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The Chiefs lose Eric Berry to torn ACL

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No team suffered through a worse opening week than the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sunday’s effort looked even uglier on Monday with the news that safety Eric Berry has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported the bad news for the Chiefs second year player.

Berry was hurt while getting blocked on a play in the first quarter.  The Chiefs believe the league should levy discipline for what they believe is an illegal block.

In his rookie season, Berry played every single defensive snap. The team thought he was ready to be one of the elite safeties in the league.

Instead, his injury is another obstacle the Chiefs must overcome during a dreadful start to the 2011 season.

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35 Responses to “The Chiefs lose Eric Berry to torn ACL”
  1. nyctexan says: Sep 12, 2011 2:43 PM

    Whoa, that’s a huge bummer.

  2. medtxpack says: Sep 12, 2011 2:45 PM

    call Ted Thompson for tips…

  3. trbowman says: Sep 12, 2011 2:46 PM

    Keep doubting them, but the Chiefs will be in the post season come January.

  4. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Sep 12, 2011 2:49 PM

    Damn, he was lookin like the next ST #21. Real shame.

  5. pkew says: Sep 12, 2011 2:49 PM

    Look out for the Raiders!!!
    Chargers lose 2 huge pieces and now the chiefs lose Berry

  6. haleyistheman00 says: Sep 12, 2011 2:50 PM

    it was a huge cheap shot it was after the play when they were jogging to the ball. Berry being out killed the chiefs defense yesterday imagine the rest of the year.

  7. asublimeday says: Sep 12, 2011 2:50 PM

    Thanks for blowing my survivor pick, chiefs.

    That said, hope this guy is okay.

  8. kayotiicdat says: Sep 12, 2011 2:50 PM

    wow sucks for Chiefs fans.. Berry seemed to be the back bone for that defense. Have a healthy recovery good sir.

  9. billinva says: Sep 12, 2011 2:56 PM

    So much for the Chiefs this year.

  10. bigwhitey says: Sep 12, 2011 2:57 PM

    Frontrunners in the Luck derby. Congrats KC.

  11. tigers182 says: Sep 12, 2011 2:57 PM

    As great as the NFL is, the number of big injuries like this is so frustrating.

  12. rforr3tard3d says: Sep 12, 2011 2:57 PM

    Look out for the Raiders!!!
    Chargers lose 2 huge pieces and now the chiefs lose Berry

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    Losing Nate Kaeding sucks but I would hardly call Luis Castillo a “huge” piece. Vaughn Martin has looked good and filled it nicely against the Vikings.

  13. joegibbsisking says: Sep 12, 2011 3:04 PM

    Dagger….

  14. bradybbgoat says: Sep 12, 2011 3:07 PM

    Could the Chiefs playoff hopes be gone after week 1?

    Not much going right in KC, besides Jamaal Charles, o course.

  15. sedcontra97 says: Sep 12, 2011 3:07 PM

    If it is actually possible, Todd Haley’s dour expression just got gloomier.

  16. keeponhating says: Sep 12, 2011 3:09 PM

    That sucks. even though I’m a raider fan and hate the chiefs I don’t usually like seeing players get hurt. Although it wouldn’t bother me if Philip Rivers went down. That’d be kinda funny actually he’s a tool. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for Berry

  17. dapackrepeat says: Sep 12, 2011 3:13 PM

    Kaaaaboooom, down he goes! LULZ….the Packers may actually be able to give the starters a day off when the play the Chiefs. LOL.

  18. sportsdrenched.com says: Sep 12, 2011 3:14 PM

    Well $@#!

  19. trbowman says: Sep 12, 2011 3:16 PM

    Over 100 people finna look silly come January.

  20. robertopicadillo says: Sep 12, 2011 3:19 PM

    wow a terrible secondary just got worse. luck better get very familiar with kansas city.

  21. marvsleezy says: Sep 12, 2011 3:19 PM

    Sorry man, but that was a stupid pick for a survivor pool – I took Buffalo
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    asublimeday says: Thanks for blowing my survivor pick, chiefs.

    That said, hope this guy is okay.

  22. beil1984 says: Sep 12, 2011 3:19 PM

    Wow that is huge and Losing Castillo is big but losing Kaeding is ginormous. Defenses will be more aggressive knowing that the chargers don’t have a real kicker and they’ll be going for more 4th downs and with turner coaching…it could get ugly.

  23. pigskinswag says: Sep 12, 2011 3:22 PM

    Really sucks for this kid and for the Chiefs. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  24. ravensfreak00 says: Sep 12, 2011 3:25 PM

    Tough loss for them losing such a good player.

  25. riverhorsey says: Sep 12, 2011 3:28 PM

    Next man up.

  26. sullijo1 says: Sep 12, 2011 3:29 PM

    Feel bad for Berry….who knows if he ever comes back the same.

    Chiefs were unusually healthy last year…doesn’t look like it this year.

  27. irishchief84 says: Sep 12, 2011 3:30 PM

    agree with haleyistheman, huge cheap shot.

  28. kcjefff says: Sep 12, 2011 3:32 PM

    c’moooooonnnnn Luck!!!!

  29. depotnator says: Sep 12, 2011 3:52 PM

    Michael Lombardi says it was a non-contact ACL injury. It sure looks like no one hit him in the tape.

  30. rforr3tard3d says: Sep 12, 2011 4:12 PM

    why is everyone acting like San Diego isnt going to sign a kicker? it doesnt change anything, maybe they’ll get one who doesnt choke when it matters?

  31. enders9 says: Sep 12, 2011 4:15 PM

    trbowman says: Sep 12, 2011 2:46 PM

    Keep doubting them, but the Chiefs will be in the post season come January.

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    I lol’d

    The Chiefs success last year was mostly due to an extremely easy schedule. They aren’t making the playoffs this year. Won’t even be close to making it.

  32. sschmiggles says: Sep 12, 2011 4:42 PM

    “The Chiefs believe the league should levy discipline for what they believe is an illegal block, according to what we believe.”

  33. bigdawg24 says: Sep 12, 2011 4:47 PM

    This just gives the Chiefs an excuse to write off the season… and to keep Todd Haley.

    Chiefs excuses:

    1.) Lock out

    2.) Moeoki IR

    3.) Berry IR

    Look on the bright side – Clark Hunt is $32 million under the cap and making plenty of money.

  34. deadeye says: Sep 12, 2011 6:25 PM

    “Keep doubting them, but the Chiefs will be in the post season come January.”

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    Dream on. KC will finish around 8-8 or 7-9 at best. The loss of Charlie Weiss is huge and they won’t be able to compensate for it. Don’t be shocked if the Chiefs are picking somewhere around #12 overall next April.

  35. billsjetsfan says: Sep 12, 2011 11:16 PM

    That’s gotta be tough loss for the Chiefs

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