Bears will no longer be able to "Hesterize" teams

Bears will no longer be able to "Hesterize" teams
March 6, 2014, 10:00 pm
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CSN Staff

It wasn't just the magnificent returns that defined Devin Hester's career with the Bears.

The thought of having to kick to the most electrifying returner in NFL history gave the Bears an advantage in every single game since 2006.

With each touchdown, NFL punters/kickers would start game planning against Hester and elect to kick the ball out of bounds and give the Bears great field position. As the Chicago Tribune's David Haugh called it, the Bears would "Hesterize" teams.

[MORE: Top 5: Devin Hester's greatest moments with the Bears]

Hester left a lasting impact on many media members in Chicago and one in particular that coined the legendary phrase, "Devin Hester, you are ridiculous" weighed in on Hester's legendary eight-year career in Chicago.

"He had an unbelievable career for the Bears," Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak said. "You know, six return touchdowns that rookie year and 13 in his first two years. It was really something."

Check out the video above to see what others had to say about Hester.

A list of every Hester return touchdown with the Bears:

2006

Week 1 - Bears at Packers (84-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 26-0

Week 6 - Bears at Cardinals (83-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 24-23

Week 10 - Bears at Giants (108-yard return of missed FG for TD) Bears win 38-20

Week 13 - Bears vs. Vikings (45-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 23-13

Week 14 - Bears at Rams (94-yard kickoff return for TD) Bears win 42-27

Week 14 - Bears at Rams (96-yard kickoff return for TD) Bears win 42-27

Super Bowl XLI - Bears vs. Colts (92-yard kickoff return for TD) Colts win 29-17

2007

Week 2 - Bears vs. Chiefs (73-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 20-10

Week 4 - Bears at Lions (97-yard kickoff return for TD) Lions win 37-27

Week 7 - Bears vs. Vikings (89-yard punt return for TD) Vikings win 34-31

Week 12 - Bears vs. Broncos (75-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 37-34

Week 12 - Bears vs. Broncos (88-yard kickoff return for TD) Bears win 37-34

Week 17 - Bears vs. Saints (64-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 33-25

2008

No return TD's

2009

No return TD's

2010

Week 3 - Bears vs. Packers (62-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 20-17

Week 6 - Bears vs. Seahawks (89-yard punt return for TD) Seahawks win 23-20

Week 15 - Bears at Vikings (64-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 40-14

2011

Week 4 - Bears vs. Panthers (69-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 34-29

Week 6 - Bears vs. Vikings (98-yard kickoff return for TD) Bears win 39-10

Week 10 - Bears vs. Lions (82-yard punt return for TD) Bears win 37-13

2012

No return TD's

2013

Week 7 - Bears at Redskins (81-yard punt return for TD) Redskins win 45-41