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  1. Bill
    November 1, 2011

    As much as i hate to say it Hines is done. My only hope as a fan, and because he is such a classy guy is for him to get his final 20 catches and/or 40 yards before he does. Not that his career would be any less amazing without getting 1000 receptions or 12,000 yards but wouldn’t that be cool………………

    • Hennessy
      November 1, 2011

      Hines is definitely done. I think he can still produce, but not in a worthwile fashion now that young money is on the field. It begs the question, do you start him if he is healthy? After what we saw last week with Money Money and Money, I don’t know how you can. 4-receiver set?

      He has been one of my favorites to ever sport the jersey, but I think everyone saw the end coming. It would be nice to get him those last few catches though, I hope there is a window for it to happen.

      -B

    • Chris
      November 1, 2011

      Hines has indicated he’s not ready to retire before his current contract (which runs through next year) is up so if he plays two more seasons, he should get the 20/40 he needs. Even if he played in a limited third down receiver type role.

      I truly do wonder if those milestones will come with him wearing Black and Gold (remember Emmit Smith set the career rushing record…playing in Arizona), though. Maybe the Steelers will feel the same loyalty they felt toward Smith and honor his contract for next year but, man, I don’t know how they can in good conscience demote AB and Manny to 3rd and 4th string when they are clearly so much better.

  2. B.Toskey
    November 1, 2011

    It makes you wonder if Hines and Farrior were actually really that hurt or Tomlin held them out to get the younger faster quicker players on the field and see what he’s gonna have to work with for years to come.

    • Chris
      November 1, 2011

      It’s funny, I sorta thought that same thing myself. Hines has been an ironman and Farrior actually practiced a little last week so at another time or place, they would’ve gutted it out for the good of the team. But when the Steelers figured out their game plan, I have a feeling they gave a little nudge-wink to both saying “Don’t bother, we’ve got it covered.”

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