Alshon is here!
Alshon what's it like getting to learn from brandon marshall on a daily basis
It's great. He's a hard worker. What a way to get better, stay focused, work hard every day.
Is Bear Nation comparable to Gamecock Nation in any way? Did playing in the SEC help in your transition to the NFL?
I would say they both love their teams. They're diehard fans. They want to get their team a championship.
what are your memories from the rivalry games with Clemson?
They were great rivalries. Great games. Great memories.
What is the biggest challenge you face trying to adjust from the College Game to the Pros?
Just learning how to become one of the elite players in the league. Grasping and soaking up everything from the players and the vets.
what was your first reaction of gettting drafted by the bears? And was there a specific team you were hoping to would draft you?
I was excited and blessed at the same time. I blessed because God had a plan for me to be drafted by the Bears. I get an opportunity to show my talents.
how big of a video gamer are you?
I'm not much of a player, but when I do, it's with my teammates. NCAA Football is my game when I do play or NBA2K.
Alshon, Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I would say not really. I just try to get ready. Go to the training room. Stay focused. Try to go out and make a play.
What was your most memorial moment in a Gamecock uni?
I would say the Alabama game when they were No. 1. Everyone thought they were going to beat us.
I had a lot of memorable moments at South Carolina. Watching our baseball team win back to back championships. Our basketball team played well. Our soccer team won the SEC championship. A lot of great games.
Do you feel like you're playing with a bit of a chip on your shoulder after being passed over in the first round this year?
No, I'm here for a purpose. God put me here for a reason. It's not where you start, it's where you finish.
Alshon, when will u be making it back 2 Williams-Brice? It's changed alot since u Left.
Yeah, I haven't made it back yet. I am sure I will. I don't know if it will be for a game, but I'll make it back.
What is your take on the replacement officials?
I really have a comment. I've seen the same games as everyone else.
Is 1000 yards receiving an ideal goal for you?
My goal is to hopefully help the Chicago Bears win the NFC North and the Super Bowl. That's my goal for this year.
Do you keep in touch with anybody still on the South Carolina team? Do you give them advice on being a better player?
Yeah, I talk to my old teammates. My little brother. He just made the top plays as a punt returner. I talk to a lot of the guys.
What do you think are the chances of another SEC East title for our Gamecocks this year?
I am hoping for it. I hope for the opportunity to win the SEC East and an SEC title too.
Most memorable catch?
I would probably say the bowl game, the Hail Mary.
Im looking to buy a new Bears Jersey in the coming weeks. Should I buy yours? :)
You're a Bears fan, so you should go out and buy everyone on the team's jersey.
What is your favorite route to run and why?
I don't have a favorite route, whatever the coaches want done, I'll go out and catch the ball.
First off Alshon, everybody I know is pumped up to have you in a Bears uniform! What is the biggest difference between the SEC and the NFL? Is it the velocity of the football, speed of the defensive backs, complexity of the offense, or something else?
It's the best conference in America. The speed of the SEC is close, the NFL is faster, but it's similar to me.
Who was the toughest Cornerback you ever faced?
The best CB was Janoris Jenkins. He's a great player. Great presence.
Who's the tougher coach, Coach Spurrier or Coach Smith?
They're two different coaches. They're their own persons. They have their own styles.
Are you going to destroy the former LSU tiger ( Claiborne ) Monday night ?
I'm just with the Bears. We're going to go out there and try to get the win. We look forward to the challenge.
Go Gamecocks! Bear down!