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Bayz101 03-01-2012 10:04 AM

Steelers won't use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
Last week Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert said the team is committed to keeping soon-to-be free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, and the franchise tag was still an option. But now that teams are free to use the franchise tag, the Steelers have reportedly decided against it.

Instead, the Steelers will use the first-round restricted free agent tender, not the franchise tag, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

It’s easy to see why the Steelers wouldn’t use the franchise tag: They’re cap-strapped as it is, and the franchise tag costs about $9.4 million. The first-round restricted free agent tender only costs about $2.7 million.

Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-mike-wallace/

Steel95 03-01-2012 10:58 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
And they shouldn't use a Franchise Tag on him; why spend $9M on a WR? If his agent feels he's worth that much, let some1 else sign him, take the 1st round pick, see you in the SuperBowl. Wallace is a good receiver; now, is he the same caliber WR such as Jerry Rice, Randy Moss in their Prime? Fitzgerald? And to be honest with you, I don't think neither of those receivers are worth that kind of money. The Steelers do not over pay players at certain positions just because other teams are stupid enough to do so.

Fire Arians 03-01-2012 11:13 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steel95 (Post 1000681)
And they shouldn't use a Franchise Tag on him; why spend $9M on a WR? If his agent feels he's worth that much, let some1 else sign him, take the 1st round pick, see you in the SuperBowl. Wallace is a good receiver; now, is he the same caliber WR such as Jerry Rice, Randy Moss in their Prime? Fitzgerald? And to be honest with you, I don't think neither of those receivers are worth that kind of money. The Steelers do not over pay players at certain positions just because other teams are stupid enough to do so.

definitely not on fitzgerald's level, he's probably the most complete receiver there is. i'd rank him over megatron actually. but isn't fitz making like 13mil or something?

Bayz101 03-01-2012 11:14 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fire Arians (Post 1000683)
definitely not on fitzgerald's level, he's probably the most complete receiver there is. i'd rank him over megatron actually. but isn't fitz making like 13mil or something?

I would too. Brandon Marshall does better than MegaTron when he has a capable quarterback.

Fire Arians 03-01-2012 11:18 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
so this likely means wallace is going to be gone. i would like to see the FO try to sign cotchery to 3 year deal

steeltheone 03-01-2012 11:41 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayz101 (Post 1000684)
I would too. Brandon Marshall does better than MegaTron when he has a capable quarterback.

Brandon Marshall over Calvin C'mon ?

Bayz101 03-01-2012 11:44 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
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Originally Posted by steeltheone (Post 1000689)
Brandon Marshall over Calvin C'mon ?

Sure, he's just as effective with a decent quarterback throwing to him. Their built alike.

Set-Man 03-01-2012 11:50 AM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
I was concerned when I saw that Wallace could be on another team next year but the more I think about it, the more I think it may actually be a good thing with an extra first rounder. I am never certain wallace will make a catch even when he is open. That doesn't sound like a 9 million dollar investment to me. A 9 million dollar investment is somebody who will get us a first down when we need one (ie: Brown) and not make a few splash plays on first down.

What use is Wallace when our QB is on his back?
How many times do you see BB get enough time to properly complete a pass?

Brees and Marsha get a lot more time to throw the ball.

I would be happy if they spent one of the 2 potential first round picks on a OL.

Just my 2 cents

realdeal 03-01-2012 12:09 PM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
Wallace is going nowhere people!! No team is going to give up a first and pay top dollar on top of it. Not even the Gaytriots.

jtbsteeler 03-01-2012 01:52 PM

Re: Steelers won'y use Franchise-Tag on Wallace
 
I called it. The FO feels they can move on without him. I agree. Excited about two 1st rd picks for the first time in my life.


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