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Old 10-10-2012, 04:38 AM   #41
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Default Re: Steelers Fever Exclusive Editorial: Wallace???

I'm personally not mad about his performance. He gives up a lot, especially when things aren't going his way. This dates back to the entire second half of last year, and I noticed him completely give up on multiple plays yesterday. Wallace's performance isn't an issue in my eyes. He may have less yards than Brown, but he also has three touchdowns. It's his heart and determination that worry me.

It's not just me, either. Several people have noted that he gives up, not to mention he catches everything with his chest and rarely extends his arms to make grabs out in front of him. But, again, it's not his stats that worry me. Not at all. It's his effort.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:33 AM   #42
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And Wallace is definitely not worth the money he wants. If Santonio gets a clean bill of health next spring, I'd love to see the Steelers get him on the cheap so they can spend money on the defense.
Please no. Holmes is overrated.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:23 AM   #43
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Please no. Holmes is overrated.
Go back and watch the 2008 playoffs. He came up big in every single game. He's a big game player. We could have used him in 2010.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #44
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Go back and watch the 2008 playoffs. He came up big in every single game. He's a big game player. We could have used him in 2010.
2010 when he put up 746 yards and like 6 TDs? Wallace did way better. Brown has been better, too. If Holmes were with us now he'd be 3rd behind both of them.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:20 AM   #45
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If you've watched him being interviewed by other teammates over time, it is obvious he got full of himself fairly quickly and is in fact in it for himself most of the time.

It is a job, and like in any career, you have to look out for your own best interest. He will get the star recognition and his name will carry him for at least a few seasons if in fact he does leave the Steelers in whatever scenario. Brown took note of Hines' career and the longevity of it looked a lot nicer than Holmes' flash in the pan.

IMHO, Holmes will be paid all or most of the remainder of his contract with the Jets - and then you'll see him bounce around like T.O. for a little while and that'll be it at his current rate

Wallace might not have the same noted off the field problems, I could see him possibly ending up like Boldin in Baltimore. He could go to another contender for a medium-low price.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #46
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I'm personally not mad about his performance. He gives up a lot, especially when things aren't going his way. This dates back to the entire second half of last year, and I noticed him completely give up on multiple plays yesterday. Wallace's performance isn't an issue in my eyes. He may have less yards than Brown, but he also has three touchdowns. It's his heart and determination that worry me.

It's not just me, either. Several people have noted that he gives up, not to mention he catches everything with his chest and rarely extends his arms to make grabs out in front of him. But, again, it's not his stats that worry me. Not at all. It's his effort.
Exactly.

Wallace's TDs or yards or receptions are not what people are concerned about; it's Wallace's lack of effort. Very DeSean Jackson-esque... both of whom are amazing talents, but have shown that they will "give up."

Another name: Eric Green... laying on the ground... in the 1994 AFCCG... at the 3 yard line... as opposed to getting up (or even rolling) into the end-zone.

And, spot on. Wallace catches the ball completely wrong. He'd be twice as good, if he extended his arms. When he allows the ball to fall into his chest, it not only makes a drop more likely, it negates his height, which allows DBs to bat away passes easier.

I saw a sports science (or something on ESPN) about Megatron, and how he caught the ball at the pinnacle of his leap. Add in his ridiculous arm span, and he had a 14 inch advantage over any DB in the league. Conversely, again, Wallace catches the ball at chest level, which allows DBs easier access for knocking the ball away... especially on jump balls (a battle that never seems to go his way).

Furthermore, considering the angle of a ball arriving at his chest versus the angle when arriving at his extended arms, it negates some of his speed. He "has" to be 3-5 yards ahead if a CB (which he usually is), because he catches the ball so low; if he caught the ball with his arms extended, he'd be nearly unstoppable (i.e. even when "covered", he'd be able to make the reception)... like 16 TDs type of unstoppable.

The attitude could be just one game. We can hope that he was just in a funky mood. Hope... hope... hope...

The arm thing has been there from day one. If he could correct that... again, wow!!! ...he'd be a truly great player. Alas, I'm sure that the coaches have worked on it; ergo, it's probably just who he is/how he's going to always catch the ball.
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unfair comparison to megatron who is almos 6'5" and 230 lbs. he can probably dunk on an 11 foot rim.

wallace 6'0" 200 lbs and built more like hines ward.
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Not surprising really.
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the thing that surprised me most about Wallace has been his transformation.

When he arrived as a youngster - he seemed so humble, very thankful to be in the NFL, wanting to work hard
Now that he's been in the league a couple years - cocky, aloof, dogs it on occasion now, "all about me" attitude

I blame this on a couple things. One, his agent and ones that surround him obviously have been detrimental to his character, image, and possible business end of it. Two, some people buy into their own hype. Mike has obviously listened to the accolades, embraced them, and now has a big head.
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the thing that surprised me most about Wallace has been his transformation.

When he arrived as a youngster - he seemed so humble, very thankful to be in the NFL, wanting to work hard
Now that he's been in the league a couple years - cocky, aloof, dogs it on occasion now, "all about me" attitude

I blame this on a couple things. One, his agent and ones that surround him obviously have been detrimental to his character, image, and possible business end of it. Two, some people buy into their own hype. Mike has obviously listened to the accolades, embraced them, and now has a big head.
I blame him and him alone. He is the one on the field, he is the one who sat out all of TC, he is the one taking plays off. Why pass the buck? He gets paid a lot of money to play a GAME.
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