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Yeah so I am bored and it is late. Figured maybe I could get some chat going.

I will start with something that has been on my mind. Do you guys think Hester sticks around and if he doesn't who would be the return man? Any of the rookies any good?

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I think he'll stick simply because his cap number isn't restrictive and he does shift field position simply by reputation. He does have a battle for that slot position though as I think the lack of an ideal TE will force us to run more from 11 personal so a slot receiver that can block adds more value to the position. Blocking is suppose to be a strength of both Hank and Hardy

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I think he'll stick simply because his cap number isn't restrictive and he does shift field position simply by reputation. He does have a battle for that slot position though as I think the lack of an ideal TE will force us to run more from 11 personal so a slot receiver that can block adds more value to the position. Blocking is suppose to be a strength of both Hank and Hardy

Well, if he stays, I hope he does, it really doesn't matter what they keep him on as. I am sure regardless of title he will still get some targets.

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Well that is my stance on it, but for some odd reason people I talk to outside of here seem to think Hester gets cut. I think it would be pretty darn stupid myself.

Yeah people who say you shouldn't be paying a return guy that type of money are really underestimating the value he holds for a ST coach. A lot easier to set if you know which direction the other team is punting setting aside if he actually returns the thing. Football is not just offence and D. I think that's another thing that Quinn will bring with him... The importance of ST as Seattle play a lot of their superstars on that unit

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Hester can kick rocks as far as I'm concerned. He's nothing more than a return guy. I don't care about his salary. He just isn't a good receiver. I like guys with good hands. If they need a return man they can use reedy

Getting rid of Hester would be a big mistake. Were gonna need every advantage we can get this year. Cutting Hester kills our ST and WR depth.

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Getting rid of Hester would be a big mistake. Were gonna need every advantage we can get this year. Cutting Hester kills our ST and WR depth.

that's your opinion. I'm not a Hester fan and probably never will be. He's a plus in the return game but that's as far as it goes. He's far to Inconsistent as a receiver to call him a weapon in the passing game. You certainly don't have to agree
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that's your opinion. I'm not a Hester fan and probably never will be. He's a plus in the return game but that's as far as it goes. He's far to Inconsistent as a receiver to call him a weapon in the passing game. You certainly don't have to agree

Yeah I think that's fair. I'm not his greatest fan as a receiver but for this season he has value as a returner and 4/5th WR slot. We're not in any cap trouble so no harm with keeping him IMO. Next season is a whole different issue. I really hope Hardy nails down that slot position.

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Yeah I think that's fair. I'm not his greatest fan as a receiver but for this season he has value as a returner and 4/5th WR slot. We're not in any cap trouble so no harm with keeping him IMO. Next season is a whole different issue. I really hope Hardy nails down that slot position.

I honestly don't think Hardy is gonna have a hard time nailing the slot. If anything Hankerson has the upper leg at the moment due to knowledge of the system and is good as long as he's healthy. There will be a great 4 wr set with hank, Hardy, Julio and Roddy on the field. I'm sure Hester will have his certain plays as well but his biggest contributions come from special teams which is fine if that's what you like.
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Hester can kick rocks as far as I'm concerned. He's nothing more than a return guy. I don't care about his salary. He just isn't a good receiver. I like guys with good hands. If they need a return man they can use reedy

LMAO. Last season played:

Percentage of Dropped Targets

Weems = 0.0%

Hardy = 2.9%

Julio = 5.1%

Hester = 5.3%

Hankerson - 5.5%

Roddy = 8.2%

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Hesta to the house!! Def worth keeping. Good vet who has a few more good returns in him. He can teach whomever we decide will be his future replacement in the return game.

He'll have a tougher time getting WR time. But the old man was definitely a factor with his speed/quickness last year after he caught the ball.

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I honestly don't think Hardy is gonna have a hard time nailing the slot. If anything Hankerson has the upper leg at the moment due to knowledge of the system and is good as long as he's healthy. There will be a great 4 wr set with hank, Hardy, Julio and Roddy on the field. I'm sure Hester will have his certain plays as well but his biggest contributions come from special teams which is fine if that's what you like.

We're going to the dink and dunk system there will be no 3-4 WR sets. Yes they will have a few plays in the playbook that spread wide but for the most part we won't use many WR outside if Julio and Roddy. Hankerson and Hardy will be behind Hester. If one of our players gets injuried then we will see them get PT. Hankerson is banged up and IMO a waste of roster space. He won't be able to contribute to our offense. Hardy will have to learn the system and build that trust with Ryan. Hardy has a long road ahead of him before we can consider him a reliable option, he has to work on not drop so many passes.

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