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Bears’ Alshon Jeffery knows he needs to keep his temper in check

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Bears rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery may have a temper problem. But he promises he’s not going to let it become a bigger problem.

Jeffery picked up a 15-yard penalty for a skirmish with Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Friday night, and while that might be easy to write off as just an isolated incident, it was actually his second skirmish in his last three games: Jeffery was also ejected from the final game of his college career for fighting with Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who’s now with the Patriots. So does that mean opposing cornerbacks are learning that the easiest way to shut Jeffery down is to get in his head and make him lose his cool?

Not according to Jeffery, who told the Chicago Sun-Times, “I’ll just walk away next time and go back to the huddle.”

Jeffery said the Bears’ coaches told him to play smarter, and that’s what he’s going to do. Jeffery has shown a lot of promise in training camp and the preseason, and if he can keep his head on straight, he has the talent to be a big-time player for the Bears.

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16 Responses to “Bears’ Alshon Jeffery knows he needs to keep his temper in check”
  1. floriosfuglykid says: Aug 20, 2012 7:04 AM

    Everyone will be poking him now. He’s shown weakness, and teams will want to exploit it. Get ready rook.

  2. 61bigdaddy61 says: Aug 20, 2012 7:13 AM

    I kind of like having a beast WR with some junk in the trunk. The Bears are going to be a very dangerous team this year.

  3. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 20, 2012 7:47 AM

    Well, I’m a Redskins fan, and I guess what irks me is the fact that if DeAngelo Hall is covering him, he’s going to be very happy most of the time, not ticked off…I was disappointed in Hall’s performance Saturday night, and it wasn’t the first time that’s happened

  4. baned0n says: Aug 20, 2012 8:20 AM

    To be fair, the guy he was fighting with was Deangelo Hall. A lot of guys wanna punch him in the mouth.

  5. crazycane says: Aug 20, 2012 9:20 AM

    Jeffery was the one who got the flag because the 2nd person always gets it. MeAngelo Hall threw the first punch then turned to the ref when he got punched back.

  6. jeffsnow7 says: Aug 20, 2012 9:26 AM

    I think it is safe to say that this guy feeds off of “skirmishes” with Defensive Backs, he is a bigger receiver who can move his weigh around on smaller defenders. After he pushed DeAngelo Hall around and ripped his helmet off, he ended up having an explosive game after. This guy feeds off of heated battles….

  7. beedubyatoo says: Aug 20, 2012 10:08 AM

    Jeffery said the Bears’ coaches told him to play smarter, and that’s what he’s going to do. Jeffery has shown a lot of promise in training camp and the preseason, and if he can keep his head on straight, he has the talent to be a big-time player for the Bears.
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    Which probably means that he couldn’t make the Packers’ 53.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 20, 2012 10:12 AM

    Jeffery is a very talented receiver and part of what makes him good is he is very competitive out there with DBs.

    He means well when he says I will walk away next time but when a CB talks trash or takes a cheap shot, it will be on! Not taking any garbage out there.

  9. ronniemexico says: Aug 20, 2012 10:20 AM

    This is the benefit of pre-season. Glad it happened now vs. week one. Learn from it Rook, and move on. This dude is going to be a beast.

  10. purpleguy says: Aug 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    Did Mike Tice tell him to play smarter? Really?

  11. kinggeorgexii says: Aug 20, 2012 10:56 AM

    meangelo needs to be taken out and ridiculed for the worthlessness he is.

  12. surferbum01 says: Aug 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    NFC North is gonna be brutal this year….well except for the Vikings. They should just shut it down already. Teams in that division are gonna feast on their porous secondary.

  13. larryboodry says: Aug 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    beedubyatoo says: Aug 20, 2012 10:08 AM

    Jeffery said the Bears’ coaches told him to play smarter, and that’s what he’s going to do. Jeffery has shown a lot of promise in training camp and the preseason, and if he can keep his head on straight, he has the talent to be a big-time player for the Bears.
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    Which probably means that he couldn’t make the Packers’ 53.
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    I’m sure they’d find a spot for him…Heck, they took a chance on Cedric Benson, didn’t they?

  14. granadafan says: Aug 20, 2012 4:28 PM

    Now he has a target painted on his back just like Suh.

  15. themidwaymonsters says: Aug 20, 2012 5:07 PM

    Plain and simple, Halls a moron.

  16. larryboodry says: Aug 20, 2012 6:18 PM

    Big difference between Jeffery and Suh…The former was sticking up for himself against an ignorant bully…The latter IS an ignorant bully.

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