anyway, but when you have a guy in question, you have to say, ‘OK,’ because that usually affects somebody else.

“Sometimes that affects special teams ... It’s going to affect Dave (Toub) and what he’s putting together, so you got to kind of stay on top of that as a total staff, too. But we just got to slide and we’ve got some different options, but we kind of have to wait and see where it’s at.”
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ILChief 07:45 PM 01-09-2019
I hope Veach approaches this off-season assuming Berry will never play again and drafts and signs free agents accordingly. If he gives you anything great but you can't rely on him
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TribalElder 07:46 PM 01-09-2019
Bummer

this day to day stuff is a distraction
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jimidollar 08:10 PM 01-09-2019
Oh well. Team is 0-2 with him on the field this year. No great loss.
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notorious 08:12 PM 01-09-2019
I don’t give a shit anymore.
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Graystoke 08:26 PM 01-09-2019
Not surprised.
So much bullshit, the way we have been lead to the belief he was going to be our Playoff Defense Saviour.

Done caring
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CoMoChief 08:36 PM 01-09-2019
I don't expect Berry to be a factor at all in the playoffs, however far the Chiefs advance.

I also think this will be Berry's last season as a Chief.

There is absolutely zero reason to keep him post June1. The Chiefs are much better off just eating his cap hit.
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NJChiefsFan 08:41 PM 01-09-2019
Having him on the field to help on Ebron at all would really help. Just being a coach on the field, being decent in coverage against TE's, and with the run once in a while would be a major improvement. Don't even need the old Berry. Not holding my breath though.
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TomBarndtsTwin 08:42 PM 01-09-2019
I guess the ‘spirit’ is not feeling it this week . . . .



(somewhere Ronnie Lott is just shaking his head)
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Rain Man 08:43 PM 01-09-2019
Hypothetical question here, but can you amputate a heel?
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threebag02 09:25 PM 01-09-2019



Can he play in a pair of Heelys?
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PHOG 09:39 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by O.city:
Dj had it right in another thread.

He'll have surgery 3 days after they lose or after the SB, which will assure him being on the roster and guarantee his money next year.

He'll miss TC and be in a situation similar to Houston a few years back and maybe play 6 games next year.
6 games...6 games...you kidding me?....6 games...are you nuts?...6 games??
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Flying High D 09:41 PM 01-09-2019
Might be alittle to chilly to crawl out of the underpass this weekend.
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Flying High D 09:44 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by PHOG:
6 games...6 games...you kidding me?....6 games...are you nuts?...6 games??
Will we be able to make the playoffs at 10-6? Every game he plays they lose. The less games he plays in the better the record.
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POND_OF_RED 10:33 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by TinyEvel:
Really bad news, guys. They've added another day to his condition.

He was day to day

now he is day to day to day.

dayum.
He means we really only need him for 3 days technically. Interesting Freudian slip.

Let’s hope it’s smoke and mirrors. He looked pretty disruptive in the first half of that Chargers game. If we could get that production out of him for the playoff push I would be happy. Still holding on to my delusions that he’ll somehow return to his all-pro self again when that playoff atmosphere hits his spirit.
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BlackOp 12:04 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by O.city:
Dj had it right in another thread.

He'll have surgery 3 days after they lose or after the SB, which will assure him being on the roster and guarantee his money next year.

He'll miss TC and be in a situation similar to Houston a few years back and maybe play 6 games next year.
I'm not sure that having surgery for a non-football related, chronic heel condition would guarantee his 2019 money...

I would have to think there is some form of stipulation...I dont think he can just do it without informing them. Chiefs could designate him for release the day before before he has the procedure.

For the 2018 season...Berry made $130,000 per play. Pretty good gig...$1,625,000 per tackle. Players get $27,000 for a divisional game...he's was like "**** that chump change".
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