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.