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.