We crave uniqueness as sports fans. Guys who do things ways we couldn’t even imagine. Think Derek Jeter, Magic Johnson, or Tiger.
And as crazy as it might be to throw him among legends like that, Devin Hester fit the bill when he was with the Bears.
Never in my life, and never again in football, will we see somebody that’s a legitimate threat to score every time they catch a kick or punt return. I don’t know if that hit home. I’m not saying “every now and then he had the potential to score”. No no no no no no no.
EVERY TIME THE BALL LANDED IN HIS HANDS, IT FELT LIKE A 85% CHANCE HE WAS HOUSING IT.
And with the Falcons just releasing him, and the Bears still sucking, I’ll speak for every one in Chicagoland in asking Ryan Pace to bring Devin Hester back, strictly as a returner. Not try and make him a slot. The guy can’t run a slant.
Bring back the reason Chicagoans went to get snacks during offensive possessions instead of during punts.