Devin Hester is officially the best return man in the history of the National Football League.
The Falcons star surpassed the great Deion Sanders last night for most return touchdowns, after taking one to the house in the Atlanta Falcons destruction of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After spending the first eight years of his professional career with the Chicago Bears, it looks like the Falcons have pulled off an absolute master stroke with their decision to grab the 31-year old.
And Hester has come out and revealed that he couldn't wait to get away from Soldier Field.
“I’m gonna say it, man. I wasn’t happy the last three or four years in Chicago,” Hester said according to ESPN, after the team’s 56-14 drubbing of Tampa Bay.
Great Camps, No Play
“Things weren’t going the way I expected,” he continued. “I would always have a great camp; have all the receivers saying and all the coaches saying I had the best camp out of all the receivers. And then, once the season starts off, I’m not there.”
While Hester has always possessed out of this world speed, he was never really able to turn that into a breakout year at the receiver spot in Chicago. Now we’re hearing why that breakthrough never came.
Feeling the Love
“I’ve got a quarterback now that … he loves even the walk-ons,” Hester said, “and coaches that know how to get the ball to me; how to make plays for me. I’m excited for this season, man. This is only the beginning for our team.”
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