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Al Bundy

Hines Ward or Steve Smith? Tired of seeing this garbage, to smack wih you

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Murq and I debate this at least once a week. It isn't about the numbers, or who has more 50 yard catches. It's about pure ability.

Pros for each:

HINES: Hands, best blocking WR in the game, route running, possession receiver

SMITTY: Hands, speed, agility, route running, possession receiver

Really the only area that Smitty is better than Hines is at the "big play" ability, which is really speed + hands combined.

I view Hines as the better overall due to his blocking ability. It's fact that he is the best blocking receiver ever.

Thoughts?

And please, no dick riding.

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Are you f**king serious? Smitty blows him away.

Dick riding...

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Comparing two different type of receivers?

Not even worth a real answer.

Btw, steve blocks his ass off.

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Dick riding...

Ward wishes he could have Smith's ability. Smitty has put a couple linemen on their asses a few times over, he is no push over in run blocking.

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Ward wishes he could have Smith's ability. Smitty has put a couple linemen on their asses a few times over, he is no push over in run blocking.

I did not say he was. But, ask anyone. Any analyst, any commentator, any fan. You'll get a universal answer that Hines is the best blocking receiver ever.

They actually are not 2 different types of player. They are actually very similar.

Also, Smitty has 25 career fumbles to Hines' 12.

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I did not say he was. But, ask anyone. Any analyst, any commentator, any fan. You'll get a universal answer that Hines is the best blocking receiver ever.

and i'm sure if you asked those same people "who would you rather have, ward or smith?" you'll get a universal answer of steve smith:)

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Btw, steve blocks his ass off.

that's what i was thinking...

smith blocks and at times hits just as hard or harder than harris, davis, and beason. i'm sure someone can dig up video of him taking linemen off their feet.

my vote is for smith...not for homerism, but because smith produces more jaw dropping highlight material and imo is a bigger gamebreaker than ward.

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I did not say he was. But, ask anyone. Any analyst, any commentator, any fan. You'll get a universal answer that Hines is the best blocking receiver ever.

That's not a good argument. People say Chris Johnson is the fastest RB in the league, that doesn't mean DeAngelo is slow and nowhere near Johnson. Hines is not THAT far ahead of Smith when it comes to blocking. They're both great.

At the moment Smith is better IMO. Smith brings big play potential, and is one of the most dangerous players in the league with the ball in his hands. Hines Ward brings consistency, but just doesn't have the same play-making ability. Also: Hines has Holmes to take attention away from him. Smith has no one near the talent level of Holmes.

With that said, I think Smith is going to end up taking a Hines-style role when he starts losing his speed(a possession/blocking receiver.)

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Has Ward ever been suggested as the best WR in the league? Don't think so.

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