Kicker Robbie Gould tying an NFL record for consecutive 50-yard field goals and Devin Hester setting a franchise record for kickoff-return yardage didn’t mean that two of the Bears top special teamers were sharing a champagne toast during Thursday’s 27-21 Bears win over the New York Giants. At least not along the sidelines.
The two were seen arguing vehemently on the sideline during the second half, a situation that appeared to have been resolved by the time the game was over.
“I love Devin like a little brother,” Gould said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com. “It was just [that] my emotions got in the way. I was at fault. I was the wrong party in that. I love him like a brother. Once it was over, it was over. I let my emotions get the best of me. I’m a competitor just like he is. We both want to win. I don’t want to put my teammates in a situation where I hit a [bad] kickoff like I did. There are no hard feelings. It’s like a fight with your little brother.”
“Brother” Hester agreed. “We were just firing each other up,” Hester told Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune. “It’s the heat of the moment and we’re both competitive guys. He is my brother.”