NFL  > Pittsburgh Steelers  > Hines Ward Retiring?
March 20, 2012, 10:45 AM
Hines Ward expected to announce retirement
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 20, 2012 at 9:53 am ET

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is holding a press conference today where he's expected to announce his retirement after being released from the AFC North franchise prior to free agency.

This ends an era of toughness and clutch play from Ward......

If the Steelers were smart, they would offer him a position as a receivers coach...
March 20, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Awww...I adore Hines but I wish him and his family the best. :)

March 20, 2012  11:01 AM ET

Tell me a lie and say it ain't so, Hines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 20, 2012  11:08 AM ET

At least Steelers fans don't have to watch him play in another teams colors, or (shudder) give the Steelers a little baypack like Rod Woodson did when he played for the Ravens......

March 20, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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At least Steelers fans don't have to watch him play in another teams colors, or (shudder) give the Steelers a little baypack like Rod Woodson did when he played for the Ravens......

Exactly...I have mad respect for guys that retire from the same team they've been with from the beginning. Loyalty and trust are everything in football. Too bad most owners/coaches/players don't feel the same way.

March 20, 2012  02:31 PM ET

Hines Ward should sign with Denver so Manning has someone to throw to.

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March 20, 2012  03:33 PM ET
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Loyalty and trust are everything in football. Too bad most owners/coaches/players don't feel the same way.

Money is the most important thing to owners, coaches and players. Money talks and BS walks.

March 20, 2012  06:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

At least Steelers fans don't have to watch him play in another teams colors, or (shudder) give the Steelers a little baypack like Rod Woodson did when he played for the Ravens......

Extremely rare nowadays. I think it would be great if he could be a WR coach - would keep him involved in the game in some aspect. I'd rather see that than him becoming another talking head.

March 21, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Extremely rare nowadays. I think it would be great if he could be a WR coach - would keep him involved in the game in some aspect. I'd rather see that than him becoming another talking head.

Agree completely......according to Mike Wallace, Hines was already in "coaching mode" the past several seasons for him and the other young WRs..... The Steelers should make him a part of their coaching staff (at least teach the WRs how to block).... ;)

March 21, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Agree completely......according to Mike Wallace, Hines was already in "coaching mode" the past several seasons for him and the other young WRs..... The Steelers should make him a part of their coaching staff (at least teach the WRs how to block).... ;)

That would be great!!! And, maybe he could be a player/coach so he could still play in Ravens games and block some DBs out of thier shoes!!! 8^)

March 21, 2012  11:52 AM ET

saw he has his 12,000 sqft mansion for sale at $7.5M.... guess it's time to downsize if the checks are gonna stop.

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March 21, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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I totally diagree. Although to be honest all I read of your comment was...Agree completely.

LOL! as a Brownies fan... I do understand completely why you would feel that way... I do totally disagree with your (and alot of other haters out there) opinion that Ward was a "dirty" player... yes, he DID blow up many DBs with textbook perfect blocks over the years (even the block that broke Keith Brookings jaw was deemed completely legal by the ever-Steeler-hating "grand poohbah" himself), yes, he did perpetually wear that ****-eating, ear to ear grin after EVERY play, which probably pissed off alot of opponents (and other teams' fans)...but, Hines NEVER stomped on another player (Suh), cheap shoted a player after the whistle/play long over (Suggs), clubbed a player over the face, breaking his nose (Ngata), or played to injure another player for a bounty (entire Saints defense).... Ward was far from being the "NFL's Dirtiest Player"...

March 21, 2012  12:13 PM ET
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...Hines NEVER stomped on another player (Suh), cheap shoted a player after the whistle/play long over (Suggs), clubbed a player over the face, breaking his nose (Ngata), or played to injure another player for a bounty (entire Saints defense).... Ward was far from being the "NFL's Dirtiest Player"...

Very well said. :)

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March 21, 2012  12:25 PM ET
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You refuse to see Heinz57 Ward as a dirty player simply becasue you are a stealers fan. That's okay though. I didn't give him that title...he earned it after Rodney Harrison retired!

At least you're partly right....Harrison WAS one of the truly dirtiest players when he played, both in SD and for the Pats.... I dont refuse to see anything that isn't fact....your opinion is based upon the frustration of all those years that Ward made plays for the Steelers against your Browns (and the rest of the AFCN)... oh, and wining 2 SBs as well as being MVP for one of those....its interesting that most of the players calling him a "dirty" player are opposing DBs...

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March 21, 2012  12:26 PM ET
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At least you're partly right....Harrison WAS one of the truly dirtiest players when he played, both in SD and for the Pats.... I dont refuse to see anything that isn't fact....your opinion is based upon the frustration of all those years that Ward made plays for the Steelers against your Browns (and the rest of the AFCN)... oh, and wining 2 SBs as well as being MVP for one of those....its interesting that most of the players calling him a "dirty" player are opposing DBs...

At least you're partly right....Harrison WAS one of the truly dirtiest players when he played, both in SD and for the Pats.... I dont refuse to see anything that isn't fact....your opinion is based upon the frustration of all those years that Ward made plays for the Steelers against your Browns (and the rest of the AFCN)... oh, and wining 2 SBs as well as being MVP for one of those....its interesting that most of the players calling him a "dirty" player are opposing DBs... ;)

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