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BlastFurnace
12-14-2008, 09:58 PM
Seriously. Where would this team be without him on offense. I don't care what stats say from the 70's...and Yes, I watched Stallworth and Swann play every year of their careers. Ward is the best Steelers receiver in the history of our franchise.

He's clutch. He plays hard all the time. He darn near catches everything that comes his way.

What if this team would have made the wrong choice by signing Plex instead of Ward...which was debated adnausem at the time?

Ward is one my favorite Steelers of all time. He means the world to this offense.

bradness113
12-14-2008, 10:08 PM
he was def MVP of this game
he wanted this game so bad
you could see it on his face.
DETERMINATION
The man is a BEAST

BEST all around WR in the league/ EVER

LambertIsGod58
12-14-2008, 10:11 PM
he was def MVP of this game
he wanted this game so bad
you could see it on his face.
DETERMINATION
The man is a BEAST

BEST all around WR in the league/ EVER


I have to agree with this....Hines is by far the most complete WR I've ever seen. But with that said, I think Swanny and Stallworth had better hands. I'd still take Hines over either one any day.

HometownGal
12-14-2008, 10:11 PM
He's clutch. He plays hard all the time. He darn near catches everything that comes his way.

Couldn't say it any better than that, Ed. :hatsoff::thumbsup:

Hines is the best all around wideout in the NFL - - hands down. The guy has balls of steel and gives 150% each and every game. Opponents hate him because they fear him and they damned well should. :tt03:

The Duke
12-14-2008, 10:15 PM
one word....SWEEEEEEED!!!! :chuckle:

Dino 6 Rings
12-14-2008, 10:17 PM
Without Hines we'd be 3-11.

He makes plays when we need them most. He brings the attitude to our offense and just has the heart of a lion and the toughness of a warrior. He's great.

SunshineMan21
12-14-2008, 10:25 PM
Hines played great today . . . really clutch performance. But my MVP award has to go to Ben for this one. A ton of drops and no protection, yet he still engineers a winning drive.

steelpride12
12-14-2008, 10:26 PM
Not just his clutch ability, but his heart and love for the game. He is a really player who does not go and and cry or want all the money. He goes out gives it his all and wins.

Dino 6 Rings
12-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Hines played great today . . . really clutch performance. But my MVP award has to go to Ben for this one. A ton of drops and no protection, yet he still engineers a winning drive.

Actually, the protection today was pretty good. The Lewis sack was a classic stunt sack and the Reed sack was a safety blitz, and if Ben would have seen the guy running the slant (washington I think) a split second sooner, that play would have been a huge gainer for us.

I like seeing Ben actually "running" the ball. When it breaks down and the receivers are covered, him using his legs not just to continue the play, but to actually move the chains is something that was missing most of the year. He's done it now 2 games in a row with great effectiveness...

But this is a Ward Thread...Hines is fantastic. I will be getting his jersey. I've been debating between him and Ben, Hines will be my next pick up.

Frankie3521
12-14-2008, 10:35 PM
Without Hines we'd be 3-11.

He makes plays when we need them most. He brings the attitude to our offense and just has the heart of a lion and the toughness of a warrior. He's great.

Okay, I like Hines just as much as the next guy, but thats a ridiculous thing to say. This defense alone could win more than 3 games.

SunshineMan21
12-14-2008, 10:36 PM
Yeah, I'm not taking anything away from Hines . . . just wanted to give Ben some props too. :)

X-Terminator
12-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Last week, he was done...washed up...doesn't have it anymore. This week, he's the man.

Today's fan, summed up in 2 sentences.

The Duke
12-14-2008, 10:44 PM
Last week, he was done...washed up...doesn't have it anymore. This week, he's the man.

Today's fan, summed up in 2 sentences.

We should trade him before it's too late :rolleyes:

BlastFurnace
12-14-2008, 10:48 PM
Last week, he was done...washed up...doesn't have it anymore. This week, he's the man.

Today's fan, summed up in 2 sentences.

That has never been my thought about him. I have always had a man crush on Ward.

touchdownward
12-14-2008, 10:53 PM
Three words I've read in the previous posts describes Hines Ward to a T, clutch, tough and heart.

Here is the 1998 NFL Draft summary written about Hines. They weren't far off on their assessment.

One of the more versatile players in this draft, he has seen time at RB, QB, and WR in addition to being a return specialist during his career at Georgia, but will probably settle in at WR in the NFL.. He is obviously a great athlete and a very explosive player. He combines speed and quickness...He is a great open field runner and can make a lot of plays after the catch, which is also evidenced by his ability as a KOR. He has good hands, and overall ball skills, but may need some refinement as a WR, as his experience is not as deep as most of the WRs in this draft.. He may not be ready as a rookie, but there is a good upside to this guy, because of his versatility and athleticism.

steelerzfannforever
12-14-2008, 11:04 PM
Hines was money all day today! We definitely are lucky to have him on this team!

lilyoder6
12-14-2008, 11:33 PM
We should trade him before it's too late :rolleyes:

we def need 2 trade him now.. b/c he has way too many drops this season...

markymarc
12-15-2008, 06:55 AM
Amazing how Hines continues to play at such a high level at age 32. There was no way he was going to let this team lose yesterday. Another big performance for the best all around WR.