I really hate when fans of a professional team use "WE" when they describe something regarding the team. Unless you worked for the team, you should never use "WE" when discussing a profressional team....
Clem i understand your bitterness since u were not a fan of the RAIDERS for 45 yrs. thats 3-2 in Super Bowl appearances. Zin i seriously think he has 4? great years left. i also guess Clem will not be reading my posts.lol
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:03 am Posts: 1068 Location: West Seneca, New York
SFR you really should know what you're talking about before you post. It is my opinion that if he feels he still has something to offer (which I think he does) and is healthy then he should continue to play. Because you think he has 4 great years left means he's retiring? Your logic (or lack thereof) astounds me.
Ward is done. Did you know he is in the trailer for the Dark Knight Rises? In it, Ward is running to the end zone, and the entire field is caving in behind him. My buddy tweeted, "the most unrealistic thing in that trailer is Hines Ward outrunning any defender."
I could care less about the Raiders, Cowboys, Steelers, whomever. You aren't part of the team. Get over it.
As far as Ward playing 4 more years. He is 36 years old. Receivers are not good at that age. At best he is a 4th or 5th WR on a bad team (Raiders may fit as their passing game isn't anything to write home about). Plus I don't see him playing special teams which is normally a requirement for the 4th or 5th WR. Anyone notice that Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are not getting picked up. Marvin Harrison basically retired at this age. Hines is done. Great career. Possible hall of famer (Lot of talk about that in the past 24 hours), but HE IS DONE.
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:06 am Posts: 1250 Location: South Texas
I have been a Steeler fan since 1972, have seen a lot of players come and go from all teams in the NFL, i hate to say it but Hines Ward is done as a receiver, he had a good career he should retire and move on.
And actually I think it will be difficult for him to get into the hall of fame:
If you look at receiving yards- Hines Ward is 18th all-time. Of the 17 ahead of him (5 are in the HOF- Rice, Lofton, Largant, Monk, and Joiner). 3 have been waiting the past couple of years- #4 Tim Brown, #8 Cris Carter, and #12 Andre Reed.
That leaves 9 more with more receiving yards:
2. Terrell Owens, 3. Issac Bruce, 5 Randy Moss, 6. Marvin Harrison, 9 Henry Ellard, 10 Torry Holt, 11 Tony Gonzalez, 14. Irving Fryar, and #16 Jimmy Smith.
You also have Reggie Wayne at #22 who is only 300 yards behind Ward. You also have Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerard who are 2 seasons away from passing him if he doesn't add any more yards.
Ward is the best blocking WR possibly ever and played big in some of the biggest games, but his numbers and the fact he was never a top 5 guy at his position in the league might hurt him.