Roughly a week ago, Steelers receiver Hines Ward pounded his two-time Super Bowl champ in the media for not playing with a concussion:
"This game is almost like a playoff game," Ward said. "It's almost a 'must' win. So, I can see some players or some teammates kind of questioning like, 'Well, it's just a concussion. I've played with concussions before. I would go out there and play.
Fast forward a week:
Wide receiver Hines Ward strained a hamstring near the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders and is expected to miss Thursday night's game in Cleveland.
If anything, the Cleveland game is more "must win" given the Steelers lost to the Raiders. If Ward doesn't play, will he question his own toughness?
Karma is a beautiful thing.