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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hester was upset monday because he wanted to catch those ducks romo was throwing and return them for TDs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think the title should be "KR Devin Hester." He's nothing more than a #4 receiver on offense. Lets face it. He's only on the roster because of his special teams ability. And that's okay.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I agree with the majority here that Hester isn't really a WR and shouldn't be a starter on any team in the NFL I think his playing time on offense has more to due with his salary cap figure than it actually does with his skill level as a WR.

I don't know his exact figures, but I do know that they are up there, and generally you don't pay a player as much as Hester is getting paid to just return punts and kicks for a living.

As for the reason to why he wasn't kept at his original college position of CB in the NFL you'd have to ask the Bears coaching staff. I guess they feel that his overall skill set provides more value to the offense than it would on defense. And Hester isn't the most durable of guys to begin with so I guess it makes a bit more sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was bad in his few snaps at CB his rookie year. There's no chance he gets moved to CB at this point. He's not a complete receiver, but he can be used as an occasional deep threat and a gadget WR near the line of scrimmage. The Dallas game was a good representation of that. Although 2 of his receptions didn't go anywhere, the basic idea was good.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit late to try and move him back to CB.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

topwop1 wrote:
I think his playing time on offense has more to due with his salary cap figure than it actually does with his skill level as a WR.


His cap figure is not high at all (it's somewhere around $3 mill this year and next year). If you're thinking about the $10 mill deescalating bonus, he won't see a penny of that unless he has huge numbers at WR this year, and even then it would only be a couple more million.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slaymont Harris wrote:
topwop1 wrote:
I think his playing time on offense has more to due with his salary cap figure than it actually does with his skill level as a WR.


His cap figure is not high at all (it's somewhere around $3 mill this year and next year). If you're thinking about the $10 mill deescalating bonus, he won't see a penny of that unless he has huge numbers at WR this year, and even then it would only be a couple more million.


$3mil is quite a hit for a special teams player, who occasionally gets a look on offense.

We cut our starting RT because his cap hit was slated at around $6mil.
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texans_uk wrote:


$3mil is quite a hit for a special teams player, who occasionally gets a look on offense.


Yeah, but he's not your average returner, and he gets more than an occasional look on offense. He's the Bears #4 receiver. I think he's definitely worth 3-4 million a year.
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Im still trying to figure out how hes able to wear #23 playing WR.
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Im still trying to figure out how hes able to wear #23 playing WR.




HE'S A BEASTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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roachkiller wrote:
Im still trying to figure out how hes able to wear #23 playing WR.




HE'S A BEASTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I've found myself a new avy...
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1. Make him a wildcat RB

2. line him up 40 yards behind center.

3. Have center side snap the ball and chuck it back there.

4. Pretend it's a PR

5. ????

6. profit. Or 25 yard loss
That's actually not the worst idea I've ever heard for a Hail Mary situation type play.
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Im still trying to figure out how hes able to wear #23 playing WR.


I think if you switch positions, you're allowed to keep your number as long as it isn't a number in the 50-79 range.

Instead of Reggie Bush making such a fuss about not being able to be #5, he should've just signed as a QB, then changed positions to be a RB.
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Tzimisce wrote:
Papa-Pwn wrote:
1. Make him a wildcat RB

2. line him up 40 yards behind center.

3. Have center side snap the ball and chuck it back there.

4. Pretend it's a PR

5. ????

6. profit. Or 25 yard loss
That's actually not the worst idea I've ever heard for a Hail Mary situation type play.


It'd be hilarious, but it would never ever work.
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roachkiller wrote:
Im still trying to figure out how hes able to wear #23 playing WR.


Because he started out as a CB and then switched to WR, but is listed by the team as a kick/punt returner. That's the public reason, the real reason is that by the time he switched to offense his jersey had already sold big time and the NFL isn't going to screw with their merchandising. IMO he should have been forced to switch numbers when Nike took over. I hate when anyone gets preferential treatment.
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