Devin should be back at DB

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  1. DaTreeBears

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    The beauty here is he doesn't have to catch the ball blocking the ball is good too.
     
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    oh, hell he can do that.... Wait... we know he can do that when the ball is thrown to him, but can he do that when the ball is thrown to someone else? :)
     
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    There's only one way to find out lets try it...
     
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    Trestman: Slot CB Isaiah Frey has a fractured hand, but Bears are optimistic that they'll cast it and he'll play.
    defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on Devin Hester practicing some drills with the DBs: "I'm not in the converting business today."

    Looks like that's where this all came about. The only issue I have with Hester playing DB is he lacks the processing power to assimilate info fast enough to cover the position.
     
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    There is a reason he was taking out of the DB position.

    Dude is scary fast, but he is also scary stupid
     
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    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4688359/hester-does-drills-at-db

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears return specialist Devin Hester spent a portion of Wednesday’s practice going through individual drills with members of the secondary, and even received one-on-one instruction from defensive backs coach Jon Hoke at the conclusion of the workout.

    But does this mean Hester, a former collegiate and NFL cornerback, is a candidate to line up on the defensive side of the ball Sunday in St. Louis?

    “He’ll jump into (the drills) from time to time and get a little work in,” Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker said. “But there is really no news there. I’m not in the conversation business.”

    Hester started games at cornerback and nickel back in college at the University of Miami and was a reserve cornerback for the Bears in 2006. Hester saw limited time on defense but did record 11 tackles and one pass break-up.

    “We try to keep Devin as busy as we can throughout the course of practice,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. “But you never know. You never know. We certainly want to keep him doing what he’s been doing. But he does have value, certainly, doing other things. And who knows. Nothing’s out of the question. It’s not something we’ve spent a lot of time talking about.”

    With Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman on injured reserve and starting nickel back Isaiah Frey dealing with a fractured hand, perhaps Hester is an emergency option in the event the team suffers another injury at cornerback, or if Frey’s hand becomes an issue during the game.Tim Jennings is the logical candidate to bump inside and play the complicated nickel back position if Frey is unable to go. But given Hester’s experience, there is a remote possibly that he could be asked to step in at cornerback and play zone coverage. However, the Bears do currently have two reserve cornerbacks on the active 53-man roster: Sherrick McManis andDerrick Martin.
     
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    Now we get to see Trestman's version of "The Hester Package" but even on defense it is not a good idea.
     
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    It's true we would hate to screw up that superb secondary.:(
     
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    Devin Hester was a reserve cornerback in his first season with the Bears. He was credited with 11 tackles and 1 pass breakup in 2006
     

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