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Old 10-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #11
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #12
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"Part way through the Eagles-Steelers game, my brother turned to me, and stated, “The Steelers gave the correct wide receiver (Antonio Brown) the money.”

Indeed. "

The one who fumbled the Oakland game away, dropped a long TD in the Eagles game, and played a subpar game in general after mocking Eagles' DB's during the week? The guy with one TD in four games?

I'm starting to think they paid Brown too much, too early in his career.
As I mentioned: every player can have a bad game.

The difference is that AB had a fumble while TRYING to get more yards. Effort. Whereas, Wallace stood still & watched two defenders jump at a ball in the end-zone. No effort.

As far as the Eagles game: true, AB had an average game... but, it was still the best game if any of the receivers. His dropped TD was off of his fingertips... a difficult catch, and one he should have made... but, he was TRYING to catch it... as opposed to standing still & watching the ball hit the defender in the hands.

Lastly, it's not just TDs. BB looks for AB on third down... and AB converts a ton of those. He is the drive-lengthener.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #13
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As I mentioned: every player can have a bad game.

The difference is that AB had a fumble while TRYING to get more yards. Effort. Whereas, Wallace stood still & watched two defenders jump at a ball in the end-zone. No effort.

As far as the Eagles game: true, AB had an average game... but, it was still the best game if any of the receivers. His dropped TD was off of his fingertips... a difficult catch, and one he should have made... but, he was TRYING to catch it... as opposed to standing still & watching the ball hit the defender in the hands.

Lastly, it's not just TDs. BB looks for AB on third down... and AB converts a ton of those. He is the drive-lengthener.
Don't get me wrong, I like me some Brown, and I don't want to see the team pay Wallace what he wants for many of the reasons stated.

I'm just a tad worried that the money may be getting to AB's head a bit.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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Lastly, it's not just TDs. BB looks for AB on third down... and AB converts a ton of those. He is the drive-lengthener.
This. Last I checked, AB had way more yards and about twice the number of 1st downs. Even on his down games, he usually does ok. He's providing better value.
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Maybe showing up for training camp in person is better than getting "mental reps" while holding out???
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I'm upset with Wallace as far as his effort goes. He just doesn't seem to have his heart in it, and when he gets frustrated, his effort plunges. But, as I've heard many, many times. He DOES draw an extra defender on a consistent basis, and that DOES benefit the other receivers. I won't sit here and tell you he's worth 11 million dollars though, because he ISN'T if he doesn't work on his effort a little bit.

If Ben doesn't hit him on the hands, he seems to give up even trying to make the catch, especially in the End Zone. Their was an instance in which Ben threw one into the End Zone and Wallace didn't even attempt to make the grab.

Sure, he probably wouldn't have got it, but at least GIVE A SHIT.
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Maybe showing up for training camp in person is better than getting "mental reps" while holding out???
New playbooks are for chumps when you're famous for running in a straight line as fast as you can. 11 mil a year, right there.
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I'm upset with Wallace as far as his effort goes. He just doesn't seem to have his heart in it, and when he gets frustrated, his effort plunges.

But, as I've heard many, many times. He DOES draw an extra defender on a consistent basis, and that DOES benefit the other receivers.
This is true to an extent...and I also see people saying he's being held...but he just doesn't look fast like he used to. Early last year wouldn't he have just taken off and left those holders behind? Doesn't seem the same this year. I don't think we've seen a play yet where he took off and was 5 yards beyond the safeties. Have they learned to play him...or is he going slower?
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Don't get me wrong, I like me some Brown, and I don't want to see the team pay Wallace what he wants for many of the reasons stated.

I'm just a tad worried that the money may be getting to AB's head a bit.
I see your point, and understand what you're saying, but I am not worried.

While he doesn't have TDs, AB makes the small plays that matter (3rd down conversions, YAC, et cetera). Likewise, unlike some players who "play down" after a contract (Chris Johnson), AB is actually trying (100% effort, on every play).

And, the cockiness is simply the modern NFL. Michael Irvin was as cocky as the come, and he bugged me to no end... but I'd have loved to have him as a Steeler. (Make sense?)

[Note: I am not saying AB is nearly the level of Irvin... yet.]
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I'm upset with Wallace as far as his effort goes. He just doesn't seem to have his heart in it, and when he gets frustrated, his effort plunges. But, as I've heard many, many times. He DOES draw an extra defender on a consistent basis, and that DOES benefit the other receivers. I won't sit here and tell you he's worth 11 million dollars though, because he ISN'T if he doesn't work on his effort a little bit.

If Ben doesn't hit him on the hands, he seems to give up even trying to make the catch, especially in the End Zone. Their was an instance in which Ben threw one into the End Zone and Wallace didn't even attempt to make the grab.

Sure, he probably wouldn't have got it, but at least GIVE A SHIT.
Exactly: give a darn about the play... don't give up... put forth some effort... et cetera...

Also, as far as being held, it reminds me of the Pats-Colts games, where the Pats CBs woudl badger the Colts WRs... because it got in their heads. It seems like Wallac eis having the same thing happen to him: he is letting the "legal" holding (small tugs on his jersey) divert him.

Lastly, Wallace catches the ball with his body (not his arms). If he would extend, a lot of those "overthrown" balls would be caught. Similarly, if he extended his arms, he would have far more receptions. As it is, when one does not extend one's arms, it reduces the angle of the ball, and in turn, those 10 yard distances between Wallace & the CB into a 5 yard difference (and, 5 yard distances become batted balls).
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