Most Bears fans — and fantasy enthusiasts, too — are hoping that Devin Hester could develop into a true No. 1 receiver.
The Bears also are looking for that, too, having invested a lot of money in Hester and brought in offensive coordinator Mike Martz. While Martz first compared Hester to Az-Zahir Hakim, he is getting paid way too much money for him to be a slot receiver.
Hester is expected to play the “Z” receiver position, so he reached out to probably the best player to play the “Z” position, former St. Louis WR Isaac Bruce. The two have been working together, and Bruce has offered encouragement and believes that Hester will be tough to stop this season (via the Chicago Sun-Times).
“I asked coach Martz if I could get in touch with Isaac since he was down there already and we hooked up and the guy is amazing,” Hester said Sunday. “He’s one of those guys who takes the time and has fun doing it. He has a passion for it. He takes time out of every day to work with me and spend time with me. It’s been a big help in my life. …
“With the speed I have, he said it’s going to be hard to stop me.” Hester said. “He tells me, just from training with me, that I’m so explosive and if I can put my fundamentals together I will succeed. So that’s basically what I’m doing now, brushing up my technique and trying to polish up everything and hopefully I can really translate it over to the game.”