Hester expects receivers to “shock the world this year”

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Count Bears receiver Devin Hester among those expecting big things from the new offense under Mike Martz.

While the Bears don’t have a single receiver who has topped 1,000 yards in a single season, Hester projected that four or five receivers would thrive in 2010.

Asked if Martz will take advantage of his versatility, Hester said, “He’s going to utilize all the receivers.

“Like I said, we’re going to have four or five receivers that are going to succeed, and just kill this league, if we get this offense down pat and do the things we’re coached to do.

“Four or five guys are going to really shock the world this year.”

Hester said they are now in a position to make plays.

“Now, it’s all up to us,” he said.

But Hester said Martz is expecting the players to learn a lot.

“He’s throwing a lot, everything he’s got,” Hester said. “We’re all picking it up. It’s an exciting offense.

“Once we all get it, it’s hard to stop.”

Besides, Martz has history on his side.

“If you look at the St. Louis Rams, those guys were successful for four or five years with coach Martz,” Hester said. ” It’s not going to happen overnight. We’re not going to come out here in a week and know the whole playbook. We got some growing to do, and we’re going to make sure we dig deep down inside and put a little extra focus into studying the playbook and get it down before the season starts.”

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