Chicago Bears return star hoping to re-discover form that disappeared in 2012.
With 18 punt and touchdown returns during his seven year career, Devin Hester is one of, if not the best return man in NFL history, and could be set for a place in the Hall of fame in years to come.
However 2012 saw a dramatic drop in form for the 30-year old, which saw him make zero returns for a touchdown, and only making one as a receiver.
The Bears aimed to use Hester more in their offensive gameplan to utilise his speed, however the plan did not work out as Hester failed in both receiving and returning, in his worst season statistically since joining the NFL.
Speaking on the Chicago Sun-Times website, Hester said he was ready to get his ‘swagger’ back, and the talks he has had with new head coach Marc Trestman ahead of his 2013 role.
“Me and coach Trestman talked before I went home for the break and we came up with the idea that I would just go back to being a key return man — a punt return and kickoff return man — and a little bit more special teams,” Hester said.
“That would be what I know as of now my role to be for the upcoming season…I know that I’m going here first into this season as the main kickoff return man. As of right now, that’s my main focus — to get my swagger back.”
Hester seems to have regained the mindset that saw him become one of the most exciting players in the league, and led to his famous nickname of ‘Mr Ridiculous’.