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Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

Posted on: January 22, 2011 11:40 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In the debate about whether Steelers WR Hines Ward is a tough, gritty, blue-collar WR who makes hard, but clean blocks on defenders or a dirty, cowardly head hunter, I usually lean toward the former.

I’m pretty sure a wide variety of players – like Jets LB Bart Scott, Ravens S Ed Reed and Bengals LB Keith Rivers, all of whom have been hammered by Ward – would disagree with my assessment.

You can add Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to the list.

“Our guys I think called him the toughest guy in the league when nobody’s looking,” Pettine said, via ESPN New York.

Considering Ward was voted by his peers in Sports Illustrated as the dirtiest player in the league, Pettine’s comment might have some merit. That doesn’t mean the “tough, gritty, blue collar” thing is wrong, though.

“That works for them,” Pettine said. “He’s kind of the spark that gets them going and we are well aware of it.”

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belen73
Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 4:07 am
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2011 4:05 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

It's really starting to sink in just what the majority of football fans were thinking last week when the Jets played the Patriots - I hate both of these teams, how can they both lose?

It used to be I just didn't like the Jets and that was about the extent of it. Now, I can't stand them. Not because they're good, there are plenty of "good" teams that I don't hate - Like Manning and Colts, I don't HATE them, I just like to watch him lose. I didn't HATE Mcnabb and the Eagles... I HATE the Jets because they can't shut they're mouths and their coach is an absolute tool bag.

The Steelers, that's more of a jealousy thing. I can't watch them win another super bowl for two reasons, one I don't want another team winning three so soon after the Pats did it (yeah, I know, jealousy, what of it?) and the other is because I can't stand Rothlisberger as a person and hate seeing him have success.

As far as Ward goes, if you don't want to get blindsided, keep your head on a swivel. Can some of his hits be questionable? Sure. Does he have to hit like he does? No... but he gets the job done and anybody out here talking crap about how he's dirty is a non Steeler fan but would love to have him, or a receiver like him, on their favorite team.



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 3:57 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

Bengal Bruce  Hitting somebody in the field of play whether they are looking or not is NOT ILLEGAL you dweeb! If that is true then is the blind side QB sack illegal?  Man, you are just ignorant.



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 3:52 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

If coming off your route to block for another receiver who has caught the ball is called dirty, the Hines is dirty.  If you are not aware of those around you, and you get cold cocked by Hines, then he is a dirty player.  Not a thing Ward Hines does is dirty.  He is just unlike other receivers who will put his body on the line to make a block FOR THE TEAM.  The hardest I was ever hit in my football career was when I never saw it coming.  Was it a dirty hit, hell no.   Funny how just the players who have been decked by Ward are the ones who call him dirty. Give him his respect as one of the best blocking receivers in the NFL.  PERIOD!   Here is hoping Hines get one or two legal licks on the mouthy Jets. When they wake up, they will soon realize they were in Steeler country.  Go Steelers.


belen73
Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 3:49 am
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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2011 3:11 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

Complete BS

Hines Ward only blocks people who are not looking. He pulls cheap shots ALL THE TIME!

Look at the names listed in the article, do you really think Ed Reed, Keith Rivers, or Bart Scott are trying to man up on an over the hill receiver like Ward? NO, these players are usually looking at the QB and trying to get a read, and then Ward comes in with a elbow to the face.

Hines Ward does not take cheap shots is like trying to tell me that Ben Roethlisberger does not rape women.



Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2011 2:54 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

What Show are the Jets going to ? THE Relistic Score is Pittsburgh  31 Jets 13  Sorry Jets fans your tires went flat on this road .



Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2011 2:46 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

What Show are the Jets going on ? Cool



Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2011 2:44 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

What Show  they going on to ? Rex Ryan going on the Fat Peoples biggest Loser Series  ?



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2011 2:37 am
 

Jets think Hines Ward is rather dirty

How bout a New York Jet team that has been gritty scrappy and one step ahead...  No one expected them to beat Pittsburgh the first time around, they did.  No one expected them to beat Manning and the Colts at Indy, they did.  No one expected them to ever beat the unbeatable Brady and the Pats in NE, they did.

Tomorrow they will beat the Steelers and move on to the big show.  You will be left wondering how best to save face on these boards...

24 17 Jets

; )


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