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Hawaii 5-0
06-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Mike Wallace says going to Miami wasn’t about the money

Posted by Michael David Smith on June 13, 2013

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/mikewallacedolphin.jpg?w=250

There’s an old adage that when someone says something isn’t about the money, it’s probably about the money. Which would mean Mike Wallace signed with the Dolphins for the money.

Wallace told USA Today that when he decided to leave the Steelers and sign a five-year, $60 million contract with the Dolphins, he wasn’t taking the most lucrative offer. He was taking the offer that would make him happiest.

“In free agency, with so many great guys, when you get the prize deal, it’s always a good feeling,” Wallace said. “I just wanted to be happy. Money isn’t everything. A lot of people last year, when I held out in Pittsburgh, took it the wrong way, felt like I was just being greedy.”

Meanwhile, Wallace’s father is continuing to claim, as he did when his son first signed with the Dolphins, that the Vikings were actually offering his son more money than the Dolphins. And now the elder Wallace has even put a dollar figure on it: He claims that the Vikings were offering a contract with a total value of $76 million.

Wallace does acknowledge that he wanted to be well paid after feeling underpaid for years with the Steelers, but he also says Miami is the right place for him to emerge as a truly great player.

“I performed so well for so long, I just wanted to be well compensated,” he said. “I feel I got a bad rep. Free agency paid off for me. But it was bittersweet. The money is not all I’m in it for. I want to be a great player – win Super Bowls, go to Pro Bowls continuously.”

If he can win Super Bowls and go to Pro Bowls continuously, Wallace will be worth the $60 million, regardless of whether or not that’s the reason he signed with the Dolphins.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/13/mike-wallace-says-going-to-miami-wasnt-about-the-money/

SteelersCanada
06-13-2013, 01:11 PM
Horseshit.

Blacksburg Zach
06-13-2013, 01:13 PM
All right! Another Wallace thread! There's no such thing as too many Wallace threads! :sofunny:

ebsteelers
06-13-2013, 01:15 PM
All right! Another Wallace thread! :sofunny:

move this to the NFL Football Forum.

He is no longer a member of the Steelers..

http://www.makemechuckle.com/images/funny-31-08-11/theres-the-door-now-get-the-fuck-out.jpg

ebsteelers
06-13-2013, 01:16 PM
http://mynameisasmae.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/jesus-says-meme-generator-no-really-get-the-fuck-out-of-here-4090cf.jpg

austinfrench76
06-13-2013, 01:21 PM
LOL

Hawaii 5-0
06-13-2013, 01:34 PM
move this to the NFL Football Forum.

He is no longer a member of the Steelers..




the word "Steelers" is mentioned in the article and it will get a lot more discussion here in this forum than if it's moved elsewhere.

besides, we haven't had a good Mike Wallace thread in awhile and you can never have enough of those...:chuckle:

Fire Arians
06-13-2013, 01:37 PM
it wasn't about the money

yes it was.

43Hitman
06-13-2013, 01:41 PM
Holy shit this guy is delusional.

ebsteelers
06-13-2013, 01:44 PM
the word "Steelers" is mentioned in the article and it will get a lot more discussion here in this forum than if it's moved elsewhere.

besides, we haven't had a good Mike Wallace thread in awhile and you can never have enough of those...:chuckle:

http://www.recaption.com/uploads/276745039eab1c1db4.jpg

Hawaii 5-0
06-13-2013, 02:02 PM
it wasn't about the money

yes it was.

although I'll admit the weather is a little nicer in Miami than it is in Pittsburgh...

GMU Steeler
06-13-2013, 02:08 PM
His father is saying Minnesota offered him more money but that ignores the fact that Minnesota has a state income tax and Florida notably does not. I have no problem with Mike leaving for more money and an enrivronment that he feels suits him more but I wish he would be honest about it or at least not claim it had nothing to do with money. Mike you left a team that is more less a perennial contender for a team that has won one division title in the past ten years. Enjoy your time in Miami but please don't insult our intelligence by acting like money had nothing to do with it.

LVSteelersfan
06-13-2013, 02:13 PM
And if he thinks he is going to help win a Super Bowl there, he is really delusional. Miami is nowhere near being a team that is Super Bowl bound. Perhaps they get to .500 this year. But I doubt it. They don't have the front office or the coaching staff that is good enough to get them there. And Mike Wallace is not a true #1 WR so that proves the FO has no clue.

fer522
06-13-2013, 02:17 PM
Can't wait til we play Miami and Clark knocks Wallace on his ass

VaDave
06-13-2013, 02:20 PM
I guarantee when Wallace comes to Heinz field and gets the snot beat out of him, it won't be about the money......

Fire Arians
06-13-2013, 02:38 PM
although I'll admit the weather is a little nicer in Miami than it is in Pittsburgh...

they still have to play in boston / new york / buffalo every year :wink02:

Hawaii 5-0
06-13-2013, 02:44 PM
they still have to play in boston / new york / buffalo every year :wink02:

true, but those home games will be a bit warmer...

SteelerEmpire
06-13-2013, 02:50 PM
Some potential motivations. But I think the Pittsburgh skyline has Miami beat. I also think the Steelers have the Dolphins beat as the better franchise. But hey, I'm a homer.

http://cdnl.complex.com/mp/620/400/80/0/bb/1/ffffff/ff2113da6b9c416c9ef83f135eba7f20/images_/assets/images/blog_galleries/2010-07/WWW%20MIAMI/www_Miami.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRdwpoOqL7fEfMkJfmFeTsfKpob3Dgh EnP12bUCKIssMEdmhbsww

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/meinzahn/meinzahn1110/meinzahn111000792/10868236-miami-beach-usa--august-02-night-view-at-ocean-drive-on-august-02-2010-in-miami-beach-florida-art-de.jpg

ebsteelers
06-13-2013, 02:56 PM
I dont blame any player for leaving for more money, plus the weather and hunnies in m.i.a..

yeah booyyyyyy, those ladies should get a alot of you old farts flags' waving high... if you know what im saying!!!

plus like someone said a little less in florida, is still more after tax then most of these places

Steelstoned1972
06-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Mr. Wallace ,If its not about the money , I suppose its about winning ? Good luck with that in Miami. Hope the weather makes up for that .

SteelersCanada
06-13-2013, 03:02 PM
I hope he enjoys second place in the AFC East until at least 2017 when Brady retires. I wouldn't hold out hope for that wild card spot either, Mike. I hope the warm weather makes up for the fact you won't be playing in January any time soon.

pczach
06-13-2013, 03:32 PM
I hope he enjoys second place in the AFC East until at least 2017 when Brady retires. I wouldn't hold out hope for that wild card spot either, Mike. I hope the warm weather makes up for the fact you won't be playing in January any time soon.

I wish him nothing but years of shit teams going nowhere, and horrible underachieving numbers for him personally. I will only root for them to beat the Patriots.:chuckle:

Ricco Suavez
06-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Remind me. who is this Mike Wallace of which yall speak of?

Buddha Bus
06-13-2013, 03:34 PM
Remind me. who is this Mike Wallace of which yall speak of?




http://i.qkme.me/3opej1.jpg

stb_steeler
06-13-2013, 03:37 PM
So Mike Wallace do tell us why then?.......Oh so it is true, you were the locker room cancer last season. Hope you choke on some Dolphin shit this year buddy!:rofl:

Millers the sh!t
06-13-2013, 04:17 PM
Who the fuck is Mike Wallace?

I hope he plays well this season so we get a good comp pick for him. He should put up decent numbers seeing how he's playing in a division that don't know what defense is.

vasteeler
06-13-2013, 04:40 PM
i said it before and i'll say it again.....fuck wallace

Hawaii 5-0
06-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Remind me. who is this Mike Wallace of which yall speak of?

I take it then that you don't own his minifigure set?

http://images.marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/hi/21/20893/wallace_oyo_steelers.png

steelax04
06-13-2013, 04:57 PM
It wasn't about the money. It was about the fantabulous new Dolphins logo and uniforms.

teegre
06-13-2013, 05:33 PM
In related news, Yancey Thigpen just tweeted:
"Yep... I went to Tennessee strictly for the money. #unibrow"

ebsteelers
06-13-2013, 05:41 PM
could careless now what wallace does or says now... i wouldnt expect him to stay in pitt and play for peanuts... might as well get that money while ya can.

wish him luck except when he plays against us.. he wasnt the only reason we played poorly last year.


some of the hate of him seems more like this
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/17014160.jpg

VaDave
06-13-2013, 05:57 PM
Some potential motivations. But I think the Pittsburgh skyline has Miami beat. I also think the Steelers have the Dolphins beat as the better franchise. But hey, I'm a homer.

http://cdnl.complex.com/mp/620/400/80/0/bb/1/ffffff/ff2113da6b9c416c9ef83f135eba7f20/images_/assets/images/blog_galleries/2010-07/WWW%20MIAMI/www_Miami.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRdwpoOqL7fEfMkJfmFeTsfKpob3Dgh EnP12bUCKIssMEdmhbsww

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/meinzahn/meinzahn1110/meinzahn111000792/10868236-miami-beach-usa--august-02-night-view-at-ocean-drive-on-august-02-2010-in-miami-beach-florida-art-de.jpg

I don't know, women in babushkas are pretty hot.....

Bayz101
06-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Haha! Bullshit! Didn't even read the article. If it smells like shit, it's probably shit!

tanda10506
06-13-2013, 06:41 PM
"I played so well for SO LONG"

Where at Mike???

pczach
06-13-2013, 06:46 PM
"I played so well for SO LONG"

Where at Mike???

Yeah, so long asshole.:chuckle:

Goldsteel86
06-13-2013, 06:54 PM
Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't it Mike Wallace who coined the phrase "Young Money Crew" while he was in Pittsburgh? Didn't he miss almost all of training camp last year because of money? Not about the money? Really?????? :poop:

pczach
06-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't it Mike Wallace who coined the phrase "Young Money Crew" while he was in Pittsburgh? Didn't he miss almost all of training camp last year because of money? Not about the money? Really?????? :poop:

How do you know what this great thinker has rattling around in his head. I'm sure he had the team's best interests at heart when he sat out, dropped those passes, wouldn't block, and would quit on those long balls. He's a team-first guy if ever I saw one.

:jerkit:

Goldsteel86
06-13-2013, 07:10 PM
How do you know what this great thinker has rattling around in his head. I'm sure he had the team's best interests at heart when he sat out, dropped those passes, wouldn't block, and would quit on those long balls. He's a team-first guy if ever I saw one.

:jerkit:

Sir, I stand corrected, very good observation, he was a consummate professional while he was in Pittsburgh, such an over-achiever, a coach's dream and a stellar mentor for the younger players. He is what the organization should look for in every draft yet to come, here's an idea, I think the Steelers should retire his jersey next year!!: nw:

Hawaii 5-0
06-13-2013, 07:12 PM
I'm sure he had the team's best interests at heart when he sat out, dropped those passes, wouldn't block, and would quit on those long balls. He's a team-first guy if ever I saw one.

:jerkit:

and if there was any doubt about that, Wallace sitting out that last game against Cleveland so he wouldn't get hurt and risk his next contract erased it.

but no, it wasn't about the money at all...

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq150/pittpete/wallacesig.jpg

lloydwoodson
06-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Yall need to stop whining. Youre more childish than Wallace is. Who gives a shit? Also only an idiot would have played hurt against Cleveland- Ben had already thrown away the season the previous week.

Fire Haley
06-13-2013, 10:20 PM
amen!


would you fucking weeping vaginas just get over it?


bitter clingers - he's gone!

Lady Steel
06-14-2013, 12:51 AM
Wallace is a liar liar pants on fire.

pczach
06-14-2013, 12:07 PM
amen!


would you fucking weeping vaginas just get over it?


bitter clingers - he's gone!

We're having fun with it. If you don't want to read it, stay the fuck off the thread and stop acting like a tough dick every time you post. Mister "I posted that already 8 seconds ago" about 200 times at other members here. Peter Parker journalist wanna be.

"Fucking weeping vaginas"....what a dickbag.:jerkit:

ebsteelers
06-14-2013, 12:18 PM
We're having fun with it. If you don't want to read it, stay the fuck off the thread and stop acting like a tough dick every time you post. Mister "I posted that already 8 seconds ago" about 200 times at other members here. Peter Parker journalist wanna be.

"Fucking weeping vaginas"....what a dickbag.:jerkit:

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2151552256/h8B04C75D/

lloydwoodson
06-14-2013, 10:09 PM
We're having fun with it. If you don't want to read it, stay the fuck off the thread and stop acting like a tough dick every time you post. Mister "I posted that already 8 seconds ago" about 200 times at other members here. Peter Parker journalist wanna be.

"Fucking weeping vaginas"....what a dickbag.:jerkit:

I didnt respond to his post because when I read "Fucking weeping vaginas" I knew he wasnt talking about me. Your reply was great though. Didnt come off weepy at all.

harrison'samonster
06-14-2013, 10:12 PM
Didnt come off weepy at all.

or vaginal.

Hey lloydwoodson, just saw your signature. Thanks! I always enjoy your posts as well.

lloydwoodson
06-14-2013, 10:20 PM
or vaginal.

Hey lloydwoodson, just saw your signature. Thanks! I always enjoy your posts as well.

Haha yeah Buddy. We're on the same page most of the time. Putting your name on my top 5 is as close as I'd like to get to nominating myself. (That's a little douchey even for me.) Thanks for your great posts.

pczach
06-15-2013, 12:13 AM
I didnt respond to his post because when I read "Fucking weeping vaginas" I knew he wasnt talking about me. Your reply was great though. Didnt come off weepy at all.

I'm glad you know that it's not you he was talking about, just anyone else that posted in this thread. You two make a great team. Thanks for complimenting my post. Yours was thoughtful and truthful as usual. Didn't come off as an arrogant ass at all.

lloydwoodson
06-15-2013, 01:29 AM
I'm glad you know that it's not you he was talking about, just anyone else that posted in this thread. You two make a great team. Thanks for complimenting my post. Yours was thoughtful and truthful as usual. Didn't come off as an arrogant ass at all.

Im honestly the nicest guy in the world. If I hurt your feelings in any way I apologize.

Lets meet at a Starbucks and hug it out.

pczach
06-15-2013, 10:02 AM
Im honestly the nicest guy in the world. If I hurt your feelings in any way I apologize.

Lets meet at a Starbucks and hug it out.

Don't worry. You didn't hurt my feelings, that's just you being you. I like you just the way you are and wouldn't change a thing about you.

Getting together sounds great! I'm not much of a coffee guy, so anything else would be fine. I know it's a ride for both of us, but maybe we could work it out.

OX1947
06-26-2013, 12:52 AM
I look forward to Ryan Clark decapitating him on a seam route.