Chicago Bears Special Teams Ranking Is Horrible

The Chicago Bears have always had a decently good special teams unit, normally at the top of the league. Players like Devin Hester, Brandon Ayanbadejo, Corey Graham and Israel Idonije have been products of a Chicago Bears special teams unit that has dominated the NFC for years. In 2013, Robbie Gould became the second player in Bears history to record 1,000 points, with 1,025,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from Saturday’s game against the Titans

1. We are not the team we saw against Houston, and that Falcon fans is GREAT news. 2. Devin Hester is showing signs of life on offense. Could he be in store for more offensive snaps? I believe so, the loss of Drew Davis has trusted Hester into the spotlight at the #4 spot. If Atlanta wants to be explosive, keeping #17 on the field provides that chance. 3. Matt Ryan looked comfortable...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong First Half Generates Optimism in Atlanta

When the third pre-season game is played, we begin to see glimpses of what a team is preparing to do for the regular season. Whether it’s more four receiver sets or putting a particular defensive end as defense tackle on third down, you begin to pick up on alignments. That’s what occurred during the Falcons impressive first-half performance against the Titans.It was refreshing...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Titans offense looks sharp, defense struggles in win against Falcons

The Tennessee Titans improved their preseason record to 2-1 after beating the Atlanta Falcons 24-17 in Atlanta on Saturday night. QB Jake Locker finally seams to be in rhythm, as he played the entire first half, finishing 12-17 with 188 yards and a TD, a 63-yard pass to veteran Nate Washington. Matt Ryan also proved to be close to mid-season form, finishing 18/23 with 224 yards and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Undeniable proof that Devin Hester is as good as he’s ever been

A few weeks ago I warned you that despite everything you may have heard, Atlanta Falcons receiver and return man Devin Hester has not lost a step. Last year with the Chicago Bears he tallied up a career high in return yards. Critics who think that he fell off either weren’t paying attention or simply don’t know what they’re talking about. Last night Mr. Hester proved me right...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Devin Hester Catches Slant, Jukes Safety and Scores Touchdown

Devin Hester has finally scored in Atlanta, and the play was dirty. Hester catches what appears to be a slant/skinny post and then shakes Bernard Pollard out of his socks on his way to scoring a touchdown. Check out the video: Everyone anticipates Devin Hester breaking the “All-Time Return Touchdown Record” this year in Atlanta as he sets his sites on greatness. Hester needs...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

ATLANTA (AP) From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender. As a free agent, Hester, 31, was looking for a new home that could give him a good chance to get back to the postseason. He said that was a big reason he signed with Atlanta - despite the Falcons' 4-12 finish last season. Now Hester is anxious for the Falcons...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Micheal Spurlock hoping to replace Devin Hester

It was a different position at a different level, but kick returner Micheal Spurlock knows what it’s like to replace a legend. “I was supposed to replace Eli Manning in college,” Spurlock said. “I mean, he was the first overall pick. You don’t try to replace him. You just do your job and try your best to put your team in good position.” For Spurlock, putting the Bears...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

No Replacement for the Legend Devin Hester

The Chicago Bears preseason has shown major improvement in a few areas, most prominently the defensive line. The first team offense looks incredibly fluent and deceptively fast. The defensive secondary looks very serviceable with a high ceiling. Head Coach Marc Trestman and his adjutants have invested significant time and effort molding what appears to be a very tough team to beat...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2014 Special Teams Preview

Different Look Equals Better Results?By: Alex CroweSpecial teams has always been an important part of how the Chicago Bears win football games. From Devin Hester to Pat Mannelly to Robbie Gould, somehow the Bears have always had a solid unit on special teams that puts the team in a position to win games.In 2014, that unit is going to look a whole lot different.The most notable change...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester hopes the door doesn’t close on special team players making the Hall of Fame

During last week’s Hall of Fame ceremony, Ray Guy was the first special team player to be awarded a gold jacket. One person who took note of that was Atlanta Falcons WR/KR Devin Hester. Many believe that Hester could also make a case to be in the Hall of Fame once his career is over. Hester knows what he has accomplished and hopes that Guy has opened the door for other special...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Chiefs, Dolphins, Ravens, & Texans

Bears WR/KR Devin Hester mentioned that he was hoping to re-sign with the Bears, but they apparently didn’t even contact him about returning to the team. (Patrick Finley) Browns TE Jordan Cameron referred to his shoulder injury as a sprained AC joint. (Nate Ulrich) Chiefs QB Tyler Bray has displayed the “best arm” among the Chiefs’ quarterbacks in camp. (Adam Teicher...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester’s Preseason Off To Rough Start, Ready For Hall of Fame

Devin Hester, the new kick returner for the Atlanta Falcons, has had a rough start to his preseason so far. Hester fumbled his first punt return attempt which resulted in a turnover and his second attempt was a 2 yard loss. Hester did return his first kickoff 21 yards though. As a Bears fan, it tough not to root for Hester to succeed as most think he has a legit shot at the Hall...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester: I Hope the Hall of Fame is Open to Special Teamers

Devin Hester is widely considered to be the best kick and punt returner in NFL history. The former Chicago Bear and current Atlanta Falcon owns just about every major return record, including combined career special teams touchdowns, kick return touchdowns in a season and punt return touchdowns for both a career and season. Hester, 31-years-old and likely trending toward the end...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester is ‘weapon’ for Falcons’ offense

The Bears eventually gave up on using kick returner Devin Hester as a wide receiver but Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Hester’s “play-making ability” has him excited to use him in that role. In 2013 Hester didn’t play an offensive snap for the first time since his rookie season in 2006. The Falcons signed Hester, 31, during the offseason and have run plays...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White, Julio Jones targeting 1,500-yard seasons

The Atlanta Falcons were a huge disappointment last season, especially on the offensive side of the football. Julio Jones went down with a season-ending foot injury early in the season, and Roddy White was pestered with injury issues all season long as well. There is no doubt that last season was a huge disappointment for both receivers, but they are healthy and poised to come back...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

No, Atlanta Falcons returner Devin Hester has not lost a step

There are some people who believe that Atlanta Falcons return specialist Devin Hester has lost a step and is no longer one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL. That simply isn’t true. Some may point to Hester’s age (31) or his stats as a sign that his ability is on the decline. For example, Hester scored 11 return touchdowns in his first two seasons and has “only” run...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons: Five observations from Day 3 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations from Sunday's Day 3 session of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons: 1. DEVIN HESTER MIGHT HAVE THE CHOPS TO STEAL A FEW SNAPS ON OFFENSE THIS SEASON When the Falcons signed Hester to a three-year deal back in March, early reactions were positive. The move seemed safe, and a financially sound way to increase the team's return...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Likes Weed

Posted to Chicago BearsDevin Hester posted this photo with the title: “Chilling” This was posted to instagram today, notice anything odd? (should have said “Chilling, high as **** smokin’ this blunt”) Out of all the things in your closet that you could wear, then post later – why did he pick the weed socks? Is it because Atlanta likes to get high? After listening to...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside The Numbers: Devin Hester Fell Off

Posted to Chicago BearsMany Chicago fans, including myself, are really going to miss Devin Hester in 2014. The excitement every time he touched the ball made you stop whatever you were doing and watch. When did this fade? Why isn’t he worth the money he once was? Other than the fact that he’s a pretty ****** receiver, he isn’t worth the money because he declined. In 2014...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, the Atlanta Falcons nickname, MVP odds, more

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best offensive tackles in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating NFL team nicknames from 1-32 (READ) - Ten teams that should have never passed on Colin Kaepernick (READ) - New NFL MVP odds for 2014 released (READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Who is backing up Matty Ice; Grading Hester’s potential; and could Soliai the missing key?

Here are the top columns from the previous week in case you missed them! A look into the potential back-up situation for Matt Ryan Grading out Devin Hester’s potential impact Can Paul Soliai be the key to Atlanta’s defense? You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Who is backing up Matty Ice; Grading Hester’s potential; and could Soliai the missing key?Devin Hester looking...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester looking to add flare to the Atlanta Falcons this season

The Falcons scored big with the offseason acquisition of Devin Hester. Hester, even at 31, can still be an explosive asset to any roster including a youthful squad such as the Falcons. Outside of being the best return specialist in the modern day era, Hester has proven that he can play a solid role on the offense as a wide out with his former team the Chicago Bears. However, Hester’s...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Option to use Hester at WR position? Grade “C”

The return game for the Falcons has looked like a revolving door for 2013. Jacquizz Rodgers took on the role of kickoff returner for the most part of last year, and after a concussion knocked him out of the game for the rest of the season, Jason Snelling stepped in. Harry Douglas and Robert McClain took turns at punt returning but didn’t leave too much of an impression. It was...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How will the Chicago Bears replace Devin Hester?

The Chicago Bears have been immensely spoiled when it comes to returns since 2006.  Over that time, they have had Devin Hester-the greatest return man in NFL history-handling both kickoff and punt return duties for all but five games.  But Hester is now an Atlanta Falcon, meaning that the Chicago Bears head into training camp […] The post How will the Chicago Bears replace Devin...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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