Trestman Moves Hester Back to Specials

Trestman Moves Hester Back to Specials

Marc Trestman, at the NFL owners meetings, told the Chicago media that Devin Hester will be working exclusively with special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. The greatest return man in the history of the league is returning his attention and energy to the action that will one day land him in Canton.

I have written countless columns about the ludicrousness of the Devin Hester on Offense Experiment. Any human being with eyes could tell Hester was never comfortable. He never knew where to line up. He ran the wrong route half the time. He dropped passes. Moving Hester to offense was the stubborn objective of GM Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith - two men who had failed to draft (the former) and develop (the latter) offensive talent for a generation of Bears football. That is over now.

Hester should not take this as a demotion. This is where he belongs. And now he can begin to demolish every record in the return man book.

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  • 1st to say it might be too little too late? His best days are behind him & I'd be suprised if he breaks another TD next season. He will still get touchbacks & punts out of bound out of respect/fear of what he once was capable of. I'd like to see what we could get in a trade. Sad but true. I'll be happy to be wrong...if I am...

    mmmbearsss

  • Moving the kick-off up just about sucked all of the excitement out of it and it really hurt Devins career.
    Now will Devin be our full time punt returner too?

  • Punts .. cleaning out the john ... doing any damn thing he's asked and pray to God for thanks every day he remains employed because my boot would be up his ass all the way to his tonsils for what he pulled the last two years.

  • +somuchIcan'teventellyou

  • Well at least we know Trestman can see. Hopefully this rekindles
    something in Hester. If he looks as heartless as last year it's a complete waste of a roster spot. (Unless they're playing Ron Rivera). Maybe if he gets loose on one early in the season something will click. I still need convincing that this is a better move than cutting him and drafting a mid round speed ball.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    +somuchIcan'teventellyou

  • So the NFL passed the rule barring ball-carriers from using the crown of their helmets? I thought they had backed-off on that.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/20/nfl-passes-controversial-helmet-rule-ends-tuck-rule/

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    15 yard penalty?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHgTyXEG14

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    twice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Years from now, fans will look back on Walter Payton's career and think, "What a dirty piece of shit."

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    sad

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    "he only gained yards because he cheated"

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I wouldn't doubt if Walter gained a few hundred extra yards in his career by always putting the ball forward when he got tackled.

  • Here are some other nuggets from Trestman’s media session:

    *The read option, which Trestman used in Canada, will be a part of the Bears’ offensive package.

    *He expects second year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to step into the starting lineup.

    *He believes Jay Cutler can improve his mechanics. He also said Cutler has as much throwing ability as anyone he has coached.

    *Trestman reiterated his belief that Brian Urlacher has value as a middle linebacker.

    “We think he can help our football team, no doubt about it.”

    Trestman said Bears management is “actively working to resolve the issue.”

  • Moved back to Specials? He should have been moved out. Fucker.

    And hey ho ....

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000152236/article/chicago-bears-jay-cutler-will-run-read-option-in-2013

  • No thanks. That's not a great idea. Why even do it? Marshall, Jeffrey, Bennett, Bennett, Forte. Why put Jay at risk more than necessary? He's just bullshitting.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    lol, refs would let teams fucking tee off on Cutlers face. They'd better not run that shit.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    And the refs would let them.

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/20/bears-bring-in-turk-mcbride/

    Turk McBride, DE, Chicago Bears.

    Izzy Idonije, DE, better fucking sign a contract before you're on the street then at the last minute playing for 650k.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    actually, McBride can play Tackle in a 4-3 as well so Toeina or Okoye might be out of a job. I'm thinking Toeina.

    Pep, Woot, Chicken, Turk, Melton, Collins, Paea, Okoye, Izzy would be a good 9 man rotation.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    but then what do we do with black mclellin? Cheta Ozugwu?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Denny's needs a night shift cook

  • In reply to gpldan:

    the hugest, most jacked up night shift cook ever.

    It's kind of weird. Ozougwu is 6'2 255lbs and when compared to McClellin makes Shea look like a social studies teacher.

  • Gotta keep the eye on the price Emery. NEED MORE O-LINE HELP. Just fix the line problem in one offeason.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Cooper in Rnd 1. Barrett Jones in 2. Do it. DO IT!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra70O9nps6E

    Now it's

    Bushrod-Cooper-Jones-Louis-Scott

    That is a dream worth dreaming.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Maybe Garza working in reps with the rookie and Carimi and Webb as backups. I approve of this message.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Plagiarism is the most ignoble form of flattery.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ALySsPXt0

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    In reply to gpldan:

    Who is Jones? and Scott wasn't all that. Webb would be better at RT.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No guards in Round 1. LB is much bigger need--even before Lack's departure.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    +somuchIcan'teventellyou

    (I'm hell bent on adding a ton of value today, as you can all see)

  • Sorry Packer fans...

    http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_ru2cutbw/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ..."they're busy stuffing their vaginas with herpes producing penises"

    That's brilliant writing right there.

    Also, they are way better looking than the best green bay’s red-light district has to offer.

  • Wanna know what you need to learn, Shanny? Not to be a fucktard of a decision maker. Not to jeopardize your franchise QB in a game that was slipping away when you had Kirk Cousins ready and willing, who has shown he's capable of leading comebacks.

    You also need to stop learning to deflect your own shortcomings as a human being by criticizing others. For one, you are the ultimate redskin. You look like the crying indian from the pollution ad. You know, this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7OHG7tHrNM

    Second, you are a megalomaniac dickweed. I'm not shocked Al Davis couldn't abide you.

    http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/20/4132361/shanahan-rg-iii-needs-to-learn.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It appears his hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm your huckleberry...

  • two from Jeff's twitter stream...

    dabearsblog Marc Trestman evaluated Devin Hester's game tape and understood he was not a viable WR. Why couldn't Lovie/Martz/Tice see the obvious?

    MB: because they were ALL abjectly turrible.

    MattForte22 Wow so they really passed that rule...last time I checked football was a contact sport. Calling bank now to set up my lowering the boom fund

    MB: nice!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do you realize that Cutler managed to get Hester 146 catches since 2009? If he can do that with a kick returner with no WR instincts imagine what he can do with Marshall, Black Unicorn, Jeffrey, Bennett and Forte on the same field.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    with a real O Line? do you all have a football boner right now? DO YOU?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    you want a fucking football boner? You REALLY want one?!?

    Watch this interview with The Black Unicorn... he's not only training with BMarsh in florida right now, he's STAYING with him... in his HOUSE!

    This is going to be fucking good maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this might help: http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/0ap2000000151351/Bennett-on-Cutler-He-has-a-fiery-attitude?continuous=true

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thaz riiiigh.... here's your new avatar yonny: http://www.freewebs.com/gothvampgirl666/black%20unicorn.gif

    You're welcome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

    Didn't realize he was that funny.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    he's hilarious. google: black unicorn saves fan

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, why do these talking heads get to create their own narrative about how Jay Cutler acts on the field?

    They just asked Martellus what he'll do "when" Jay yells at him (while showing the Webb incident). Jay bumped Webb once because he didn't take his job seriously and it affects Cutlers fucking health. Jay continually reiterates that he respects players who take their craft and the game seriously.

    Bushrod was asked "what would you do if Cutler bumped you"? Why the fuck would Cutler bump a probowl Left Tackle who works his ass off and does whatever it takes to win? Is he some piece of shit like Webb? If not then he has nothing to worry about.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    also if Jay yelled every time someone dropped the ball he'd be fucking hoarse from the shitty performances of Hester and Davis.

  • You know, as much as the Bears players loved Lovie, I kind of feel bad for his boys.

    Lovie could not for the life of him hire a decent OC, whether it was due to his being on the hot-seat or just inability to recognize a good one.

    When we were middle of the pack in O - we went to the SB. Think about that.

    Lovie then made a bunch of questionable decisions which really hurt the Bears.

    - Benson
    - Playing Lach in a meaningless game and effectively crippling him and shortening his career for at least 2 years.
    - Trying to move Hester (who vehemently did NOT want to move from CB)

    Lovie reminds me of one those "cool" parents - sometimes the best things for a kid is to be a parent and not a friend.

  • in all fairness no one knew Benson was going to have that lack of impact when he came in. He was so dominant at Texas that I know alot of us thought we were getting the next Payton.

  • - Playing Lach in a meaningless game and effectively crippling him and shortening his career for at least 2 years.

    Come on now. You would have started Brian that game. You don't rest the starters during a season when you are out of it. THEY want to play.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I 100% wouldn't have played any of them. Fucking lovie.

    What a fucking dunce that dude is. I bet he has a just-above room temp IQ.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Child, please.

    No NFL coach going into the last game of a losing season where they are going to miss the playoffs rests starters just because. Just because they MIGHT get hurt.

  • I haven't been on here much lately, but have we come up with a nickname for Jermon Bushrod yet? So much potential.

    I suggest Muffpole. Muffpole the SackStopper

    What do you guys got?

  • MuffRod the Bush Blocker?

  • Quimshim?

    I think that was Robert Shaw's name in Jaws.

  • I just listened to a guy go on for five minutes about what a moron
    Emery is. Wanna know why? Okay here it is. Because he's going after Turk McBride instead of "that guy from the Giants". I asked, "You mean Osi Umenyiora?". "Yeah him.". So I tell him the Bears are quickly running out of money. "Ah the Bears have all kinds of money!!!". So I tell him about the salary cap since he obviously doesn't know it exists. "Ohhhh. Who's getting all the money? Cutler? He's not worth backup money.".
    I'm not going to talk in public about this anymore.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    sounds like a classic city worker.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Just turn 670 off.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    meat. ball.

    Like the dude in the gym wearing the Bears sweats.

    Me: "Dude, sweet FA pick up last week huh? And can you believe we got BMarsh for a fucking ham samich... fucking miami? I'm pumped!"

    Him: Blank stare

    Me: Uhhhh... you're wearing Bears sweats... you are a bears... fan... right? Or are those your girlfriends?

    Him: he he... oh, yeah.... we've been so bad I haven't been following for the last few years.

    Me: Just turned without saying another word and walked off shaking my head

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Needs to turn his card in, clean out his locker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah, I figured just walking away was a better social/political move than punching him in the face and ripping those sweats off his fucking body while he lay knocked the fuck out on the gym floor (which was my first impulse)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    (this was last year btw, hence the FA pick up that I couldn't remember I talked about)

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    just doesnt pay to strike up a conversation some days!

  • lol That dude is too much.
    I was about 6 or 7 when I figured out I was amazing and about 24 when I figured out I was black.

  • I would love to do this race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydM9tO7B6cw

    Man, I miss mexico. Fucking drug lords.

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/20/bears-urlacher-officially-part-ways/

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    yep. marriage is over....solong #54...you served us well.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! kinda shocked.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    I already feel bad for his "replacement".

  • In reply to Shady:

    it will be a three year or more...sentence

  • In reply to Shady:

    how so? Roach played better than him last year. Roach. Yes. Roach.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Because nobody can relpace Brian Urlacher.

  • In reply to Shady:

    agreed, but they can play better than him. The sting of a changing of the guard can be softened by a playoff berth.

  • Nice knowing ya Lach

  • #54...Not the way any NFL player wants to leave .........Welcome to the new NFL...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Lobo he's played with the same team since 2000. That is longer than like 99% of any other players in the league. He's the exception not the rule.

  • I guess it's time for me to change the name and Avatar....sheite!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Nah. Keep it. Now it's a tribute to a once great player. I hope he just retires.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    agree...johnny...I hope so too.

  • Rolando McClain can be had for late round pick. Bama guy. Any takers?

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Emery has a plan, bank on it.

    McClain
    Barnett
    Dansby

    Countless other vet FA LB's that are better than Urlacher at this point in his career. Pick one. Shit, pick one without looking.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/2011/12/01/raiders-mcclain-arrested-in-shooting/

    sheite, while we're at it might as well get this fucking guy too: http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Desmond-Bryant-mug-shot.jpg

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-brian-urlacher-20130308,0,7297431.story

  • Brian going the way of Olin. I wonder what he is going to end up signing for with another team. I kind of think the writing was on the wall. I'm guessing that changes our first round thinking for this draft. Lets see what Phil pulls out of his hat.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph...I don't think any other team will sign him...just a gut feeling

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Yeah I kind of agree, he may end up taking less than the Bears offered, just like Olin.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    It definitely increases the likelihood that Shea becomes a linebacker. The option to move him leaves some draft flexibility.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I think you might be right. And if Emery drafting him was a case of having options when 54's contract was up (or Roach's, for that matter). I might be dead wrong but I get the impression that this GM is always thinking several moves ahead...

  • Eh, not a surprising move. Dude wanted money that just isn't there in FA this year. If he really wants a superbowl with the team that he "loves", he would come back for vet minimum to see this thing through. Otherwise, I agree with letting him go.

  • Well the ghost of "Glitchy" bites us in the arse again....thanks for thinking about depth on the LB side...you "Anal Cleavage"...I guess Roach wasn't in the stars for us either...time to scramble

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    They must have a plan in mind lobo, or we are going to turn on Emery

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    There is a plan, Emery always has a plan. He's 3 steps ahead. You know they already have targeted several people. A first time 23 yr old Fantasy Owner would have had a plan, you know Emery does.

    Bears also reportedly have an offer sheet ready for Captain Munnerlyn at CB. Hayden, you'd better sign your contract or you'll be playing somewhere else for the vet minimum.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I was just ruminating on that very point a post or two above...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    +1

  • Wondering if it both sides mutually closed the door on any possibility of things eventually being worked out or if it was just Emery not wanting to have to deal with the situation anymore?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    On the news shows it was reported as a mutual agreement to part ways.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I wonder what the point was of an official announcement that leaves neither side the opportunity to continue negotiating?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Well, there's my answer:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-brian-urlacher-20130308,0,7297431.story

  • new thread

  • A lot of us are thing how much more can Hester play and he 30 yeras old bla bla bla the comments jeff made are so on as followsI (have written countless columns about the ludicrousness of the Devin Hester on Offense Experiment. Any human being with eyes could tell Hester was never comfortable. He never knew where to line up. He ran the wrong route half the time. He dropped passes. Moving Hester to offense was the stubborn objective of GM Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith - two men who had failed to draft (the former) and develop (the latter) offensive talent for a generation of Bears football. That is over now.) Do any of you remember Dave Megget if lovie Smith and Jerry Angleo had any football sense they would have used Hester the same way, or at least gave it a try so now Hester who's body really has not taken a beating can now focus on being the great return man we know he is

    frank deleo

    bronx ny

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