Alshon Jeffery doesn’t always jump to mind as a guy you think of as a “great quote.”
The veteran wide receiver typically speaks in a quiet, mumbly voice and often keeps his answers short.
But sometimes Jeffery has some really strong quotes. Whether that’s correctly guaranteeing a Super Bowl win (twice!) or the “Ain’t nobody f***ing with us” line he’s dropped before ... he’s not afraid to be bold.
That was the case once again on Wednesday as Jeffery was predictably swarmed by media to ask him about going up against his former team. Jeffery’s answer was fantastic:
“I love the city of Philadelphia. Chicago was just when I was there for work.”
That’s the perfect answer that will have Eagles fans eating out of his hands.
But it didn’t stop there:
“No disrespect to our home crowd in Philly, but I love away games. I love hearing the other team at the beginning of the game, but they’re quiet at the end.”
What a boss thing to say.
One thing Jeffery doesn’t love about Sunday’s away game is the playing surface at Soldier Field. Via NJ.com:
“The field is terrible. 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. I’m just saying: It’s terrible.”
Jeffery’s not wrong. When I think of Soldier Field, I can’t help but think of when the Eagles played the Bears in Chicago back in 2010 and guys were slipping all over the place. I remember feeling how the speed and shiftiness of Michael Vick/DeSean Jackson/LeSean McCoy were neutralized by those poor grounds. But I digress.
Jeffery is downplaying the angle of his first game back in Chicago since signing with Philly but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind having a big game in an Eagles win. You know, make those loud fans real quiet when the fourth quarter ends.
“Just keep counting us out. That’s all I’ve got to say.”
I’d say he’s ready for Sunday.