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Zachintosh66
12-07-2010, 03:52 PM
How much longer do you think Hines Ward has left in him?

Troyisabeast_43
12-07-2010, 03:55 PM
I think if he wins a 3rd Super Bowl this season he will strongly consider hanging it up. But the guy can still play and is money in the clutch...

igor0190
12-07-2010, 03:56 PM
How much longer do you think Hines Ward has left in him?

If someone steps up and we can make Hines the 3rd WR, then I say he can play about 3 more years.

cmerrifield
12-07-2010, 04:03 PM
I think this is Hines last year as an every down receiver. It will be interesting to see what happens next year though, because Wallace, Brown Sanders, Sweed, ARE and Battle will join Ward as the WR's, but none of them are really #1 WR. If Hines can play as the third receiver or come out once and awhile, he could play 2 more years, maybe

LatrobePA
12-07-2010, 04:31 PM
Long enough to get train our young guys the fine art of blocking the **** out of someone!

steelchamp204
12-07-2010, 04:33 PM
I wish hines would just step it up against the ravens though, he is a nobody for reception and yard wise the past few years, He is a good possesion receiver against every other teams but seems to dissapear when it comes to the ravens. I think he has 2 years starting and 2 year 4wr.

igor0190
12-07-2010, 04:47 PM
he is a nobody for reception and yard wise the past few years

2010 - 41 receptions, 523 yards, 4 TD's (12 games)
2009 - 95 receptions, 1167 yards, 6 TD's
2008 - 81 receptions, 1043 yards, 7 TD's

His last 2 years were 2 of his career best.

You've got to attribute some of the drop off to losing Santonio Holmes. Also, the first 4 without Ben. It does seem like he's disappeared, but who cares if we are winning games.

steelchamp204
12-07-2010, 04:54 PM
2010 - 41 receptions, 523 yards, 4 TD's (12 games)
2009 - 95 receptions, 1167 yards, 6 TD's
2008 - 81 receptions, 1043 yards, 7 TD's

His last 2 years were 2 of his career best.

You've got to attribute some of the drop off to losing Santonio Holmes. Also, the first 4 without Ben. It does seem like he's disappeared, but who cares if we are winning games.

If you read it right, I was saying the Ravens games.

Goodfrom55
12-07-2010, 04:55 PM
I think Hines would excel in the slot because he knows how to read defenses better than anyone and find the "soft area" in the zone and sit. Wallace will certainly draw double coverage, and Sanders and Brown are both up and coming (Sanders more than Brown AT THIS POINT). In a perfect worls, Hines would play another year or two, retire, and become the Steelers WR coach.

igor0190
12-07-2010, 04:59 PM
If you read it right, I was saying the Ravens games.

:thinking: Ohhh, I see what you're saying now... I guess it's just not a good matchup for Hines vs Ratbirds. :thinking:

steelchamp204
12-07-2010, 05:01 PM
:thinking: Ohhh, I see what you're saying now... I guess it's just not a good matchup for Hines vs Ratbirds. :thinking:

Yea I wasnt trying to be a smartass, but I just wish he would step it up against the birds lol.

Dean Denton
12-07-2010, 05:52 PM
Sweed is the one....I feel the guy is going to break out next year...

JensK
12-07-2010, 06:45 PM
Sweed is the one....I feel the guy is going to break out next year...

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

BlacknGold Bleeder
12-07-2010, 07:55 PM
We been waiting on Sweed for a few years,that not to say he won't do it but he is still a huge question mark. Hines may have 2 more years,but the way he plays could shorten his career at anytime...

steelersbabex25
12-07-2010, 07:59 PM
Hines is a tough SOB. He's got a few more years left in him. He hasn't really shown any signs of decline to me.

Farrior Fan
12-07-2010, 08:11 PM
To me, he just hasn't seemed the same this year. Maybe it was that huge drop vs the Ravens that put it into my subconscious. His stats are off a little from the past 2 years where he has been great. I'm sure even if we win #7 he will be back next year. He is such a valuable leader on offense that I'm sure the coaches will do everything to at least have him on the sidelines after his playing days are through.

On a side note, I defended Sweed for way too long - dump the bum

BlitzburghRockCity
12-07-2010, 08:21 PM
He's still clutch there is no doubt. If we were to win the super bowl this year he would almost definitely hang it up, going out on top like that is every players dream. If we don't I'd say he's probably got another 2 years in him yet.

SteelCityKid5
12-07-2010, 09:20 PM
I've been asking the same question. I really do not know. If there is no season next year he'll be 36 thats presuming its a one year lockout. He's still a quality WR who can teach a lot to our talented younger WR crops. I hope it is not soon. Also, if we somehow do win the SB this year, Im saying he's gonna hang it out Jerome Bettis style minus the whole hometown storyline.

SnakeEyes43
12-08-2010, 12:12 AM
Hines is a tough SOB. He's got a few more years left in him. He hasn't really shown any signs of decline to me.

He's never been a speed guy by any means, but he just looks so slow to me this year. And he has had some uncharacteristic drops this year. I love the guy, but he won't be the #1 for too much longer.

--- Added 12/7/2010 at 11:12 PM ---


SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

Now you get that drop outcha mind!

BlitzburghRockCity
12-08-2010, 10:17 AM
He's been fortunate this year health wise, thank goodness. He doesn't heal up as quickly as he used too. His presence alone on the field helps this team, when he's not out there you can see a difference in how the offense operates. His blocking is still a big part of the running game and you still have to respect him especially on 3rd down.

manofsteel
12-08-2010, 12:31 PM
I dont think he has the same capabilites he once did. I do think this guy will play till the wheels fall of. Hes a warrior and doesnt want to leave anything on the feild. His heart will always be there but I think his body is starting to give up./:clap:

Rampage
12-08-2010, 06:10 PM
I could see two more years out of Hines barring injury, maybe more if he is okay with a role reduction. Hines strikes me as the type of player that won't give up on the game until his body does. It will definitely be a big day when he retires; just like the Bus. Hopefully this team can get him a Super Bowl win to retire out of.

Scorp
12-08-2010, 06:13 PM
It would be so damn cool if he wanted to play until he got 4 rings himself. What would that tell you the fan? This guy can play and will play until his body tells him it is time to hang up the gear. Hey, after all, he said he "I want to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler."