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What will happen to Berrian?

Posted on: October 9, 2010 1:21 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

One storyline lost in the Randy-Moss-to-the-Vikings trade was what will become of Minnesota’s Bernard Berrian. Even before the Moss trade, Berrian had been nearly invisible on the field, catching only five passes for 38 yards this season.

Now, that Moss will suit up for Minnesota, what happens to Berrian? Well, it seems obvious to say that his snaps probably will be cut. When the Vikings go to a two-receiver set, it won’t be Berrian and Percy Harvin any more. Now, it’ll be Harvin and Moss.

He was short with the media this week, but then, having something to say (or because he felt bad about his earlier snubs), he made a visit to the media room Friday. Asked if he was happy, Berrian said, “Good question.”

"Anytime a player's reps get cut or anything of that nature happens, a player's never going to be happy," Berrian told reporters, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "My attitude has to change."

Berrian did say he felt limited by his pre-Moss role, mostly running deep routes to make up for the loss of the field-stretching Sidney Rice. He said he wouldn’t mind seeing more slants and screens.

"I feel like I'm the same guy," said Berrian, who caught 71 passes for 951 yards in 2007. "But, I mean, the production hasn't been there, so it's kind of hard to say that."

The good news, though, is that now Moss is in town, Berrian will have plenty more time to help Chad Ochocinco on whatever joke of a reality show the Bengals WR is engaging in this month.

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Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2010 9:53 am

What will happen to Berrian?

I am not a fan of Berrian, but he seems to be a mini me of Moss himself. Doesnt anyone remember that Moss only plays when he wants too? Neither of them put forth the effort to be outstanding, but both of them have the ability to be good to even great players. Will Moss catch some great plays? Of course he will!!! Another attitude getting in the way of performance, just shows the prima donna's these players really have become.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2010 11:28 pm

What will happen to Berrian?

What will he do??? Probably the same thing he did before Moss was there.... Absolutely NOTHING!!! release this P.O.S. Rice is probably a month away as a best case secenario. Then Berrian will be able to watch from home!!!

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2010 10:55 pm

What will happen to Berrian?

I agree completely, and he needs to go right away so some of these WR's in waiting can get on the field.
Trade him to Cincy for a cheerleader.

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2010 8:21 pm

What will happen to Berrian?

Bernard Berrian has had plenty of time to be productive, but he failed to do so. He dropped seemingly 1 in 3 passes that were catchable, he made zero effort to fight for the ball (like when Brett Favre threw him a pass at the goal line against the dolphins. The ball was thrown to the back shoulder, something he and Favre had practiced all week. When the ball was delivered, Berrian made NO EFFORT to come back to the ball, allowing the Miami DB to make the INT, ending the scoring drive). For a guy being paid #1 money, that type of effort, or lack thereof, is inexcusable. . . He Appears to lack focus and avoids contact at all costs. . . He proved worthless as a punt returner, either muffing the catch, or managing to fall down with little or no contact after making the catch. . . Unless he can make himself useful running slants and screens, I'd be happy if he was released or traded. As it is, he's dead weight, taking up roster space, and getting paid money he does NOT earn.

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