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The Chicago Bears need a new return man

Since the departure of Devin Hester, the Chicago Bears has yet to find a standout return man. This has had a negative effect on their average starting field position ever since. Also, since the 2014 season, Chicago has not returned a punt for a touchdown and during kickoff returns they have only managed to find the end zone once. If the Bears are to have a shot at contending for...
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Chiefs compare rookie returner to Devin Hester

The Kansas City Chiefs believe they have a returner comparable to Devin Hester in rookie Tyreek Hill, who the team controversially drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. “When you evaluate players, you always compare them to other people,’’ Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub said, via ESPN. “[Hill is] a dynamic returner. You can see it clearly on tape, his speed...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester says NFL is 'taking a job away from people' with touchback rule

Over the past five-plus years, the NFL has made a concerted effort to make the game of football safer -- particularly on kickoffs. The league has moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard line, and now, it's made changes to touchbacks. Beginning this season, touchbacks will come out to the 25-yard line, not the 20. As a result, returners will be encouraged to kneel in the end zone rather...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Devin Hester worried about the future of the kickoff

In an effort to make the game of football safer, Pop Warner has decided to do away with kickoffs. That has led to Atlanta Falcons return specialist Devin Hester expressing his concern about the future of special teams in the NFL. Hester spoke with TMZ about Pop Warner’s decision to do away with kickoffs for players between the ages of five and ten, for which they cited safety...
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May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

The answer is “YES”, just maybe not for a long time. Last night Devin Hester didn’t look like a returner who has lost a few steps. Maybe he has, but when you were already about eight steps ahead of everyone else, charitably giving a few back doesn’t hurt too much. With his 62-yard punt return touchdown last night during a game that wasn’t really a game at all (for a while...
Via This Given Sunday
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devin Hester returns punt for TD, breaks NFL record

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester made NFL history during Thursday night’s division battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the middle of the second quarter, Hester fielded a punt from the Falcons’ 38-yard-line and took it all the way to the house from 62 yards out for his second touchdown of the night. As you can see in the video below, Hester...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 18, 2014  |  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

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

Weekly Rewind: Hester comes south; offensive line struggles

It has been a week full of “will they or won’t they” style questions around cover32 Atlanta. There was a lot of moving pieces around the NFL this week, but Atlanta saw the their fair amount of the press this week by their latest roster addition. Late Thursday, news broke that the Falcons signed Devin Hester, formerly of the Chicago Bears. Here is everything to get you caught...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Devin Hester To Three-Year Deal

Devin Hester has reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester agreed to terms on a 3-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014 Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The former 2006 second round pick (No. 57 overall) out of Miami (FL) was reportedly seeking...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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