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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: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:24 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

To all of you who wanna talk shit on Hines Ward are probably Ravens, Bengals, or Browns fans whose teams couldnt draft a top WR if their job depended on it! He was the best all around WR during his prime! Laughing



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:05 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Bmoredummy -- he's a future HOF'er.  you'll have to try much harder.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Police department to Hines Ward on his mug shot phot........."SMILE NOW!  BIOTCH!



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:00 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

notice how the "cheap shot artis"t stopped his hitting ever since Ravens linebacker Jarrett Johnson hit him coming thru the line on a fake hitch pass.  He put that smile on his @$$ and out to pasture. 



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:42 pm
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Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

I thought he already retired ... he played on Sunday?  




Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:14 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Ummm - we need to report the news instead of creating the news:

From Hines Ward FB Page:
I wanted take a moment to thank all of Steeler Nation for the love and support. I'm sorry for the disappointing loss. I'm still depressed about it. We had a great year finishing 12-4 but our ultimate goal was to win the Super Bowl and we fell short. Hats off to Denver. I'm also getting lots of questions about retirement so let me set the record straight: I have no plans on retiring right now. I want to win another Superbowl. I don't know where the media is getting this info from but rest assured that when I decide to retire, you'll hear it from ME first. - HINES 



Since: Oct 3, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:13 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

And of course the "average" WR has 1,000 career receptions, right?  The joke would be your comment.  EIGHT WR's have 1,000 career receptions!  You can debate HOF or not, but referring to him as average is rediculous!!  He has been a very good to excellent player for a long period of time, which warrants consideration when choosing HOF candidates.  Is he a sure fire first ballot guy, no, but he does deserve to be thought as a true candidate.


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Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:02 pm
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Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Hines Ward to retire?

Hall Of Famer  ?  You have got to be Kidding  LOL

 

 

 

But then again there are alot of average players in the Hall of fame , the football and baseball hall of fames are a joke becaues they elect so many players in to make money each year !



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