Former Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward is a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, with the finalists announced Tuesday evening. Ward should be one of them, and not because he produced big numbers but because he was a complete player.
Former Pittsburgh star Hines Ward was the best blocking wide receiver of his era … maybe of any era … and he got that way, he says, with the help of the best rivalry in the NFL — Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh.
Hall-of-Fame semifinalist Alan Faneca recalls the biggest play of the Steelers’ 2005 Super Bowl season and, predictably, it was made by Ben Roethlisberger. But there’s a catch: It wasn’t one of Big Ben’s passes or scrambles.
When Tony Dungy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he called his presenter and former teammate, Donnie Shell, a “should-be Hall of Famer.” On this week’s Talk of Fame Network broadcast, Shell responds.