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Old 09-05-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Ranking Hines Ward

i was asking myself this question the other day and figuredi'd do some research and share my findings with the group.

Hines Ward is ranked among ACTIVE PLAYERS:

1. Isaac Bruce (37) 15,208 1994-2009 2TM
2. Terrell Owens (36) 14,951 1996-2009 4TM
3. Randy Moss (32) 14,465 1998-2009 3TM
4. Torry Holt (33) 13,382 1999-2009 2TM
5. Tony Gonzalez (33) 11,807 1997-2009 2TM
6. Muhsin Muhammad (36) 11,438 1996-2009 2TM
7. Derrick Mason (35) 11,089 1997-2009 2TM
8. Hines Ward (33) 10,947 1998-2009 pit
9. Joey Galloway (38) 10,777 1995-2009 4TM
10. Chad Ochocinco (31) 9,952 2001-2009 cin
11. Reggie Wayne (31) 9,393 2001-2009 clt
12. Donald Driver (34) 9,050 1999-2009 gnb
13. Laveranues Coles (32) 8,609 2000-2009 3TM
14. Steve Smith (30) 8,330 2001-2009 car
15. Andre Johnson (28) 7,948 2003-2009 htx
16. Bobby Engram (36) 7,751 1996-2009 3TM
17. Anquan Boldin (29) 7,520 2003-2009 crd
18. Santana Moss (30) 7,443 2001-2009 2TM
19. Chris Chambers (31) 7,435 2001-2009 3TM
20. Larry Fitzgerald (26) 7,067 2004-2009 cr

Hines Ward is ranked among ALL-TIME players:

1. Jerry Rice+ 22,895 1985-2004 3TM
2. Isaac Bruce (37) 15,208 1994-2009 2TM
3. Terrell Owens (36) 14,951 1996-2009 4TM
4. Tim Brown 14,934 1988-2004 2TM
5. Marvin Harrison 14,580 1996-2008 clt
6. Randy Moss (32) 14,465 1998-2009 3TM
7. James Lofton+ 14,004 1978-1993 5TM
8. Cris Carter 13,899 1987-2002 3TM
9. Henry Ellard 13,777 1983-1998 3TM
10. Torry Holt (33) 13,382 1999-2009 2TM
11. Andre Reed 13,198 1985-2000 2TM
12. Steve Largent+ 13,089 1976-1989 sea
13. Irving Fryar 12,785 1984-2000 4TM
14. Art Monk+ 12,721 1980-1995 3TM
15. Jimmy Smith 12,287 1992-2005 2TM
16. Charlie Joiner+ 12,146 1969-1986 3TM
17. Michael Irvin+ 11,904 1988-1999 dal
18. Don Maynard+ 11,834 1958-1973 3TM
19. Tony Gonzalez (33) 11,807 1997-2009 2TM
20. Muhsin Muhammad (36) 11,438 1996-2009 2TM
21. Rod Smith 11,389 1995-2006 den
22. Keenan McCardell 11,373 1992-2007 5TM
23. Derrick Mason (35) 11,089 1997-2009 2TM
24. Hines Ward (33) 10,947 1998-2009 pit
25. Gary Clark 10,856 1985-1995 3TM
26. Joey Galloway (38) 10,777 1995-2009 4TM
27. Stanley Morgan 10,716 1977-1990 2TM
28. Keyshawn Johnson 10,571 1996-2006 4TM
29. Harold Jackson 10,372 1968-1983 5TM
30. Lance Alworth+ 10,266 1962-1972 2TM

i love these numbers and rankings. can we say Hall of Fame?

i would love it if he would surpass Derrick Mason this year. a little bittersweet. =)
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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i was asking myself this question the other day and figuredi'd do some research and share my findings with the group.

Hines Ward is ranked among ACTIVE PLAYERS:

1. Isaac Bruce (37) 15,208 1994-2009 2TM
2. Terrell Owens (36) 14,951 1996-2009 4TM
3. Randy Moss (32) 14,465 1998-2009 3TM
4. Torry Holt (33) 13,382 1999-2009 2TM
5. Tony Gonzalez (33) 11,807 1997-2009 2TM
6. Muhsin Muhammad (36) 11,438 1996-2009 2TM
7. Derrick Mason (35) 11,089 1997-2009 2TM
8. Hines Ward (33) 10,947 1998-2009 pit
9. Joey Galloway (38) 10,777 1995-2009 4TM
10. Chad Ochocinco (31) 9,952 2001-2009 cin
11. Reggie Wayne (31) 9,393 2001-2009 clt
12. Donald Driver (34) 9,050 1999-2009 gnb
13. Laveranues Coles (32) 8,609 2000-2009 3TM
14. Steve Smith (30) 8,330 2001-2009 car
15. Andre Johnson (28) 7,948 2003-2009 htx
16. Bobby Engram (36) 7,751 1996-2009 3TM
17. Anquan Boldin (29) 7,520 2003-2009 crd
18. Santana Moss (30) 7,443 2001-2009 2TM
19. Chris Chambers (31) 7,435 2001-2009 3TM
20. Larry Fitzgerald (26) 7,067 2004-2009 cr

Hines Ward is ranked among ALL-TIME players:

1. Jerry Rice+ 22,895 1985-2004 3TM
2. Isaac Bruce (37) 15,208 1994-2009 2TM
3. Terrell Owens (36) 14,951 1996-2009 4TM
4. Tim Brown 14,934 1988-2004 2TM
5. Marvin Harrison 14,580 1996-2008 clt
6. Randy Moss (32) 14,465 1998-2009 3TM
7. James Lofton+ 14,004 1978-1993 5TM
8. Cris Carter 13,899 1987-2002 3TM
9. Henry Ellard 13,777 1983-1998 3TM
10. Torry Holt (33) 13,382 1999-2009 2TM
11. Andre Reed 13,198 1985-2000 2TM
12. Steve Largent+ 13,089 1976-1989 sea
13. Irving Fryar 12,785 1984-2000 4TM
14. Art Monk+ 12,721 1980-1995 3TM
15. Jimmy Smith 12,287 1992-2005 2TM
16. Charlie Joiner+ 12,146 1969-1986 3TM
17. Michael Irvin+ 11,904 1988-1999 dal
18. Don Maynard+ 11,834 1958-1973 3TM
19. Tony Gonzalez (33) 11,807 1997-2009 2TM
20. Muhsin Muhammad (36) 11,438 1996-2009 2TM
21. Rod Smith 11,389 1995-2006 den
22. Keenan McCardell 11,373 1992-2007 5TM
23. Derrick Mason (35) 11,089 1997-2009 2TM
24. Hines Ward (33) 10,947 1998-2009 pit
25. Gary Clark 10,856 1985-1995 3TM
26. Joey Galloway (38) 10,777 1995-2009 4TM
27. Stanley Morgan 10,716 1977-1990 2TM
28. Keyshawn Johnson 10,571 1996-2006 4TM
29. Harold Jackson 10,372 1968-1983 5TM
30. Lance Alworth+ 10,266 1962-1972 2TM

i love these numbers and rankings. can we say Hall of Fame?

i would love it if he would surpass Derrick Mason this year. a little bittersweet. =)
Awesome post dude, kudos to you. I have argued with so many people, esp a New England dope and bonehead who argued that Hines is nowhere near H.O.F status. Judging by longevity alone, and the kind of numbers and bone crushing hits he's been known for in our system, he certainly deserves to rank amongst the H.O.F candidates.

He holds many Steelers receiving records givin the circumstance he has played in, including playing on a team who's most of its existence was described as a run first and run often team, playing with multiple coordinators who threw QB's around like rag-dolls until Roethlisberger came, and playing on a mucky surface like Heinz Field all those years that certainly effects a receivers route game as well as footing and what not, something guys like Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce didn't have to worry about. Also, givin' the nature of our team and how we went about our business of gameplan, by the time we had the lead in the second half of games throughout his entire career, we tended to use a clock-able manage approach to running the football to protect a lead, which limited chances for Hines to pile numbers of dynamic that comes with being a wide receiver in the league.

Those numbers provided certainly is as impressive as it comes since Hines really doesn't have that knack of being known for a dominant receivers amongst numbers, but yet quietly and soundly goes about his business year in and year out. A H.O.F'er in my book, NO QUESTION.
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Thanks digging up all those stats! Quite impressive for sure. He might not be flashy like Moss or Fitzgerald, but he is DEFINITELY going to be a HOFer someday.
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one more thousand yard season and he passed michael the crackhead irvin
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I've heard people debate about whether Ward should be in the Hall of Fame. For me, it's a no-brainer. He's not a first-ballot HOFer, but he deserves to be in. He's the most prolific receiver in Steelers history.
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Thanks digging up all those stats! Quite impressive for sure. He might not be flashy like Moss or Fitzgerald, but he is DEFINITELY going to be a HOFer someday.
Yeah I believe he will be HOF someday. Another SB and another Pro-Bowl would help speed the process. Right now I don't think he is necessarily first ballot. Those numbers just show his longevity. There are some on that list that are...eh...just played many seasons.

Not only is he not as flashy as Moss or Fitzgerald, he is not as good as them. Those are tier 1 HOF receivers. Ward is a tier 2 HOF dependable possession receiver. He and Moss started at the same time: compare numbers.

Even though Hines time after time has come through with great catches to save the day, his catches alone will not speed him into the HOF. What will get him there is he is known as perhaps the greatest blocking WR in the game today. That will be considered and can't be measured with stats.

...but again...another Probowl and another Superbowl win would speed the process...especially if he can make a meaningful Superbowl touchdown.
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one more thousand yard season and he passed michael the crackhead irvin
But no doubt about it, Irvin was a more dominant receiver. He is tier 1. Irvin was never relegated to short-medium passes only. He could always go deep.

I looked at Irvin's stats. I thought he had more TDs. He was productive though, could catch the deep ball and always went against the top CB. His YPG is like 20 more than Ward's.

Ward was surprisingly quiet during Superbowl 43. After the one big catch he had in the first quarter (38 yards), he only caught one ball for 5 yards. Had he had a big Superbowl 43, that would have cemented him. Irvin has at least 5 catches in each of his 3 SBs and he has 2 TDs.

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Hines has an impressive resume and will be in the Hall. Nice post!!
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Art Monk had better stats and just as many rings. Look how long it took him to get in. AND he had three rings.
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And 2 superbowls and a superbowl mvp helps
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