KANSAS CITY, Mo–Four interceptions, two returned for a touchdown a year ago. And not to mention the on field presence, a guy like Eric Berry brings to Kansas City. After all, the KC safety beat cancer and was named the 2015 comeback player of the year.
“You are not going to replace an Eric Berry with an Eric Berry that’s not what you are going to do,” said Andy Reid.
The five time pro-bowler suffered a torn Achilles last week in New England. Sunday’s game against Philadelphia marked the first week the Chiefs would take the field with out number 29.
“We know are brother is here in spirit. Eric Berry is a dominant player in this defense. Eric is that guy. We wanted to win for Eric and coach Reed, just a lot of emotion this weekend, huh?,” said Chris Jones.
One of the players stepping up in the safety spot today was fourth year safety out of BYU, Daniel Sorenson.
“We are without one of our better leaders here without Eric Berry and those young guys had to learn. I thought those guys battled and did a good job,” said coach Reid.
And in the 4th quarter in a tie game when the Chiefs needed it most defensive lineman Chris Jones got the pick that helped lead to Kansas City’s 27-20 win.
“Did you all see it. Caught it with one, brought it in with two. I was going to take it to the crib and I don’t mean the endzone I mean my house,” said Jones.
“To be honest it’s the whole team but yeah the defense is very confident in what they are doing. A lot of the guys have all played. So this wasn’t anything crazy. I think next man up and let’s try to roll. It’s certainly part of the culture we try to preach around here,” said Alex Smith.