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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IronMike84 wrote:
Give the guy a break. For one thing, he's emotional because the only head coach he's ever had at the pro level is gone. Secondly, his job security is gone. We would all probably feel the same way.



Finally some one will see he is not a receiver. The same song n dance every year was getting old.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw he said something about not being happy about how he wasn't being utilized to show off his skills or something like that, as if he didn't get the opportunity all year to return punts and KO even when he was struggling and that he wasn't kept on the field in the offense most of the year when he continually proved himself unable to do all of the things he can (apparently) do in practice, which is to say, catch the ball and make plays when he gets his hands on the ball.

The ironic thing about him griping is that there was a good chance he wasn't going to be back next year even if Lovie hadn't been fired.
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When the NFL changed all the rules on kickoffs, they ended Hester's career. That, in conjunction with Angelo and Lovie's wild wide receiver fantasy that took Hester's focus off of simply doing what he does best. His comments were immature, IMHO. I understand he loved Lovie, but there's better ways to express that to the media.
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IronMike84 wrote:
Give the guy a break. For one thing, he's emotional because the only head coach he's ever had at the pro level is gone. Secondly, his job security is gone. We would all probably feel the same way.
No, I would put on my big boy pants and work my keister off every day and happily collect my seven figure paycheck.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CadeMcGrossman wrote:
When the NFL changed all the rules on kickoffs, they ended Hester's career. That, in conjunction with Angelo and Lovie's wild wide receiver fantasy that took Hester's focus off of simply doing what he does best. His comments were immature, IMHO. I understand he loved Lovie, but there's better ways to express that to the media.


How did those rules hurt Hester?
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IronMike84 wrote:
Give the guy a break. For one thing, he's emotional because the only head coach he's ever had at the pro level is gone. Secondly, his job security is gone. We would all probably feel the same way.
No, I would put on my big boy pants and work my keister off every day and happily collect my seven figure paycheck.


If they fired my boss I would shut my mouth and hope they don't fire me.

Especially if I sucked at my job.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is Hester's reaction, after Jay Cutler:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/0ap2000000120521/Bears-players-react-to-Lovie-Smith-firing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WindyCity wrote:
bearsaddict wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
Give the guy a break. For one thing, he's emotional because the only head coach he's ever had at the pro level is gone. Secondly, his job security is gone. We would all probably feel the same way.
No, I would put on my big boy pants and work my keister off every day and happily collect my seven figure paycheck.


If they fired my boss I would shut my mouth and hope they don't fire me.

Especially if I sucked at my job.
Exactly.
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Vikefan79 wrote:
CadeMcGrossman wrote:
When the NFL changed all the rules on kickoffs, they ended Hester's career. That, in conjunction with Angelo and Lovie's wild wide receiver fantasy that took Hester's focus off of simply doing what he does best. His comments were immature, IMHO. I understand he loved Lovie, but there's better ways to express that to the media.


How did those rules hurt Hester?


It basically allowed them to kick every kickoff into the stands. Sure, he still had punt returns, but by then teams had become much more efficient at kicking away from him or adapting their coverage. My point is, Hester can go ahead and retire. Without being a Pro-Bowl returner, he has nothing else to offer this team. His WR experiment was an unmitigated failure.
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CadeMcGrossman wrote:
Vikefan79 wrote:
CadeMcGrossman wrote:
When the NFL changed all the rules on kickoffs, they ended Hester's career. That, in conjunction with Angelo and Lovie's wild wide receiver fantasy that took Hester's focus off of simply doing what he does best. His comments were immature, IMHO. I understand he loved Lovie, but there's better ways to express that to the media.


How did those rules hurt Hester?


It basically allowed them to kick every kickoff into the stands. Sure, he still had punt returns, but by then teams had become much more efficient at kicking away from him or adapting their coverage. My point is, Hester can go ahead and retire. Without being a Pro-Bowl returner, he has nothing else to offer this team. His WR experiment was an unmitigated failure.
That's not really what did it. The thing that killed it for him was the rule that disallowed 3 man wedges on returns.
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bearsaddict wrote:
CadeMcGrossman wrote:
Vikefan79 wrote:
CadeMcGrossman wrote:
When the NFL changed all the rules on kickoffs, they ended Hester's career. That, in conjunction with Angelo and Lovie's wild wide receiver fantasy that took Hester's focus off of simply doing what he does best. His comments were immature, IMHO. I understand he loved Lovie, but there's better ways to express that to the media.


How did those rules hurt Hester?


It basically allowed them to kick every kickoff into the stands. Sure, he still had punt returns, but by then teams had become much more efficient at kicking away from him or adapting their coverage. My point is, Hester can go ahead and retire. Without being a Pro-Bowl returner, he has nothing else to offer this team. His WR experiment was an unmitigated failure.
That's not really what did it. The thing that killed it for him was the rule that disallowed 3 man wedges on returns.

Don't discount the loss of some core ST guys either like Corey Graham.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devin Hester on Twitter:
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It's hard to play this game when you're not happy or having fun At what you love to do in life.

Sounds like he's retiring...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RidiculousJames wrote:
Devin Hester on Twitter:
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It's hard to play this game when you're not happy or having fun At what you love to do in life.

Sounds like he's retiring...

Sounds like he's acting like a baby after having his worst professional season in a time where he can probably see the writing on the wall that his career may just about be over anyways.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AZBearsFan wrote:
Sounds like he's acting like a baby after having his worst professional season in a time where he can probably see the writing on the wall that his career may just about be over anyways.
Exactly...he's being a baby with this stuff. Retire then Devin...go ahead. That would be the dumbest thing in the world for you right now.

The world will keep spinning, life will go on.
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GRRLacher wrote:
AZBearsFan wrote:
Sounds like he's acting like a baby after having his worst professional season in a time where he can probably see the writing on the wall that his career may just about be over anyways.
Exactly...he's being a baby with this stuff. Retire then Devin...go ahead. That would be the dumbest thing in the world for you right now.

The world will keep spinning, life will go on.

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@D_Hest23: Let me make myself clear the reason why I feel like retiring has nothing to do with Lovie Smith Getting fired.


This makes his whining sound all the more without basis IMO.
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