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Chiefs S Eric Berry Credits LB Mike Vrabel, S Jon McGraw With Helping Him

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Chiefs S Eric Berry says things are going "a lot better" this week now that he has several weeks of NFL practices under his belt.

Just as he did last week, Berry singled out Mike Vrabel (unprompted by reporters) as a teammate that's helping him immensely.

"It definitely helps to have Mike Vrabel out there," Berry said. "He's out there talking and you get used to him saying things and you start learning it yourself in the fire so it's good to have him out there."

Berry also added another name to the leadership group of the Chiefs defense: safety Jon McGraw.

"He knows the playbook back and forth," Berry said of McGraw. "He's right next to me [on the field] so it's easier for me to hear him when we're going through our two minute drills and things like that. He's kinda letting me do my own thing now. He's taught me a lot about the defense so now I can make the calls for myself."

Berry says he's getting more comfortable with the defense as the days go by. It's a similar scheme to what he ran his freshman and sophomore year at Tennessee and the terminology is the biggest difference.

Check out video of the exchange with Berry courtesy of the Kansas City Star.