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Bears to install 'Devin Package'

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09:21 AM ET 04.29 | If the Bears have done anything the last six weeks since free agency started, they've shaken up a wide receiver corps that's been in need of a makeover for, well, most of Lovie Smith's tenure. But don't write off a veteran like Devin Hester, who remains very much a part of the plan. It wasn't Mike Tice - who coined the "Randy Ratio" about his wide receiver Randy Moss in Minnesota - who said "Devin Package" on Saturday."Devin's role has not changed," general manager Phil Emery said. "We see him as a guy that is going to help our receiving corps in a big way. I know that Coach Tice has done a lot of planning. We want to make sure that we have a special plan for Devin, we have the Devin Package, a package of plays as a receiver. You never know where he is going to line up."

Chicago Tribune

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April 29, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Cool take a gem and burn it for coal

April 29, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Devin? His package? Do we really need to know everything about a guy.

April 29, 2012  09:43 AM ET

The Bears tried this a few years ago, and it didn't work as well as they'd hoped.

Just let him be the special teams beast he is, Lovie.

April 29, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Bears tried this a few years ago, and it didn't work as well as they'd hoped. Just let him be the special teams beast he is, Lovie.

The guy is about to enter his seventh year in the NFL. I think your strengths and weaknesses are pretty well established by then. Special Teams Ace. Wide Receiver? very average.

April 29, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Bears tried this a few years ago, and it didn't work as well as they'd hoped. Just let him be the special teams beast he is, Lovie.

I guess Lovie is trying to tell the GM something...

April 29, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Bears tried this a few years ago, and it didn't work as well as they'd hoped. Just let him be the special teams beast he is, Lovie.

I agree one hundred percent. He's never really impressed anyone as a wideout.

April 29, 2012  10:14 AM ET

By the way, we've had one of the most exciting drafts in years, filled with trades and a few surprises. And now, we have three threads on Saturday and only two on Sunday? What gives!?!?

April 29, 2012  10:20 AM ET

With Marshall and Jeffery now in the mix, there is no Devin Package.

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April 29, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

By the way, we've had one of the most exciting drafts in years, filled with trades and a few surprises. And now, we have three threads on Saturday and only two on Sunday? What gives!?!?

When you're used to operating at a mediocre level, it becomes difficult to step up your standards.

April 29, 2012  10:44 AM ET

It seems like every division (at least most) have at least one team that consistently makes poor decisions even when they've shown flickers of life. Maybe those flickers are just to maintain some hope within the fan base.

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April 29, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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The guy is about to enter his seventh year in the NFL. I think your strengths and weaknesses are pretty well established by then. Special Teams Ace. Wide Receiver? very average.

No, he's below average. Occasionally the ball hits him in an apparently unsuitable place for him: his hands.

April 29, 2012  11:46 AM ET

This Guy should have left DaBears years ago, they have wasted his Talent!

April 29, 2012  12:54 PM ET

His production as a kick/punt returned dropped dramatically when they Bears tried to get him to be a WR...2006/07 before he became a full-time WR he had 11 returns for TDs...in 08-10 when he started 33 games at WR he had 3 return TDs and 10 receiving TDs...5.5 TDs/yr on average as a pure returner and 4.3 TDs/yr on average as a receiver/returner...clearly his value is much greater as a returner

April 29, 2012  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

His production as a kick/punt returned dropped dramatically when they Bears tried to get him to be a WR...2006/07 before he became a full-time WR he had 11 returns for TDs...in 08-10 when he started 33 games at WR he had 3 return TDs and 10 receiving TDs...5.5 TDs/yr on average as a pure returner and 4.3 TDs/yr on average as a receiver/returner...clearly his value is much greater as a returner

It's funny how we can all see the same result here but Lovie hasn't figured it out.

April 29, 2012  03:02 PM ET

He will be very dangerous as a second or third option. Once he gets the ball in space it will be like a punt return. I am looking forward to the Devin Package.

April 29, 2012  03:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

By the way, we've had one of the most exciting drafts in years, filled with trades and a few surprises. And now, we have three threads on Saturday and only two on Sunday? What gives!?!?

The interns can't write anything worthwhile unless it has to do with P. Manning, T. Tebow or B. Favre.

 
April 29, 2012  05:11 PM ET
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He will be very dangerous as a second or third option. Once he gets the ball in space it will be like a punt return. I am looking forward to the Devin Package.

I predict, He will not generate the production some clown in the back office predicted, so they will release him to save cap

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