Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was asked about the preseason after practice yesterday. He responded “Preseason’s good, but my mind is focusing on one team and that’s Baltimore, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Ward continued to discuss the Ravens, including their offseason shuffles. He thinks that the Ravens losses put more weight on the shoulders of quarterback Joe Flacco this season.
“When you lose a Mason or a Heap, that does a lot to a locker room,” Ward said. “Those guys were emotional leaders out there. All of the pressure comes on (quarterback Joe) Flacco probably.
“Some organizations feel like they have to go young. I think we do a great job of mixing veteran guys with a nucleus of young guys that are waiting in the wings.
Ward should be more concerned with whether he’ll be suspended for his offseason DUI than what the Ravens did this offseason. But if Roger Goodell’s inconsistent suspension sentences are any indication, Ward will be starting for Pittsburgh on September 11th.