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 clichés 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.

Rob Lowe Peyton Manning Retirement Rumor Mocked By Colts Coach

Rob Lowe Peyton Manning Retirement Rumor Mocked By Colts Coach: What is really going on with this whole uproar over the Rob Lowe Peyton Manning retirement rumor? Is it true that the 35-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback will be giving up the game for good because he’s no longer physically able to play? According to Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Isray, Rob Lowe should keep his mouth shut and focus on that upcoming porn remake he’ll be doing soon.Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent surgery on his neck last May, but his recovery did not go well. The NFL star was forced to undergo surgery again in September, which lead the Colts to replace him with interim starting quarterback Kerry Collins. Although manning publicly stated his intention to play at some point in the 2011 season, he never once took the field. Unfortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, the team went on to a rather dismal 2-14 season. Continue Reading…

Rob Lowe Stands By His Reporting Lacrosse Is The Druggiest College Sport

Rob Lowe Stands By His Reporting Lacrosse Is The Druggiest College Sport:  Today in sports: Rob Lowe defends his Peyton Manning retirement scoop, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco cannot recklessly ride his skateboard in peace, and the inventor of the football flak jacket has died.

Rob Lowe is aggressively defending his Peyton Manning-is-retiring Twitter scoop, telling NFL Network’s Rich Eisen that he got the information about Manning’s retirement from “a pretty darn good source.” While we want to live in a world where Rob Lowe scooped the entire pro football media fraternity about the future of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, we wish the information came from a damn good source, or even a darn good one. That ‘pretty’ has us wondering if the tidbit came from the proverbial guy who knows a guy who sold Colts owner Jim Irsay a guitar pick that once belonged to Jimmy Page.
According to a hugely depressing profile in this month’s issue of GQ, former all-pro wide receiver Terrell Owens is broke, incredulous that no NFL team wants to sign a 37-year-old wide receiver with bad knees, and willing to do just about anything for a paycheck, especially if it will let him continue to plot his NFL comeback. Owens has responded to this unflattering portrayal by announcing that he’s going to play for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. He’s also a part owner of the suburban Dallas club, which means he’ll be signing his own paychecks, which is exactly the kind of business logic you don’t want to display when GQ is saying you’re out of money and out of touch with where you stand professionally. Continue Reading…

Should Jim Caldwell have been fired by the Indianapolis Colts

Should Jim Caldwell have been fired by the Indianapolis Colts: Jim Caldwell was fired Tuesday after three years as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts following a 2-14 season without star quarterback Peyton Manning. Caldwell, who took the team to the Super Bowl after the 2009 season and back to the playoffs a year later, was the latest to be shown the door by the Colts this month, following vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian.

Should Caldwell have lost his job under such circumstances? Was is it time to change direction for a franchise that has a new general manager in Ryan Grigson and presumably will draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck as the top pick in April’s draft?

Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the discussion by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Continue Reading…

Leave Mark Sanchez Alone Jets Deserve More Hate

Leave Mark Sanchez Alone Jets Deserve More Hate: At least that’s the impression one gets reading Wednesday’s much-talked about New York Daily News story about the Jets quarterback.  The story, which set off a storm of controversy (both in the traditional press and on social media), cites nothing but anonymous sources, and they criticize Sanchez for everything from his playing ability to his mental toughness, calling him lazy, babied and complacent.

It’s worth noting that on the record, Sanchez is not universally despised. Teammate Nick Mangold took to Twitter calling the story “false,” adding “If ‘unnamed sources’ want to attack Mark, man up and put your name to it.” Continue Reading….

Colts New GM Grigson Vows To Right Ship

Colts New GM Grigson Vows To Right Ship: Owner Jim Irsay introduced Ryan Grigson as the Indianapolis Colts’ new general manager today at the team’s Westside complex.

Grigson made a strong first impression, tall, self-assured, immaculately turned out in a dark suit. If he can deliver on his opener — “My goal is to bring this team back to where it was and build on it and do great things” — he will make a lasting impression, too.

Irsay identified and interviewed seven candidates, several of whom had been targeted by other teams, but he traced the process back to where it began with 25 or 30 possibilities. Read More…