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Old 11-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Wallace wants to go deep more

There isn't really much else he could say at this point. Everyone who watches the games knows that Brown is ten times the route runner that Wallace is. With Sanders beginning to emerge, it makes Wallace look even less special. He wants some big splash highlight reel plays to maximize his contract next year.

It wouldn't hurt us to have them, either, so use him while we got him. Eventually our short pass game is going to pull the D in close, then we'll see the bomb to break open the game.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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Not only that, he is a great receiver. He has made some great catches this year. If he did not hold out we would not even be having this conversation.
Great receivers don't drop 4 balls that hit him right on the palms of his hands. He left at least 14 points out on the field that day.

I am willing to bet my next few paychecks that Fitz (whom he unfairly compared himself to) would have caught those passes and gotten the points.

The reason why Antonio Brown is a much better receiver is because HE CAN DO IT ALL. He is fast enough to stretch defenses. He is agile enough to turn the hated WR bubble screens into highlight reels. He is one of the best at returning kicks (as long as he keeps running forwards). And his routes are crisp from spending so many hours in the filmroom.

Wallace is still a one-trick pony. He has his speed......and that's it. He's not a particularly good route runner. Drops easy TDs that hit him on the hands. He ran the wrong route in the SB against GB and caused the game-losing interception.

He has a loooooooooong way to go.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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Can't blame him for wanting to go deep more
He's one of the best deep threats in the entire league
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:04 PM   #14
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I am willing to bet my next few paychecks that Fitz (whom he unfairly compared himself to)... .
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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Default Re: Wallace wants to go deep more

Of course Wallace wants to go Deep more. That's the only thing he does competently at WR.

Everyone in the Steelers Offense, even the O-Line is playing at a much higher level and setting career-bests under Haley's system, except him. I don't think the Steelers will break a good thing just because Wallace is a One-Trick Pony.

Haley's Offense has forced Wallace to adjust his game, or rather they have exposed his flaws (Average Route Running, Mediocre Technique, Poor mindset) and he hasn't fared well as he used to. Instead of whining to go Deep more, he should be finetuning his craft. This is why I'm not impressed with Mike.
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The one trick pony moniker is laughable, he's not Andre Johnson, but Wallace, since his very first game with us, has been doing more than fly routes.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #17
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He's one of the best deep threats in the entire league
Yep, but that's the only thing he does right. Even then, he's not even that good a Deep Threat. Mike Wallace isn't a "Chuck it and he'll catch it" kind of Deep Threat. Mike Wallace loves catching the ball in stride so nobody will catch him, but when there's somebody on him, his effort is questionable and it's an incompletion more often than not.
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The one trick pony moniker is laughable, he's not Andre Johnson, but Wallace, since his very first game with us, has been doing more than fly routes.
Yep, he's also been dropping balls and disappearing when we need him the most.

Mike Wallace's Deep bombs don't scare Defenses anymore, because they know that even if he catches one, he'll do very little else for the rest of the game. Teams aren't losing sleep over having to play Wallace. Antonio Brown is the guy drawing double teams and respect from Defenses.
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Outside of the Sunday night bengals game I can't think of any other time Wallace has been a ball dropper. It was an awful game, but hardly makes him a dropper. As for disappearing... Not entirely sure what that means, but I by no means think Wallace is perfect, in just a bit more reasonable in evaluating him than the "one trick pony" babblers
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #20
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I think Wallace may not have been listening to Todd Haley's offensive philosophy. Balance is key. Imagine a two-man running attack of Dwyer and Mendenhall. The short, intermediate passing game of Heath, Sanders, and Brown. Then you add the threat of Wallace going deep? Combine that with the year Ben is having and watch out. The coaches know what they are doing and are not going to under-utilize Wallace. They want to develop this dimension of their offense now, and then keep adding dimensions to it. Or the Steelers FO already knows that Wallace isn't going to be with the team, and are preparing for life without him next year.
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