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Old 03-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Interesting article on nfl.com: wallace/mendy risky free agents

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Mike Wallace, Rashard Mendenhall lead list of risky free agents
By Adam Schein

At this time next week, there will be a lot of stupid money being thrown around the NFL with free agency well underway. And you just know some teams are going to make mistakes. Let's get a head start and lay out the nine riskiest free agents about to hit the open market:

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1. Mike Wallace

My man Gregg Rosenthal has him ranked as the No. 1 player in free agency. My guy Jeff Darlington reports the Miami Dolphins covet Wallace and could be in a potential bidding war with the Minnesota Vikings for the speedster's services. And both teams certainly are in desperate need of a No. 1 wide receiver.

But I don't think Wallace is the guy. He's too inconsistent and unreliable -- just not worthy of the mega bucks he will receive.

Think about it. The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the smartest and classiest organizations in sports, are about to let Wallace walk away. They've had enough. That should be a major red flag.

Wallace is all about the money. I don't think he prioritizes winning. He selfishly held out last year, didn't make an extra penny and helped derail the Steelers' season. Wallace wasn't part of the offseason programs and didn't learn new offensive coordinator Todd Haley's playbook. He then had an underachieving season filled with a case of the yips.

The San Francisco 49ers needed a receiver last year. They passed on Wallace, then a restricted free agent, and instead used their first-round pick (what would've been the compensation) on a project receiver who never played. The New England Patriots also needed a wideout. They wouldn't do it.

At times, Wallace can be flat-out majestic, with a knack for taking a short pass to the house or streaking down the sideline for a score. But he wants top dollar, and I wonder aloud if he will take the money and just be too satisfied with his paycheck.
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7. Rashard Mendenhall

I'd rather play with 10 men on offense than put Mendenhall at running back. He's been a bust as a player. He was suspended in 2012 for being a bad teammate. Mendenhall can't hold on to the football and can't stay healthy. Otherwise, it has all worked out.

The Steelers will let him go. Another team shouldn't get duped by where he was drafted. You can't bank on this cat.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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RE: Mendenhall

OR.....we sign him for one year (dirt cheap) cause no one else offers him what he wants.

And he plays his ass off for his next contract. With someone else.
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I feel bad for mendy. Had a career under a terrible terrible oline and an idiot OC. I know he's better than what we've seen. If this guy could get a hole once and a while he's got the speed and moves to do some damage. I support Mendenhall. He ain't a bad teammate he just has self respect. It's like saying Dave Chappelle is a terrible person cause he walked away from millions and a tv career.... Nope, just self respect
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I feel bad for mendy. Had a career under a terrible terrible oline and an idiot OC. I know he's better than what we've seen. If this guy could get a hole once and a while he's got the speed and moves to do some damage. I support Mendenhall. He ain't a bad teammate he just has self respect. It's like saying Dave Chappelle is a terrible person cause he walked away from millions and a tv career.... Nope, just self respect
Yah, an OC who just want coach of the year as an assistant with a rookie qb, one good reciever, shitty defense and no names everywhere else.
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Yah, an OC who just want coach of the year as an assistant with a rookie qb, one good reciever, shitty defense and no names everywhere else.
Yeah, the same coach who lost to every decent team they played against and the rest was a cake walk. The same coach who had another number one draft pick qb starting for him. The same coach who offense was stale and predictable year after year with Pittsburgh. Go put that coach of the years bronze statue outside of the stadium. Indy has been in the playoffs for years and years because of great qb play. Don't let their purposely bombed season for a 1st pick fool ya. Jim harbaugh is the coach of the year, last year too boy.
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not only do I think Mendenhall was misused, but so was Fast Willie.
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not only do I think Mendenhall was misused, but so was Fast Willie.
Haley misused him too. I know injuries were there but I was hoping for some more short passes to him once I realized our running game and oline was a joke again.

I'd honestly rather see

Starks-pouncey-legursky-decastro-Gilbert

Try to gel and have a different o line philosophy and focus than years past...
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Haley misused him too. I know injuries were there but I was hoping for some more short passes to him once I realized our running game and oline was a joke again.

I'd honestly rather see

Starks-pouncey-legursky-decastro-Gilbert

Try to gel and have a different o line philosophy and focus than years past...
true, but he only had 51 carries this season, and like you said he was coming off an injury.

I would like to see us use a RB in the passing game too, and I thought Mendenhall would have been a good back for that.

I've got to disagree with Legursky being the starting center. He's capable of stepping up every now and then when needed, but I think he's limited by his physical abilities. I love the guy, just don't think he's starter quality.
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We're not moving our Pro Bowl Center to Left Guard so we can have a mediocre at best backup fill in for him.
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