Ron Parker is entering his fifth season with Eric Berry as his teammate in the Kansas City Chiefs backfield so he says it’s no big deal that Berry hasn’t shown up to OTAs so far this offseason.
“It doesn’t make a difference to me,” Parker told the media on Tuesday. “I did it last year without him so it’s kind of the same schedule we’ve been working on. Whatever he’s doing, he’s doing whatever he has to do make himself ready when the season starts.”
I found it interesting that a few minutes after saying Berry’s absence doesn’t matter he talked about how much his presence does matter.
“He makes everybody kind of go overboard,” Parker said of Berry. “When he’s here, he gives you that extra lift to work overboard. That’s what we take away when Eric Berry is here.”
Parker said he doesn’t always have an idea of who’s going to be here and who’s not going to be here for offseason workouts. He talked about this being a time when you have to do what’s best for you to get yourself ready for the season.
As much as we try, we can’t manufacture any drama here. I haven’t seen a hint of any Chiefs caring too much about their absence.