Rookie Afalava excited for Gonzalez matchup
Smith: Safety developing reputation as smart player
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- From Day 1, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has spoken highly about rookie strong safety Al Afalava.
"I like for him to be known as a smart, big hitter," Smith said. "As a safety, you want to get a reputation as a guy that will hit, but you want to be known as a smart player. Al is a smart player. Any time you have a rookie that can come in and do the things he's done, you have to know what's going on. He has good ball sense also. He'll get better every time ...
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