Many Chiefs’ fans and members of the local media are upset with the Bills’ wide-receiver, Stevie Johnson, for a downfield block he directed at Eric Berry’s knees. The hit sends Berry cartwheeling onto his head but Berry jumped up and was able to stay in the game. Click here is the video of that hit.
After hearing from an upset Chiefs’ fan on Twitter, Stevie Johnson responded that he is not a cheap player. ‘“man shutup U clown ILL NEVER CHEAPSHOT A PLAYER
ON THE FIELD! IDC if he my Enemy U Square! Last I checked a cut block was
legal!” While Johnson’s block looks bad, it is not only legal but still taught by every receiver’s coach I know in the game. But Johnson’s block is not what led to Berry’s season-ending knee injury. Like a lot of joint injuries, this one appears to be self induced.
Courtesy of Matt Kadel, a KU alum who tweets as @MattKadel, this video shows that Eric Berry apparently tore his ACL by making a cut in the open field – without any contact from any other player. Click here to view this video to see the evidence. Berry’s left knee clearly buckles after a cut and he immediately goes down without any player around him. He did not return to the game after this play.
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