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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: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:46 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

He had a great career and was a great receiver- probably HOF worthy.... but he was no class act. One of the dirtier players in the league.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:46 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Ward is the COMPLETE wide receiver and without hesitation a HOFer. 

The Steelers have never been about big statistics (other than winning, of course).
Ward put up great numbers for a team that has been a running team for most of his career.  Much of his contribution never shows up in the stats sheet anyways.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:40 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Although Jerry Rice is the greatest receiver (probably the greatest player in NFL history), Hines Ward will rank in the top 15 of all time WRs. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:39 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Won't be the same without 86. Best WR in NFL History.



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:32 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

IMO, one of the best ever to play the position of WR.

He played a complete game running, catching, and blocking.

Don't waste time comparing him to Jerry Rice, statistics alove don't describe the impact he had on the game.


God bless him, and may he enjoy a healthy and happy retirement!      
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Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:32 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

It was a great run Hines.  Thanks for the memories!  



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:31 am
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Congratualations Hines Ward on a great career! You were a class act! Enjoy your retirement you have earned it!


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