During the Chiefs scrimmage on Saturday, first-round pick Eric Berry got to show off his skills in game situations for the first time in front of over 10,000 fans. He performed well during the scrimmage with an interception of a Brodie Croyle pass and was even better on his way back to the locker room.
Though the pick was impressive, Berry managed to find a way it could have been better.
“I was more upset that I fell afterwards. It is what it is. I got something I can build off of and our defense did pretty good today.”
Something no one will be upset with is what Berry did after the scrimmage. He spent an extra 20 minutes signing autographs, making him the final player to leave the field. To the fifth overall pick, it was a no brainer.
“I love the fans, what would we be without the fans? They came out here and sat in the sun just like us. They came out here and supported us, I believe they broke a record today in this stadium. I just want to show my appreciation to them.”
Something tells me that if he can bring some interceptions with him to the regular season (falling down or otherwise) that will be all the appreciation the fans will need. Seriously though, how cool is it to see Berry spend so much time with the fans? Ultimately the play on the field is the only thing that matters, but warming up the fans during training camp is never a bad way to go.
Being a rookie, there’s a good chance we will see Berry on the field a little more than the rest of the first unit during Friday’s game against the Falcons. I think it’s safe to say all eyes will be on Berry no matter how much run he gets.