If you can’t beat them, sign them. That’s the motivation that brought Cornerback Kelvin Hayden to the Chicago Bears last April. At the end of the 2006 NFL season, the Chicago Bears lost the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis Colts. The play that sealed their fate in the Miami rain, mud and sludge that February evening was a pick-six by Kelvin Hayden.
Lovie Smith was making a lot of headway on the ground, but then he seemed to channel his inner Tim Beckman by abandoning that approach for an air attack. Despite being down just one possession.
And having Rex Grossman as the quarterback.
In a driving rain storm.
The 56 yard TD return was the first for Hayden. Obviously, he made his end zone debut in style. He’s not the same player today that we was then, but he did provide secondary help last season. Hayden started two games and played in all 16 for the Chicago Bears last year; racking up 37 tackles, one INT and 5 PBUs. Since Super Bowl XLI Hayden has racked up three more pick-sixes.