Only Way NFL’s All-Time Leading Touchdown Returner Can Be Contained: NFL Rule Change.
Imagine if the rule did not get passed, Bears replaced Soldier Field natural grass with field turf. Hester would have a field day each Sunday, he’d be “Lethal Weapon” Danny Glover times 100, or something like that.
On a team based primarily on speed, featured on players who thrive due to their speed and quickness; why wouldn’t the organization opt to make the transition over to field turf? The switch would be a win-win situation.
Kickoffs moving from the 30 to the 35-yard line would not be a good thing for the Chicago Bears and electrifying kickoff return man Devin Hester. The “Windy City Flyer”, the NFL’s most decorated return guy of all-time, would not benefit from this potential new rule change and it seems like the Bears will be definitely voting against the proposal.
“I don’t want to say anything definitively before we have gotten in the meetings,” Bears president Ted Phillips told Dan Pompei. “So I would say that we’ll listen to the arguments, but we’re a little surprised by the proposal and we’ll probably be against it. With our return game being such a big part of our offense, I would tend to think we would vote against it.
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