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Hester tweets that he didn't rip Turner

Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester pointed out this week that the offense hasn’t been particularly productive this season, and that changes are surely coming in 2010.

That is undeniably true, and it’s hard to find anyone in Chicago who thinks offensive coordinator Ron Turner will be back next year. But after Hester’s comments were widely reported as taking a shot at Turner, Hester went on Twitter to say that’s not what he meant.

“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 told reporters this week. “We’ve had some plays we had called during the week we weren’t able to call during games because of certain situations. . . . There will be a lot of changes, I know that for a fact.”

But after the Chicago media reported that as Hester saying Turner will be gone next season, Hester clarified his comments on Twitter.

“I feel like the media blew my interview out of proportion and that everything I said was reworded or taken the wrong way,” Hester tweeted. “When I am asked, ‘Will there be changes?’ my answer is ‘yes.’ What I mean is; there will always be new guys (rookies, trades or coaches). . . . After reading current articles I feel like the press tried to make me seem like I had inside information on the future of coaches or players.”

Hester might not have inside information, but it doesn’t take inside information to conclude that there will be changes, and that the offensive coordinator will be one of them.

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13 Responses to “Hester tweets that he didn't rip Turner”
  1. Brewster says: Dec 17, 2009 11:53 AM

    Based on your reporting of his Twitter comments Devin Hester sounds like a well spoken intelligent person. That’s refreshing.

  2. Ravenaddict4 says: Dec 17, 2009 11:54 AM

    Huck Fester!!!

  3. Favre On HGH says: Dec 17, 2009 11:55 AM

    Hoping Mike Martz might be interested.
    Need someone to b*tch slap Cutler and tell him when to sh*t and how many times to wipe, or he’ll never develop into anything better than Jeff George.

  4. leatherneck says: Dec 17, 2009 11:56 AM

    Devin Hester is getting unfairly ripped. Just like you ripped Randy Moss when the coaches’ tape that PFT NEVER looked at before launching into multiple tirades against Moss, shows he did NOT dog it on any play against the Panthers.
    Hester is a good player, he deserves much better than this crap.
    We all know you in the media just like creating controversy so you can drive hits to your web site. Ultimately though it will reduce your credibility and then no one will come here anymore.
    Knock it off. Do your homework BEFORE you post.

  5. jkorn1818 says: Dec 17, 2009 12:00 PM

    other teams have qb’s who dont get picked a million times a game. They also have wr’s who know how to run routes, who arent converted CB’s bc they couldnt even do that well and actually have hands and size. Matt Forte is good though………….fart

  6. pudgalvin says: Dec 17, 2009 12:08 PM

    As putrid as the Bears have been to watch this year, it does seem as though they’ve got a good locker room. Say what you will about Cutler, but not a single person has had anything bad to say about teammates or coaches.
    So I guess we got that going for us, which is nice.

  7. K23 says: Dec 17, 2009 12:20 PM

    There not going to say anything about Jay because that would be the next headline on the Rumor Mill. In terms of Hester he’s not happy and the reasons are obvious. Weather he was referring to changes in the staff or the calls i don’t know but either way why cant a guy express discontent without it mean he is “Taking A Shot”. if he wanted to say something negative about the OC im sure he would make it loud and clear.

  8. Scoop says: Dec 17, 2009 12:28 PM

    I still don’t get why its Turner’s head on a platter. It was Angelo that bet the farm on a career loser and plopped him onto a team that didn’t have the personnel to capitalize on his narrow talent. Lets do the math that should have been done pre-trade: running team + bad WO’s+ declining defense + ego maniac turnover machine who’d rather get sodomized by a goat than throw to a RB or hit a crossing route = sure fire disaster.
    Where’s my multi-million dollar GM contract?

  9. G-MEN TO THE SB says: Dec 17, 2009 12:34 PM

    maybe charlie weis could be the answer at OC

  10. bearsrule says: Dec 17, 2009 12:53 PM

    I really surprised that Hester is smart enough to even use Twitter. He’s not smart enough to learn the playbook. Mushin Muhammed used to be the guy who had to point Hester where to line up. Now that job belongs to Cutler. Dumb as a bag of hammers.

  11. hardtolikedabears says: Dec 17, 2009 12:54 PM

    Just shoot me if Turner goes elsewhere and frickin’ succeeds.

  12. robothero says: Dec 17, 2009 1:06 PM

    Charlie Weis would be a great hire, since you only need to pay him with deep dish pizzas.

  13. piccolo says: Dec 17, 2009 2:47 PM

    I’d like to see Jimmy Johnson win a NASCAR race driving an AMC Pacer.
    I can’t agree more with Scoop. Since the Bears went to the SB in ’06 the personnel has taken a huge dump and that’s squarely on Angelo’s shoulders. The Bears now sport an offense with zero cohesion and an aging defense that’s not going to get any more productive any time soon. Oh yeah, and no 1st or 2nd round picks in April’s draft.
    Angelo did do a good job of putting together to ’06 team that took advantage of a weak division and got a lot of breaks with the ball bouncing the right way. But he let Moose go elsewhere, Berrian to Vikes, traded away Jones, stuck with Rex too long, then traded away a solid leader in Orton (not the best talent but an outstanding leader). Angelo basically tore apart the offense and has done little to nothing to address the defense.
    It’s not Turner or Smith and certainly wasn’t Rivera. Eventually Phillips will come to that conclusion.

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