Eric Berry says season wore him out

May, 19, 2011
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Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry told the Kansas City Star that playing every defensive snap of his rookie season took a toll on him. He said he sat at home and watched TV for a month. Still, Berry told the newspaper he will be ready to play every snap again this season.

''I don’t have a problem with it,'' he said. ''I like to play the game. That’s something I’ve tried to pride myself on is playing every snap and playing well and playing hard. I did that [in college] at Tennessee. One game we played Kentucky and it went to four overtimes and we had 122 snaps in one game. I played all of them. That’s how I was brought up, to play every snap like it was my last. That’s all I know."

He better be, because I’m sure the Chiefs are going to rely on Berry again this season. I’d imagine that he will have an easier time playing extensively in his second NFL season than he did as a rookie.

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