NFL Hines Ward Retires 14 Seasons With Steelers

NFL Hines Ward Retires 14 Seasons With Steelers: As a wide receiver, Hines Ward was very good. As a block wide receiver position, Ward was the best and most dangerous in NFL history. Hines WardUnderstanding how to reconcile these two things are at the center of the “Hines Ward is a Hall of Famer?” discuss five years from now. Take a jump on it.
More by Ward that the majority, the numbers are insufficient to make a judgment. If we are classifying the statistics alone, Ward is probably a ticket buyer in Canton, not a enshrinee.
Contemporaries that Ward is more statistically similar (thanks to Pro Football Reference is Derrick Mason, Keyshawn Johnson and Keenan McCardell. Players Fine, but there is probably a Hall of Famer in that group. There are two other statistics with similar they just pale yellow blazer Charley Taylor and Lance Alworth, but it is useless to compare them with Ward, as the era was so different.
That leaves a couple of other factors for the Ward. What about the blockade? It ‘a factor large enough to jump him in the Hall? What about the Super Bowl MVP? What about the fact that Ward has never been in the top three or four receivers in the league?
I’m throwing the Super Bowl MVP. I do not care. Ward made the biggest play in that game was a game device on which you found him. It was an ugly game and had to give the MVP to someone. If we’re putting people in the lobby to win the Super Bowl MVP, Dexter Jackson and Desmond Howard would like to have a word with someone.
The block is the thing. If you can be a top 10 receiver in the league and add so much joy in running the team, which is a difference maker. This is what separates Hines Ward by other guys with big numbers that are on the outside looking in. This is a perfectly legitimate argument. He added something to his team that other receivers just do not.
But even with its block of business, at any time during the career of Hines Ward has never watch it and think: “That guy is the best in the game”? Early in his career, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens or Randy Moss would be taken first Ward. Later, it was people like Larry Fitzgerald or Andre Johnson. The Hall of Fame is for the elite, right? Ward was this?
It’s going to be a really tough call when it comes time especially considering some of the receivers, like Cris Carter, who were left out in the cold recently. Eventually, though, I think Ward is achieved not in the first round, but at some point. The guys who vote on this I love things like “the way the game should be played,” and being “grainy” or “hard-nosed” or “old school”. Ridiculous clich├ęs small or not, are a bit ‘true Ward, and things like that tend to excite the voters. He will be cited as an example of how the game was played before putting any new rules sissified in it.
I think it will end, and I’ll support the decision. If you are on the fence, be careful over the next five years and let me know if you see any other receiver out there as good as Ward as Ward was also blocked.