Devin Hester announced on Wednesday that the Bears are going in another direction with him and that he will seek a new employer. I would assume this is more of a money issue rather than a performance one. Most people, even at this site, will disagree with what I am about to say but that’s fine. I know I am in the minority when I say that getting rid of Hester isn’t a great idea. I am not sure if the Bears were willing to negotiate or not but Hester may be demanding more money than they want to offer. And that’s fine. I am going to miss him. I know the whole he was crying and pissed when Lovie was tossed. Sadly, Hester was basically brainwashed by that impostor for a head coach. Combine that with the idiot that was Jerry Angelo, who gave in to the brainwashed Hester demands of being paid as a wide receiver.
I’ll never forget the game that Devin Hester took back two kicks against the Rams on a Monday night game in 2006. After that game, the moron that was, Lovie Smith, told reporters that “we should try getting this guy on offense”. From that night on, Devin Hester’s career was about to enter a tailspin. Before the morons arrive, yes, he is the all-time leader for touchdown returns. However, he would be much ahead of that record had Lovie Smith not spew bullshit into his head during those years. It fucked with him and his performance suffered. I can’t help but continue to blame the two morons in Angelo and Smith for ruining his career. It’s so frustrating because the Bears have won games because of him and if he was strictly a returner in those years like he should have been, they could have had the chance to win more.
Once again, I understand the move completely. The Bears need to free up cap space to sign potential free agents and potential draft picks. The Bears are in dire need of help on defense and if they are going to get better, they need to have as much as money as possible to make that happen.
So far, the Bears let go Adam Podlesh and I think everyone, including me, is fine with that. He sucked. They re-signed Jay Ratliff and it looks like, they are going to draft a defensive tackle or two in the first three rounds. Whatever the Bears can do to fix one of the worst defenses in NFL history is fine with me. Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers could be out the door as well.
Out with the old. In with the new.