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Hines Ward to retire?

Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:14 am
 

Did Hines Ward play his last game? It appears he might have. A Steelers player texted to me the expectations around the team was that Ward would soon announce his retirement. That doesn't mean it's set he will. That means some Steelers players believe it which means it's likely to happen.

Ward is a different sort of dude. He could decide to hang on for one more year. But for the moment that doesn't seem to be the case.

Ward is clearly done physically. He just doesn't have the burst he once did. He was held without a catch against the Broncos and has become an afterthought in the Pittsburgh offense.

Yet, to me, he's a sure Hall of Famer. He became only the eighth wide receiver to reach 1,000 catches, had a lengthy and productive career, and won championships. He was one of the toughest receivers I've ever seen.

And it appears we've seen the last of Ward in the NFL.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL, Steelers
 
Comments

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:50 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

HALL OF FAMER, absolutley. The guy transformed the game in terms of tougness and the ability to block. BYTE ME Baltimore dude wishes the Ravens had a receiver like him in his prime. Even if they did, Mr. CONSISTENT, Joe Flacko would only hit him 56.7% of the time. Lots of trash talking coming from a city that hasn't been able to get over the hump in years. Granted the defense is really good, but some key components are also getting old. Yea it's easy to talk sheet on the Steelers, yes they are getting older. But COME ON MAN,
three trips to the Super Bowl since 2005. How  would any team be able to sustain the superiority the Steelers have had, drafting near the bottom for so many years. Granted they don't have the high spending owners like some franchises ie. Washington, The New Yorks, or Dallas. They just have done it the old fashioned way by drafting. So the Steelers are in fact in a down turn, that much is obvious. And the other teams fan will relish in that fact. But guess what, they'll be back. And what bothers you guys that hate the Steelers, deep down you know it too. As for Hines, he has been a consumate professional. Tough, great hands and always willing to go over the middle and make the tough catch. 1000 receptions, over 12,000 yards and over 80 TD's, yea that's a Hall of Famer. And that's from a team that always has run the ball first.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:50 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Haha, funny, roadblock to greatness. The Patriots haven't done anything since going 18-1. Doubt that changes now. Hell, would not be shocked if they (te)bowed out in their first game again.



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:49 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

i'm thinking coach ward...



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:40 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

I care about the Ravens......they're the Pats road block to greatness



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:38 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

huh? go away turd bird. No one here cares about the Ravens



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:37 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Kid Im soo tough, you have no idea.  I'll knock u the eff out!! seriously, how mad are you getting dude, excuse me "bro, how mad u gettin' bro??"   


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:34 pm
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Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:28 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

And I am sure all you Squeelers still think Ray ray is slow and can't hit, JUST ask Hines about that.....

OUT



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:27 pm
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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:27 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

It appears it might be the end of the second Steeler "dynasty".  Pack up your terrible towels, turn-off the polkas, take down the  Fat Heads. The Iron City tasted a little bitter last night, the perogi's were too cold and the sausuge a little tough. 

Move over Redskins, Dolphins and Raiders. The rest home has a new resident, he's kind of cranky, very blue collar, but has a heart full of golden memories and lungs filled with black coal dust. He is a proud Steeler, football royalty, rivaled only by the Packers and Cowboys. The Packers are still plugging along. As for the Cowbyos, they once convalesced here but passed away a few years back. A victim of their stubborn care-taker who refused to administer the "right medicne" and thus killed the team America loved and loved to hate.

I hope I am wrong, but the Steelers seemed old, tired and overweight. Maybe they have one more run in them...but I doubt it. They have run the race and did themselves proud. So here's to you, once mighty terrors of Hienz Field. Rest well, you deserve it.


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