Mid-week mail call:
J.D. from Kansas City wants to know what to expect from Eric Berry next year.
Bill Williamson: I don’t expect any problems. Sadly, that injury has become pretty common around the league. Players come back from it routinely. Berry is young and strong. He should be fine.
BW: I wouldn’t say Rivers has not been sharp. But I do agree, he has missed some throws he usually makes. I don’t what the reason is. He worked out with many of his teammates during the lockout and he had a good training camp. I don’t think it is a problem, but Rivers’ may be just a shade off early in the season.
BW: Mayhew reportedly shunned Pioli when Pioli tried to congratulate him after the Lions hammered the Chiefs, 48-3. The Chiefs charged the Lions with tampering (stemming from former Kansas City defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham discussing a Chiefs’ player). The Lions were found guilty. I really don’t think much of the snub. The Lions clearly played with some vengeance in mind, but the truth is, they were found guilty. I don’t think they should harbor anything against the Chiefs. Just enjoy the win and move on.