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Old 10-06-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Hines Ward

OK everyone, i know I am going to take a lot of heat for this subject, but I have to bring it up to see what everyone else thinks. Please be gentle

Does it seem like Hines Ward is dropping more passes this year than in past seasons. I seem to see two or three plays a game where he is dropping the ball. Last night he dropped a TD in the back of the endzone early in the game (I know, he caught the fade pattern). I am not trying to say Hines needs to sit or anything wild like that as I do beleive he is one of the best in the league, but he is dropping a few. I have seen him take some absolutely brutal hits in the past and still hold on to the ball, but have seen him drop some routine ones this year. Just an observation, remember the statement in BOLD as you fire the rounds in my direction

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Yep, I have noticed him dropping more than in the past, but he is also coming back and redeeming himself for the drops as well.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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No heat coming from me as it is a correct observation. Not sure about the drops but as mentioned as lonmg as he redeems himself and he also got Jags to take 2 personal foul penalties against him, to go along with his always steller blocking. All receivers will have drops... lets hope is just a phase he will come out of...
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:10 AM   #4
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Yes i saw him drop passes last night and as well against the browns which could be something to worry about, but remember everytime he drops a pass he redeems himself like with his TD catch against the browns a play after he dropped it, and last night he had several catches plus the game winning TD last night.
He is not perfect, but a damn good receiver and i give him all the credit in the world.
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Me too.... There was that one pass to Holmes where he got rocked right after the catch. I thought to myself. "The the kind of catch Hines used to make."

Don't get me wrong.... Hines can still make those catches but other ones where I'm sure he's gonna catch it .... he doesn't. Example.... Back of the endzone in the Jag's game. I was half out of my chair to yell touchdown before I realized he didn't catch it.
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I forgot to add that I do think Hines is the best WO the Steelers have ever had. Day in and day out... the best.
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The only problem that I have is after he drops a catchable ball he is smiling
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I forgot to add that I do think Hines is the best WO the Steelers have ever had. Day in and day out... the best.
I agree Ward is the best WR the Steelers have ever had I understand back in the 70's we ran the ball more. But if we didnt win 4 SB's I dont think Swann or Stallworth would be in the Hall. If somehow the Steelers could win 1 more Super Bowl while Hines is still there I think he could be a Hall Of Famer!!!
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IMO HW is a first ballot HOFer but it probably won't happen because he doesn't have the gaudy numbers (or the shameless self promotion) of todays highly regarded WR's.

There won't be enough voters who can look past "just numbers" which is a real shame. If an OL can make the HOF without ever making a catch or scoring a TD then theres got to be a place for Hines. He's laid out more LB's than half the OL in the HOF.
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IMO HW is a first ballot HOFer but it probably won't happen because he doesn't have the gaudy numbers (or the shameless self promotion) of todays highly regarded WR's.

There won't be enough voters who can look past "just numbers" which is a real shame. If an OL can make the HOF without ever making a catch or scoring a TD then theres got to be a place for Hines. He's laid out more LB's than half the OL in the HOF.
HW is going to be another Art Monk, if he gets in at all, for exactly those reasons.
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