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03:12 PM ET 11.09 | Devin Hester might be the best return man in the history of the NFL, but the Chicago Bears' wide receiver has yet to make his mark as a specialist in 2012. Hester's career has been dotted by highlight plays in the return game, but this season the angles haven't been as sharp, the burst hasn't been as quick and at one point special teams coach Dave Toub even sent Hester to the bench because of poor decision-making on punt returns. The tide started to turn last week against the Tennessee Titans, as Hester ripped off a 44-yard return and came up just yards short of the end zone, but Toub reviewed the tape and now he thinks that play should have put points on the scoreboard. "It was a nice return, It was nice to see him plant a foot and burst and split the two cover guys like he did, and we've seen him do so many times before. It was good to see that. We just have to get him in the end zone."

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November 9, 2012  03:25 PM ET

An NFL player hot dogging? I'm shocked...

November 9, 2012  03:35 PM ET

They had Matt Forte. They signed Jay Cutler. They bring in Brandon Marshall. Then the default complaint from the Bears that Devin Hester isn't scoring enough off of kick returns resurfaces as the reason why the Bears don't score points.

November 9, 2012  04:09 PM ET

So 51 points wasn't enough for Toub.

November 9, 2012  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So 51 points wasn't enough for Toub.

And don't try to score that many against Todd Haley, his head will explode on the field.

November 9, 2012  06:56 PM ET

if the da bears dont want him the Jets and GGGGGGGGGGGMen will take him!

November 10, 2012  06:06 AM ET

He's just getting stale in Chicago, time for a new team.

November 10, 2012  08:55 AM ET

A simple case of Premature Elation....

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November 10, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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While returning, he is back to his old bad habits of running backwards and in circles while desperately trying to create something. This is the same counter productive technique he used a couple of years ago when he lost his starting job as a ball returner. Now he is back at it again. It is difficult to convince him that there is only one direction when returning balls, and that is FORWARD!!

Well why don't you go out there and show him how it is done ?

 
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