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The last time Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry practiced for the team was August 11 in St. Joseph Authentic Harrison Butker Jersey , Missouri—78 days ago at the time of this writing.Eric Berry linksEric Berry held out of practice leading up to first game (Sept. 6)Eric Berry could practice this week (Sept. 17)Eric Berry has a Haglund’s deformity on his heel (Sept. 29)Chiefs “confident” Eric Berry will play this season (Oct. 14)Since then, the Chiefs have played eight regular-season games, and despite Berry missing them all, the team stands at 7-1.When asked about Berry, the team has maintained that he is “literally day to day” with a sore heel. The only other real update we’ve received has been from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, who revealed the Chiefs safety has a Haglund’s deformity on his heel in late September. Considering Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is the one responsible for paying out Berry’s six-year, $78 million deal, I thought it was worth asking if he had any additional insight on the mysterious situation during his mid-year check in on Monday afternoon.“It’s no different than what you’ve heard from Andy (Reid) or Rick Burkholder,” Hunt said. “It literally is day to day. I do know that nobody’s working harder at his rehab than Eric. Eric is a young man who loves the game of football and wants to be out there on the field Youth Terrance Smith Jersey , and as soon as he feels that he’s ready, he’s going to be out there.”Hunt was then asked if it is an expectation that Berry would play this season. Hunt wouldn’t say that. “You know, I really don’t have an expectation,” he said. “That’s a decision that Eric, along with our medical staff going to have to make and I don’t want to step in front of that.”Bob Sutton isn’t going anywhere - and here’s why We’ve all had our fun now.We’ve spent the last couple of days ranting about how awful the Kansas City Chiefs defense is going to be in 2018 thanks to its anemic performance against the Chicago Bears in a preseason 27-20 loss on Saturday afternoon.We’ve shouted from the rooftops about how our first-string defense couldn’t handle Chase Daniel and the second-string Bears offense, how David Amerson is hot garbage, Orlando Scandrick is washed up and Bob Sutton should have been fired years ago.Here’s the first problem with this narrative: it was a preseason game.Let’s stop acting like it means anything, because it really doesn’t.Here’s the second one: on Saturday, the Chiefs defense in no way http://www.chiefsauthorizedshops.com/au ... ray-jersey , shape or form represented its first string.Eric Berry and Steven Nelson didn’t play at all.Justin Houston and Dee Ford had 11 snaps each.Chris Jones had six.I’m not prepared to argue that David Amerson or Orlando Scandrick are anything more than backups — and on Monday, when Steven Nelson returned to practice after clearing concussion protocol, that’s exactly what they became.That leaves Bob Sutton.Whoo, boy.Bob Sutton.The Chiefs defensive coordinator has been a lightning rod for criticism ever since he arrived in 2013.You’ve heard it.He’s old.The game has passed him by.He’s too soft.He can’t adjust. He only has his job because Andy Reid is famously loyal to his friends.I’ll be happy to agree that in certain games — even in certain seasons — over the past five years, some of those criticisms are justified.No NFL coach is perfect in every game, and Sutton doesn’t get a pass.But Bob Sutton has a job for a reason: because over the five seasons he’s been in Kansas City, he’s been running one of the most effective defenses in the NFL.The true measure of any defense is how many points it allows — and in the NFL from 2013 through 2017, the Chiefs rank third in points allowed.Let that sink in for a second.Would you like to know how many times Marty Shottenheimer’s vaunted defenses from the early 1990s had a five-year period where they ranked top three in points allowed?None.They came close from from 1989-1993 and from 1990-1994 — when they ranked fourth — but that’s it.In fact, the last time the Chiefs franchise had such a sustained run of defensive success was from 1967 through 1973 Ron Parker Jersey , when they had three consecutive five-year stretches in which they ranked third in points allowed.I’m well aware — and you should be, too — that in 2017, the Chiefs only ranked 15th in points allowed.Should that continue in 2018, then it will be fair to wonder if Sutton has lost his touch.Unless and until that occurs, it’s perfectly reasonable to criticize Sutton.There will undoubtedly be moments where it will be justified.But put away the torches and pitchforks.Bob Sutton isn’t going anywhere.