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Hines Ward has no regrets about NFL feel

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:17 pm
by sherry2018love
SAN FRANCISCO Super Bowl 50 marks 10 years since Hines Ward was named MVP of Super Bowl XL.In that 21-10 win for the Steelers, the since-retiredwide receiver's biggest play was a 43-yard TD touchdown catch that put away the Seahawks in the fourth quarter. Ward caught that ball from fellow wideout Antwaan Randle El. While they had a great connection then, they now differ on looking back on their careers.MORE: Which Super Bowl-winning Steelers team was the best?Randle El recently told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he wishes he had chosen baseball, given the toll that pro football tookon his body.Antwaan has his own opinion, and I feel sorry for him, regretting something that has given him so many things," Ward said. "I only wish for his health and his safety. Bashaud Breeland Jersey For me, I dont have any regrets. I live every day like its my last, knowing theres no guarantee. Im thankful I got to play in the league for 14 years.I dont regret anything by playing football."Ward was a very physical wide receiver, running a lot of routes in the slot and also excelling as a blocker. He was well aware of what came with that style of play.Everybodys different. How one player reacts to concu sions may be different," Ward said."We Ryan Anderson Jersey understand as players what we put ourselves through, physical wise. We understand theres a chance we can have post-concu sion problems.I look at the imprint I can have on my kids lives today. Playing football for so many years gave me the opportunity to make great money, the opportunity to win at a high level and win Super Bowls. I have two rings I can leave in my familys name for years to come and mykids can say 'my dad was Super Bowl MVP.'"Ward, now an NBC Sports analyst, spoke to Sporting News as a representative ofOld Spice, which he jokeshas kept him fresh all through a busy week at Radio Row in advance of Super Bowl 50. As the Broncos are trying to win the game in what could be the po sibly be the last NFL game for quarterbackPeyton Manning, Ward remembers what it was like when running backJerome Bettis was Tress Way Jersey ready to hang it up after Super Bowl XL. The Steelers were very driven by winning one for "The Bus."Being a teammate of Jeromes, you didnt want to be the guy to let him or the team down with your performance," Ward said. "There was a lot of pre sure on guys to really do something for him because he gave us the blueprint on how to be a profe sional on and off the field.Having the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl, and him not having the role he once had as starting running back, he was the icon from the sidelines, helping defensive guys, Willie Parker, me make Colt McCoy Jersey plays. All the guys kind of rallied around Jerome. He was our motivation to win and we senthim off in the right way.MORE: NFL players with post-football problems | Best all-time SteelersWard expects Denver's players to take the same approach against the Panthers on Sunday.Everyone, especially the receivers, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, want to help Peyton raise that Lombardi Trophy. Theyve had some drops in the season, but now theres no my bad. They have to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. They have got to play above and beyond, making spectacular, tough catches and also the routine plays.