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Old 08-24-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Is Mike Wallace not happy?

In the Post gazette under timmons new contract polamalu waits, mike wallace stated that he wanted to play out the last year of his contract, that's the first time i ever heard someone say they would rather finish their contract than get a new one, considering he's had a decent season the last 2 years. He also stated that he wants to see if he has a good enough season to get a big contract no matter who offers it. To me that sounds like someone who does not want to be a steeler, maybe he's upset with the way the steelers uses him or because tomlin calls him a one trick pony. Or a little worried about Brown and Sanders and the fact that the steelers still brings in other veteran receivers for the crunch time. It's my first post and i know it's a long one, but just trying to get a feel for the "BEST FANS ON THE PLANET" . What do you all think about wallaces words.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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i hope not. he should be grateful anyway that we gave him a chance after so many teams passed up drafting him. i certainly hope he doesnt develop the uber douchebag syndrome that most star WR's have
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is Mike Wallace not happy?

I read the article and I'd say it's quite a leap to infer that he's unhappy with the Steelers from what he said:

"While Polamalu would not talk about his contract, Wallace said he hopes to have such a productive season that it will prompt a big contract for him next year, no matter who offers it.

"This is the last year of my contract. I kind of want to play it out.

"I'm not worried about that right now. I'm just trying to get back to the Super Bowl."

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/11236/1169372-66.stm

He's also a restricted free agent next year, and the Steelers can tender him high enough that if another team does express interest, it will cost them a first round pick to get him away from the Steelers.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Is Mike Wallace not happy?

I would like to see a transcript of the whole interview before getting worried about him being unhappy or leaving. The fact hat it's not actually a quote from Wallace says that it's probably taken way out of context. It's also entirely possible that Wallace is deemed a cancer and the Steelers have no interest in retaining him. Who's going to be the mental midget that gives me shit for calling Wallace a cancer?
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Default Re: Is Mike Wallace not happy?

I would also like to see the full transcript. The author said he wants a new contract by anyone who offers it, but Wallace points out that, that's not his main goal, it's getting back to the Super Bowl. If he becomes hardheaded then send him to the Jets, like every other star WR the Steelers had, but couldn't handle their big ego.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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those comments are gonna bite him in the ass if they're true
and not taken out of context
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Is Mike Wallace not happy?

Teams across the league will be jumping to grab him if he hits free agency. He's a DeSean Jackson clone who's a bit more durable. He might not be as polished a route runner, but he's only started one season. That stuff grows with time. And hey, his production last year was top 5 out of all WRs in the NFL. Love Wallace. Lock him up please.
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Teams across the league will be jumping to grab him if he hits free agency. He's a DeSean Jackson clone who's a bit more durable. He might not be as polished a route runner, but he's only started one season. That stuff grows with time. And hey, his production last year was top 5 out of all WRs in the NFL. Love Wallace. Lock him up please.
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I think some could agree that after this year we might be unloading a few guys anyways. Some harsh realities after this season. Time to climb that Stairway to Seven and send some guys out in style . . .
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I think some could agree that after this year we might be unloading a few guys anyways. Some harsh realities after this season. Time to climb that Stairway to Seven and send some guys out in style . . .
I couldnt agree more. This year may be the last chance for many of the veterans on this team, and they know that. Thats why i think they will let nothing stand in there way of #7!
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