Earlier this week, Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson had some praise for cornerback Aaron Berry by saying that he doesn't think "there's too many CBs in the league that bump coverage like him." Considering Berry is in line for a starting job, this was good to see. It was also good to see fellow cornerback Chris Houston and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham praise Berry as well.
Here's what Houston had to say about Berry:
"I think they underrate him," Houston said. "That's the best way to be, going into the game underrated, the ball coming his way a little bit more. He can make plays and get everybody up off him."
And here is Cunningham's comment:
Cunningham on Berry: "This guy can play. He's one of the finest cover guys I've seen in a long time."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) May 24, 2012
If Berry can live up to these comments and surprise people, the Lions' secondary as a whole could be a positive surprise in 2012. Houston personally thinks the secondary is "going to surprise a lot of people," and if he turns out to be right, perhaps one of the bigger concerns in the offseason could turn into a strength next season.