Hester Return thread observations
Devin had a lot of room in front of him on most of those returns. He was able to catch the ball, start to move downfield and see the field in front of him.
Now with the kicking field being shorter, he has people on him faster and he is in traffic right away. He tries to avoid it be going horizontal and backwards, and all he does is lose yardage wheen he does that. He is also not getting that sort of blocking any more.
Still if he had a little room in front of him, I think he could still break some for TD's. The new rule pretty much neutralized him. What a shame. It really is an electrifying part of the game. With his return capabilities handicapped, his worth has really gone down. He really is not much of a WR. Maybe to a team that was creative -- I'd love to see what kind of WR plays that Harbough could draw up for him -- he could have more worth as a WR, but here he is just taking up a WR spot.
Thanks for the vid -- those were some great times!