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Old 02-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #31
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Default Re: Mike Wallace turned down $10 million a yr deal from Steelers

the raiders will take him
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #32
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I understand but honestly the negatives they are saying anyways, outweigh the additional 2 inches. He has problems in tight coverage and holding onto the ball with big hits - thats a problem we've already had to deal with. I dunno - he certainly couldn't be any worse.
Oh,..I'm not saying the Steelers should limit themselves to a Wallace "equal". We've seen that act and it's not pretty. (Steelers need a first or second round receiver on their roster)


I love Antonio. I like Emmanual. I like Cotchery.

None of those guys are going to be a Santonio Holmes or an Anquan Boldin. They aren't the kind of guy that Ben can simply put the ball up there and know that the odds are his receiver will beat the defender to that ball.

An A. Boldin, a Santonio Holmes...those are the types of receivers that give $10 million value with their signing.

Mike Wallace ain't that kind of receiver.

The Steelers need help at receiver and the defensive backfield. Mike Wallace for $10 million per doesn't help.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #33
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Default Re: Mike Wallace turned down $10 million a yr deal from Steelers

Maybe we draft Hopkins are Justin Hunter in the draft or maybe trade back in the 1st and draft Cordarrelle Patterson.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #34
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Default Re: Mike Wallace turned down $10 million a yr deal from Steelers

Saves us money and gets rid of some bad attitude. WRs are easy to replace compared to other positions.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #35
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Bye Mike. Would have been nice if you at least gave us a contract year. I do wonder where he ends up. Maybe Arizona.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #36
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If we were to address this need in the draft, there's no WR I want more than Stedman Bailey. He has some of the surest hands I've ever seen in football, and what he lacks in speed he makes up for in the way he makes big catches. Despite his height, with practice with Ben he can also be a valuable redzone threat like he was with the fade routes thrown from Geno Smith. He's projected as a 2nd or 3rd Rd. pick, I doubt his stock rises after the combine because he doesn't have remarkable athleticism. But he's tremendous, and a huge part why Geno may be the 1st pick in the draft. Just check his stats. (only one TD shy of tying our man Troy Edwards record) Oh, and get this, he's also a great special teamer who's an experienced return man, and a tremendous kickoff team tackler. I would love to see the Steelers take him in the 3rd. I book it that he's a great WR wherever he's drafted.
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I love Antonio. I like Emmanual. I like Cotchery.

None of those guys are going to be a Santonio Holmes or an Anquan Boldin. They aren't the kind of guy that Ben can simply put the ball up there and know that the odds are his receiver will beat the defender to that ball.

An A. Boldin, a Santonio Holmes...those are the types of receivers that give $10 million value with their signing.
I can see Antonio getting there this season.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #38
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This report was out last year.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #39
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What the playoffs showed to me was the happy talk earlier in the year about the Steelers having the best receiving corps in the NFL was a joke - in today's game you need some size at WR (Megatron, Julio Jones, Green) and the Steelers did not have that even on the days Wallace felt like playing
But something like four of the top-six WRs this year didn't make the playoffs, Megatron being the most obvious. Also, much of the rest of the top receivers are relative shrimps like Welker and Smith, or in the Reggie Wayne height range. San Fran had a mildly productive Randy Moss and Baltimore had a not-so-hulking Anquan Boldin.

My point being I don't think the WR formula is that simple. You can get it done with a bunch of speedsters, and we've certainly gotten it done in the recent past with slow-as-molasses blocking wideouts. This group we have looks special to me. Wallace had an abysmal year, no doubt, but he's gone. I strongly suggest to you and everyone that most of the passing game's difficulties this year can be laid at Ben's feet.

You think the talk about our wide receivers was a joke? How about the boasting about having the greatest QBs in the game? Three wheelchair-bound quarterbacks, and we cut the only young, promising, strong quarterback we had all season (Johnson). I'd like to see a major overhaul at backup this offseason. Our backups are guaranteed to start three or four games a season... they should be resilient if nothing else.
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If we were to address this need in the draft, there's no WR I want more than Stedman Bailey. He has some of the surest hands I've ever seen in football, and what he lacks in speed he makes up for in the way he makes big catches. Despite his height, with practice with Ben he can also be a valuable redzone threat like he was with the fade routes thrown from Geno Smith. He's projected as a 2nd or 3rd Rd. pick, I doubt his stock rises after the combine because he doesn't have remarkable athleticism. But he's tremendous, and a huge part why Geno may be the 1st pick in the draft. Just check his stats. (only one TD shy of tying our man Troy Edwards record) Oh, and get this, he's also a great special teamer who's an experienced return man, and a tremendous kickoff team tackler. I would love to see the Steelers take him in the 3rd. I book it that he's a great WR wherever he's drafted.
If I'm drafting a Mountaineer, it's Tavon Austin... no question. He is lightyears better than Stedman (who, yes, is very good).
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