Granted I am a Steeler fan so my opinion is biased, but you have to give credit where credit is due. Hines Ward plays the game the way you would want to show your own kids how to play.
This is a quote from writer Matt Waldman of FFToday:
Hines Ward should be a first-ballot Hall of Fame receiver when his career is over. I know this is premature, but can you name another player in football today that seems to do something extra special on just about every play? I’m not talking about Ladainian Tomlinson kind of stuff, either.
I’m talking about the little plays. It could be a 4-yard reception like this evening, where he scooped up the ball while falling forward and made a first down that most receivers would have dropped. Or it could be the first down reception where he had to play tip-drill with an all-pro corner back before getting nailed in the chin by a safety after winning the ball. Of course, it’s also the blocks that force his opponents feet from their cleats and the runs after the catch where he wills himself down field regardless of the hit, the angles, or the pull hamstring.
Hines Ward could never reach a Super Bowl or significant statistical plateau within his position, but nearly every play he makes epitomizes what is great about football. You may not be a Steelers fan, but if you don’t appreciate how Ward plays the game then you need to watch more (and get a football tutor, while you’re at it). If you don’t agree, I don’t care—you just don’t get it. And if it turns out I don’t get it, then I don’t want to figure it out.
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