by JJ Cooper
The out-to-get Hines Ward tour got off to a very unsuccessful start Thursday night.
With an entire Bengals team out to get Ward for breaking linebacker Keith Rivers jaw with a completely legal block, Ward walked off Heinz Field with all limbs still attached, no big bumps or bruises and a 37-yard reception. No Bengals got a good clean shot on Ward all night. Somewhere Rivers mumbled through his wired jaw that he was disappointed.
It's a good first step for Ward, but he still has one more stop on the revenge tour. The Ravens have gone beyond just talking about revenge and has stepped it up to putting a bounty on Ward. But then, every time the Ravens gun to get Ward, he usually ends up laying out Ed Reed or Bart Scott. So on Dec. 14, Ward will either get his block knocked off by the Ravens, or more likely he'll just hand out a couple more crushing blocks and ensure the Ravens up the bounty for 2009.
Bengals Vowed Revenge, but Hines Ward Seems Quite OK Today originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Fri, 21 Nov 2008 07:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.