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Bucs will try to avoid kicking to Hester



The Bucs have no plans to kick a football to Bears return man Devin Hester.

Coach Raheem Morris said he hopes punter Michael Koenen can knock the ball out of bounds and boom kickoffs through the end zone to avoid the Bears record holder.

Hester set the NFL mark with his 17th kick return for a touchdown last week. 

"No. Devin Hester will have to go against our Pro Bowler, hopefully, our Pro Bowler, a grass skirt guy if we can get him into one, in Michael Keonen,'' Morris said. "Hopefully, we can directional kick and do some different things but if we have to kick to him, like last week, we played Sproles who is a dynamic kick returner and we were able to keep the ball away from him and limit his touches, that's what we'll have to do.''


[Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:09am]


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