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Old 02-06-2013, 01:18 AM   #41
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If I'm drafting a Mountaineer, it's Tavon Austin... no question. He is lightyears better than Stedman (who, yes, is very good).
Steelers’ Ike Taylor says Tavon Austin is a “special player”

January 15, 2013 by Paul Jackiewicz

According to Daniel Dudley of Trib Live Radio, while training with West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor says he’s a special player.

“Who ever gets that guy, is getting a special player,” said Taylor, Per Dudley.

As of right now I believe Austin is projected by most “experts” to be a second round pick in April’s NFL draft. He’s an explosive player that has some first round value in my opinion.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:39 AM   #42
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Tired of you jealous haters continuing to trash Mike Wallace. How many games did he miss this season? Has he ever gotten a penalty for excessive celebration? Has he ever been in trouble with the law outside of football? Has he ever been suspended for any reason?

Nope. Never been in any kind of trouble inside or outside of football. He has missed one game in 4 years. He has scored more touchdowns in the last 4 years than all but two receivers.

Pay the man!

Who wouldn't hold out to try to maximize their profits? Wallace wants to be paid the going rate for the players at his position and he is a top 10 NFL receiver.

Taking a contract worth 8 million per year instead of one worth 10-12 million per year is like passing up winning the lottery every year for the duration of the contract. Only a complete idiot would not hold out. Thankfully he put the team first, ended his holdout and played for a fraction of what he is worth while still leading the Steelers in receiving yards and touchdowns.

This is a business. Get yours Mike Wallace, you deserve it for some of the most exciting plays in Steelers history, a strong work ethic and tremendous on-field production.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:49 AM   #43
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #44
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Nope. Not now. They paid 8 million a year to AB. That money was earmarked for Wallace. Wallace is a one-trick pony... all he does is score touchdowns. Meanwhile AB isn't especially good at any one aspect of the game but does everything well... a lot like every #2 NFL WR there ever was.

I would feel a lot more comfortable with Sanders or Cotchery as the #2 next year than I would with AB as the #1.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:10 AM   #45
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Nope. Not now. They paid 8 million a year to AB. That money was earmarked for Wallace. Wallace is a one-trick pony... all he does is score touchdowns. Meanwhile AB isn't especially good at any one aspect of the game but does everything well... a lot like every #2 NFL WR there ever was.

I would feel a lot more comfortable with Sanders or Cotchery as the #2 next year than I would with AB as the #1.
$8M is actually what a very good #2 WR would get in open market. And if the Steelers allow him to keep the punt return job, it's reasonable to say that he's more valuable than Wallace.

I have said that before. Yes Wallace is a one-trick pony, but his only trick is so good that teams are forced to adjust their defensive scheme to him. That's what a #1 WR does to other teams. Too bad the Steelers do not have the cap to keep him.
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Guys,

Cotchery is not a game breaker. I commented on another thread that I can't ever recall him ever being wide open. He may be working on the NFL record for the least amount a YAC per catch.....

He's a great guy from all reports, knows his plays, blocks well ( not as good as Hines), good hands, but the guy is slow. I'll bet you Leftwich could out run him.
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Tired of you jealous haters continuing to trash Mike Wallace. How many games did he miss this season? Has he ever gotten a penalty for excessive celebration? Has he ever been in trouble with the law outside of football? Has he ever been suspended for any reason?

Nope. Never been in any kind of trouble inside or outside of football. He has missed one game in 4 years. He has scored more touchdowns in the last 4 years than all but two receivers.

Pay the man!

Who wouldn't hold out to try to maximize their profits? Wallace wants to be paid the going rate for the players at his position and he is a top 10 NFL receiver.

Taking a contract worth 8 million per year instead of one worth 10-12 million per year is like passing up winning the lottery every year for the duration of the contract. Only a complete idiot would not hold out. Thankfully he put the team first, ended his holdout and played for a fraction of what he is worth while still leading the Steelers in receiving yards and touchdowns.

This is a business. Get yours Mike Wallace, you deserve it for some of the most exciting plays in Steelers history, a strong work ethic and tremendous on-field production.
Has Wallace deliberately not tried? Yes. Does he fight for the ball? No. Does he want too much money? Yes. Does he have good or even average hands? No.

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No he didn't. If he put the team first he would have made it to camp. The only reason he came back is because he would have had his $2.7 million drop to $575,000. It's about money with Wallace, nothing else.

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And for the most part Wallace played like a guy that was expecting a very large check if he stayed healthy, if you get my drift... Woodley suffers from the same malady.
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Tired of you jealous haters continuing to trash Mike Wallace. How many games did he miss this season? Has he ever gotten a penalty for excessive celebration? Has he ever been in trouble with the law outside of football? Has he ever been suspended for any reason?

Nope. Never been in any kind of trouble inside or outside of football. He has missed one game in 4 years. He has scored more touchdowns in the last 4 years than all but two receivers.

Pay the man!

Who wouldn't hold out to try to maximize their profits? Wallace wants to be paid the going rate for the players at his position and he is a top 10 NFL receiver.

Taking a contract worth 8 million per year instead of one worth 10-12 million per year is like passing up winning the lottery every year for the duration of the contract. Only a complete idiot would not hold out. Thankfully he put the team first, ended his holdout and played for a fraction of what he is worth while still leading the Steelers in receiving yards and touchdowns.

This is a business. Get yours Mike Wallace, you deserve it for some of the most exciting plays in Steelers history, a strong work ethic and tremendous on-field production.
that 1 game he missed was for pretty selfish reasons IMO - just can't get on board with this guy or his lame ass excuses when he was playing like crap. It was everyone else's fault but his - its a business, but - he would be a terrible business partner - in key situations and down the stretch he is invisible ala Randy Moss. Sorry - we disagree
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no, he's not.
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