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Old 04-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #681
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Kan, thats not happening.

Wallace will either sign long term, or accept what he has here for 1 year. Steelers than have the right to franchise him next year as well and do so for each of the next 2 years.

As I stated before, RFA and 2 tags is about 23-25million over 3 years.

They should break the barrior and sign Brown today long term, than work Wallace after the fact.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #682
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Steelers 'not worried' about Mike Wallace reports

By Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com
Published: April 23, 2012


Mike Wallace might not be happy about his current contract situation, but there's not much he can do about it. And the Pittsburgh Steelers know it.

"We're not worried about the reports," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday at a pre-draft news conference. "He's still here. We will deal with it day to day."

There is no reason for the Steelers to be worried. They say Wallace's situation won't affect their draft plans. ESPN reported the wide receiver won't attend voluntary work anytime soon, choosing to wait before signing his one-year tender as a restricted free agent.

In theory, Wallace is waiting to see if any team will try to trade for him on draft day. We find that extremely unlikely. Eventually, Wallace will have to show up.

"We felt all along the decision would be ours," Colbert said about Wallace's lack of movement on the restricted market. "We want Mike to be here for the long haul. He knows that."

Unless Wallace lowers his contract demands, he might stay on a one-year contract. That arrangement could last two seasons with the franchise tag looming.

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:23 PM   #683
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Nobody offered him a deal, so he's staying a Steeler at least for this year.
Exactly, I don't know why some folks are reading things that are not in the article. The article stated that he said he would not sign until he has to on June 14th. That is the day before his salary could be lowered. He will show up when he has to, that's business.
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Antonio Brown really shows that he wants to remain in Pittsburgh and remain a Steeler and that might be having an impact on the front office as well as his contract comes up next year and its going to be a BIG one. Can't have them both.
I too would've agreed with this statement back in '04-'05 when Plaxico was coming due for a big contract, with the knowledge that Hines was coming due the following season, and thought we could only hope to retain one of them if we wanted to keep our defense heavily bolstered. I discussed this on multiple occasions, and broke it down for my fellow Steeler fans that Hines was the logical choice to keep, with his better hands and superior Steeler football attitude. Apparently, the powers that be agreed with me as well when Plax walked, and the rest is history.

And so, here we are again 8 years later in an eerily parallel situation, EXCEPT that the NFL has changed quite a bit since then, and now there's more logic for increased emphasis on offense than in yesteryears. As I've said before, I'm not saying we should flip the script, and spend a greater percentage of our cap money on offense, but perhaps crank the dial a bit more in that direction. Should the Steelers front office agree with me (which they always do ), then you'll see one more large contract being signed on offense than usual, and one less on defense.

Mike Wallace may very well end up being the crux a fundamental shift by the Steelers, and I really hope that happens. But, I'll tell you one thing about him right now............I would never sign him to a Fitzgerald sized contract, and I'll be highly annoyed if they do.
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Tomlin unconcerned with Wallace contract situation

April 23, 2012
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coach Mike Tomlin said he is not bothered about reports about whether wide receiver Mike Wallace will play for the Steelers this season.

And general manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers' goal remains the same: To sign their Pro Bowl receiver to a contract that will keep him with the team for a long time.

Wallace did not receive any offers from other NFL teams before last Friday night -- the deadline for restricted free agents to sign with another team. But he has also not signed the $2.7 million offer he was tendered as a restricted free agent by the Steelers -- and there have been various reports that he might not do so.

"We're not worried about reports," Tomlin said today during a pre-draft news conference on the South Side. "There were reports he was going somewhere every day in restricted free agency and he's still here. So we'll deal with it day to day."

"Our goal with Mike has always been and always will be to sign him to a long-term contract," Colbert said.

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I too would've agreed with this statement back in '04-'05 when Plaxico was coming due for a big contract, with the knowledge that Hines was coming due the following season, and thought we could only hope to retain one of them if we wanted to keep our defense heavily bolstered. I discussed this on multiple occasions, and broke it down for my fellow Steeler fans that Hines was the logical choice to keep, with his better hands and superior Steeler football attitude. Apparently, the powers that be agreed with me as well when Plax walked, and the rest is history.

And so, here we are again 8 years later in an eerily parallel situation, EXCEPT that the NFL has changed quite a bit since then, and now there's more logic for increased emphasis on offense than in yesteryears. As I've said before, I'm not saying we should flip the script, and spend a greater percentage of our cap money on offense, but perhaps crank the dial a bit more in that direction. Should the Steelers front office agree with me (which they always do ), then you'll see one more large contract being signed on offense than usual, and one less on defense.

Mike Wallace may very well end up being the crux a fundamental shift by the Steelers, and I really hope that happens. But, I'll tell you one thing about him right now............I would never sign him to a Fitzgerald sized contract, and I'll be highly annoyed if they do.
No receiver not named Randy Moss in his prime or Jerry Rice is worth 10 million a year.
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Will unhappy Wallace leave Steelers in '13?

By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
April 22, 2012


It's clear that restricted free agent Mike Wallace is not happy with the Pittsburgh Steelers right now. He is prepared to sit out offseason drills and at least the start of training camp, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Does this hurt the Steelers' chances of keeping him long term? Not at all. Players get upset about their contract status all the time and skip workouts on a regular basis to show their dissatisfaction with their current situation.

Just remember the recent predicament with guard Logan Mankins, who was unhappy and wanted out of New England because he didn't want to play as a restricted free agent. How did that get resolved? Mankins signed a six-year contract last summer that included a $20 million signing bonus.

It was a similar ugly standoff last year between the Tennessee Titans and running back Chris Johnson. In the end, the sides were shaking hands on four-year, $53.5 million contract extension that included $30 million guaranteed.

Wallace wants a long-term deal instead of a $2.7 million first-round tender. He has outplayed his contract, and the Steelers have repeatedly said they want to sign him to a multiyear deal. This problem probably won't get resolved this year, but Wallace would only be hurting himself by dragging this out beyond June 15 (when the Steelers can cut the tender to $577,500 if he doesn't sign).

The Steelers don't a have long history of re-signing their wide receivers in free agency -- only Hines Ward has been retained -- but there's also no reason to doubt the team's desire to keep him. Pittsburgh has rewarded Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons with extensions.

Plus, Wallace is a key part of the Steelers' deep passing game. His receiving yards (3,206) and touchdowns (24) both rank as the second most by an NFL receiver in his first three seasons. And, even when Wallace isn't catching the ball, the threat of him running deep opens up the underneath for wide receiver Antonio Brown and tight end Heath Miller.

So, Wallace is ticked off by his contract status, and the Steelers aren't going to like him missing workouts in a year with a new offensive coordinator. But NFL history shows that a multiyear contract can turn a temporarily bad situation into a happy long-term one.

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just on a general side note (i'm really getting sick of talking about Wallace specifically), it really kills me how all these players are so "unhappy" as its stated .....making more than 50X and much more what regular civilians make.
I know this has been covered dozens of times but every time i read these things, i continually just read in disbelief. My point is don't say you're unhappy or feel unappreciated (ahh.....POOR baby...)....just stand up like a man and say "i'm not happy with my contract....i want more".
If so "unhappy", these guys are free to try and enter the job interview market to try and land a business job with their degree and make 80K a year, work 60 hours a week, all year. Nobody's stopping you. If so "unhappy"......go do that instead.
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I think we have Wallace for the next two years at least...
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Wallace will be an UFA next year unless we decide to use the franchise tag on him.
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