The Eric Berry comeback story continues.
The Kansas City Chiefs safety had a couple of passes defensed against the Chicago Bears last week and gave up just four passes for 21 yards in that game. Considering the meltdown with Jay Cutler's second half comeback, it's nice to see some good news come out of that game.
Even better news, according to Pro Football Focus, is that Berry is playing like one of the best safeties in the game right now.
PFF had the second highest grade of his career against the Bears. It seems like Berry is playing farther away from the line of scrimmage on this side of his comeback. Rather than being (mostly) a box safety as it seemed he was at times last year, he has been in coverage more.
What's missing, and what's missing from the Chiefs defense as a whole, are those game-changing plays. The turnovers. The interceptions. The tips that turn into interceptions. The tackles for loss. The safety blitz off the edge that forces the quarterback into a bad decisions. The Chiefs have dug themselves into such a hole that simply solid play isn't enough anymore. 'Tis life at 1-4.
All that said ... how incredible is this? Berry should win comeback player of the year (if he's eligible, given he played half of last year).