Bears’ special teams expected to be quite special

Devin Hester. (Brian Cassella /Tribune Photo)

New coordinator Joe DeCamillis, who also interviewed with Emery for the head coaching job, has mentioned repeatedly how fortunate he is to inherit a talented bunch that knows what it takes to excel. DeCamillis has a deep background on special teams. The 48-year-old has served in the role in the NFL since 1988, when he joined the Broncos. He has made stops with the Giants, Falcons and Jaguars and spent the previous four seasons with the Cowboys. DeCamillis also has the title of assistant head coach and Trestman will lean on him for game management assistance on the sideline. DeCamillis said he’s excited to join a team with a 4-3 defense after working for the previously 3-4 based Cowboys because smaller linebackers will give him faster players to utilize. Preview: The biggest question or at least the one the fans are most interested in is how Devin Hester will look in camp and preseason. Those that forecasted Hester’s departure following last season were off-base. The Bears want him to rekindle the magic he had not long ago. Hester had three return touchdowns in 2011, when he averaged 16.2 yards per punt return.

Exclusive: NFL stars Chris Johnson and Devin Hester kick off Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week

By comparison, Usain Bolt can run, oh, 23 or 27 m.p.h., depending on which website you ask. So the smart money says the cheetah will have them for lunch. Next month: Colin Kaepernick will see if he can stay in the pocket longer than a kangaroo. Lions 23rd in poll, last in the North Chris Burke has the Lions at No. 23 in his NFL preseason power rankings at SI.com , not all that bad for a 4-12 team. Its closer to 20 than it is to 30, which is where they are most years. Burke writes: As a video-game offense, the combo of Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush will make the Lions thrilling. As a real-life team?

NFL’s Chris Johnson and Devin Hester will race cheetah in TV special

“I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, and this was it!” Johnson is officially the fastest active player in the NFL, running the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds. The three-time Pro Bowler has also won the NFL’s rushing title and Offensive Player of the Year. Johnson has one of the highest vertical leaps and longest broad jumps of any athlete in the NFL. He’ll need all of that against the cheetah. “Man vs. Cheetah” will be hosted by naturalist and host of America the Wild, Casey Anderson, along with wildlife biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Luke Dollar. “We loved the idea of a face-off like no other between supreme athletes and an alpha predator,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo Wild.

Ticker: NFL stars Chris Johnson, Devin Hester race cheetah

Johnson never got the race against Usain Bolt that hed been angling for for so long, so this will have to do instead. And here is a very bored-sounding quote from Devin Hester: The whole idea of racing next to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition, said Hester of the Chicago Bears. Indeed. Man vs. Cheetah airs in November, and is shaping up to be the best football player versus an animal race since the time Chad Johnson raced a horse .

NFL Stars Chris Johnson and Devin Hester Kick Off Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week (Exclusive)

Here Are Your Best Bets For Great Hot Dogs Actor, Former Chicago Cop Dennis Farina Dies Best Chicago Drinks: Keep Cool With The “South Side” Best Places For Wedding Hair And Makeup In Chicago Best Deep-Dish Chicago-Style Pizza (CBS)Devin Hester may be ridiculous, but can he out run a cheetah? Hester and Titans running back Chris Johnson will have the rare opportunity to race against a cheetah in a specialkick-off to Nat Geo Wilds Big Cat Week, airing in November. Man vs. Cheetah will pit some of the worlds fastest athletes against the worlds fastest animal. The whole idea of racing next to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition, Hester said . But it was something I was ready to take on to see if I could get an edge on. The special will be hostedby naturalist and host of America the Wild, Casey Anderson, along with wildlife biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Luke Dollar.

Devin Hester To Race Against Cheetah

One could argue that they are two of the fastest professional athletes in the world. But are they faster than a cheetah? Well, National Geographic hopes to answer that question during the fourth annual “Big Cat Week” on Nat Geo Wild. The Tenessee Titans running back and the Chicago Bears wide reciever will be part of the “Man vs. Cheetah” special , which will air this November. Johnson is officially considered the fastest player in the NFL, having clocked a 40-yard dash time of 4.24 seconds.

Bears’ Hester to Race Cheetah on Fall TV Special

“The whole idea of racing next to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition,” said Hester of the Chicago Bears. “But it was something I was ready to take on to see if I could get an edge on.” Hester (Right) holds the all-time record for the most kicks and punts returned http://www.parkwolfpackfootball.com/nfl/devinhesterjersey.html for touchdowns, and he’s a four-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler. In the program, Hester demonstrates his ability to stop and maneuver in Man vs. Cheetah by running four lengths down and back, in a test designed to reveal significant weaknesses in cheetah evolution and physiology. Other Big Cat Week premiere programs include: “Betty White Goes Wild!” (Icon Films) “If it hadn’t been for Hollywood, I’d have fulfilled my other childhood dream … to be a zookeeper,” said Betty White (Left) when speaking about her love for animals. Head with White to the Los Angeles and San Diego zoos to get up close to big cats. White weaves her natural wit as the network looks at the cats’ individual behavioral traits and learn where they live, how many are left in the wild and the challenges they face. “Super Cat” (National Geographic Television) Take Kobe Bryant’s ability to jump, add Michelle Kwan’s grace and beauty, then mix well with Stephen Hawking’s problem-solving genius — and you’ve got the recipe for Super Cat. Nat Geo Wild has combined the most amazing features of big cats to showcase the most awe-inspiring capabilities ever seen in action.

Chris Johnson and Devin Hester Are Going To Race A Cheetah On TV

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NFL player versus Cheetah? Thats the story according to the TheWrap . Speedy NFL stars Chris Johnson and Devin Hester and one big game cat are going to run like their species depends on it to kick-off Nat Geo Wilds Big Cat Week. This is most incredible challenge Ive ever faced, said Johnson, running back for the Tennessee Titans. I wanted… Via Kissing Suzy Kolber | 13 hours ago In addition to finding another excuse to put Betty White on television, Nat Geo Wilds Big Cat Week is having a special in which Chris Johnson and Devin Hester will race a cheetah.

Devin Hester & Chris Johnson Vs. Cheetah In Foot Race: Who You Got?

A cable TV special will feature the Bears’ kick returner showing off his speed against a rather unusual opponent: a cheetah. Hester and Titans running back Chris Johnson will race a cheetah as part of the Nat Geo Wild special “Man vs. Cheetah,” which airs in November. The special will kick off the fourth annual “Big Cat Week” for Nat Geo Wild, which has been their highest-rated week of programming according to The Wrap . “The whole idea of racing next to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition,” Hester told The Wrap. Hester did not return any kicks for touchdowns in 2012, but did score on a pass reception. He is the NFL’s all-time leader in punt return touchdowns, as well as the NFL’s all-time leader in combined kick/punt return touchdowns.

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