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Hester expects opportunities

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Devin Hester said he expects more opportunities to return punts now that postseason has arrived.

"It's playoff time, you can't afford to give up good field position," said Hester, who returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown in a loss to the Seahawks earlier this season. "I expect that out of coaches. In playoff situations, you give up good field position, you put yourself in a bad predicament. You don't want to do that in playoff time."

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll sounded like a man who thinks his punt coverage team is up to the challenge.

"He's a great player that has done everything you can do," Carroll said of Hester. "We've got to respect that. We like our special-teams efforts. We know that our guys can play, and we're gonna do the best things we can do to deal with him [and] all of the impact he can bring to the game. So we're ready for it."

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