Hines Ward Big Hit On Keith Rivers, Knocks Bengals' Linebacker Out For Season With Broken Jaw

Hines Sticks It To It Another Defensive Player, Knocks This Bengal Out For Good

10/19/08 in NFL   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect



Because it's so infrequent that a wide receiver is physical enough to block downfield, I love when the NFL's showcase players get down and dirty. The WR position in the league is filled with pre-madonna's who are more concerned with their inevitable touchdown dance instead of fulfilling their blocking duties on 99% of plays called.

Thus, Hines Ward is one of my favorite players in the NFL. This hit is one of the best examples. He lights up Bengals' linebacker Keith Rivers.

Unfortunately, Rivers broke his jaw on the play, but Ward was just doing his job. So be it. Dude got jacked up.

Pretty much sums up the Bengals season so far. Unprepared for every situation that is looming and knocked around silly when each and every contact happens. Go 0-16!!
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10/30/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Dalarin wrote:
Thats hilarious. Th bounty on Ward of course. How many times has Hines laid every player on that team out? Ray Lewis? On his back. Ed Reed? Helped off the field. Need I say more? Suggs is going to get a wake up call and he's going to find out it's hard to "knock the smile off" someone that flexible and overall athletic, let alone injure him.

Suggs won't do anything now as it is.  The report came out that he wanted to go after Ward, and now he's claiming "I never said that."  He got caught with the threat and he's trying to save face, too late, he's already made a fool of himself.

10/30/08   |   Dalarin   |   7 respect

Aceraison wrote:
You have to remember though that we are playing in GODell's NFL now(not saying it's a good thing).  Hines has been fined twice by the league already.  Granted, I didn't see those hits but I can't imagine they were any worse than this one.  I did see the hit on Trent Edwards a couple weeks ago.  In my opinion that was as clean a hit as you can get - the guy got fined.  I saw the hit on Anquon Boldon.  Questionable hit but the guy was trying to break up a play.  He got huge fine and suspension. Where's the consistancy here?  Personally I think Roger is worried that Polamalu would call his league a panzy league again.
If Hinie wants to run around and hit people like that it's fine.  The only thing that ticks me off is the Bengals don't have anybody with a big enough sack to go after Hinie themselves.  I guess I'll have to watch that idiot Suggs collect his bounty on him.

Thats hilarious. Th bounty on Ward of course. How many times has Hines laid every player on that team out? Ray Lewis? On his back. Ed Reed? Helped off the field. Need I say more? Suggs is going to get a wake up call and he's going to find out it's hard to "knock the smile off" someone that flexible and overall athletic, let alone injure him.

10/30/08   |   Aceraison   |   183 respect

kramer wrote:
Suggs can say whatever he wants to, that doesn't mean he's actually going to do it.  If you think the hit on Rivers was wrong, wishing for Suggs to intentionally injure Ward is stupid.  2 wrongs don't make a right.

I don't want him injured.  I'd like to see him get his bell rung once though.  And I hope it isn't Suggs.  He's the dumbest guy in the NFL.

10/29/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Aceraison wrote:
You have to remember though that we are playing in GODell's NFL now(not saying it's a good thing).  Hines has been fined twice by the league already.  Granted, I didn't see those hits but I can't imagine they were any worse than this one.  I did see the hit on Trent Edwards a couple weeks ago.  In my opinion that was as clean a hit as you can get - the guy got fined.  I saw the hit on Anquon Boldon.  Questionable hit but the guy was trying to break up a play.  He got huge fine and suspension. Where's the consistancy here?  Personally I think Roger is worried that Polamalu would call his league a panzy league again.
If Hinie wants to run around and hit people like that it's fine.  The only thing that ticks me off is the Bengals don't have anybody with a big enough sack to go after Hinie themselves.  I guess I'll have to watch that idiot Suggs collect his bounty on him.

Suggs can say whatever he wants to, that doesn't mean he's actually going to do it.  If you think the hit on Rivers was wrong, wishing for Suggs to intentionally injure Ward is stupid.  2 wrongs don't make a right.

10/29/08   |   Aceraison   |   183 respect

Dalarin wrote:
Clean hits have put players on stretchers. A crackback is perfectly legal and essential for players blocking unsespecting players of the opposite team that are larger than they are. It's matter of technique. Maybe the Bengals should have drafted a blind musician before Rivers then.
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You have to remember though that we are playing in GODell's NFL now(not saying it's a good thing).  Hines has been fined twice by the league already.  Granted, I didn't see those hits but I can't imagine they were any worse than this one.  I did see the hit on Trent Edwards a couple weeks ago.  In my opinion that was as clean a hit as you can get - the guy got fined.  I saw the hit on Anquon Boldon.  Questionable hit but the guy was trying to break up a play.  He got huge fine and suspension. Where's the consistancy here?  Personally I think Roger is worried that Polamalu would call his league a panzy league again.
If Hinie wants to run around and hit people like that it's fine.  The only thing that ticks me off is the Bengals don't have anybody with a big enough sack to go after Hinie themselves.  I guess I'll have to watch that idiot Suggs collect his bounty on him.

10/29/08   |   Dalarin   |   7 respect

Clean hits have put players on stretchers. A crackback is perfectly legal and essential for players blocking unsespecting players of the opposite team that are larger than they are. It's matter of technique. Maybe the Bengals should have drafted a blind musician before Rivers then.

10/29/08   |   Aceraison   |   183 respect

Dalarin wrote:
I was always taught to watch the blockers... Especially if his name is Hines Ward! Clean hit by the way, he just needs to be aware. Had he not broke his jaw on the play any good coach would have given him hell for not paying attention.

Had it been a clean hit he wouldn't have broken his jaw.  I think Ray Charles could see that.

10/24/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pat wrote:
That's not a Hawaiian name, though. They don't even use F's, I'm pretty sure.

He was born in Hawaii, that I know for a fact.  I don't know if his father moved there and married a Hawaiian girl or what, but he's definitely Hawaiian.

10/24/08   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

kramer wrote:
Gotta fix the spelling there, it's Oelhoffen, and he's actually Hawaiian.

That's not a Hawaiian name, though. They don't even use F's, I'm pretty sure.

10/24/08   |   TheRealScore

In all the years, I've been a Steeler fan, I've always wished for the opposite. I've fantasized about Jack Lambert pointing across the line and Boomer Esiason wetting himself like the little puss he is. I think Jack is smiling about Hines putting a lick on a Bengal.

10/24/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
aahhh, good Dutch? name or Danish?..GERMAN?

Gotta fix the spelling there, it's Oelhoffen, and he's actually Hawaiian.

10/24/08   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

kramer wrote:
I'm not comparing the hits, I'm comparing a cincy fan complaining just like they all did with that hit on Palmer.  BTW, for the record it was Von Olhoffen.

aahhh, good Dutch? name or Danish?..GERMAN?

10/24/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
Wow, kramer I don't think you can compare the two. The Van Hooven (whatever his name was) hit was way late and dangerous not to mention the Bengals best player during a playoff game, Hines block was just a good block during a routine football play.

I'm not comparing the hits, I'm comparing a cincy fan complaining just like they all did with that hit on Palmer.  BTW, for the record it was Von Olhoffen.

10/24/08   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

kramer wrote:
Waah, waah, waah.  Leave it to a Bengals fan to whine and cry that this was a dirty hit.  I will guarantee you wouldn't be saying a damn thing about this incident if it wasn't a Bengals player that got hurt.  But since it's a player on your favorite team, you're going to cry just like all of you people did with Palmer's injury in 2005.  It was a hard hit, it was a legal hit, and you have nothing to whine about.

Wow, kramer I don't think you can compare the two. The Van Hooven (whatever his name was) hit was way late and dangerous not to mention the Bengals best player during a playoff game, Hines block was just a good block during a routine football play.

10/24/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Aceraison wrote:
Somebody tell me how a clean hit breaks somebody's jaw.  I was always taught that the proper way to hit somebody was to put your face or pads in their chest.  Not the top of your helmet in their grill.  My guess is GODell doesn't want to piss off Hinie or Troy anymore.

Waah, waah, waah.  Leave it to a Bengals fan to whine and cry that this was a dirty hit.  I will guarantee you wouldn't be saying a damn thing about this incident if it wasn't a Bengals player that got hurt.  But since it's a player on your favorite team, you're going to cry just like all of you people did with Palmer's injury in 2005.  It was a hard hit, it was a legal hit, and you have nothing to whine about.

10/24/08   |   Dalarin   |   7 respect

Aceraison wrote:
Somebody tell me how a clean hit breaks somebody's jaw.  I was always taught that the proper way to hit somebody was to put your face or pads in their chest.  Not the top of your helmet in their grill.  My guess is GODell doesn't want to piss off Hinie or Troy anymore.

I was always taught to watch the blockers... Especially if his name is Hines Ward! Clean hit by the way, he just needs to be aware. Had he not broke his jaw on the play any good coach would have given him hell for not paying attention.

10/24/08   |   Aceraison   |   183 respect

Somebody tell me how a clean hit breaks somebody's jaw.  I was always taught that the proper way to hit somebody was to put your face or pads in their chest.  Not the top of your helmet in their grill.  My guess is GODell doesn't want to piss off Hinie or Troy anymore.

10/20/08   |   Icegold   |   23 respect

This is what football is all about--Coach needs to pick up the fine for this one.  You wish all DB's laid the wood like this.

10/20/08   |   CalBoomer   |   43 respect

A pre-madonna? Is that like A-Rod before his affair? Or Madonna before she was a star? Or the Virgin Mary still in the womb? That's the best malapropism I've heard in a while. Right up there with round John Virgin and daunserly light.

10/20/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Hey football coaches at all levels tell there players "keep your head on a swivel" You have to be aware of surroundings or you will get Randall Tex Cobbed. I know from the very few times I saw the field in high school that it is so easy to rung. 

Now when defenses get a pick or a fumble they look to light up offensive players and now one talks about, well outside of Mike Sherman yelling at Warren Sapp. 

Ward plays hard and he hits clean. Now if he was going at knees then that would be horse%$#^, but he plays clean.

Now if this makes any sense, please let me know.

10/20/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

wrote:
gotta have that head on a swivel or u get blown the f*ck up

Rivers apparently missed this memo.

10/20/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

wrote:
Haha, you're right I've hardly ever watched a game of NFL football in my life.

{sarcasm}

Hey is that you in your pic?  lol if people asked you that they must be looking for your address.  Angry Cub fans are everywhere

10/20/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

MrNFL wrote:
It's a shame, knowing how the league has been, this'll earn a fine.

Big hit by a WR...that's a fine.
Complain about getting fined...that's a fine.
Don't pay your fine...that's a paddlin'

10/20/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
Apparently you don't watch the NFL that much....It's about imposing your will on the other team.
Stick with college.....your Sooners are the best in the NCAA right now, enjoy that.

I don't think Texas would agree with that

10/20/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

I will take a WR that blocks and catches over one that just catches TD's...not in fantasy of course

10/20/08   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

wrote:
I coulda swore it was about catching the ball and running it into the endzone for pts.

Dang, I have less and less knowledge about football everyday. 

Apparently you don't watch the NFL that much....It's about imposing your will on the other team.
Stick with college.....your Sooners are the best in the NCAA right now, enjoy that.

10/20/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

wrote:
I coulda swore it was about catching the ball and running it into the endzone for pts.

Dang, I have less and less knowledge about football everyday. 

actually its about being a complete WR which he is.  Anyone can score points, just like that PIG Lendale White, 

10/20/08   |   Dalarin   |   7 respect

wrote:
I agree Hines is tough as nails, but it would've been funny to see how he tried to block him if Rivers had turned his head and saw him a couple of yards before he hit him.  My bet is that Ward would have curled up in a ball and tried for his ankles.

Crack backs certainly aren't illegal, nor should they be, but I always thought it was a bit of a puss move.  Not that it isn't a big hit, but to get up like you did something amazing is weak, real weak.

The other guy wasn't even looking -- that's like slapping someone in a dark room and then running the other way!

How many QB's get hit from their blind side without noticing? He is a linebacker I'm sure he has hit many people when they weren't looking. Just because he gets a little retaliation at an oppurtune moment makes him a "puss." If anything it makes him smart. By the way "whos fault was it that he wasn't looking when Hines is coming right at him. Awareness is key in football.

10/20/08   |   Dalarin   |   7 respect

kramer wrote:
Ward has always hit hard, he's one of if not the best blocking WR in the NFL.  He's taken hits like that too and it doesn't phase him.

Always gets up smiling like he loves the game, unlike 95% of players who complain about not getting the ball enough. We all know who I am talking about!

10/20/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Ward has always hit hard, he's one of if not the best blocking WR in the NFL.  He's taken hits like that too and it doesn't phase him.

10/20/08   |   keebs8   |   1701 respect

I see nothing wrong with defense getting a licking from the offense, Go Hines, and by the way keep up the stats doing my Fantasy team some justice...

10/20/08   |   fscrig75

Good solid hit!!  If the league fines a WR for hitting to hard, whatever that means, then we all know that there is an issue with the current administration.
I like how Goodell has cracked down on the scum, Pacman, but football is a contact sport.

10/20/08   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

I love how all week the Steelers were complaining about Goodell's excessive fines and they're dead right on. Ward probably will get fined too but if they saw screw the fines, roll up their sleeves and keep playing like this they're gonna have a shot to win the AFC.

10/19/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Oh yeah, he's on my fantasy team!

10/19/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

I hate the Steelers, but Hines Ward is friggin awesome!!!!!  Thats what playing WR in the NFL is all about!

10/19/08   |   SoxandCards39

Prima donna.

10/19/08   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

It's a shame, knowing how the league has been, this'll earn a fine.