The Chicago Bears wide receiver(for now) Devin Hester is coming off his 2013 campaign that included career highs in kickoff return yards(1,442), however the Chicago Bears haven’t attempted to resign the wide receiver/return specialist, opening the door for a reunion in Tampa Bay with former head coach Lovie Smith.
Hester has expressed his interest in joining his former Bears coach Lovie Smith as a Buccaneer. Saying “it’s possible.”
They both spent 7 seasons in Chicago and are very close personally. Hester’s return threat would most certainly be well appreciated in Tampa Bay on that special teams squad that lacked explosiveness.
Wide receiver Eric Page was the main ‘threat’ returning kicks, but he never established a dangerous ‘threat’ that teams needed to worry about and averaged middle of the road numbers. Tampa Bay never returned a kick or punt for a touchdown last year.
One of the greatest returners in NFL history would give the Buccaneers a leg up on field positioning, allowing the Buccaneer offense to start in great position on a normal basis, compared to being backed up, specially with a young quarterback in Mike Glennon at the helm. Assuming he continues on as the leader of the offense.
While many consider Hester a luxury and not a necessity. Hester would add another explosive element to the Buccaneers. Something I have pushed that Tampa Bay needs from day one. It’s tough to make a team as a 31 year old playmaking specialist, but the roots with head coach Lovie Smith sure do help. He still produces and is a game changer.
Tampa Bay needs game changers. Playmakers. Devin Hester is a playmaker.
Devin Hester is a game changer.
— Ronnie K (@RonnieKRadio) February 17, 2014