The doubters have expressed their opinions.
They expected very little from the Chicago Bears, especially when it became clear during last April’s NFL Draft they were committed with going with a rookie quarterback.
‘We stick with each other when everybody else turns their back on us’
So far, the doubters have been proven wrong. Even with Mitchell Trubisky — whom the Bears made the second overall pick after trading up one spot to get him — at quarterback, the team is competitive. It is looking to when its third game in a row when it faces New Orleans Sunday.
“Outside looking in, everybody’s going to have their own opinions,” rookie safety Eddie Jackson told Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn on the SiriusXM Blitz. “But we’re all we got. So we stick with each other when everybody else turns their back on us and say what they have to say in the media about us. All we’ve got is each other.
‘We know, if we keep swinging day in and day out, we’re going to get better, week in and week out’
“We fight for each other. We know, if we keep swinging day in and day out, we’re going to get better, week in and week out. … That’s our main focus.”
Jackson played a major role in the Bears’ 17-3 victory against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, getting two of their three takeaways, and made history in the process. With a 75-yard fumble return for a touchdown and a 76-yard interception return for another TD, he became the first NFL player ever to have two touchdown returns of at least 75 yards in a game.
‘That wasn’t one of our goals, to force three turnovers’
Was that something he ever imagined happening?
“No, sir, nothing that crazy,” Jackson said. “That wasn’t one of our goals, to force three turnovers, but the way that played out, it was just a blessing. It was a great play by my teammates to make the plays happen.”
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