Darryl Drake is the wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears and offered some comments on his group of players.
• There’s no doubt in my mind that Devin Hester can be [an elite WR]. There’s no doubt in my mind that Devin Aromashodu and Johnny Knox can be as well.
• [Knox has] got to take another step and continue to work. Ninety percent of this game is mental in terms of understanding where to be and what to do.
• [Aromashodu's] got size, speed, explosiveness and the ability to make plays. He catches the football in a crowd. There are just so many things that he gives us from a physical standpoint and a blocking standpoint.
I think [last season] helped him with his confidence. He’s been in the league a while. He realizes that the sand in the hourglass has been running and it’s time for him. It’s his time to show and do what we all think he can do. The talent and ability are there. It’s just a matter of him going out and having the opportunity, which he will.
• It’s a night and day difference compared to last year [with Juaquin Iglesias]. He started to come on last year at the end of the season. But right now he’s really making a push. He’s doing some really good things. He’s caught the eye of the coaches and the quarterbacks. He’s doing really well and he needs to continue to do that.