Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery says Soldier Field is ‘terrible’
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will be going back to his old stomping grounds when the team plays against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field and one thing that sticks out to him is just how terrible the field is. As the weather gets colder throughout the season Soldier Field is known for poor field conditions and Jeffery said he used to joke with the Bears equipment manager that they needed to get the field better.
“The field is terrible,” Jeffery said via NJ.com. “I definitely remember that. But at the same time, it’s football, man … when I was there we always used to tell the equipment manager that you gotta change the field, get the field better.
“I’m not disrespecting them,” he added, “I’m just saying: It’s terrible.”
Jeffery, who is a man of few words was also asked about his time with the Bears and said that Chicago was just a place he worked but he is really enjoying his time in Philadelphia.
“I love the city of Philadelphia,” Jeffery said after walkthrough. “Chicago is just where I was for work.”
Jeffery was a second-round pick by the Bears in 2012 out of South Carolina and he quickly became a fan favorite but two injury-plagued seasons made both sides decide to move on which helped clear a path for him to become an Eagle.
If the Eagles are going to upset the Bears on Sunday it will probably be Jeffery playing a big role. Jeffery and Nick Foles have become quite the combo and are going to be key to escaping Chicago with a win.