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Old 01-14-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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I've never been bashful about saying I can't stand Heinz Ward, but the reason is simple - I'd give a lot to get him on my team. He's a great football player.

Lately though, it looks like Ward is drifting more and more into being a caricature of himself. He isn't happy making solid meaningful blocks like he once was, now he seems to be looking for that one guy who is too stupid to have his head on a swivel whether it contributes to the play or not. i.e. he's trying to live up to his rep instead of doing what has won him respect, just playing hard football. That signature grin is getting old too. Back in the day he'd flash it genuinely, now he has to force it after damn near every play just to live up to his "brand."

Don't get me wrong, he's still a great receiver, he's just becoming less and less genuine. IMO.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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that is stupid; you obviously do not know what you're talking about
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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You may be right. Maybe his smile is less genuine than in the past. I bet it will be pretty real when he hoists the AFC Championship Trophy on Sunday.

Best of luck to the Birdies.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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He is not a bottle of ketchup.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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That block on the Bungles LB that broke his jaw was a very meaningful block.
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Ward is smart .. He uses his experience to get under player's skin. Maybe the grin has become a little cliche but that is part of his game.. I'm with supersteelers on this one.. It's all smiles when we win come Sunday....
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Sorry, you're wrong on all accounts.
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I've never been bashful about saying I can't stand Heinz Ward, but the reason is simple - I'd give a lot to get him on my team. He's a great football player.

Lately though, it looks like Ward is drifting more and more into being a caricature of himself. He isn't happy making solid meaningful blocks like he once was, now he seems to be looking for that one guy who is too stupid to have his head on a swivel whether it contributes to the play or not. i.e. he's trying to live up to his rep instead of doing what has won him respect, just playing hard football. That signature grin is getting old too. Back in the day he'd flash it genuinely, now he has to force it after damn near every play just to live up to his "brand."

Don't get me wrong, he's still a great receiver, he's just becoming less and less genuine. IMO.


LMAO!! Heinz Ward.... You dumbass his name in HINES Ward. Go away troll.
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god i hope he puts at least one ratbird down for the count......you can tell who the real ratbird fans are, by the way they whine just like the ratbirds themselves....... tell hines to quit blocking so hard when thier not looking.......waaaaaa....

go away you panzie....nobody here is going to agree with ya....and nobody here cares about your opinion on ward...
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Ward is smart .. He uses his experience to get under player's skin. Maybe the grin has become a little cliche but that is part of his game.. I'm with supersteelers on this one.. It's all smiles when we win come Sunday....
There you go, a Steeler fan not afraid to make the call. :) Agreed - the dude is a first class aggitator. Shame on the guy that takes the bait. (Like Jarret Johnson did in the Monday night game, and Chris McAllister has a dozen times or more.)

That's what I mean about the grin. It isn't so much his game now as it is something he's expected to do. You say cliche. OK. To me, not a Steeler fan, it's starting to look real phony.

I didn't expect many of you guys to agree. Just puttin it out there. It's kind of like expecting Rosie Odonnell's kid to admit she's ugly. Probably won't happen. I wouldn't be inclined to see Ward's antics this way if I were you either.
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