SportsTalk Live: Devin Hester a Bear for life?
This is a guy who makes millions of dollars to cover the things. Phoenix I didn't sign a forty million dollar deal and he said my mind wasn't always in in my heart was going to. If that was my game. I would have traded him -- release them. Two days later and had that been the Dallas Cowboys and Jimmie Johnson he would have done the same thing Bill Belichick would have done the same thing and now they want this -- that why. Because there -- Stephanie. DeVon was an upset is it merely Hampton -- and executives -- Lovie Smith was fired -- I was there I was in that -- This destiny to meet him yet Joseph -- -- apparently didn't special teams coach flights in the lives of the the assistant special teams coach got to their net and is well and they were excited. To meet him our trust and getting a chance to him in the room yet you get it the tracking down a little bit. So that's why didn't happen immediately. Why he's still part of the mayor's and I don't know -- native had ample time to come right now in the could use money like that they have a lot of holes to address they don't need to. And that's that much and kick returner in my opinion especially with kickoffs. And being negated Hester not having his heart and soul and right now. But. I'm sure he's excited that he's back here and your phone Emery is sort of happy to have this cloud sort of go away but. I would have maybe gotten rid of them -- so I mean the couple weeks ago. You know the Bears I think. Bear the burden of how they screwed up Devin Hester over the years I'm not saying -- wrong -- -- ten degrees how much throttle line but it did it was only a few minutes after found -- he got fired but. -- -- a great return man putting college. He's defensive back in the Bears make this decision this is a great return man they're trying to make him a wide receiver pin number one wide receiver money. He obviously wasn't a number one wide receiver all these years I think got affected his return game and all of a lot of ways I mean I think psychologically wasn't the -- you know he was trying to worry about wide receiver and then he'll probably affecting the way he actually was in the return game. And what they really should -- just kept him as a returner and worked him as a wildcat player because one they made double wide receiver that's when the wildcat was involved you wouldn't find taken maybe. Three or four snaps and just run it wide or something like at the EU also number one wide receiver Cameron pass patterns right. And I look really nothing he would be willing to go back to be back yes but I don't think this can happen that. Finally made it clear and gaining the NFL scouting combine not too long ago that he's a kick returner he's had two PT meter kick returner and everything else he's got a her. I think love me and him right receivers coach still addicted and free pass the they've -- his. They're they're prize development though is the project turned Devin Hester to receiver and it was just fill it just failed miserably as a mistake. And it's just good to see that Henry just through all that out and has just been focused led diamonds focus on being receiver and return. At least consume a lot more money than the media for you to sit a guy is a kick returner especially you pointed out how much it. Can point 99 point how much. We have to do that part of his game his best what is his value is being emphasized more and more every year and his concussion stuff. You know is the science gets -- my guess is they're gonna try to minimize kickoffs and punt returns even farther at least slow him down to avoid those kinds it's and so. You know that they did -- ever going to be a number one receiver even doctor Frankenstein at the Bridgestone with a really large body. This guy is just not big enough to be number one receiver he's not even to have to be number three receiver in the NFL he might work. In the slot in the won't get off -- you might be good. For trick plays. -- never. My bad is the relationship do you think between Devin Hester. Jay Cutler I don't mean they're personal relationship -- timeout on the -- what I've heard is Jason shame on me forever thrown a ball Emory asked to read a defense. I don't think color trusted them and lengthen these modern NFL offense is the receiver and quarterback have to adjust basically covers for seeing that is. You can line up the line of scrimmage and make your Justice Minister cause they're but. Defense is the skies are missing out and he needs a receiver to be in the right place he threw multiple balls that professor wasn't there you see. Jay get upset in the -- stuff like that. He has that with Brandon Marshall he's developing their thoughts on Jeffrey I don't know how Democrats just can't do that. But he just never clicked for -- a briefing on his routes the right way. Adjusting on the fly and it never worked out for that. You know I think Devin Hester might be a guy to do and I'm not trying to say this to demean him but just people are different psychologically. Yeah I think he is a more sensitive guy. And -- colors and a sensitive guy at all he's just gonna do you rate you. If you do wrong and I think that that might get in Devin Hester had a little bit and not say it was right or wrong and I think. He probably at times doubts himself at that position again he didn't play in college in the trying to make him a project into a go to wide receiver that's a hard thing to become a good NFL wide receiver. For a guy who was a star in college so this is this a tough thing they try to do it just clearly idol. I don't think you were clearly bothered him you can tell in and his emotional farewell there that. They invested so much in him to be number one number two receiver and just never panned out. He started the year as number two receiver -- -- Marshall debate within a year he was seeing absolutely zero snaps on offense and that's telling -- there than even. Lovie Smith and company lost little faith and.
The SportsTalk Live panel discuss Devin Hester tweeting: "Bear 4 life" and if he will be back with the team next season - 3/6