Why not Hines Ward?

Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (86) during Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburg Steelers released Hines Ward this week.  I’ve always liked him as a player and think he would be a nice addition to the Chargers.

Ward released a statement vowing to keep playing: “This isn’t how I wanted this chapter of my career to end. I did everything in my power to remain a Steeler and finish what I started here 14 years ago. I want to thank the organization, my teammates and coaches and everyone who made my run as a Steeler the best years of my life. To Mr. Rooney, thank you for allowing me to play for one of the greatest organizations in the world. To my fans and in particular, Steeler Nation, thank you for your support and all the great memories. I gave my heart and soul for you every down and I will always bleed black and gold. I do feel that I still have more football left in me and I am looking forward to playing in the NFL, again, this upcoming season.”

He is only six feet tall, so he is not the biggest receiver around, but he is one of the smartest.   I would love to see him in Charger blue, how about you?

ChargerGirl Cindi


Topics: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • 619chargers4life

    where ever he goes he is going to have a chip on his shoulder so why not bring him to the blue and gold. he aint done yet. and i dont think he is even close to being done.

    • CindiSpears

       @619chargers4life That’s what I’m saying.  Also, he has a great attitude, Philip would love to throw him some TDs.

  • dkaea555

    @chargersbuzztap hell NO!!!! Why not Jr Seau too???

    • ChargerGrlCindi

      @dkaea555 ha ha, I would take Junior in a second. He would be a hella good LB coach.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    i dont think he has much left, but i know dude is tough. i dont mind watching him level ed reed either! 

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      he does hit harder than eric weddle.. can we move him to safety? 

    • 619chargers4life

       @epadaon lol

  • Trong Lam

    NOPE!!!too damn old and we need a long term guy. Besides he said he will ALWAYS bleed those ugly colors.

  • Kiko Wilson

    He’s older than Nov Turner…tHey need to focuss on V.J….IF HE SLIPS AWAY ….I’M A BE ONE MAD BOLT FAN!!!!!

  • Cindi Spears-Cahill

    I think he’s a nice guy who always manages to get open. Is 35 old? :)

  • Cindi Spears-Cahill

    @Kiko – I hope we keep VJ too. He is too valuable to give away. Franchise!

  • RussellGrant

    You bring him in and the IQ of your entire receiving corps goes up.  He’s forgotten more about the wide out position than most people know.  I would sign him in a heartbeat.  But still, lock down Vincent Jackson first.

    • CindiSpears

       @RussellGrant Not to mention attitude.  We need a positive roll model.  I bet he could teach VJ how not to kick penalty flags when he’s pissed.

  • MikeTuck

    Wy not Johnny U, Jim Mcmahan, or John Harbaugh, 14 years of steelers football is  to much. We need speed at the slot and if your going to get a free agent get one that is still young and not beaten to death. The chance for injury is so high, for the pay he’ll recieve it’s not worth it. Build a team not rent players going out. I respect Ward a whole lot, but I’d rather money like that go on getting a great defensive player or Olineman. Rivers has proven he can throw to about anyone. When you have Brown, Floyd Mathews Gates, Tolbert, Hester and maybe a Jackson or equal you don’t therow away money on that kind of age.

    • CindiSpears

       @MikeTuck :-(  He’s 35!  You guys are making me feel ancient.  LOL

  • MikeTuck

     @CindiSpears Don’t feel that way, he has 14 years as a steeler in the same conference as Baltimore. That’s pounding and pounding as that is the steeler way. he might have a couple years left who’s to say. I just know that money would go to better use on a couple of good O-linemen. And I’d love to see Rivers get the protection Brady and Manning have. mathews would have a hell-of a year if we could get some great blocking.

  • NickGoulart1

    Put him in on 4-wide sets and let him seal the edge for Rhyno, Lamichael James (3rd round?) or Ronnie Hillman (4th round?) on the draw play

  • MikeTuck

    @ NickGoulart1; He’s to old for the money, think Bob Sanders! Drafting a laMichael James or other would be better as he would fill 3 positions for use, returner/Reciever/RB just as Sproles did only better.

    • RussellGrant

       @MikeTuck  @ChargerGrlCindi How much do you think he’s asking?  I would think at 35 we aren’t talking top dollar.  Bottom line, if we can fill the holes we have and he can be reasonably had, I’d say go for it.
      And Cindi, you aren’t ancient.  You’re probably barely 35 yourself.

      • CindiSpears

         @RussellGrant  @MikeTuck  @ChargerGrlCindi I think the Steelers were looking at a $10M, 3 year deal.  I’m sure he would take less.  He would be a good addition not only due to his leadership, but his ability to draw defenders off other targets.  No defensive coordinator would leave him open. 

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