Can Devin Hester replicate past against Broncos?
Dec/10/11 10:07 AM Filed in: Devin Hester
Special teams coordinator Dave Toub doesn't have to be reminded about what happened in 2007 when the Bears faced the Broncos.
Devin Hester returned a punt 75 yards for a score in the third quarter and then the Broncos had the audacity to kick to him again. He responded with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the same quarter. The Bears eventually won 37-34 in overtime.
It might not be as easy for Hester this time around.
"Totally different now,'' Toub said of the Broncos. "They're ranked fourth in special teams.''
Broncos veteran Champ Bailey told the Denver Post this week he wouldn't kick to Hester "in a million years.''
Toub brushed off Bailey's comment.
"It doesn't mean anything,'' Toub said.
Hester leads the NFL in punt return average at 18.5 yards.