Steelers Debate: Why Antonio Brown was better than Hines Ward
Wins Count For….. Nothing
Please, just stop making this point in this argument. Even for the player who touches the ball every play, wins are meaningless in the grand scheme to define careers. The cap is tipped off for Ward in achieving a Super Bowl ring twice, but let’s pump the brakes a tad bit.
Highlight that “tad” though, cause as stats favor AB throughout the regular season, Ward continued his excellence into the playoffs, and in a game where they both shared the field. Although Brown (16.4) tallies for more yards per reception than Ward (13.4), Hines slighted out in catch percentage (63.8) & totaled for nearly 1200 yards & 10 touchdowns in his career in the postseason.
For Brown, he never was apart of a Super Bowl ceremony, granite the last two times he was in the playoffs, the Steelers defense gave up 45 & 36 points to the opposing team. Ending with 837 yards & four touchdowns, this is considerably less than Ward, although he appeared in eight more playoff games than AB.
Not to be the tiebreaker or anything, because Brown was still the better WR. However, he did experience what it’s like going against a legend early into his career in the big game. Matched up across former legendary DB Charles Woodson, he was held to 1 catch and 1 yard in Super Bowl 45, while Hines contributed for seven receptions, 78 yards, & 1 touchdown.