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Devin Hester: Holding out and highly quotable

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cousin Jeffrey, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member


    I didn't know Hester was this, um, well-spoken. The reporter must've been ear to ear on the phone, listening to this...

    "I can't go out and play this year making $445,000. Come on, man.''

    "You should pay me like I'm one of a kind,'' Hester said. "It's like dating a girl. When you find somebody who is real special, you're going to do whatever it takes to keep her. You might cut back on what you're giving your mom to give to her. And that's how I feel they should treat me.''
  2. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    Does that mean I should avoid talking about his mother when he's on the rag?
  3. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Think Deion taught him how to talk like that?
  4. They should pay him like he's their only scoring threat.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    you also forgot "extremely stupid."

    he's a one-trick pony. The Bears will finish 6-10 with or without him.
  6. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    And if they still have this guy, they don't need him for that trick...

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  7. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    He's already the greatest kick returner in NFL history.

    The Bears have the worst skill position players in football, by a huge margin.

    F*ck them and their solipsistic ownership/management.

    Pay him. He is literally the only reason not to change the channel when the Bears aren't on defense.

  8. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Wow. Seems like Hester has an over-inflated self worth. He's not big enough to be an every down receiver. He's an exceptional return man, no doubt, but if teams would wise up and just not kick the fucking ball to him, then he's rather ineffective.

    On the plus side, I'd love to know what it's like to walk around with hubris like that, even for a day.
  9. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Hubris aside, teams have wised up and not kicked the ball to him, and the Bears start at the 40.

    Of course, thanks to all the other brilliant moves that team has made, they end up punting from the 42.

    He is by FAR the best offensive weapon they have. He's right ---- he is worth more than 445 large ---- but he's stuck with the money he has. And with an ego.
  10. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    ya know ... when guys give us cliches, we rip 'em

    and i guess when they give us good quotes ... we rip 'em too?
  11. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Even if he isn't kicked to, he still greatly affects field position, especially on kickoffs. And when a team actually does kick to him he's a threat to score every time he touches the ball. But if he's asking for money that a star receiver would get he's delusional.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The Bears' best case scenario at quarterback is Rex Grossman.

    Think about that for a minute. Clearly Hester and his agent have.
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