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Eric Berry On Chiefs OTAs: 'It Was A Lot Faster Than College'


Chiefs S Eric Berry has an awful lot of pressure on him. He was the Chiefs 5th overall pick and, unlike DE Tyson Jackson last year, figures to make an immediate impact.

Berry spoke with reporters following his first practice with both rookies and veterans.

Here's what he had to say:

On the first day of OTAs:

It was fun. Just to get back on the field, out there making calls, palying defense and just flyin' around. That was the part I was really enjoying.

On what surprised him:

You know, us having that rookie minicamp, it was a lot faster than what I was used to in college. But having everyone here, the veterans and all, I think it was a lot faster from the rookie minicamp. It wasn't suprising, but it was like, they said it was going to be a lot faster and it was faster.

On playing cornerback:

Yes I could. I'm just going to do whatever coach Haley and coach Crennel want me to do. If they want me to go to corner, I'll do that. If they want me at safety, I'll do that. Until they make that decision...right now they have me at safety and that's what I'm going to keep working at unless they change me. Whatever it is, I'm going to work at what they want me to do.

On the last time he played cornerback:

Last time I played corner was my freshman year in college. It's a little different because I don't get to fly around as much. I'm more locked into one receiver instead of filling in on the run r getting involved in the blitz and things like that. I think it does take me out of the running game.

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