Hester's status uncertain for Bears

Hester's status uncertain for Bears

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 16, 2008, titled Hester's status uncertain for Bears. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Devin Hester 's status for Sunday's home opener against Tampa Bay remains unclear, but one source said the Bears' kick returner should be recovered from the rib injury he suffered in Sunday's game at Carolina.

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Billy Ray

United States

#1 Sep 16, 2008
He got his big contract, now he's done nothing this year. Now he has a "non-contact" injury?

The Bears played on Sunday like everyone expected them to prior to the Indy game. Looks like that game was a fluke.
Mrs Urlacher

Chicago, IL

#2 Sep 16, 2008
Jake should have told Brian to go into the stands and watch the game with the other cheerleaders, especially since Brian only had three tackles all game!
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#3 Sep 16, 2008
Forget about the last game. Get ready to play 60 minutes of hard nose Bear football. Kick Tampa Bay's rear end in front of the Bear fans in Soldier Field. Life is good.
Bears Need Offense

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Sep 16, 2008
Maybe someone in the Bears Mgt like a coach (Lovie) perhaps could find another OC this week? The old one is weak and made well known to all there's no worries for the opposition!

This has the makings of ANOTHER LONG SEASON... At this rate, Coach Smith will be journaled as "The Coach that gave away the Bears chances..." No SB redemption this year :(

GO USA!!!
Gimy

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Sep 16, 2008
i have a hard time understanding how him being injured is significant. the reverse works, when exactly? that stupid WR screen works, when exactly? he's getting the ball kicked to him, when, exactly? he barely gets any touches. at least this way the teams might be dumb enough to kick to manning, who's a good returner as well. until we get a qb who can utilize hester's ability to outrun the defense and go for a deep ball...it's pointless to rush him back. turner needs to take notes from the Aints and how they use Bush flankered, out of the backfield...at wideout. everybody knows when Hester is going to touch the ball because its so obvious. it's not the loss it could be, especially because the guy isn't getting the touches he deserves this year. the bears are wasting his talents anyway...
This is crazy

Chicago, IL

#6 Sep 16, 2008
Gimy wrote:
i have a hard time understanding how him being injured is significant. the reverse works, when exactly? that stupid WR screen works, when exactly? he's getting the ball kicked to him, when, exactly? he barely gets any touches. at least this way the teams might be dumb enough to kick to manning, who's a good returner as well. until we get a qb who can utilize hester's ability to outrun the defense and go for a deep ball...it's pointless to rush him back. turner needs to take notes from the Aints and how they use Bush flankered, out of the backfield...at wideout. everybody knows when Hester is going to touch the ball because its so obvious. it's not the loss it could be, especially because the guy isn't getting the touches he deserves this year. the bears are wasting his talents anyway...
Hester is useless at wide receiver. I don't think he has the intelligence to remember the route he is suppose to run. He is a one trick pony that other teams have learned to contain. The Bears once again waste big money for little return. No pun intended.
Billyard

Toronto, Canada

#8 Sep 16, 2008
Converting Hester to wide receiver was a reaction move, as in "wow, won't the other teams be worried now, huh coach?" His speed and ability to improvise after the catch are his main talents - learning routes and catching on the fly aren't his strengths!
Let him go back to playing defence and special teams - that's where he belongs.
West Coast Cali Bear

Carson, CA

#9 Sep 16, 2008
His injury notwithstanding, why is taking YEARS to incorporate Hester's talents into the offense? Two catches for 13 yards is unacceptable. The Bears have very little margin for error due to an undeveloped offense. What happens when this team gets behind two touchdowns or more? That's when you really have to have an imagination.
West Coast Cali Bear

Carson, CA

#10 Sep 16, 2008
I would agree with you that giving a great returner big money was questionable. But if I remember, during the preseason, a lot of fans were saying PAY HIM, PAY HIM! Now, he is off to a slow start, with an offensive coordinator with no imagination to position Hester to be effective, he's dim witted and overpaid. Are there any white ballers in the league that are dumb, too stupid to run good routes? You are over simplifying a complex problem: Angelo and front office recruiting offensive talent.
Sell the team wrote:
If Hester is too dim to remember routes, this isn't new news. The gave him a big contract why?

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