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Old 03-21-2012, 04:25 AM   #14
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Default Re: Hines Ward Officially Announces Retirement

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
interesting story from pat kirwan that illustrates all the small things hines ward did that made him so great-

he was talking to a former DC (think it was broncos greg robinson).

in hines rookie season, they drew up a play where hines would go in motion behind the LOS and penetrate up into ath A-B gap to fish out the safety (steve atwater) and spring jerome bettis for a long gain. he said many defenses tried to stop this (never really could) and a ton of offenses tried to incorporate the same play into their playbooks (no other team was able to have any success with it).

hines was a game changer, scheme changer, and a rule changer.

this is why i think he will have a leg up on other wr's when it comes time to that yellow jacket.
I agree 100% on the HOF. It may take a couple of years but Hines will definately go in. Reed didn't win a Super Bowl, and Cris carter was a coked out prima donna early in his career and a prima donna later in his career. Tim Brown should be in. But Ward will get in , not so much because of his numbers but because of his overall game and leadership, Hines changed the game for WR's, with his blocking and they even changed a rule because of him.

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