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6RingsAndCounting
03-12-2012, 06:27 PM
I just saw it on the NFL network. He said something along the lines that he is worth the first rounder and will realize how bad it will hurt the Steelers.

pittpete
03-12-2012, 07:04 PM
Then thats Mike's loss.

tony hipchest
03-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Then thats Mike's loss.

what exactly is he losing? the greatest fanbase on earth?

sorry, but $25 mil guaranteed sounds a hell of alot better than 2.7.

Whodis
03-12-2012, 07:49 PM
I hope we keep him, but you can't sellout the franchise for him. If they lose him he'll be missed, but
it will sting less because of the other receivers we do have.

Sean95m
03-12-2012, 08:17 PM
I think it's win win no matter what happens, if we keep him we have the best WR core in the league, if we lose him we get a stud on the O and D line in the first round and still are strong at WR.

tanda10506
03-13-2012, 12:31 AM
what exactly is he losing?

Depends whats more important to him, bottom dollar or winning championships. If he wants to go somewhere else for an extra $1 million and retire without a ring than I would agree that's his loss. Im sure some disagree and think bottom dollar is everything, and I am sure there's plenty of players that think that way too.

Curtain_of_Steel
03-13-2012, 09:02 AM
He can get 25mill guarrantteed, just has to be a bit more crafty with the way the steelers need to structure it.

Kingmagyar
03-13-2012, 09:40 AM
I saw that. Clark is like telling GMs they would be stupid to not take Mike Wallace for a #1. Instead of downplaying Wallace to keep him he hypes him up and tries to get him gone. Not that any GMs are listening to what Clark has to say.

With all those WRs out there in free agency. GMs will use common sense and save their #1 pick and get somebody else. The 2nd half of Wallace's season will scare them off. San Francisco signs Randy Moss instead of giving up a #1 for Wallace. The Patriots will probably sign Brandon Lloyd. The Bengals will be the bungles anyway and never think to do it. The Ravens can't afford to do it. So that leaves one crazy team out there, Chicago. They just could be desperate enough to do it and give us #19.

kan_t
03-13-2012, 09:58 AM
With all those WRs out there in free agency. GMs will use common sense and save their #1 pick and get somebody else. The 2nd half of Wallace's season will scare them off. San Francisco signs Randy Moss instead of giving up a #1 for Wallace. The Patriots will probably sign Brandon Lloyd. The Bengals will be the bungles anyway and never think to do it. The Ravens can't afford to do it. So that leaves one crazy team out there, Chicago. They just could be desperate enough to do it and give us #19.
The cap punishment to the Redskins also helps the Steelers a lot. The Steelers not only get $1.6m additional cap space. That punishment also limits the Redskins to go after V.Jackson. Now Jackson is available again which will hurt Wallace's market.

Danny136200
03-13-2012, 02:15 PM
what exactly is he losing? the greatest fanbase on earth?

sorry, but $25 mil guaranteed sounds a hell of alot better than 2.7.
what he said. It will be great if he stays and I will be happy, but the Steelers will be fine if he does leave.

Kingmagyar
03-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Well Chicago isn't desperate enough or crazy enough to give us their #1 pick. Why would they be when a team offers Brandon Marshall for two 3s.

QCbeauBlak
03-13-2012, 06:40 PM
Well Chicago isn't desperate enough or crazy enough to give us their #1 pick. Why would they be when a team offers Brandon Marshall for two 3s.

I couldn't agree more. Though Colston signed a big contract, the Brandon Marshall move set this play in our favor. I am curious to see what Marshall's contract will look like. But either way you look at it, the value (and price) of a first rounder helps as it's much lower than years past. Take a top young prospect for peanuts or mortgage your future on a proven guy,, Remember that both players still have to learn a new playbook and build rapport with the new QB and system.

Teams that are most likely to give up a 1st possess late picks. More common than not, those teams with picks 20 and up are usually pretty smart organizations (as their previous seasons records show). There are so many talented receivers out today. You will hardly ever see an elite receiver move in FA. You may find one or two chase money and end up in Tampa or Oakland. I hope Mike Wallace isn't that kind of dude. Then again, I don't know if I could turn down the pay day myself.. isn't like Wallace is rolling in dough though. Didn't he just wrap up his rookie contract? a what, 3rd rd contract at that? GET IT DONE FO!!