Hester on Bears: 'There will be a lot of changes'
If it wasn’t a call for change by Devin Hester this afternoon when he stood at his locker at Halas Hall before practice, then it was the next closest thing.
The Bears’ wide receiver made it clear he’s not real happy with how he’s being used. Hester missed Sunday’s loss to Green Bay with a strained left calf muscle, but prior to that he had been in a slump with only six catches over the previous three games. That slump virtually ensured he will finish short of 1,000 yards for the season, something he had been on pace for at the midway point of the year.
“It's tough watching other teams, other offenses find ways for their guys to get their hands on the ball better (than we do),' Hester said. "We've had some plays we had called during the week we weren't able to call during games because of certain situations.'
The Bears’ answer a lot of times to get Hester the ball is a bubble screen that works with increasing infrequency.
"Everybody watches film,' Hester said. "They see what type of play we're executing, that's working and they adjust.
"It's tough. It's not all on the receivers and the quarterback. When you see the passing game not working, you can't just fault the receivers. For example, the running game might not be going good, the offensive line might be holding up. It's a group thing, the overall offense.'
Looking ahead, Hester sees turnover coming, and most expect offensive coordinator Ron Turner is on the hot seat.
"There will be a lot of changes, I know that for a fact,' Hester said. "(I) am not blind. Everybody sees it...Just from being around this league for a little while, when things are going bad, somebody you least expect is going to go.
"I don't know how it's going to turn out. At the end of the day, Jerry (Angelo) and Cliff (Stein) are the guys who make that decision.'
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