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Hester Comfortable With No Role On Offense

Four Downs: Hester a Bear beyond ’13?

Phil (Emery) and I had a long conversation about it as well. Just talking to Devin, let him get back to doing what he does best first and then when thats all in place then well see if we need to or if were in a position to be able to incorporate him into doing more things. The plan is for Hester to spend the majority of his time with special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. He didnt have a return for a touchdown last season and the Bears want him to get back to being a dynamic threat. Hell spend all of his time with Joe, Trestman said. So, when were in an offensive meeting, hell be with Joe. Hell be with Pat (Mannelly). Hell be with Robbie (Gould) and the kickers and hell be spending time totally focused in on being the best returner in the National Football League. Hester seemed at ease with the new situation and said hes reenergized. Just a new year for me, Hester said.

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I was so [ticked] before the kickoff, I was praying, Please, I dont care how deep the guy kicks it Im bringing it out. Thats the mentality I took. I told my guys out there were not going to get punched in the mouth like that and just fall over and back down. If he kicks it 9 yards deep [in the end zone], especially after they take one to the house, we coming out. So, dont expect me to take a knee. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Devin Hester returned five kickoffs for 249 yards — including a 76-yarder and an 80-yarder. Pattersons early heroics lit a fire under Hester, who entered Week 2 with four return scores in 13 career games against the Vikings. Hester responded with a 76-yard return of his own on the ensuing kickoff to set up the Bears first scoring drive of the afternoon.

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Punter Ray Guy someday may get there, while Hester, who came into the league as a cornerback and moved to wide receiver, knows to make it as a return man, he has to erase any question. “I have one foot in right now,” he said. “If I take three or four back this year, it should be considered 80 percent chance of making it. But I am not really worried about it right now. I am really focused on this season. After this season, when all the stats add up, hopefully it won’t be a question.” Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis seemed surprised when asked if there was a scenario in which Hester isn’t on the final roster.

Hester returns havoc again

According to Pro Football Talk, Rodgers won the award after putting up video game numbers against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Rodgers had a career day with 480 passing yards and four touchdowns and he helped spot Green Bay a 24-0 lead heading into halftime. Robert Griffin couldn’t match the play by Rodgers and he was as efficient as ever, missing on just eight of his 42 passes and he ended up with over 330 in the first half alone. Like Us on Facebook more news aboutAaron Rodgers Rodgers has won the award numerous times and he easily deserved it this week. No one else put up numbers like he did apart from Philip Rivers and he now has the most offensive player awards since 2010 according to the report from Pro Football Talk. The Packers won the game 38-20 on the arm of Rodgers and he now is tied with Matt Flynn for the most passing yards in a game in team history and now he has the NFC weekly award to go with it. To no one’s surprise, Devin Hester won the special teams player of the week for the 13th time in his career and it came after a great day on Sunday for the Bears in their victory over the Vikings. Hester ended up with two long returns against the Vikings with one over 70 and one 80 yards and he also added 249 yards total in the game.

Head coach Marc Trestman watches Devin Hester receive a punt on Tuesday during the Bears minicamp in the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall.

That was one of my goals for this season . I wont make the Pro Bowl. They cant do that, Hester said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. If you are taking the returner out of the Pro Bowl, youre taking two positions out. That will suck for me. They are trying to change up the whole game of football and theyre messing with peoples jobs and lives. This isnt the first step the NFL has taken to de-emphasize the kickoff and those who see it as a harbinger of its eventual exclusion from the game are probably on the right track, so this might not be the last time Hesters upset by a decision the league makes. Our biggest problem is that by making a change billed at making the Pro Bowl the ultimate fan-friendly celebration of the game, the league makes it possible to ignore players who thrill fans the most during the season. Kickoff returns have dropped in importance thanks to previous rules changes, but punt returns remain a crucial part of games. Doing it well is something that should be applauded rather than treated like a cute but unimportant skill. Whether it is Hester scoring six times in 2007 or Patritck Peterson returning four punts for touchdowns in 2011, there are years when returners are among the most exciting players of the year and the most deserving of a place in a game designed for the best players in a given season.

Hester wants Hall-of-Fame season

Fact or Fiction: A road game against a desperate 0-2 Steelers team on national television will be too tough to overcome. [+] Enlarge AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Not much has gone right for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers through the first two weeks of the season. Jeff Dickerson: Fiction. The Steelers aren’t going to roll over for the Bears. There is way too much pride on that roster and way too much skill on their defensive coaching staff for Pittsburgh not to put up a fight on Sunday night. But in the end, I just don’t see the Steelers having enough on offense to win. They can’t run the ball. That’s a problem.

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He said his legs are fresher during the week. He has more time to focus on special teams and watch extra film with the coaches. At practice, he has more time to work on returns. Even so, he doesn’t regret the time on offense. “I did have some great moments, and I did have some not-so-good moments,” Hester said. “It’s a learning experience for me.

Devin returns to being simply divine

PREDICTIONS: USA TODAY Sports’ Week 2 picks “Just a little incident here and there. Wasn’t going the way the way I expected it to go,” Hester told USA TODAY Sports. “But this season, I’m back to where I feel comfortable doing something that I feel I’m great at. It’s stress-free. I’m just playing ball.” One of the most accomplished return men in NFL history has a lot to play for this season, though Hester swears he isn’t thinking about his expiring contract. After six seasons splitting time on offense, Hester’s sole focus is on the role that made him an instant star with the Bears in 2006, when he scored six of his record 18 career special teams touchdowns as a rookie. “I want to make sure I enjoy this season,” Hester said.

Bears’ Devin Hester comfortable focusing on just returns

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) high steps into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium.

The balls didnt fly out of the end zone. Thats the first way that it helped us, special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said. And then secondly, I think that you have to catch the ball moving forward, and he really did that in the game. I thought he did a great job of moving forward and into the ball where he was gaining speed as he caught it, which was good to see. He broke off a 76-yarder before being pushed out of bounds, right after Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 105 yards to tie a Vikings record. That led to a 1-yard touchdown catch for Martellus Bennett. He returned another one 80 yards midway through the second quarter.

Devin Hester returns to wreaking havoc for Bears

“I don’t want to ever say somebody’s the best,” DeCamillis said, “but he’s right up there, that’s for sure.” What Hester does can’t be taught, and it’s often hard to describe, but DeCamillis offers one factor that makes him special. “I would say (it’s) his explosion out of the cut,” the coach said. “Like on that first kickoff, when you watch him stick his foot in the ground (and cut); not a lot of guys can do that.” Hester says channeling his efforts to return duties has helped his return game. “Just throughout the week, mentally preparing,” he said. “I (get to) spend more time with the special teams unit and more time with the coaches on game-planning our opponent.” Hester gave credit for his latest award to coaches for game-planning and teammates for blocking. He also appreciated the Vikings kicking to him, which some teams avoid by kicking short or out of bounds. Only once in his career, the fourth game of his rookie season in 2007, has Hester gotten to return more than 5 kickoffs. “It was just opportunities,” he said. “They gave us good returnable balls. That was a key thing.

Bears Vow Pass Rush Will Be Coming Sunday

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“That has been a big point of emphasis already this week,” Tucker said. “We have to generate the pass rush with four (guys).” Obviously, with the Vikings and MVP running back Adrian Peterson coming to town, the predominant focus this week centers on stopping the run. That’s why the phrase “population tackling” suddenly is generating so much buzz in Lake Forest. Peterson piled up 262 of his 2,097 yards last season against the Bears, plowing through tacklers, delivering nasty cutbacks and reminding all that even when defended properly, he can break open a game. So the Bears will aim to meet each of Peterson’s runs Sunday with four, five, six defenders. Heck, if they could get the entire population inside Soldier Field to assist they would. But to improve upon a mostly ordinary defensive performance in the opener, the front four will have to be far more active and disruptive. Defensive end Julius Peppers?

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His 93-yard performance last Sunday against the Lions marked the fourth straight season-opener where Peterson didn’t top 100 yards. But because of what he did in his 2012 MVP season — and because of what he did on the game’s first play, racing 78 yards for a touchdown — Peterson is working off a much higher set of expectations. And as heavily as the Vikings lean on him right now, there’s plenty of interest in getting Peterson back up to top speed this week in Chicago. AP Photo/Duane Burleson Outside of a 78-yard run, Adrian Peterson gained 15 yards on 17 carries against the Lions. “We kind of got beat up a little bit up front, and we didn’t really execute,” Peterson said. “When I was able to hit the tape, that was the biggest thing. It’s something we’re trying to put behind us.” Chicago might be the place for Peterson to get back on track. His first 200-yard performance came at Soldier Field back in 2007, and he ran for 108 yards on 18 carries there last season, rebounding from a 39-yard performance against the Bears in 2011 and a 51-yard effort against them in 2010. “They’ve got good D-tackles, but they’re not Detroit up front,” Peterson said.

Urlacher: ‘So Mad’ At How Bears Handled My Exit

The Bears totaled 226 of their 323 yards during a second half in which they erased an 11-point deficit. Jay Cutler completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 242 yards with two TDs, an interception and connected with five receivers. Brandon Marshall had eight receptions for 104 yards and a score and Matt Forte recorded 91 total yards and a rushing TD. After Cutler was sacked 38 times last season, Chicago’s revamped offensive line held Cincinnati’s vaunted defense without one. “I thought no one got frustrated early on with us and the way we were playing,” Cutler said. “We stuck to the game plan. The fourth quarter – that’s when you’ve got to win ballgames in this league.” Trestman hopes to see improvement in the running game after Forte was held to 50 yards on 19 carries.

Bears know stopping Peterson will be a group effort

Honestly, I probably wouldve stayed another year there, but I was just so mad at the way it was handled and the way it all went down. Urlacher said once his agent rejected the Bears offer, the team immediately sent out their press releasing announcing the two sides would be parting ways. The Bears had a tweet out 30 seconds after my agent hung up the phone. In essence, they had a statement already written. Urlacher thinks maybe he was treated this way because he wasnt one of new GM Phil Emerys guys. I never got to be a free agent before, he said. Past management always took care of it early so it didnt get to that point. It didnt happen with the new GM that way, which is fine. Maybe I wasnt one of his guys or (I was) someone he didnt want around. Thats fine. I just wish they wouldve told me what was going on the whole time instead of beating around the bush. So how does he want his career with the Bears to be remembered?

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It was the longest run by a player on his first play of the season since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger. But Peterson mustered just 15 yards on 17 carries the rest of the game. You can be certain that the Bears defense will spend part of the week studying how the Lions shut down the five-time Pro Bowler after his first run. “They did a good job,” Tucker said. “They did their jobs, guys were in their gaps. They fit the run, they tackled and were physical.

Adrian Peterson looks to rebound vs. Bears

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All the pieces are there. Miles just needs to put them together again before it begins conference play Sept. 28th. 2. The field position battle. Always an essential element to any football game, this could be an even bigger factor in this game. West Georgia’s James Dugan landed five punts within its opponents 20-yard line.

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Bbao: Devin Hester Will Be ‘fresh’

Devin Hester upset Pro Bowl is ditching kick returns

My legs are going to be fresh. That’s the key thing, me being fresh. Returners have to be fresh. It’s impossible to go 50-60 snaps on offense and try to return the whole game. I’m in the stage where I’m in a good mood to do what I love doing.” I can’t tell you how many times we exchanged that sentiment on the blog over the past few years. Expecting Hester, or anyone else, to be an elite returner while also playing regularly on offense didn’t seem realistic. In fact, Hester estimates he’ll touch the ball more on a per-game basis now than he did in multiple roles before. “I know during the season I’m going to touch the ball five or six times a game,” Hester said. “I mean, when I was playing offense I was only touching the ball once or twice on offense.

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The results were mediocre, at best Hester averaged 36 catches over the past six seasons, with his numbers diminishing in 2011 (26 receptions for 369 yards) and 12 (23 for 242). Hester is one of the greatest return men of all time, maybe even the best punt returner, as his 12 career TDs there indicate. But hes not a very effective wide receiver. The whole situation is really as simple as that. Chicago added Brandon Marshall via trade prior to last season and drafted Alshon Jeffery in Round 2. Earl Bennett, if hes healthy, should regain his spot in the slot, too, so the Bears ideally do not even have reason to consider Hester at receiver. In the last season that Hester served exclusively as a return man, his rookie year of 2006, he totaled more than 1,100 return yards (including a league-leading 600 on punts) and scored five times. Last year, as he swapped in and out of the slot-receiver position, Hester mustered just 331 yards on punt returns, with a middling 8.3 average. Theres simply no value for the Bears in continuing to push Hester onto the field for passing downs.

Devin Hester’s return to returning long overdue

Because kickoffs have been erased from the Pro Bowl . In this season’s affair, the ball will be placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays. Hester, a three-time Pro Bowl player and the league’s all-time leader for combined kick and punt return touchdowns, obviously isn’t thrilled with the tweak. “That was one of my goals for this season,” Hester told the Chicago Tribune. “I won’t make the Pro Bowl. They can’t do that.” They can, and they did. But Hester has a point.

It is a failure of epic proportions to have a player change positions without having somebody viable bring him up to speed. Ron Turner, Mike Martz,Mike Tice and even Lovie Smith did Hester a disservice. Nobody should be shocked Marc Trestman comes on the scene and immediately identifies Hester as just a return man. Trestman knows he still has a valuable weapon in Hester. Taking the pressure of knowing an offensive set off his plate will go a long way towards getting Hester back to his old form. He’s only 30 years old, and the speed is still there. Let the confidence and instincts awaken, and he’s very dangerous again. Can Devin Hester regain his old form on special teams?

For Devin Hester, returning is better than receiving

1 receiver and a Hall of Fame-caliber return man, are behind him. Now he’s ready to evolve into the final stage of his career, where he focuses on one thing and one thing only. Hester never meshed with Cutler — his past two seasons were pretty miserable, he said — and despite his reputation for running crisp routes, the results never matched the expectations. Yeah, I’m going to be fresh. I’m not going to be tired when I’m out there. My legs are going to be fresh. That’s the key thing, me being fresh. Returners have to be fresh. It’s impossible to go 50-60 snaps on offense and try to return the whole game. I’m in the stage where I’m in a good mood to do what I love doing.

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Along with the Chicago Bears Devin Hester, the uber-confident Tennessee Titans running back will take part in Big Cat Week on Nat… Via FanIQ | July 24, 2013 We’ve seen athletes try to race against animals before. Chad Ochocinco/Johnson raced a horse at one point, and there have been other guys who have tried to do the same. Now, apparently NFL speedsters Chris Johnson and Devin Hester are going to try to race a cheetah. It will be shown on the National Geographic channel in November, and I personally can’t wait to check… Via Gamedayr | July 24, 2013 Two of the planet’s fastest human beings, Chris Johnson and Devin Hester, are going to be racing a cheetah in Nat Geo Wild’s “Man vs. Cheetah” special for Big Cat Week.

A ‘fresh’ approach for Hester

The second quarter, your legs are shot. Youre not really peaking at 100 percent of speed. It wears down your body throughout the whole week. And then trying to go in a game and do 50-60 plays on offense as well as returns its pretty much impossible. Ive never seen a guy who can do that and last. So even though he might look bored standing on the sideline during offensive drills, Hester said hes enjoying the benefits of his dedicated kick-return role for the first time in his NFL career. (Hester was a defensive back as a rookie in 2006.) Im a lot fresher than Ive ever been coming out of camp, he said. Thats the most important thing right now is to start the season without any nagging injuries. Im ready to go.

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Multilateralism has been the foundation of the president’s foreign policy, and not just on issues of war and peace. At the G-20 summit in Russia this week, he used familiar words when urging military action in Syria. So far, few allies are onboard.

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the IOC said in an announcement that was streamed live online Saturday afternoon.

Same-sex marriage is legal in Minnesota, but not in Illinois. That’s got Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on a mission to attract gays and lesbians to spend their wedding dollars in his city.

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Pope Francis is leading a mass prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square Saturday night, building on his calls to avoid violence in the escalating conflict over Syria. Tens of thousands of people have come to the Vatican on what the pontiff has declared a day of fasting and prayer in the name of peace.

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After concerns over its product led the Chobani Greek yogurt company to issue a voluntary recall of some packages earlier this week, the food maker now says the mold that was identified as the culprit is not dangerous.