Challenges facing new Bears coach

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Decide Hester's Future

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Under Smith, the Bears never found a niche other than special teams for a player that is one of the league's most dynamic with the ball in his hands. Offensive coordinator Mike Tice talked about a Devin Hester package that never materialized, and the receiver -- probably rightfully so -- is disappointed the team seems to be wasting his immense physical talent.