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« on: Mar 20, 2012 at 08:33 »

According to PFT a news conference has been called for the steelers to announce that Hines is retiring.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 08:35 »

I'm glad he's retiring a Steeler, one of the all-time greats.  Perhaps the lack of interest in FA lent some perspective and helped him to the decision.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 09:21 »

HOF.

One of the greatest Stillers ever, no doubt.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 09:24 »

*whew*

Couldn't stand the thought of seeing him in another uniform.

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 10:15 »

Hines Ward-Ultimate Career Highlights
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 17:50 »

I wouldn't call that "ultimate" career highlights.  No one-shoed gallop through the Falcons secondary, no hit on Rivers.  I'd give it 3 Proberts out of 5.

On the other hand, from 1.30 to 1.35 of the clip you can see the entirety of Tommy Maddox' career highlights.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 18:14 »

I wouldn't call that "ultimate" career highlights.  No one-shoed gallop through the Falcons secondary, no hit on Rivers.  I'd give it 3 Proberts out of 5.

On the other hand, from 1.30 to 1.35 of the clip you can see the entirety of Tommy Maddox' career highlights.

Funny, just posted a short on Facebook and the one-shoe and the hit on Rivers were the two quick highlights that came to mind...

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Hines Ward retires 18th in receiving yards (12,083) from 1998-2011, with one Super Bowl MVP (XL) and 4-time Pro-Bowler. Unlike "elite" receivers of his era who played in offense-friendly systems, Ward had QBs like Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak, Kent freakin' Graham, and Tommy Maddox throwing him the pigskin the first half (6 years) of his career. And even with Big Ben throwing the ball, the Steelers were largely a "3 yards and a cloud of dust" team until recently.

Compare to Randy Moss (14,858, with Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, Titans, 49ers, 1998-2010, 2012-; and Terrell Owens, 15, 934, with 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, and Bengals, 1996-2010). Those guys put up more yardage, but in context of what Ward had to work with he fought tooth and nail for every yard he got, unlike his fellow prima donnas. He was also THE premier blocking back possibly ever.

Favorite moments: Hines outruns Falcon DeAngelo Hall for a 74-yard TD... with one shoe. And Hines breaks Bengals LB Keith River's jaw on a legal run block. My image of Hines is him taking a nasty hit and jumping up smiling, making the first down motion, because he got the tough yardage when push came to shove.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 18:14 »

I'm glad he's retiring a Steeler, one of the all-time greats.  Perhaps the lack of interest in FA lent some perspective and helped him to the decision.

I truly think that in this social media age, the desire of the fans to see Hines retire a Steeler played a much bigger factor. He went out as the ultimate class act.   tt02

Otis, keep that avatar, it's one of my favorite Hines pics!
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 20:10 »

I think there's a hint of the Rivers hit at 1:07

You'd also need a few of Hines fighting his way into the EZ when contact came between the 5 & 10.

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 20, 2012 at 20:49 »

I think there's a hint of the Rivers hit at 1:07

You'd also need a few of Hines fighting his way into the EZ when contact came between the 5 & 10.


True dat.  Smell of blood.
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 08:20 »

One of my favorites was against the Eagles.  I think he took off from about the 5 yard line, up and over guys, and landed in the endzone.

#1 favorite was in the clip.  Straight up on Reed and knocked him out.  Called to the bench for them to come get that sh!t off the field.

One catch in the clip vs NE Ward was showin off some wheels.  What a bad @ss.
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 09:05 »

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One of my favorites was against the Eagles.  I think he took off from about the 5 yard line, up and over guys, and landed in the endzone.


Wasn't that from the Eagles game they played a week after beating the Pats on Halloween?


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« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 10:57 »

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One of my favorites was against the Eagles.  I think he took off from about the 5 yard line, up and over guys, and landed in the endzone.


Wasn't that from the Eagles game they played a week after beating the Pats on Halloween?





I believe that is correct.  One of the best back-to-back weeks in recent memory. They've rarely been an underdog in a game since.
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 11:22 »

Not sure if it was after a Halloween game, but I think it was the week after the Steelers killed the Patsies win streak at 20 games er somtn. 
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 11:42 »

I wouldn't call that "ultimate" career highlights.  No one-shoed gallop through the Falcons secondary, no hit on Rivers.  I'd give it 3 Proberts out of 5.

On the other hand, from 1.30 to 1.35 of the clip you can see the entirety of Tommy Maddox' career highlights.



You'd also need a few of Hines fighting his way into the EZ when contact came between the 5 & 10.



Yeah, exactly motherfucking these.  Meant to post about it yesterday, but got pulled into two meetings and forgot.

Hines Ward Career Highlight


3:20 was one of my favs.

Other notable clips:  4:54; 5:01; 5:35; 5:40.

The 10K grab is still gut wrenching to watch.  Only BA would script a shovel pass destined to fail for that milestone.

Peace out, #86.  You will be greatly missed.
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« Reply #15 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 13:49 »

What do you think the over/under is on Ward becoming WR coach?  Or is he leaning more towards TV analyst?
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« Reply #16 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 14:32 »

What do you think the over/under is on Ward becoming WR coach?  Or is he leaning more towards TV analyst?

He has his eye on Rodney Harrison's job I betcha.

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 19:51 »

Remember when KS2002 wanted the Steelers to extend Burress instead of Ward? /snicker
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 21, 2012 at 20:28 »

Remember when KS2002 wanted the Steelers to extend Burress instead of Ward? /snicker

He wasn't the only one.  Dr. Johnny Fever argued loud and long during Ward's holdout to let him walk.
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