Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has not been a happy camper this week after three offensive pass interference penalties were called against him in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake is worried that Jeffery is going to beat himself up about that so much that it will affect his play going forward.
“The thing I’m trying to make sure of is that it doesn’t destroy him from a mental standpoint,” Drake said, via CSNChicago.com. “He’s fragile right now.”
Fragile? Jeffery must be Italian.
Drake said the only thing he wants to see from Jeffery is to shake it off and get better, and do it in a hurry as the Bears face two must-win games in the final two weeks of the season.
“You have to man up,” Drake said. “Are you going to sit back and sulk or are you going to do something about it? You’ve still got to play the game physical so you can’t give in on that. You have to turn it into something positive.”
There haven’t been many positives for the Bears lately. Getting some big plays out of Jeffery would be a big boost to Chicago’s playoff hopes.