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The easiest game plan ever

Don't let this be a premonition
Just kick it out of bounds... It's that simple. Remove the threat.

For anyone that apparently doesn't watch any football outside of the Eagles that's the Bears' KR/PR Devin Hester. I think it's probably safe to say he's well on his way to being the best return man ever, if he's not there already. He gives the Bears a unique weapon the Eagles don't have and haven't had for long time. Now, I actually feel good about the punt coverage team. Although if it were up to me I'd just kick the ball out of bounds and settle for 30-40 yard punts all day... but Sav Rocca puts so much hang time on his punts that few returners have been able to do anything more than fair catch against the Eagles. That said, Hester is a risk taker and isn't going to stand back there and be content to fair catch punts all day. At some point he'll try to return a ball that he maybe shouldn't, but he has the talent to make something of it anyway.

As for kick returns, this is going to sound funny but the Eagles actually average slightly more yardage per return than the Bears... but Hester has returned one kick for a TD, something the Eagles haven't done. Although Hester is considered a more prolific punt returner than kick returner, I'm more worried about his kick returning in this particular game.

The Eagles kick coverage is ranked 21st in the NFL and as Ray Parrillo from the Inky points out our best special teamer, Quintin Mikell, hasn't been with the unit because he's been starting in place of Dawkins. If #20 were able to get healthy for this weekend and take back his spot in the secondary, it could free up Mikell to bolster our coverage team. Frankly, even if Dawk can't go I'd seriously consider asking Mikell to pull double duty and cover kicks as well as be our starting FS...

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