Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/28/12
When the Chicago Bears drafted Devin Hester in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, everyone knew they were getting a dynamic kick return specialist. As the years have gone on, Bears head coach Lovie Smith has said time and time again that he’d like to limit the number of returns Hester has per year. As the Chicago Tribune reported, that is again the case as Chicago hopes newly acquired Eric Weems will take care of that. The question simply is, why? Smith has said he would like Hester to play more as a receiver, but he isn’t necessarily needed there. The additions of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery give quarterback Jay Cutler great weapons on the outside, and Earl Bennett should man the slot. That gives Hester the role of situational deep threat at best as far as him being a wide receiver is concerned. Also, for his career, Hester has just 13 receiving touchdowns on on 194 receptions. That breaks down to one score about every 15 catches. Compare that to his kickoff returns. ...
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