Detroit cornerback Aaron Berry got rid of his Twitter account this offseason, which can’t hurt.
Getting his shoulder fixed should help more.
As embarrassing as an easy dropped interception in the playoff loss to the Saints was Berry’s reaction to it, when he took to social media and told some fans “Y’all can go back to being Broke & Miserable.”
“I’m off Twitter,” Berry told the Detroit Free Press. “I don’t think it’s for me. There’s too much nowadays. I’ve got more stuff to focus on than Twitter.”
For the moment, that’s recovering from shoulder surgery, which he said limited him last year.
“It wore on me, but I don’t make excuses” Berry said. “Nobody knows what I was going through then. I was out there barely moving my arm. I don’t make excuses, I just go out there. Things happen, bounce back.”
Of course, saying you’re not making an excuse and then immediately making an excuse seems confusing, but Berry has plenty of other concerns. Though he’s been working with the starters this offseason, the Lions drafted three corners and signed veteran Jacob Lacey in an effort to fix the weak link of an improving defense. They were also among the first teams linked to trade specualtion regarding Dallas corner Michael Jenkins, though that’s subsided.
If those guys beat him out, that might leave Berry himself “Broke & Miserable.”