Truth & Rumors > NFL

Hester considering retirement after Lovie's firing?

Views
4556
Comments
21

01:17 PM ET 12.31 | Chicago Bears' kick returner and wide receiverDevin Hester may be calling it a career, as Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports via Twitter, that Hester is considering retiring from the NFL. Hester saw longtime head coach Lovie Smith fired on Monday as the Bears failed to make the playoffs after a promising 7-1 start to the season. Hester is recognized as one of the best return men to ever play the game, though he has been largely ineffective at receiver throughout his career.

Chicago Tribune

Devin Hester, Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Devin Hester, Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
December 31, 2012  01:19 PM ET

We will see...

Comment #2 has been removed
December 31, 2012  01:28 PM ET

I stand corrected... 10 - 6 CAN get a Coach Fired.

As far as Hester goes - after the year he had, Retirement might be his option.

December 31, 2012  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I stand corrected... 10 - 6 CAN get a Coach Fired.As far as Hester goes - after the year he had, Retirement might be his option.

*Best Option :-)

December 31, 2012  01:53 PM ET

Re Hester: Yeah, no you're not.

December 31, 2012  02:19 PM ET

"Hester considering retirement after Lovie's firing?"

Why? Is Hester afraid he'll have to work for a living under a new coach? He's grown fat and slow and done squat over the last couple of years.

BTW .... Lovie should've never tried to convert him into a WR. That was the beginning of the end of his PR career.

December 31, 2012  02:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"Hester considering retirement after Lovie's firing?"Why? Is Hester afraid he'll have to work for a living under a new coach? He's grown fat and slow and done squat over the last couple of years. BTW .... Lovie should've never tried to convert him into a WR. That was the beginning of the end of his PR career.

Good point...

He's probably got that beard (Picture shown) to cover up his Double Chin :-)

December 31, 2012  03:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"Hester considering retirement after Lovie's firing?"Why? Is Hester afraid he'll have to work for a living under a new coach? He's grown fat and slow and done squat over the last couple of years. BTW .... Lovie should've never tried to convert him into a WR. That was the beginning of the end of his PR career.

..or better team game planning ...opting to not kick the ball to him as often. there's a reason he was so heralded for the feats he accomplished...not an easy task to achieve or sustain for that matter.

Comment #9 has been removed
Comment #10 has been removed
December 31, 2012  04:03 PM ET

Is this just "considering retirement unless he gets more money?"

December 31, 2012  04:53 PM ET

More info was needed in this story...could have at least included the tweet

Comment #13 has been removed
December 31, 2012  05:14 PM ET

When a Team tail spins it's tough to pull them out of it!!!

December 31, 2012  06:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

When a Team tail spins it's tough to pull them out of it!!!

Stop pulling their tails!!!

December 31, 2012  06:20 PM ET

Your commentHappy New Year Fools!!!

December 31, 2012  07:23 PM ET

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, I wish all a healthy and prosperous New Year

December 31, 2012  08:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Is this just "considering retirement unless he gets more money?"

1 If by Land, 2 If By Sea 3 If By Brady!!! Happy New Year!

December 31, 2012  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bull ****. The Bears' management wasn't exactly providing him with offensive firepower. He was trying to get a speedy playmaker on the field more.

Bull feathers to you too. Whatever speed Hester possessed at one time, it's nothing but a distant memory. He's chubby and slow thanks to too many expensive meals. He totally refused to catch the ball on a punt and, on the rare occasions he did, he almost always waved his arms signalling surrender, I mean....fair catch. And, when did he try to run it, he kept going backwards, losing yards and desperately trying to get out of bounds.

 
December 31, 2012  10:23 PM ET

*refused to catch the ball on a punt*....

....should read....

*refused to catch the ball on punts*

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    2119
    Comments
    866
  2. 2
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    1980
    Comments
    527
  3. 3
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    2016
    Comments
    139
  4. 4
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    1865
    Comments
    112
  5. 5
    Cup drought weighing on Sid
    Views
    2316
    Comments
    107

SI.com

SI Photos