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Bears' Hester not sold on Tebow

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Bears' Hester not sold on Tebow

Devin Hester got to witness "Tebow Mania" up close and personal on Sunday and the Bears wide receiverkick returner doesn't seem to be impressed.

During Monday's edition of "The Dan Patrick Show", Hester was asked if Tim Tebow is a good quarterback.

After a long pause Hester said,"He's coming along."

The Bears were able to keep Tebow in check for the first three quarters of Sunday's loss before the Broncos QB went 18 for 24 for 191 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Hester, who fair-caught five punts during the loss, told the show that he went up to Broncos punter Britton Colquitt before the game and told him to punt to him.

"You know you're leading the Pro Bowl vote," Hester told Colquitt. "If you do all these rugby short kicks, it's going to drop your average."

Does Hester think he is a Hall of Famer right now?

"I think so," said Hester. "Whenever you break records at your position and then you become the greatest of all time and with that said me having the most kickoff and punt returns."

Watch the complete interview above.

What do you think about what Devin Hester had to say? Is Tebow a good quarterback? Is Hester a Hall of Famer right now? Leave a comment below.

Bears to hold joint training camp practices with Broncos

Bears to hold joint training camp practices with Broncos

The Chicago Bears will reunite with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Denver this summer, as word broke Monday that the Broncos will host the Bears for joint training camp practices in advance of their preseason game in August.

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs confirmed the news on Twitter.

This is the second time Denver will welcome the Bears for training camp sessions. The two teams held joint practices back in 2018.

Training camp won't be the first time the Bears will see Fangio since his departure last offseason. Chicago pulled off a last-second victory over the Broncos in Week 2 of the 2019 season when kicker Eddy Pineiro booted a 53-yard game-winner with time expiring in the fourth quarter. His kick was set up by the clutch version of Mitch Trubisky, who connected on a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson on the play before Pineiro's conversion.

Fangio left a lasting impact during his time as the Bears defensive coordinator that reached its peak in 2018 when Chicago was widely regarded as the most ferocious defense in the league. The Bears finished third in yards allowed per game and ended the season with the top run defense. Their 27 interceptions were tops in the NFL, too.

A fan's guide for how to watch the NFL Combine

A fan's guide for how to watch the NFL Combine

The 2020 NFL Combine will go a long way in determining the final draft grade for each of the 337 prospects participating in on-field drills. General managers and scouts want to see whether their athletic testing matches the traits noted on film. If a player runs faster than he plays, scouts will question his on-field instincts and overall football IQ. In the alternative, if he runs slower than he plays, questions about level of competition and the ability to 'win' on the NFL level will be raised.

But in order to understand whether or not a prospect is having a good performance, you first have to know what the NFL is looking for as its minimum time/result required for each position and drill.

NFL Hall-of-Fame executive Gil Brandt, one of the legendary draft minds in the sport, shared what has become the standard breakdown each team uses when assessing a player's 40 time, 3-cone drill, broad jump, vertical jump and more.

Check it out:

Keep this page bookmarked this week and refer back to this chart as your favorite Bears prospects try to run and jump their way to Chicago. 

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