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Alshon Jeffery making strong bid for role in Bears offense

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The Bears starting offense looked very good against the Redskins on Saturday night and one of the biggest reasons why was the play of rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

Jeffery caught all three passes thrown in his direction in the first half, turning them into 62 yards and a serious argument for more playing time going forward. He made one catch while drawing a flag for pass interference and turned another completion into a 34-yard gain with strong running after the catch.

“Whatever the situation is, I just try to go out and play my game. Whatever it takes to do that, it doesn’t matter,” Jeffery said, via Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com. “I would say practice is really tough. So in a game it comes easier. [Offensive coordinator Mike] Tice always talks about being explosive, so we try to make explosive plays; try to be one of the most explosive offenses in NFL history.”

The only black mark on the night for Jeffery was a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he received for pulling DeAngelo Hall’s helmet off during some post-play pushing and shoving. The flag isn’t something the Bears want, obviously, but it’s the only thing working against Jeffery in his quest for a major job in the Bears offense this season.

With what we’ve seen from Jeffery and Brandon Marshall thus far in preseason, the hype about the Bears offensive improvement looks well earned.

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23 Responses to “Alshon Jeffery making strong bid for role in Bears offense”
  1. metalhead65 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:58 AM

    great game for the bears last night! so where are all the headlines for rg3 today? sure it’s only pre season but so was last weeks game and his play was front page news. the bears make him look human and suddenly the game doesn’t matter?

  2. 11thstreetmafia says: Aug 19, 2012 9:59 AM

    Excellent skill and a mean streak. As a bears fan, it sounds very promising.

  3. tharoostah says: Aug 19, 2012 10:09 AM

    J-Cutty hates DeAngelo Hall, so while the coaches may not like the penalty his QB is happy

  4. dstonejr says: Aug 19, 2012 10:12 AM

    DeAngelo Hall was just trying to push a rookie around, and in return, got pushed back. I’m just happy the kid didn’t slug him. He’s going to be a beast, especially with Marshall playing opposite of him.

  5. psuravens19 says: Aug 19, 2012 10:30 AM

    I was hoping the Ravens drafted this kid; this guy could be a stud.

  6. niubears says: Aug 19, 2012 10:32 AM

    For the first time in my life, I can say this without laughing. This Bears offense is gonna make D-Coordinators go crazy.
    Can’t wait for the real season to start

  7. norcal031 says: Aug 19, 2012 10:36 AM

    Baby T.O

  8. finley88thebeast says: Aug 19, 2012 10:37 AM

    but they made cousins look like a hall of famed…LOL….the bears will always blow

  9. markda2nd says: Aug 19, 2012 10:57 AM

    finley88thebeast, im fine with having our 3rd and 4th string defense making cousins look good if our 1st string defense can do what they did to rg3.

  10. hokiegajanisgod says: Aug 19, 2012 11:02 AM

    Guess he’s not the ‘fat’ WR all the pundits/haters claimed him to be.

    Hope he has a fine career.

  11. mute617 says: Aug 19, 2012 11:06 AM

    Stop talking up Jeffery! I’m a Bears fan in a Packers fan fantasy football league. I want Jeffery as a late round steal!

  12. insanelomein2 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:30 PM

    If Alshon pans out and becomes #2, the bears will have the fastest #3 in either Hester or Knox.

  13. whowhatwherefootball says: Aug 19, 2012 12:35 PM

    Lets not be so fast to forget about that o line. Cutler will be running for his life once again espescially in the NCF North.

  14. tucostacos says: Aug 19, 2012 12:36 PM

    finley88thebeast says:
    Aug 19, 2012 10:37 AM

    but they made cousins look like a hall of famed…LOL….the bears will always blow

    Haha, guy who picks Captain Drops as his screen name is bagging on guys who won’t be on an NFL roster in 3 weeks.

    Me thinks you should probably concern yourself with your own teams horrible play.

    Back on topic – This kid has beast potential written all over him. It’s early but the early returns show him being far ahead of Floyd & Blackmon. Possible steal of this draft.

  15. granadafan says: Aug 19, 2012 1:18 PM

    If it doesn’t work out as a WR he can become a lineman.

  16. chicagosundevil says: Aug 19, 2012 1:46 PM

    Let’s hold all our enthusiasm a bit since it was the Redskins and all… BUT that’s the best the offense looked in a long time. #Bears

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 19, 2012 1:54 PM

    All props to Alshon for making the stay at home “experts” look like the horse’s asses they are. I’m looking at YOU, Silva, and YOU, Cosell.

  18. fcs34 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:00 PM

    This kid absolutely towers over db’s. Absolute monster. I thought he was gonna make D Hall cry.

    Melton and Peppers were completely unstoppable as well. Great game.

  19. EJ says: Aug 19, 2012 2:05 PM

    The Bears are going to have a top 5 Offense this year. Marshall is back with his QB, Jeffery looks better than where he was drafted and Forte has been taken care of, so expect him to give 110% back. Packers beware, Lions beware, there is a twister brewing in the Windy City!

  20. chi01town says: Aug 19, 2012 2:15 PM

    Best offensive team so far this pre season is in Chicago. Cutler has weapons… Dangerous weapons an he has a lot of them. There is no way the Bears dont win the North. Ashlon is the X factor that Chicago needed in the north. The corners in the north are too short to stop him an Marshall

  21. finley88thebeast says: Aug 19, 2012 2:24 PM

    that’s funny cause captain drops probably still had more yards and touchdowns than your number 1 reciever last season…assuming your a bears fan…I know he had 3 tds in one game against you fools

  22. realfootballfan says: Aug 19, 2012 2:30 PM

    Poor Mike Martz, the Bears finally brought in some real receivers that he could have used for his system, but he was already fired.

  23. raideralex99 says: Aug 19, 2012 3:11 PM

    Hey … where’s the qb controversy story from this game. 4th round pick Cousins comes and shows RG3 how to play QB.

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