While the Kansas City Chiefs star safety was poised to have another great year after his rookie Pro Bowl season, the Chiefs need to move on. In the NFL, you can't dwell on injures. They happen everyday.
With that in mind, here are five things Kansas City must do to replace Eric Berry.
Kendrick Lewis had a solid rookie season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
He only played 12 games but had 30 tackles, one forced fumble and three interceptions.
Not bad for a rookie.
He even got four tackles in the Buffalo Bills debacle yesterday.
Lewis needs more playing time at safety with the current Eric Berry injury.
With Eric Berry on the sidelines for the forseeable future, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to have to mix it up.
The Chiefs use a 4-3 and a 3-4 defense.
They're going to have to give the offense a lot of different looks if they want to make up for the loss of Berry.
The Buffalo Bills possession time was 37:02 minutes.
The Kansas City Chiefs? They had 22:58 minutes.
The discrepancy between times led to the discrepancy on the scoreboard.
The Bills almost had 15 more minutes of possession than the Chiefs.
That's just pathetic. More playing time for your offense equals fresher legs on defense.
Jamaal Charles needs to bring his A-game against the Detriot Lions next Sunday, not his C-game.
Charles only went 10 carries for 56 yards against the Buffalo Bills.
Kansas City was 3-of-13 on third downs. The Bills were 7-of-14.
Converting on third downs are so cruicial for a team mentally and physically. If a team keeps going three-and-out, it's imposible to get into any kind of rhythm.
Charles impact, or lack thereof, was clearly shown.
The G-Men current have four defense starters out,and their presence was sorely missed against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
But they can't dwell on it. The Chiefs have a lot of adjustments to make.
They need to disguise their defense, keep their offense on the field longer and recover from the loss of Eric Berry emotionally and mentally.