Some know-nothing scribe, who was probably at home sniffing tub-and-tile cleaner, wrote that the Bears should consider letting someone other than Devin Hester return punts.
That was me.
My point was this: The guy has looked lost back there for the past two seasons and looked lost against against the Cowboys. I think it has become a mental block and maybe he should be given a break just like a slumping hitter gets a day off in baseball. Here's the link:
Deion Sanders doesn't agree. The NFL Network analyst considers Hester like a little brother and had this to say on the "Waddle and Silvy Show" (AM-1000) when asked whether the Bears ruined Hester as a returner.
"No. I think they spoiled him," Sanders said. "You did a great job, the player personnel guy did a great job his first couple years with those guys. The team had so much depth that those guys that wasn't starters were great special teams players with the ability to be a starter. Now you don't have that type of depth."
Sanders went on to say that he believes offensive coordinator Mike Martz is using Hester correctly.
"There's not too many cornerbacks in the league that can run with Devin," he said. Secondly, if you decide not to bump him and you back off and you give him space, you saw that in the game in Dallas last week where he caught a simple little speed out and had space and he went to work on it. Then if you bump him if you miss him on the jam the next sound you're going to hear is the band.
"I think Martz will warm up to him, understand how to get him the ball, and the key component for the Bears right now is not Devin Hester but your quarterback. I mean, Jay Cutler, we were ready to stone him last year. He was a little shaky in the first game but he has warmed up. He is balling now. He's is flat-out balling and I'm proud of him and I [attribute] that to offense of Mike Martz."