"Devin Hester, you are ridiculous!"
-Jeff Joniak WBBM AM
Well said, Jeff. To think that you can be the greatest kick returner of all time and the best wideout in the league. To think that opposing teams will never figure you out. To think that you're the second coming of Bob Hayes(While i'm writing this I just heard on 670 The Score A-rod tested positive for steroids in 2003. just a real shame. Back to my article) and Billy White Shoes Johnson. To think that you can break league records in receiving and returning all on this Bears team. Devin Hester, you ARE ridiculous.
Why do the Chicago Bears insist on converting their players to different positions. You've got Butterfingers(the back of his jersey reads Davis) a former arena league cornerback who they converted into a wideout. when Hester was drafted was classified as KR/PR and emergency cornerback. Heres a riddle: Why are cornerbacks, cornerbacks? because they were wide receivers who couldn't catch. I use to think it was laughable how cheap the bears were, but when they pull stunts like these, especially with two players that weren't starting caliber corners, it's no longer laughable, it's just plain ridiculous.
for the second straight year, Deion Sanders, Hester's mentor, Lobbied for Devin Hester, saying he can be "the best of both worlds". Yeah sure Deion, he said that last offseason. You also said Adam "Pacman" Jones would clean up his act. Really, has Lovie and Ron Thought maybe that: One, you're overloading his mental capacity: Two, you're increasing his fatigue and the amount of hits he takes: and Three, the more you put him on the field, the more film opposing teams have of him to study his tendacies? yet Primetime believes he can be the best at both spots at the same? Come on Deion, don't be ridiculous.
Pick your poison Lovie. Either keep him as the best returner in the league, or make him the best go route receiver in the league. You can't have both. it's never happened before(remember Dante Hall?). It wiil never happen unless Jesus decides to strap on a helmet and pads. Even when you decide, you still have to deal with his fumbles, or with zone safeties and man on corners. he's not Larry Fitzgerald, he not catching anything between three defenders, let alone two. If you think Hester is the most Flawless Skill Player, then Lovie Smith, YOU are ridiculous.