by Matt Snyder
Gale Sayers and Devin Hester have two things in common. They both play(ed) football for the Chicago Bears and are both considered in the conversation for the greatest kick/punt returners in the history of football.
Hester is having quite the disappointing season this year when it comes to the return game, to the point that the Bears are considering other options, and Sayers has a few theories as to the return game's futility thus far.
"It looks like he's afraid to run back kickoffs," Sayers said.
Wow, tell us how you really feel, Gale. Mr. Sayers was emphatic in his opinions on why Hester is struggling this season.
"He's running straight up the field and everybody is tackling him. He looks like he's afraid to go out on his own.
"A couple of times the other team would kick to the right and [Hester] would run to the right and run out of bounds. It's like he doesn't want to run the kickoffs back. Run to the left ... you have the whole field!"
I have to say, being a huge fan of Hester's and watching every return this season, I tend to agree.