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September 20, 2007

Watkins Wants to Take Off Hester's Head

Cowboys defensive back/special teams gunner is usually good for a colorful quote, and he didn't disappoint when asked how to deal with Bears returner Devin Hester.
"If I get the chance I'm going to take his head off," Watkins said. "I'm not playing about that, either. I've known Devin since high school, and I love the guy. He knows. But if I get the chance, I'm going to take his head off."
Watkins and Hester played in a high school all-star game together in Florida against an all-star team from Calilfornia. Watkins also played against Hester when he was at Florida State and Hester was at Miami.
"He never returned one for a score on us then," Watkins said.
Hester has already returned one punt for a touchdown this season. He had two kickoffs for a touchdown last season, as well as three punts for scores. He returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against the Colts in the Super Bowl. And, oh yeah, he returned a missed field goal for a touchdown, too.
"The key with that guy is to keep him east-and-west," Watkins said. "That guy is really talented, so you have to keep him in front of you."
Good luck.

- Mac Engel

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