View Full Version : Hines Ward 10,000+ receiving yards
09-28-2009, 12:39 AM
i feel great seeing this be a fact. although it happened away from the home crowd and during a loss, i still feel that it should be acknowledged. i know he'd rather get a W for the team than this individual accomplishment, but hats off to Hines! a great player indeed! :tt02::tt02:
09-28-2009, 02:19 AM
09-28-2009, 04:52 AM
I have to say great job Ward you are one hell of a receiver.:hatsoff:
09-28-2009, 10:18 AM
09-28-2009, 10:26 AM
Couldn't happen to a better person. Happy for him!
09-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Just another milestone in the career which is Hines Ward. He is certainly solidifying himself in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL. This should go on his resume as yet another reason why he should be in the Hall of Fame.
09-28-2009, 10:54 AM
Grats to Hines! :drink: :tt03:
09-28-2009, 10:55 AM
Ward congrats on 10,000 and many more yards to come as a Pittsburgh Steeler!
09-28-2009, 11:00 AM
Congrats to one of the Steeler greats!
09-28-2009, 11:03 AM
Hines is the greatest Steelers Reciever in Steelers history according to stats... I love the guy and I congratulate him on a great game yesterday making some very tough catches as usual, I think its alot of what we All take for granted that he will do week in week out when asked to make plays...
09-28-2009, 02:11 PM
You know, I've been coming here for quite a while now. Probably about 2 years. Lurking at first, then finally adding an account. I've never been too much of a poster, but I read a lot of the threads. It really infuriates me that this thread is still on Page 1 and has less than 100 views.. And the effing' "Official Cut Limas Sweed" has 154 post and almost 4000 views.
Clearly most of you care about 3-4 dropped passes way more than 10,000 caught passes. It makes me sick. It makes me question why I take stock in the Forum at all. It makes me question the Fanhood of several members.
Thank you Hines Ward. I love you. You have been my favorite Steeler since I was a teenager. You deserve more than this. You deserve more attention than Limas profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfiltering Sweed.
09-28-2009, 03:02 PM
Like this is any surprise...
Ward can't enjoy his record
Monday, September 28, 2009
By Mike Prisuta
CINCINNATI _ In the end there was so much to talk about, but it wasn’t what Hines Ward would have preferred to discuss.
Ward’s four catches for 82 yards last Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium vaulted him past 10,000 career receiving yards and made him the first wide receiver in Steelers’ history to achieve that five-figure plateau.
But the numbers most significant to Ward following the Steelers’ 23-20 loss to the Bengals were one and two, as in 1-2.
“The (defending) Super Bowl champions starting 1-2,” Ward said. “It’s not what we envisioned.
“Right now the individual goals aren’t important to me.”
Ward made his historic catch in the second quarter on third-and-2 from the Steelers’ 45-yard line on the first play following the two-minute warning.
Fittingly, it gained 14 yards and produced a first down.
Ward would catch one more pass in the second half, but that 21-yard, third-quarter reception paled in significance to a series of misplays over the final two quarters that contributed to the game ultimately getting away.
Ward addressed those, and their ramifications in varying degrees of detail.
“We have a miscommunication (between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Santonio Holmes), we throw a pick for a touchdown,” Ward said. “We throw a bomb down in the end zone and (wide receiver) Limas (Sweed) drops a touchdown. Defensively, we gotta get off the field.
“The key word for the last two games is ‘finish.’ We score touchdowns, make plays; it’s not even a ballgame. I don’t even think we punted in the first half. We only came out of it with 13 points. We gotta find ways to put up seven (points) rather than threes (field goals). That’s how you finish teams off.”
Ward entered the game 60 yards shy of 10,000 and as the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving yards (9,940), receptions (814) and receiving touchdowns (72).
Ward’s 21 career 100-yard receiving games are second in Steelers’ history to Hall-of-Famer John Stallworth’s 25.
Not that such numbers were of any consequence to Ward after the Steelers’ record had dipped below .500 for the first time since they fell to 1-2 in 2006 while on the way to opening the season 1-3 during what became a 2-6 first half.
“We score touchdowns in the first half, that’s not even a ballgame,” Ward said. “It’s 24-0, 24-3, whatever.”
And 10,000 career receiving yards is more than a statistical afterthought.
09-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Happy to see Hines make that milestone. Amazing accomplishment in the offense he's been in. I feel so lucky to have a player like him on my favorite team. I always rewind plays to show my son what Hines is doing , awesome to have a player doing things the right way. Thanks for the years Hines and looking forward to more.
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