Thank you, Mike Preston.
Boy, I didn’t think I would ever hear myself say those words. However, Preston wrote in his column today something I had originally included in my game recap this week, but removed it for fear of sounding too petty, whiny, sour grapes-y, whatever. Here it is:
Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is a great player, but he should end those vicious blocking shots he takes at defensive players when they aren’t looking.
He got a good lick on safety Ed Reed on Monday night, but then he started flexing at the crowd as if he were Hulk Hogan. Some of those blocks are borderline cheap, and some player is going to have his career cut short.
Sorry Ward, you’re now in the same class with New England safety Rodney Harrison, one of the cheapest players in the game.”
Preston is certainly not a Ravens “fan.” He makes his living writing (largely negative) opinion pieces on the team. So it is nice to know somebody else is noticing these things. The National media does nothing but praise Hiney for being “tough” and “hard-nosed,” never mentioning that on half of these “blocks” he makes, the play is over and the defensive player isn’t looking.