Found November 16, 2011 on Steelers Depot:
14 years is a long time to play in the NFL as most players are lucky to play half that long. Staying healthy is a key element for a player to play that long in the league, and remain productive, and right now I believe that Steelers veteran wide receiver Hines Ward isn't. Ever since Ward was trucked by Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson back in week 7 he has not been what I would call healthy. He missed a good portion of that game and the ankle injury he suffered forced him to miss the following week against the Patriots. Ward returned to play against the Ravens in week 9 and once again was forced Read more [...]Hines Ward Diminished Role Due To Health & Lack Of Explosiveness is a post from: Steelers Depot

Hines Ward and Father Time

The addition of Jerrich Cotchery this past off-season was looked upon as an insurance move to replace the aging Antwaan Randle El. A hamstring injury shelved Jerricho for the first three games. While Hines Ward tweaked an ankle and got doinked in the second go-round with Baltimore, Jerricho did what he needed to do. He [...]

Steelers Six From Around The Web – November 15th – James Harrison On A Cover Again Edition

Hines Ward is the hot talking point this week after not being in the starting lineup against the Bengals and having his playing time limited. He was asked about it yesterday and gave all the right answers. On Oct. 2, ESPN The Magazine followed Ben Roethlisberger from start to finish in the Steelers game against the Texans and here is a teaser of the article that will appear in the...

Steelers WR Ward ready to accept new role

If veteran wide receiver Hines Ward has been supplanted on the Steelers' depth chart, he has been taking the demotion in stride.

Hines Ward aims to be the “biggest cheerleader”

We noted on Monday that Hines Ward was essentially benched during Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Some veterans of Ward’s stature would make excuses, blame an injury, or fail to embrace the move. Ward isn’t going that route. “It’s not about me, it’s about the team,” Ward said via Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.…

Steelers' Hines Ward handles reduced workload with class

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The Terrible Podcast – Bye Week Interview With Scott Brown Episode

Season 2, Episode 43 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd tied up today I had a chance to catch up with Steelers beat writer Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. I ask Scott about Hines Ward and his situation going forward after the bye and if he thinks the Steelers have handled it right so far. We talk injury status of Emmanuel Sanders of LaMarr Woodley...

Hines Ward's role diminishing with Steelers

PITTSBURGH - Hines Ward is well aware of the milestones within his reach. The ones that could lead him to...

Steelers' Ward stays 'positive' with smaller role

Hines Ward is well aware of the milestones within his reach. The ones that could lead him to the Hall of Fame.

Steelers Six From Around The Web – November 17th – Cotchery Talks Role Edition

Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery joined 93.7 The Fan yesterday to talk about his expanding role on the team, how Hines Ward has helped him and how he likes running the no-huddle offense. I had Scott Brown once again on the latest episode of the Terrible Podcast and we talked about Ward, Emmanuel Sanders, Cameron Heyward and Al Woods along with several other Steelers players...

Steelers Bengals Week 10 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers week 10 Sunday win against the Cincinnati Bengals. The big story making the rounds after the game is the lack of playing time that Hines Ward received. We have him playing 9 non-penalty snaps. Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery both benefited from Ward being limited as Brown saw 46 snaps...
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