Hines Ward: Serious Business
Maybe it’s hot in Latrobe, or perhaps he isn’t happy about the help he’ll have at receiver. Perhaps he’s ticked at Roethlisberger’s offseason decision-making abilities, but whatever the case, Hines Ward is all about business. Serious business. See that face?
According to reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to get back to a smash mouth, pound it at the defense running team — again — and considering the departure of Santonio Holmes, the firing of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and a lack of eye-catching receivers on the roster, save perhaps Ward, it’s easy to see why a change in offensive philosophy is in order.
The question is, does their current group of running backs; Rashard Mendenhall, Mewelde Moore, rookie Jonathan Dwyer; as well as lesser-known players like Stefan Logan, Isaac Redman, Frank Summers, and Justin Vincent; inspire one to think of a devastating, control-the-ball offense? Does Pittsburgh have the offensive line to block like such a running game will need? The Willie Colon injury will have a lot to say about that answer.
However, when you consider their best passer will not be playing for a few games once the season starts — although, there’s a chance that could change — the Steelers have little choice but to have an effective running game. Good thing they have “Serious Business” Hines blocking for them on the outside.