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Goldsteel86
03-01-2012, 05:44 PM
Art II has F****d it up enough, its time for the Ambassador to take over. I'll bet "The Chief" is turning over in his grave after the release of Hines Ward and for money, Art II is nothing like his namesake!

finesward
03-01-2012, 06:27 PM
:doh:

:hug: Chill out dude, this day was going to come sooner than later. Logically it just didn't make sense to keep a guy who can no longer play at a high level. Anyone who loves Hines has to agree it was painful watching him play last year. It was a very unmemorable year as far as big blocks, big catches, and smiles.

pittpete
03-01-2012, 06:36 PM
Guy was moved down to the #5 receiver last year,
Coaches decision last year.
Think about it.
We make the difficult moves which keeps us competitive year after year.

vasteeler
03-01-2012, 06:41 PM
sorry dude but....:buttkick:

tanda10506
03-01-2012, 07:18 PM
I thought we should have kept Ward for vet minimum, but this is how the FO has always done things and it's a big reason we are always on top. Sad to see Smith and Ward go, but they had long careers, Dan wouldnt do things differently, they had to go.

Go 'Lers
03-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Art II has F****d it up enough, its time for the Ambassador to take over. I'll bet "The Chief" is turning over in his grave after the release of Hines Ward and for money, Art II is nothing like his namesake!

I'm sorry dude, but I'm glad you don't run the team.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still a business, not a charity case. They make these moves to put us in prime position for another Super Bowl, not put on publicity stunts at the expense of building a competitive team.

I wish you heard Colin Cowherd on the radio this morning. His message to Steelers fans overreacting to the news was "this is why fans don't run sports teams"

Bayz101
03-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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60_MINUTES
03-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Art II has F****d it up enough, its time for the Ambassador to take over. I'll bet "The Chief" is turning over in his grave after the release of Hines Ward and for money, Art II is nothing like his namesake!



Relax man... we are all sad but it was time.. he is a 5th receiver that just cant get it done anymore.. it come down between he and Crochery I would expect and you have to take Crochery... as far as Dan and the Chief and those comments..........................

I guess you dont remember Franco Harris ( played for the seahawks ) how about Webster ( played for Chiefs ) those and many others the Steelers moved on from.. Yes it hurts and I still wish they could have worked out a vet min and maybe made him play some special teams I swear hines could and would do it... but as far as a response to your post and what Dan Rooney would do... again I say to you Franco Harris... its not Art 2s fault.. its the steeler way...
By the way we are loyal ( we got him his 1000 catches on B.S plays... We carried Bettis on a year that we never needed him and others we stay loyal to as well... Its just time for Hines to move on man... 14 years in the league bud. :drink:

6RingsAndCounting
03-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Why would we waste a roster spot on a 4th or 5th receiver who couldn't play special teams?

figg
03-01-2012, 09:17 PM
He couldn't get open anymore. Mostly every pass to him was forced. He will be missed but it was time to move on.

60_MINUTES
03-01-2012, 10:16 PM
Why would we waste a roster spot on a 4th or 5th receiver who couldn't play special teams?

Im actually fine with the move but if we brought him back as a special teams 5th wr I would in no way call it a wasted spot... First off Hines ward would be like a LB running down on specail teams and I wouldnt be surprized at all if a HOF football player like hines was our best Special Teams player... A HOF football player sees the game different then a normal guy... also having a guy like Ward around the locker room is pretty damn good... Its like having this generations Joe Green around to imform the new guys of how we do it here in Pittsburgh.. Putting a HOF player in the locker room that gives his heart for the team fans and City and shows the kids who think its all about them how to do it is not at all a wasted spot... bottom line If Hines would have come back for vet Min and played special teams I would have done it... I would much rather have hines then a guy like Arnez Battle on the roster

steelax04
03-01-2012, 11:20 PM
Dang, if some people on this board ran the team, we'd still have all the legends from the 70s on the roster...

tony hipchest
03-01-2012, 11:20 PM
when people say "vet minimum" do they even really know what vet minimum actually is?

throw business sense out the window.... its become nothing more than a trendy catchphrase.

6RingsAndCounting
03-01-2012, 11:37 PM
Im actually fine with the move but if we brought him back as a special teams 5th wr I would in no way call it a wasted spot... First off Hines ward would be like a LB running down on specail teams and I wouldnt be surprized at all if a HOF football player like hines was our best Special Teams player... A HOF football player sees the game different then a normal guy... also having a guy like Ward around the locker room is pretty damn good... Its like having this generations Joe Green around to imform the new guys of how we do it here in Pittsburgh.. Putting a HOF player in the locker room that gives his heart for the team fans and City and shows the kids who think its all about them how to do it is not at all a wasted spot... bottom line If Hines would have come back for vet Min and played special teams I would have done it... I would much rather have hines then a guy like Arnez Battle on the roster

I see no way in hell that Hines would come back just to play special teams.

StainlessStill
03-02-2012, 12:00 AM
If I had anything to say about it, bringing Hines back to be a 5th WR and play second and third fiddle on SPECIAL TEAMS, then that would actually be WORSE than terminating his contract. Seriously, you have one of the greatest all time Steelers wideouts who set records almost by the year, and you want him to run down on Special Teams? I don't think so, Hines Ward isn't no Bryant McFadden.

It's the end of an era but Hines time is up. The Steelers are the greatest organization in the WORLD, they know when it's time and quite frankly, Hines wasn't the first hard decision. They released him while he went out on top with catching his 1,000th pass in Cleveland, not bumming him out on Special Teams. This was the right choice even though that still hurts to say.

casteeler
03-02-2012, 12:40 AM
It's a harsh reality that Hines is done and moving on but c'mon people, ease up on a favorite for petes sake Taylor and Gay made Tebow look like Joe Montana and the people on this board weren't as hard on those two boneheads.

Millers the sh!t
03-02-2012, 01:06 AM
Art II has F****d it up enough, its time for the Ambassador to take over. I'll bet "The Chief" is turning over in his grave after the release of Hines Ward and for money, Art II is nothing like his namesake!


Holy crap! Over reaction and worst case scenario time!! This is how I am when I'm on an airplane. Xanax and bloody mary's help me through the ride. I suggest the same for you until the season starts. Once we continue winning you'll forget about the necessary moves management had to make. Steelers phased out ward last season but did what they had to do so he could get his 1000. No more acts of kindness. It's a business and Hines will move on to a great career in front of a camera.

MDSteel15
03-02-2012, 09:28 AM
You do realise that yes, we can bring him back to camp and let him prove he is over the injuries from last year! Not saying they will do this but it is too soon for people to get so heated up on these cuts...

Steelerfreak58
03-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Original post and poster is silly.

SteelPete
03-02-2012, 03:38 PM
Do you think if he isn't signed by another team the Steelers would bring him in as a assistant receivers coach? Just a thought.

pete74
03-02-2012, 04:52 PM
Its a business and the steelers are usually successfully because they understand that. They have been better then any other team of dropping there players a year early instead of a year and late. They kinda forgot about this tradition the last few years but are making up for it now.

As for the cuts, i agree with every one. I just wish Ward and Smith would of retired before they were cut

FrancoLambert
03-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Art II has F****d it up enough, its time for the Ambassador to take over. I'll bet "The Chief" is turning over in his grave after the release of Hines Ward and for money, Art II is nothing like his namesake!

:noidea:
Wait a second. You really believe that Hines was released over a money issue?
Don't think so. It was ALL about performance, value, and the ability to contribute.
C'mon, it wasn't about the $$. It was time to retire.