Jaquan Brisker delicately stepped across the challenge of being described by a former Bears scout as “PHD: poor, hungry and determined.”
The way in which he danced concerning the subject, he nearly appeared like new teammate Kyler Gordon who really used to do ballet dancing.
“To be trustworthy I did not actually take note of any of it,” Brisker stated. “I in all probability heard about it a little bit later. I used to be nonetheless having fun with my time with my household and issues like that (after the draft).
“However you already know, the Bears group did an important job of speaking with me and issues like that so I do not actually let issues like that get to me as a result of I’ve already been by means of an entire lot.”
Brisker, their second-round security from Penn State, was labeled “PHD” by scout Chris Prescott on Day 1 of the draft at a press convention. First-year GM Ryan Poles had allowed the scouts to do press conferences concerning the draft picks, one thing not frequent at Halas Corridor through the years.
Whether or not Prescott would have been fired anyway goes unanswered, as a result of the Bears made a handful of scouting and personnel division adjustments after the draft as Poles reworked the workers he inherited from Ryan Tempo. However no announcement concerning the motive for the firing was made.
Brisker is totally centered now on profitable the beginning spot alongside veteran Eddie Jackson.
“Individuals say quite a lot of issues, however you already know, that is probably not who I’m,” Brisker stated. “You’ll be able to’t choose a e book by its cowl. I am really an important particular person, nice soccer participant, and I additionally graduated from school at Penn State.
“I overcame quite a lot of issues however I do not let little issues like that get to me.”
For Brisker, the chance is simply too nice for concern about such points. He sees the new teaching workers and protection as his potential ticket to the beginning lineup.
In a way, he is hit the bottom flooring operating.
“A brand new workers, quite a lot of new individuals and quite a lot of new faces,” Brisker stated. “I feel all people desires to alter this round and that is (why) they introduced me right here to alter it round.
“I really feel like me coming in with the brand new workers, quite a lot of new gamers, quite a lot of new individuals, it suits proper. So it is an important alternative.”
He is coming in concurrently cornerback Kyler Gordon, their different second-round decide and one he is gotten to know properly.
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“He got here in on the similar time after which you already know we additionally we got here in on our top-30 go to on the similar time,” Brisker stated. “We ended up speaking there and I acquired to know him on the (top-)30 go to after which we find yourself taking part in for the Bears and find yourself getting drafted within the second spherical and you already know, having him are available in it has been rather a lot simpler, too, as a result of I might talk with him concerning the performs after which discuss to him off the sector additionally.”
The participant the Bears appear to be getting is a bit like a former security they’d from Penn State—Adrian Amos. Like Amos, Brisker could be bodily but in addition drop into protection.
“I might say old fashioned,” Brisker stated of his taking part in type. “I really feel like I am an old-school security. I really like being bodily, however on the similar time, I can present my versatility within the again finish.
“I can assault the ball, I can cowl, after which clearly within the field, I like to hit, I like to deal with and tackle blocks.”
This description additionally reveals up within the type of the safeties he has appeared as much as as a youth and even now.
“Sean Taylor, Ronnie Lott—gamers like that,” he stated. “Ed Reed, Troy Polamalu—individuals like that.”
Each Lott and Polamalu have been starters from Day 1 within the league and Brisker likes to assume it is potential he might do that.
Coach Matt Eberflus is not saying it is going to occur however thinks the elite gamers could be good shortly, even with out an adjustment interval to professional ball.
“I feel those which can be actually good, which can be gonna be starters within the league, I do not assume it takes very lengthy,” Eberflus stated. “I actually do not. I feel it takes a pair practices after which once they get with the vets, as soon as they get with the vets, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, OK, I can do that.’
“After which they simply go. It would not take very lengthy for the fellows that may do this.”
If that occurs, it makes it even simpler for Brisker to shrug off the remark made on draft day—though it certain appears he has.
“I heard about it tremendous late, however I am good, I am advantageous,” Brisker stated. “It is time to play soccer.”