“Those guys (Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki) are playing and they’re practicing, and so they are good enough to play,” Crennel said. “Now, whether they’ll ever be back to what they used to be, I don’t know if that’s going to be the case, because they’ve had a reconstruction on the knee. Will it be like it was before the reconstruction? I don’t know that will be the case.”
What the media liked about Romeo Crennel when first hired as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs was his openness and honesty. It was refreshing. Crennel was unlike Todd Haley. Haley was cryptic, rude and sometimes awkward in his press conferences.
Crennel’s straightforward, but now it’s hurting him. What was nice to hear before isn’t something fans like hearing today. Like Eric Berry not ever being the same.
You could look at this statement by Crennel in a couple different ways. Maybe it’s a bad sign or Crennel just saying he doesn’t know. Crennel can’t honestly say if Eric Berry will be a hundred percent. The same for Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki.
Experts say the rebound after an ACL injury isn’t until a season after the injury. That would be next year for Berry, Charles and Moeaki. It can happen this season, but medical people say not usually. As a fan I hope Berry’s less than 100 percent is still better than most opponents hundred percent.
We know Berry isn’t acting like the same Berry that went to the Pro Bowl his first year.
But Crennel can’t honestly say if that will transpire, not until RAC like us sees it happen. Doesn’t mean it won’t happen doesn’t mean Eric Berry and the rest won’t be great players, but Crennel’s being candid.
This statement raises more flags in addition to Eric Berry now being called overrated. Kansas City Star Kent Babb said that on 610 Sports Radio.
When taken by Kansas City Berry was the total package. In 2010 Berry excelled in hitting, anticipation and was in the right spot at the right time. Everything Eric Berry’s draft bio said he did in 2010. But like Kansas City’s defense in 2012 Berry hasn’t shown the same flash as he did as a rookie.
With the way the defense is performing I’m not sure if it’s Berry or the mistakes that have kept this defense from performing like what fans expected at the start of the season. I’m not ready to call Berry a bust or overrated.
I think a lot of it is the injury and Berry trying to come back. You’re talking about a player that didn’t want to come out the game when his injury first happened. Most players would have. If Berry is struggling I doubt he’ll admit it. He’s a tough guy.
I’d give it some more time on Berry before I call him no good. Don't forget to check us out on chiefconcerns.com!
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