KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: Safety Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after breaking up a pass to tight end Todd Heap #86 of the Baltimore Ravens in the endzone during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs
S Eric Berry
is locked out from football but he hasn't gone anywhere. Berry spoke with Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports on a range of topics including his rookie season, winning the Mack Lee Hill trophy and how the Chiefs used him in his rookie year.
He also offered up this quote, which I thought was good news for the team:
The season was a good experience as a whole; just going out there and seeing how well we jelled together. A lot of people on the team were saying that they hadn't seen people on a team this close in a long time. And a lot of the veterans ... there wasn't any of that hazing stuff that you hear about. When we came in, the veteran just took us under their wings and just showed us the ropes. I think a lot of the credit goes to them for helping me go through the rookie season the way I did.
It's interesting that there was no hazing or anything like that. I think you could tell that the rookies were expected to step in and immediately act like veterans and, judging by their play, that's what many of them did.