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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons record-setting return specialist Devin Hester could not contain his laughter when told about how Cincinnati Bengals' player Adam Jones claimed to be a better return man than Hester.

Jones, speaking to the Cincinnati media this week, made the bold claim prior to Sunday's Falcons-Bengals matchup.

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Devin Hester has an NFL-record 18 combine kick-return scores in 123 career games.

"I'm sorry: He's a good returner, but he's not better than me," Jones said of Hester. "He's played more games than me, way more games than me. I don't feel like there's anybody better than me when I'm right there. I've said that a long time before right now."

Hester was going to brush off the comments, but decided to fire back.

"He said that last year when we played them," Hester said of his former team, the Chicago Bears, facing Jones and the Bengals in Week 1. "Every year I've played him, he's said something like that.

"He's all right. He's a quick guy. But how many returns does he have? Maybe four? I can't compare myself to him."

Hester has an NFL-record 18 combined kick-return scores in 123 career games, including a NFL-record 13 punt return touchdowns. Jones, formerly known as "Pacman," has five career punt-return scores in 85 career NFL games.

"Every return man is going to try and compare himself to me," Hester said. "That's just the way it is. If you look at the stats, I'm on top of the list. So everybody, when it's time to play me, is going to try and want to be the next Devin Hester."

Falcons teammate Roddy White weighed in on the controversy.

"Oh my God," White said of Jones' claim. "You're talking about Hall of Famer and then [Jones]. I don't even know how many Pacman's got. It's like apples to oranges, man. Devin, everybody knows what he can do in the return game.

"It's good for [Jones] to feel that way. We'll see on Sunday. We've got a couple more days before we get out there. And then him and Devin can have their match-up in the return game."

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Hey Pacman, do you know WHY Hester has played WAY more games? He's not an idiot. Hester was drafted in 2006, Jones in 2005. Hester is 1 year and change older than Jones yet he's managed to play in WAY more games because he's not out getting arrested, getting involved in shootings and spending time in the CFL,

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Man I love our receivers. I wish I could of seen/heard Roddy saying that. I know he was laughing. Roddys laugh is good for the soul. laugh.png

Oh and yes, Hester is much better. Pacman is high or something.

My favorite Roddy White moment so far was when him and Julio had a pre-game segment with Michael Irvin and Irvin asked him "who's better, you two or the Cowboy's receivers?"

Roddy (laughing): "Are you serious?"

Irvin then started talking about one of the Cowboy's receivers and Roddy just said: "But he's a slot receiver. The big boys play on the outside,"

It was both funny and a great reminder of why I will always think of Michael Irvin one of the world's greatest fuktards.

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My favorite Roddy White moment so far was when him and Julio had a pre-game segment with Michael Irvin and Irvin asked him "who's better, you two or the Cowboy's receivers?"

Roddy (laughing): "Are you serious?"

Irvin then started talking about one of the Cowboy's receivers and Roddy just said: "But he's a slot receiver. The big boys play on the outside,"

It was both funny and a great reminder of why I will always think of Michael Irvin one of the world's greatest fuktards.

that was the 2012 season and he was talking about the Giants and Victor Cruz
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