AFC West mailbag

September, 21, 2011
9/21/11
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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.

Ken Bull from Oakland wants to know why San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers hasn’t been sharp so far.

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.

Dennis from Memphis wants to know what I think about the incident between Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli after Sunday’s game.

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.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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