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Twitter has become the preferred avenue for athletes to announce their plans this offseason and William Gay is not averse to hopping on board the trend. Early Sunday morning, Gay tweeted that “O yeah by the way I’m #Birdgang now west coast,” which, when translated out of Twitterspeak, means that he’s decided to play for…
A move that probably was the right thing in the long run, Hines Ward today announced he is retiring from the NFL.
“I am truly blessed. I have accomplished all I have set out for and more,” Ward said.
“There’s only one thing I love more than the game and that’s Steeler Nation,” Ward said, as tears came to his eyes. “It is truly amazing.
“You guys mean the world to me. This city and this organization mean the world to me. Today I came back to Pittsburgh to grant Steelers Nation one last request, so today I am officially retiring as a Pittsburgh Steeler.”
“I don’t want to play in any other uniform. Black and gold runs deep in me, and I will remain a Steeler for life.”
Ward was scheduled to make $ 4 million in 2012. He was released by the Steelers earlier this offseason after a lot of back and forth about playing and wanting to stay with the Steelers.
The 14-year veteran receiver is coming off a season in which he finished with 46 receptions for 381 yards and two touchdowns, the lowest totals in each category since he was a rookie in 1998.
The 36-year-old Ward became the eighth player in league history to reach 1,000 career receptions in the regular-season finale against Cleveland. He and Jerry Rice are the only players in league history to reach 1,000 receptions and win multiple Super Bowls.
Ward’s role within the offense went downhill in hurry as Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders passed him on the depth chart and Mike Wallace became a Pro Bowler.
It’s a tough move for Ward, but the right move, and instead of forcing his way onto another roster, he did it the right way by saying good-bye as a Steeler.
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Steelers safety Ryan Clark says he has never heard of any bounties being paid for injuring opposing players, anywhere he’s been — including during his two seasons playing for Gregg Williams in Washington. Clark played for the Giants in 2002 and 2003, then played for Williams with the Redskins in 2004 and 2005 before signing…
When the Steelers pushed out offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and tried to pass it off as Arians voluntarily retiring, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was disappointed, as the two have long had a close relationship. Now the Steelers have hired Todd Haley to replace Arians, and Roethlisberger isn’t sure what to think. “I haven’t talked to him,”…
Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette On Roethlisberger’s Thoughts On Haley: “He’s Curious, Eager and Anxious”
93-7 The FAN Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller to give us some insight into the interview he had with Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger earlier today regarding the teams hiring of new Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley.
Bouchette said Ben’s tone when talking about Haley was upbeat and that be came across as eager to see what kind of ideas Haley has for the offense.
Ben did admit to Ed that he heard some bad things from other players about Todd Haley, but said he will wait to form his own opinion of him.
We also got Ed’s thoughts on how often fans ask for the Steelers to use a fullback, and whether or not Haley will employ one here.
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Finally after a few head scratching days, Bruce Arians is speaking out about exactly what happened between he and the Steelers that lead to him no longer being the offensive coordinator.
Whatever the case, it clearly doesn’t sound like Arians has “retired,” as it’s being reported he’s already looking to continue his coaching career, speaking to other teams.
Frank Bodani of the York Daily Record caught up with Arians, and he says Art Rooney II didn’t give the OC a reason why he wasn’t coming back to the team in 2012. “I can’t answer that question. Only the people there can. That’s the business. I know the job we did as a staff. I don’t have any regrets.”
So how is Arians’ good pal Ben Roethlisberger dealing with the change? Sounds like he’s not too happy, but he will deal with it and move on.
“He’s not happy, but that’s part of the business,” Arians said. “He is happy for me. He lives around the corner and we’ll still see each other a lot. The phone is always there when he needs me.”
Arians also seemed close to head coach Mike Tomlin.
“My door is always open to him. I respect him a ton,” Arians said. “I enjoyed our relationship and learned a lot. It was great watching him grow and working with him.”
“I can’t answer that question. Only the people there can. That’s the business. I know the job we did as a staff. I don’t have any regrets.”
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Last year there was talk late in the season that Steelers receiver Hines Ward might be thinking of calling it quits. Ward decided to come back for 2011, but this year he’s been largely phased out of the Pittsburgh passing game. So does that mean he’s thinking that Saturday could be his final game at…
James Harrison’s Recklessness Shows He’s More Concerned With Bad Boy Image Than Being Considered NFL Great
James Harrison is a good football player. But his persona reflects that of a professional wrestler, making him more and more of a nuisance nowadays. Harrison's trash-talking, hard-hitting, I-don't-give-a-damn personality is all fine and good. It's part of what makes him such a feared linebacker. But the other part that makes him feared -- the reckless, cheap-shotting, nonsensical style of play he brings to the table -- is what's beginning to overshadow the success he's achieved throughout his career. Now that he's forced to serve a one-game suspension for his hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, Harrison's name is...
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