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Old 11-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #31
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Default Re: Mendenhall demoted Wallace close, too

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We're not using Wallace properly, and as big a fan as I am of Mikey, I don't think he has a place in this offense anymore. If we're not going to let him go deep and make a play on the ball then he needs to go somewhere else where he'll be used properly. If we need underneath receivers and value tight ends, then we need to grab someone like Woods in the draft to replace him. As much as I hate to say it, I doubt he comes back to the Steelers next year and it won't be because we won't match the money another team will.

Well, we have thrown deep (or even semi-deep) to Wallace a number of times this year, but the fact is we haven't connected on them like we usually have done.
Chalk that up to either Wallace not doing a stellar effort on the route and also he's been both underthrown and overthrown a few times as well - certainly more than normal.

I've actually wondered both if he's not a great fit-in anymore or if the team is actually not looking his way as much as they have in the past (a passive form of "punishment"??) when they could have.
Whatever it is - you're right - he most certainly won't be back next year but it will be interesting to see where he ends up. I have a hunch he could end up with one of the California teams.
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Well, we have thrown deep (or even semi-deep) to Wallace a number of times this year, but the fact is we haven't connected on them like we usually have done.
Chalk that up to either Wallace not doing a stellar effort on the route and also he's been both underthrown and overthrown a few times as well - certainly more than normal.

I've actually wondered both if he's not a great fit-in anymore or if the team is actually not looking his way as much as they have in the past (a passive form of "punishment"??) when they could have.
Whatever it is - you're right - he most certainly won't be back next year but it will be interesting to see where he ends up. I have a hunch he could end up with one of the California teams.
I have a hard time believing that Ben would pass up throwing it deep if Wallace was open, as a form of punishment. The coaches may want to punish him, but Ben is too competitive to give up an opportunity like that.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #33
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Yeah, with that killer pass rush.

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I have a hard time believing that Ben would pass up throwing it deep if Wallace was open, as a form of punishment. The coaches may want to punish him, but Ben is too competitive to give up an opportunity like that.
Ben is whipped - he used to go to the clubs all night - now he probably spends his free time with Mrs. Ben discussing paint colors for the nursery - giving up the deep ball obviously is a symptom of Ben becoming domesticated
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I have a hunch he could end up with one of the California teams.
He'll go to Carolina and be Cam's deep threat.
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Ben is whipped - he used to go to the clubs all night - now he probably spends his free time with Mrs. Ben discussing paint colors for the nursery - giving up the deep ball obviously is a symptom of Ben becoming domesticated
Ever since I got married and had kids, my wife likes to randomly grab my balls and remind me that they belong to her. Then she casually walks away.

Feels bad, man.
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I have a hard time believing that Ben would pass up throwing it deep if Wallace was open, as a form of punishment. The coaches may want to punish him, but Ben is too competitive to give up an opportunity like that.

Ben doesn't call the plays. I was referring to the plays being called not being geared towards Wallace as much as they could be. Its already been said that he's been "demoted" in a sense. Hence, the term "punishment" could be used if you're looking at it that way.
Wallace isn't even the #1 look anymore. A case could be made that he's all the way down to 3 and likely #4.
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Ever since I got married and had kids, my wife likes to randomly grab my balls and remind me that they belong to her. Then she casually walks away.

Feels bad, man.
reminds me of a Sam Kinison joke:

"The best thing about marriage is that your balls are connected.

They don't come off.

'Cause if they did, your wife would take them as soon as you got married.

She'd go, You're married now.

You won't be needing them.

I'll just take care of those for you, okay?

Now, if you want them, they'll be in my purse or in the refrigerator."
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Default Re: Mendenhall demoted Wallace close, too

Cant send a WR 50 yards long, when the 2 invalid QB's we have subbingcan only throw it 30 yards.

No excuse for the drop passes, but Wallace is not being used properly. Have we even run the crossing pattern that Wallace broke out for a td a few weeks ago? doubtful.

Ben is whipped? So if he goes to the clubs, he gets ripped, if he stays home, he is basically a *****? Seriously?

Yes, the caching staff is proving a point to Wallace they will not pass deep to him? Come on man! That is as dumb as someone saying Ben is whipped.
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