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Old 05-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: Taylor: Wallace frustrated with contract status

Yes he does need to improve in areas, like his games when it counts

Wallace ....16 catches 141 yards 1 td in 4 playoff games ( 1 SB )
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #12
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Hey Mike don't end up like T.O and get cut by a minor league football team down the road.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
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Default Re: Taylor: Wallace frustrated with contract status

Ike Taylor Tells Mike Wallace That Football Doesn’t Need Him, He Needs Football

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 by Dave Bryan

The Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2012 season started on Tuesday and once again restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace remains unsigned and away from the team. Cornerback Ike Taylor was with Wallace this past weekend out in Las Vegas and passed along word during his weekly show on Trib Live Radio Tuesday that Wallace wants to be with his teammates in Pittsburgh right now and is frustrated that he can't be.

Taylor told host John Harris Tuesday during the Ike Taylor Show, "Mike feels like he outperformed his last contract. But he’s dealing with a monster, and that’s the Pittsburgh Steelers … they are not going to let you dictate to them on how you feel." Taylor opened up by saying that Wallace told him that he has more yards than Jerry Rice and Randy Moss did in their first three years in the league. Taylor told Wallace that he couldn't really argue with that but he told the Steelers third year receiver, "Mike, you know, we do need you and we would love to have you at least in the building. You don't have to do nothing because its voluntary, but just your presence being around, you know, it could help or might speed up the process." Taylor also added, "I know there's a lot of frustration with Mike seeing a lot of guys getting signed to a big contracts." Taylor let Wallace know that at the rate he is going that he could wind up getting two more contracts and that right now he might consider showing a little good faith to the Steelers. Taylor did say however that he understands the situation that Wallace is in as he has been in that same position before, but that he himself really had to come back down because this isn't going to last too long, meaning playing professional football for a living. Taylor said he told Wallace, "Football don't need you; you need football."

Taylor admitted that if the Steelers still had the same offensive coordinator that it might not be a big deal, but with Todd Haley now taking over for the jettisoned Bruce Arians, Taylor wants Wallace here now to learn the offense. Taylor reiterated to Harris that Wallace is frustrated and wants to be with his teammates though. Wallace reportedly told Taylor, "I miss being around you boys. I want to be around you boys, but at the same time I want my paper." Taylor said he can't argue with Wallace on that.

If anyone could talk to Wallace about dealing with Steelers contractually, it is Taylor, who just recently signed his third one just last offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Taylor knows deep down inside that Wallace will not likely see a new contract until he signs his one-year tender and reports. The Steelers have a long history of dealing with players who hold-out and they will not let Wallace dictate to them what will happen by holding out. You have to know that Taylor got that point across to Wallace while the two were together in Vegas. Wallace has no chance at getting Larry Fitzgerald money, if indeed that is what he is asking for, and he needs to accept that despite outperforming Rice and Moss through their first three seasons in the league, he will only get want the Steelers deem is fair, and that number is likely way off the one Wallace and his agent Bus Cook currently have in both of their heads.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said just last week that Wallace and he had good conversations when Wallace was in town prior to the first OTA session getting underway. Tomlin also labeled the Wallace absence a "short-term misery" in addition. Taylor said on Tuesday that Wallace is going to be a Pittsburgh Steeler for years to come. That might take a while to happen though in my opinion. Wallace needs to sign his tender and report first and we will have to wait until he perhaps realizes what Taylor told him is correct, and that is that football doesn't need Wallace, Wallace needs football.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:11 AM   #14
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lol fans are so fickle ...

if Pitt had money Wallace would already be signed ... simple as that ... as much as maybe some of you would hate it ... they will sign Wallace when they have money ...

and he did out perform his contract ... every year ...and never complained about it ... except now when he wants some compensation ...

now lets imagine he showed up to OTA which are voluntary ... and did Nicks and broke his foot... well then his season is down the drain and so is his money ...oh but that would be OK wouldn't it be??????

there's also this little thing the team has to deal with (you might have heard of it...), called a salary cap.
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Default Re: Taylor: Wallace frustrated with contract status

I just believe with a gut instinct that the Steelers would regret giving Mike Wallace an outrageous contract. If Wallace was making 10 million a year last year, what would your opinion of him been during the 2nd half of last season or in that playoff game?

Wallace's true market value is set by guys like Santonio Holmes who makes 10 mil per. But then Wallace is in fact better then him so his market is actually higher then that.


The Steelers should not rush into anything with Wallace this year knowing they can franchise him next year and begin negotiations again following the season. If he becomes what he thinks he is and shows it on the field, then franchise him and work out a long term deal if you can. If he has a average year or disappears in games, especially playoff games, let him walk. But the one absolute through this all is don't sign him this summer.

Mike Wallace and his agent's mindset of worth combined with the Steelers knowing they have that franchise tag and can take a wait and see approach should in fact logically lead to no signing this summer of Mike Wallace. And then the drama will continue as to if he will be franchised or not.
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Default Re: Taylor: Wallace frustrated with contract status

He is walking a very fine line. If he doesn't get in there and learn the new "system" he will be directly impacting his ability to perform well which will limit his offers from teams if he has a poor showing this season. Seems like he should sign the damned tender get in learn the system play his @ss off this season and earn "Fitzgerald" money.
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wallace put up 800 of his 1200 yds in the first 8 games. so we got 8 games from a top 5 receiver who would be deserving of 10+ mill a year , and 8 games from a top 50 receiver who would barely be deserving of his 2.7 mill tender.
before anyone counters with bu...bu...but double teams ... ask yourself if fitz , johnson , or any other top receivers get doubled and still produce big games.
i don't expect 8 rec , 100+ yd games every week , but i also don't expect 2 rec , 17 yd games from a receiver who thinks himself elite.
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wallace put up 800 of his 1200 yds in the first 8 games. so we got 8 games from a top 5 receiver who would be deserving of 10+ mill a year , and 8 games from a top 50 receiver who would barely be deserving of his 2.7 mill tender.
before anyone counters with bu...bu...but double teams ... ask yourself if fitz , johnson , or any other top receivers get doubled and still produce big games.
i don't expect 8 rec , 100+ yd games every week , but i also don't expect 2 rec , 17 yd games from a receiver who thinks himself elite.
Well said Sir.
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Well said Sir.
thank you sir..

i'd also like to add , i'm taking the X factor (arians offense) into consideration. it could be that the super genius and his predictability could have played a part in wallaces decline. running the same post pattern 25 times a game could hamper ones ability to get open. i'd still like to see more versatility and consistency from him before backing the money truck up to him.
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Default Re: Taylor: Wallace frustrated with contract status

I took a little leave of absence... But my thought process on this is simple..
Mike Wallace, go F@*k yourself
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