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    Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Out for the season

    Will Wines Hard be fined?

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Hines Ward IMO is known for being a cheap shot artist. I wonder when someone will take it upon themselves in the NFL to have a little payback? Of course I loathe the Steelers anyways, much more than any other NFL team.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    He led with his helmet. He should be fined. One more reason to dislike the fake smiler. My guess is he had that big grin on his face after that hit as well.
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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    If Bernard Pollard can take out Tom Brady, im sure somebody will put Ward in his place.

    What will tick me off is if Cedric Benson is fined and Hines Ward isn't. Benson plowed right into Polamalu and knocked him out for about a month with a concussion.
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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    From ESPN:

    CINCINNATI -- Bengals first-round pick Keith Rivers suffered a broken jaw in the first quarter of Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and will miss the remainder of the 2008 season, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said.

    The hit came from Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who was blocking for teammate Matt Spaeth during a reception and caught an unsuspecting Rivers with a crushing blow that knocked him out of the game.

    "I'm not going to wait around until you hit me," Ward said. "It was a clean hit. I didn't get penalized for it."

    Rivers was the Bengals' second-leading tackler for the season, starting every game. Linebacker Brandon Johnson will get more playing time with Rivers out. Johnson finished tied for the team lead with seven tackles on Sunday.

    Johnson saw a double standard at work.

    "No flag came out because it wasn't a quarterback," Johnson said. "If he was a quarterback, then they definitely would have thrown the flag. If it was a receiver, they definitely would have thrown the flag. It's just something that comes with playing defense. If you play defense, then you're pretty much expendable, I guess.

    "It's part of the game. It was a good block. If I was in Hines Ward's shoes, I probably would have taken the same shot. You can't really blame him."

    The play was ruled a clean hit as no flags were thrown. But Ward's hit did upset some of Rivers' teammates after the game.

    "That's what he's known for," Bengals safety Chinedum Ndukwe said. "You expect that coming in. People are going to take their shots when they can. Too bad he can't hit someone face up. It's too bad he has to wait until he's not looking to get him. It's unfortunate. It's the type of guy he is. That's all right. We play them again. He's a blind-side guy."

    Rivers, the No. 9 overall pick, finished his rookie campaign with 37 tackles and an interception.

    Ward was fined $15,000 last week on two separate infractions by the league that caused controversy during Pittsburgh's bye week. Ward was not flagged for either of the plays in question, which upset the Steelers' brass, including head coach Mike Tomlin and Ward's teammate Troy Polamalu.

    Another fine from the league could be upcoming for Ward after Sunday's hit on Rivers.

    "I'm not doing anything illegal; it was a clean hit,'' Ward said. "I didn't stand over the guy or anything. ... We'll see. I'm not going to change my ways. If they're going to keep fining me for that, then I'm going to get fined all year.''

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    I have no problem with hitting someone hard, geesh this is football.

    But do it with your head up or lead with another part of your body than your helmet. It's still probably a clean hit.

    Bad hit or not, Hines Ward is a horse's rump.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    I think Hair is more likely to get fined than Wines Hard will.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    I think what is funny is that Troy has been griping about hard hits and how the NFL is cracking down on them, yet he doesn't seem to get it that he shouldn't freaking lead with his helmet.

    Hitting hard doesn't have to mean hitting dirty.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Troy P should be fined for how he tried to hit Benson in my mind. He led with his helmet. Serves him right that he was knocked out. Benson was just protecting himself.

    Ward should be fined for that as well. Rivers was basically defenseless, and Ward led with his helmet.
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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    I despise Hines Ward.

    But it was a clean hit. Maybe a little helmet action, but nothing vicious. He also threw his shoulder pad in there some I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.

    Troy P's hit, now that was terrible. Helmet to helmet, nothing else.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    There isn't a single thing wrong with that Hines Ward block. Polamalu got what he deserved, however. That's a good way to end up in a wheel chair.
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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Helmet under the chin, I expect he will be looking at a fine. Not supposed to be allowed to lead with the helmet,, e,speci,ally under the chin.
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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    Helmet under the chin, I expect he will be looking at a fine. Not supposed to be allowed to lead with the helmet,, e,speci,ally under the chin.
    And that is a legit point. But its hard for me to scrutinize...I mean, the game is so fast. And just watching that play in real time I can't fault Ward, I just can't.

    I would suspend Polamalu. And that said I supported his pansy remark, but his hit was over the line.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Real simple. Next time the two teams play, sometime knocks Ward into next year. Problem solved.

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    Re: Keith Rivers welcome to the NFL, son.

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    Real simple. Next time the two teams play, sometime knocks Ward into next year. Problem solved.
    i'm amazed ward made it through the game without getting laid out by someone

    but this is the bengals we're talking about


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