Tag Archives: Devin Hester

Bears-Browns preview: Special teams an emphasis in final roster cuts

August 28th, 2014 - 6:30 pm

There are many theories circulating on why the Bears special teams have been in disarray the past two seasons. One is the loss of special teams guru Dave Toub, who commanded the Bears’ special teams that were perennially in the [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Cleaner special teams a must

August 14th, 2014 - 3:30 pm

If NFL team units were a family, think of special teams as the little brother to the twin brothers of offense and defense. They often get left out and don’t pull as much weight as their more prominent siblings. But [...]

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Chris Williams a potential replacement for Hester

May 28th, 2014 - 11:15 am

A Chris Williams might actually do some good for the Bears, after all. No, it’s not the former first-round draft pick who arrived in Chicago with an injury problem and arms too short to be an offensive tackle. It’s former [...]

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Big night for Devin Hester vs. Giants?

October 10th, 2013 - 4:45 pm

We haven’t seen much from Bears kickoff and punt returner Devin Hester since Week 2 against the Vikings, when he set a Bears single-game record with 249 kickoff return yards. Typically, it’s been because he hasn’t had the opportunity to [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bengals (09/08/13)

September 5th, 2013 - 7:00 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. Get Matt Forte involved early We’ll finally get our first taste of the Marc Trestman offense against a real opponent in a meaningful game when the [...]

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Devin Hester on Bears using tall weapons in red zone

August 16th, 2012 - 8:19 am

“I’ve seen it done with one, but not with two. Unstoppable? You already know that.” -Bears wide receiver Devin Hester on offenses using tall receivers in the red zone and the possibility the Bears will use two in Brandon Marshall [...]

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Upgrade at receiver is a need, not a want

February 23rd, 2011 - 9:10 am

Dan Pompei wrote a column in the Chicago Tribune in the past few days stating his opinion that wide receiver is a position of want, not need. He then proceeded to pompously — sounds similar to his last name, doesn’t [...]

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Good to see Bears get their due

December 29th, 2010 - 8:25 am

The Bears are not a flashy team. They don’t have the offensive firepower of teams like New England or New Orleans. They don’t have a “shutdown” defense in the purest sense of the word considering they routinely allow offenses to [...]

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Removing Hester from punt return duties would be “ridiculous”

September 22nd, 2010 - 1:58 pm

It’s been a while since Bears fans have been able to hear the famous call from Jeff Joniak, who does play-by-play for the Bears Radio Network on WBBM 780, “Devin Hester, you are ridiculous!” And quite a few games have [...]

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Third phase has to pick up the slack

August 31st, 2010 - 9:04 am

For the majority of Lovie Smith’s tenure as Bears head coach, the team has won games based on the play of its defense and special teams. With the exception of the Super Bowl season in 2006 when the team was [...]

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