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Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby madaslives911 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:26 pm

just want a clear answer here coz i can't find any clear answers til now.
what is the official position of this guy? WR or RB?
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby Atog » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:24 pm

I haven't heard anything official (chicagobears.com has him listed as "KR/PR" under position) but my guess would be WR because he'll work out much better there. He's not an RB by any stretch of the imagination.
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby aaawall91 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:39 pm

I doubt he will be able to go between the tackles...I see him more as a WR....
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby Munboy » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:52 pm

Just speculation, but I imagine the only time the ball is handed to him is on an end around or something like that.
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby Azrael » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:58 pm

Hopefully, Yahoo will list him as a TE. :-D
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby killiansjmd » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:08 pm

They are going to use him as a WR. They will send him on deep routes, some screens and probably some reverses.
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby BGbootha » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:49 am

killiansjmd wrote:They are going to use him as a WR. They will send him on deep routes, some screens and probably some reverses.


yeah probably see a bit more 'steve smith' like quick screens and end arounds. I don't see his WR skills being polished enough to really be a deep threat. (Other than the pure speed to stretch out a defense)
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Re: Devin Hester - WR or RB?

Postby stomperrob » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:46 am

Hester nears liftoff

Ex-defensive back getting a kick out of switch to offense

June 14, 2007


Devin Hester can't contain his enthusiasm. His defensive teammates can't contain Hester.

The scene is all so reminiscent of last season, when opposing teams could only watch helplessly as Hester juked and sprinted past them for an NFL-record six kick returns for touchdowns during his Pro Bowl rookie campaign.


For an encore this season, Hester also is lining up from scrimmage as a wide receiver during the Bears' organized team activities in Lake Forest.

One of Hester's favorite plays is when he deceives the defense on fakes.

"That's the fun part about it," Hester said with a huge smile and a giggle after Wednesday's workout.

"I love running a fake reverse and seeing everybody run at you, and Cedric (Benson) is running with the ball on the other side of the field. That just cracks me up."

Said veteran Bears receiver Muhsin Muhammad: "So far the way he's adjusting is great. The guy is a natural athlete. He has good hands and his speed speaks for itself."

Overheard

Muhammad likes what Hester's speed will do for all the receivers.

"Back in my heyday, I used to be the deep threat on this team," said Muhammad, 34, who caught 60 passes last season. "That was before I started playing with Bernard Berrian and Mark Bradley and all of these other track dudes.

"We all just fit in different roles. … Devin is going to be kind of the gimmicky guy. I wish we had more than one ball on the field."



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