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.

Patriots Rout Broncos 45-10 in AFC Playoff Rout

Patriots Rout Broncos 45-10 in AFC Playoff Rout: Tebowmania had no chance against Tom Brady’s playoff pedigree.

All the heroics, all the big plays and quite a few records belonged to Brady and the New England Patriots on Saturday night in a 45-10 rout of overmatched Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Brady threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, putting the Patriots into the AFC championship game and silencing the nationwide frenzy surrounding Tebow.

The Patriots (14-3), winners of nine straight games, will host either Baltimore or Houston next Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl. Saturday night’s romp snapped a three-game postseason losing streak, two of those at Gillette Stadium, and lifted the Patriots to the verge of their fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons. They’ve won three of those, two with Brady as the game’s MVP.

“We came in and started fast and it was a big win for us,” said Brady, who even got off a 48-yard punt on third down. Continue Reading…

Alex Smith 49ers Silence Their Doubters

Alex Smith 49ers Silence Their Doubters: Drew Brees piled up points, yards and accolades in a record-setting season for the New Orleans Saints. Much of the time, Alex Smith did just enough to get the San Francisco 49ers back in the playoffs for the first time in nine years while a dominant defence and kicking game did the rest.

Everybody is curious to see which of the contrasting styles works best in a classic playoff matchup.

Does that old notion that defence wins championships still hold up these days?

“We’re going to find out,” 49ers punter Andy Lee said.

Brees and the Saints (14-3) come to sold-out Candlestick Park on Saturday afternoon riding a nine-game winning streak after gaining 600 yards in each of their last two games, including a playoff-record 626 yards in last Saturday night’s 45-28 win over the Lions. Brees threw for 466 yards and completed 33 of 43 passes. Continue Reading…

Miss America 2012 Winner Crowned See Who Won The Competition

Miss America 2012 Winner Crowned See Who Won The Competition: Miss America 2012 was crowned during a live show from Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

The winner beat out 53 other contestants for the crown, a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as Miss America, touring the country to speak to groups and raise money for the Miss America Organization’s official charity, the Children’s Miracle Network. Find out who won Miss America 2012.

Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler was crowned Miss America 2012 by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, during the Miss America pageant on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old attended Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and did an operatic solo of the Italian song “Il Bacio” for the talent competition. Her platform was supporting and mentoring the children of incarcerated parents. Her father told the Associated Press that he served 18 months in federal prison for mail fraud. Continue Reading…

Vernon Davis Halftime Speech Catches On With Niners

Vernon Davis Halftime Speech Catches On With Niners: San Francisco 49ers’ playoff history is measured in timely increments of majestic lore. Thirty years ago this week at Candlestick Park, Joe Montana hit Dwight Clark’s outstretched arms with “The Catch.” Steve Young to Terrell Owens in 1998 sealed another stunning playoff victory.Saturday, it was another eye-popping playoff pitch-and-catch, Version 3.0: Alex Smith  to Vernon Davis for 14 yards with nine seconds remaining, a final shot that sent the high-octane New Orleans Saints reeling and the 49ers straight into the NFC championship round with a 36-32 victory. Continue Reading…

Denver Broncos Upset Shows

Denver Broncos Upset Shows: The Denver Broncos’ dramatic 29-23 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers was not proof that quarterback Tim Tebow is the next John Elway. Rather, it was proof that he might never need to be.

For as long as pro scouts have analyzed Tebow, they have made that comparison – they have put him up against proverbial the bedroom door of quarterback legend and measured him next to the marks left by Tom Brady, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers.

That measuring stick makes sense, after all. The National Football League is in its Golden Age of the Quarterback. An elite passer is the one indispensable integer in pro football’s current winning formula. And by that measure, Tebow is a kindergarten quarterback. Read More…