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Old 05-12-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Ward Backs Off Statements

Ward backs off on statements

By Kevin Gorman
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Friday, May 12, 2006

Steelers receiver Hines Ward has a reputation for nasty downfield blocking, but the Super Bowl XL Most Valuable Player has proven proficient in backpedaling.
In a feature in this week's Sports Illustrated, Ward said of his relationship with Steelers coach Bill Cowher: "I don't have anything to say to him. After what he did to me, after how he treated me, no. The numbers I put up? The seasons I had, for them to keep on bringing in guys...?"

In an exclusive interview with WTAE-TV (Channel 4), Ward backtracked. He tried to clarify the context of his comments, which were made in reference to the organization using first-round draft choices on receivers Troy Edwards and Plaxico Burress.

"It was a good article, but everything got taken out of context," Ward said. "The question to me was about what was the lowest part of your contract holdout, what were some things going on in your mind."

Ward told WTAE's Sally Wiggin that, during his 15-day training camp holdout, Ward asked Jerome Bettis for advice and was told not to take it personal. Ward couldn't resist, calling Cowher to ask "man-to-man" how the coach felt about the Pro Bowl receiver "as a player."

In September, Ward signed a five-year, $27 million contract with $17 million guaranteed. It's the richest deal in team history. And it paid dividends.

"Once we had our talk, that was it," Ward said. "That's the reason why I came back to camp: I needed to hear that from him. That was the question, how it was set up and asked.

"So, the quotes that was said to that was speaking to the contract negotiation. So, it all got blown out of proportion."

It was nothing a Lombardi Trophy couldn't solve.

"I had to call coach Cowher and let him know kind of how it all got (this far)," Ward said, "but we're fine."
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Default Re: Ward Backs Off Statements

Got that one right: media twisted his words. Not surprisin. Peace.

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Got that one right: media twisted his words. Not surprisin. Peace.

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Media twisting words...what else is new?
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:00 PM   #4
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Media twisting words...what else is new?
True that, typical.

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Default Re: Ward Backs Off Statements

Did the media really think that Hines Ward of all people would be the next to act like T.O.? Im suprised that it was Sports Illustrated who "twisted" Ward's words, usually they tell the truth.
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I would've put Marino at #2 behind Unitas. Had the steelers gotten/kept both Unitas and Marino, steeler fans most likely would have been chanting "one for the (second) thumb" this season.
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That's what the media does. Distort. There are some though who actually have a mind
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Hines = class act
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"So, the quotes that was said to that was speaking to the contract negotiation"
What on earth does this mean?

Anyway, even if the comments weren't related directly to the ongoing contract negotiations - he still said them.

Of course he isn't the angel that some Steeler fans want to believe, who never says anything wrong or acts selfishly.

But relatively speaking, as a footballer, he is a standard bearer for top class - both in his attitude and his demeanor.

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Nothing to back off from.

Like LITP says, he isn't an angel, but none of us are. I think we've all spoken frankly about our bosses at some time in the past... but the press wasn't around, either. In most cases that's probably a good thing. We're easier to replace than Hines.


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