<br /><br /><br /><br />Im guessing most would. I seem to be a candle in the wind with my opinions these days...<br /><br /><br />
<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">while we can continue to complain about the OC's we have have had over the years one CONSTANT has been Hesters inability to grasp any kind of playbook.</blockquote>
<br /><br /><br />Can't disagree. But he's never played slot.<br /><br /><br />
<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">The i can't hack it- so I'm going to quit thing bothers me. </blockquote>
<br /><br /><br />Don't disagree with this either.<br /><br /><br />
<blockquote class="QuoteMessage"> Trade if you can- get what you can- and now that spot will be given to a more professional WIDE RECEIVER that will have to learn/understand the playbook</blockquote>
<br /><br />i just feel that he adds more value in 2 phases than what we could get from a 5th rounder.<br /><br />Now, a 4th or a 3rd rounder would be interesting to me.<br />
Mongo- I'm going to disagree...
while we can continue to complain about the OC's we have have had over the years one CONSTANT has been Hesters inability to grasp any kind of playbook.
The i can't hack it- so I'm going to quit thing bothers me.
Trade if you can- get what you can- and now that spot will be given to a more professional WIDE RECEIVER that will have to learn/understand the playbook
He's frustrated, fine. He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, we know that.The man is as sharp as a spoon.
The only difference is the blocking being done in front of him. It fell way off last season.Agree.
If he really wants to go, they need to trade him. Football is the one sport where you really do not want guys on your team that don't want to be there. If he gets done venting and decides he wants to stay that is one thing. His value to the team is diminished greatly if he truly does not want to play for the Bears anymore.
Hester is venting and that's fine, let him vent. In the end the best thing for the team is gonna be to have him back next season.
I doubt we would even get a 5th rounder for him, let alone a 4th rounder. If you put Devin in the slot, can you see him fighting off a LB for the ball? I can just see him now letting the ball fly through his hands right into the waiting safety behind him. This guy is done. He's 30 and living off his name. We can probably replace him with a fast PR/KR in the 5th or 6th round.Pretty much my same sentiment. Another kick return for a touchdown in him? Maybe. But with new rules for kickoffs, and the fact that he still gets seldomly used on punts isnt enough to pay this guy. And as a slot guy? He has no "sure hands," and even if he was kept for this reason--Earl Bennett now is out of a job. Cut them both, take the 5th rounder, find a small burner guy like a T.Y. Hilton.
Thanks for all the excitement you gave us, Devin.
As bad as these OC's have been- they are not stupid guysTurner and Martz weren't stupid. Mike Tice is a complete idiot. Have you ever heard the guy talk? He is the definition of a meathead. Tuna's comparison to Carl from Caddyshack is dead on.
"It was really starting to show, why I was frustrated. I'm not making any excuses. I know some of the plays I should have made in terms of catching the ball. But I just wasn't feeling it. My mind wasn't there the majority of the time."
After reading the article you referred to, this line stood out to me. So I have changed my stance, get what you can for him or cut him. For what he was getting paid, that should have been enough for him to "feel it". This just proves everybody's point who is saying he is a mental midget because that above statement sounds like something a child would say. You are a professional and if you can't get your mind right, you shouldn't be playing. You got paid every week, so if you weren't giving 100%, you not only let down yourself, you let down your teammates and the organization. If he made more plays when he got the ball and ran the right routes, maybe he would have got the ball more.
Thanks for all the excitement Devin early in your career, you were one of the most exciting Bears ever, but after the above statement, I definitely think it is time for you to go. If your mind isn't here a majority of the time, maybe the rest of your body shouldn't be either.
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<br /><br /><br />There is a <span style="text-decoration: underline;">lot</span> more to this story. Stuff I alluded to near the end of the season.<br /><br />Keep in mind I am not picking sides or even trying to throw anyone under the bus.<br /><br />But it was well known within the ranks of the team - and other teams - that Cutler was ignoring his primaries... And secondaries. In fact, there were times he completely ignored the whole check down and just threw it to Marshall. <br /><br />Marshall was targeted 181 times. The next closest was Alshon a 48.<br /><br />Now, the argument I'm sure I'm goign to hear is "If I was Cutler I would have thrown to just Marshall as well - Hester dropped everything".<br /><br /><br />Cept, Hester had 4 drops last year. Marshall had 13...<br /><br />And the other argument is Hester couldn't get open. But that's not true. Hester often drew single coverage and often was open.<br /><br /><br />I remember one play in partiular (although there were many) where Hester and Marshall were both running 9 patterns. Hester drew single coverage and made a double move. The CB tripped up a bit and Hester had at least 10-12 yards on him. On the other side, Marshall drew both safeties and the CB. Triple coverage. Cutler launched it to Marshall and it was easily picked off.<br /><br /><br />See - and again, I'm not taking a side here or even downplaying Marshalls contribution - But, Cutler basically ignored the play calls and anyone not named Marshall. Tice had zero control... By the end of a 16 game season like that, if I was Hester, I'd be kinda sick of that too.<br /><br />It's safe to say Cutler and Hester are not friends right now.
After reading the article you referred to, this line stood out to me. So I have changed my stance, get what you can for him or cut him. For what he was getting paid, that should have been enough for him to "feel it".