KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Berry never saw the hit coming until it was too late.
The Chiefs' Pro Bowl safety was ranging to his right, trying to defend the goal line in last season's opener, when Steve Johnson lined him up in his sights. The Bills wide receiver swooped in with his shoulder first and cut Berry down at the knees with a devastating block.
It was perfectly legal, but that didn't matter much to Berry as he was lying on the turf at Arrowhead Stadium. Berry tried to keep playing, but it was all in vain: He had torn the ACL in his left knee, effectively ending his season.
Berry tweeted in the offseason that he wondered whether Johnson intended to hurt him, in truth a natural question amid the controversy of the Saints' bounty scandal. He's backpedaled since, saying the tweet was in jest, and he's sidestepped the media all week. But in a statement made in April, Berry indicated that it still weighed on his mind: "You can look at the tape and m...