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    Should anyone get #86 next season?

    The Steelers don't normally retire numbers as we know. However it's an unwritten rule that players will not be issued numbers such as 12, 75, etc.

    Does Hines fit into that category in your mind? Being that receivers generally wear numbers in the 80's it would potentially be somewhat difficult to not give that number out in the future even if they did decide to keep it "sacred" for lack of a better term. Case in point, 88 and 82 are issued without a problem these days. Even with the trend of using numbers in the teens now being more and more prevalent.

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    yes i think it shouldnt matter, they gave away porters number the following year

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    I agree, Hines is out and though it would look weird someone should take it if need be...

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    No he doesn't fit into that category. Give it out.
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    If it were up to me , I'd leave it shelved unless a player asked for that number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpele View Post
    If it were up to me , I'd leave it shelved unless a player asked for that number.
    My opinion exactly, and who would ask unless they are ready to carry the mantle?
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    I think the number should be given out but not this season. Keep it out of circulation till 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number99 View Post
    I think the number should be given out but not this season. Keep it out of circulation till 2013.
    i agree with this...or an keep 86 out of circulation until hines retires.
    "Today, I'm officially retiring a Pittsburgh Steeler. And as much as I will miss football, my teammates, coaches and everything about the game, I don't want to play it in any other uniform. The black and gold runs deep in me, and I will remain a Steeler for life."--Hines Ward

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    They should reserve it for ~5 years and then start using it. Lynn Swan's number is still in use, so is John Stallworths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleigh Steel View Post
    i agree with this...or an keep 86 out of circulation until hines retires.
    Exactly what I would do too. Keep it out until he retires.

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