Tuesday 15 May 2007

The quickest Bear you will ever see

Word from the Chicago locker room is that head coach Lovie Smith is looking to try star kick/punt returner Devin Hester on offence. Hester, the 'Windy City Flyer' set an unprecedented rookie record last year with 6 kicks returned for touchdowns. He also, rather predictably at this stage, returned another kick-off for a TD against the Colts in the Superbowl as well. Anyway now the Bears wanna see if he can take his explosive ability to the offensive side of the ball

Originally drafted as a cornerback, Hester is gonna be tried out at wide receiver which shouldn't come as much of a surprise to most fans but also at running back which I for one wasn't expecting but it's a good call by Lovie Smith, Hester has a hideous amount of potential and there was always a feeling last year that despite the unbelievable year he had on special teams, that his talent was somehow going to waste. Hester played running back and out wide at college so its not completely new territory for him either. If this experiment works out for Smith the offensive potential of the Chicago Bears is going to potentially boom, Grossman or no Grossman.

"There are a lot of different ways we can go. You can make a case for him being a slot receiver. You can make a case for him being a single receiver when we go to our two-tight end, two-running back packages. You can make a case for him from the running back position.

He's an offensive weapon right now. That's the only limit we put on him"

1 comment:

barra said...

jesus that was amazing. that is one of my favourite things in american football, when players dart up the field after recieving the ball. and its like his specialty.

also that punt block interception touchdown (technical name) was amazing, perfect camera angle for it too.