John Stallworth’s was responding to a question about whether he felt jealous about Hines Ward breaking all of his receiving records with the Steelers. Stallworth admitted he’d sent Hines a letter. “What did you say?” the reporter inquired,
“Stop breaking my records young man!” Stallworth joked, and then went on to talk about how great it was to have is record broken by Hines.
The Steelers 75th Anniversary Game gave cause for celebration in Steelers Nation as did the night less than two years earlier when a pass from Antwaan Randle El pushed Ward beyond Stallworth in the total receptions category. Aside from the record, the Steelers defeated the Browns 34-21 and improved to 7-2.
How times change.
Individual Pittsburgh Steelers are still breaking records, but the stars can’t seem to line up to make it cause for celebration. In 2011 Ward crossed another threshold when he reached the elusive 1,000 receptions mark. Ron Cook of the Post-Gazette said 1,000 catches should cement Ward’s status as a great.
- Yet, the catch actually lost three yards and the play itself had been designed to simply get the ball to Ward for the sake of him getting it.
Last year Ben Roethlisberger did some record breaking of his own, breaking Terry Bradshaw’s career touchdown passing record. Unfortunately, the event happened as the Steelers were getting embarrassed by a Miami Dolphins team quarterbacked by a player who’d never seen snow.
- Antonio Brown hasn’t broken any Steelers records (yet).
- He was not the only Pittsburgh player to pass a milestone.
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