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Old 01-02-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Mike Wallace Envy

Just read on Ravens forum someone complaining about Boldin's play this year and how their offense still struggles. They capped it off with "why can't we find the Mike Wallace-es" for our team.

I pinch myself every Sunday to say that we are not dreaming and we have Mike Wallace on the team. When I was growing up and following the Steelers, "speed" on the offensive side was a rarity. We had bruising RBs like Harris, Thorton, foster and Bettis. We had serviceable receivers but never a burner like Wallace. I am thrilled that such a speedster is a Steeler.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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i was thinking about it during today's game.....and i think the most exciting thing i watched develop this year was our young 3-receiver corp develop into what looks to be something awesome.
Wallace himself is just pure All-Pro
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Wallace had to change his shoes after that TD... the original pair melted from the heat generated by the speed.
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Sanders is coming up big as well and how about Brown today, made some good plays. I have high hopes for this receiving corp.
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Wallace had to change his shoes after that TD... the original pair melted from the heat generated by the speed.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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What some of you termed as a weakness when we got rid of Santo has now turned into an offensive strength. Wallace is phenomenol and Sanders and brown are going to be stars in theier own right as well.
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I can't wait to see what Mike and the rookies can do come playoff time when the gloves are off. Will Wallace be like Santonio and just elevate his game to a whole new level when the season is on the line? If you recall he missed out on that opportunity during his rookie year...
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:16 PM   #8
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What I said in a post several days ago:

Clutch ? New Role For Wallace: Short Pass, Long Run
He's the fastest man in the NFL. Defender's are playing off 10-15 yds most of the time. He's trying to get out of that "one-trick pony " persona.
The Steelers had a couple of games of note this year (Saints and Jets) in which they were on a final drive to try to come back and win games in which the final result was, well - - fail. We know, as veteran Steelers fans, that in the recent past (actually, when Holmes was here) we would have 'more than likely' came back and won those games on that final drive... as we had gotten use to doing it... we had gotten good at it.
I don't know what the play calling was on those drives, but I'm willing to bet that Wallace was sent deep (and right into a forest of defenders) more often than not.
Now, like Holmes had, and as of lately, Wallace is developing another "killing machine" in his arsenal of threats... the "run after the catch". An ability he showed to the max with both the Raiders and Panthers.
If the Arians (and this may be wishful thinking) can design or incorporate more plays to get Wallace short passes AND allow him at least 5-10 yds were he can build up speed, I say he will take it to the house more often than not ! ITS LIKE THE DEFENSE IS STANDING STILL NEXT TO HIM !!! And, at the very least, results in a big play ! ... VERY useful in those clutch, last drive situations in which the team seems to find itself in all too frequently from the habit of "playing down" to our opponents.
So the theme of this post: DEVELOP the art of the short pass to Mike Wallace... the profits SHOULD be enormous !!!
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Mike Haul-A$$ needs to continue doing what he does best which is beating the defense with his speed. I really could care less about him trying to become an all-around receiver who not only can beat you deep but can run other routes just as good. I was a little pissed when Santonio got released but Haul-A$$ hasn't been a disappointment yet.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #10
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I loved Holmes as a Steeler but two years in, I think Wallace is a better player.


Like how Sanders has played this year too. We have some nice receivers for the future.
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