Steelers Xtreme Forum


 
Home** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Home10RegisterLog inContact
Become a member of the Steelers Xtreme community to join in on the discussions and get access to members-only forums. Registering is free and easy.

 

 ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **

Go down 
+16
Drizztbob
TRH
steelax04
Mach1
Bays
JonM229
Gingerchip
kirklandrules
stlrtruck
Lady Steel
effyou515
solardave
Buddha Bus
vasteeler
Wallace108
fer69
20 posters
Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
AuthorMessage
fer69

fer69


Posts : 2190
Join date : 2011-09-17
Location : home dah!!!

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:45 pm

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 50853_Titans_Steelers_Football
The Steelers' most important free agent this off-season, obviously, is WR Mike Wallace. Even though he is a restricted free agent and will receive a first round tender offer from the Steelers (which will entitle Pittsburgh to a first-round selection in the event Wallace signed an offer sheet the Steelers decline to match), teams will certainly still be interested in the third-year pro, who's coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance, and has nowhere to go but up, talent-wise.

Wallace's departure would entitle Pittsburgh an additional first-round pick, and one obvious suitor will be San Francisco, a team on the verge of the Super Bowl, and without any glaring holes and the salary cap room to give Wallace a long-term deal.

So what would happen if the 49ers pulled the trigger?

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Star-divide.v5e9d7f1

Let's say San Francisco signs Wallace to an offer sheet, and the Steelers choose to decline to match it. That would give the Steelers the 30th overall pick in the draft, making it the first time in decades Pittsburgh had two first-round picks.

But it would be at least another year until they drafted twice in the first round.

The scratch provided by San Francisco would give the Steelers the ability to trade out of the first round. The likely target? Philadelphia.

The Eagles are in a similar position as the Steelers are, having franchised Desean Jackson, and contract talks have reportedly been stalled through several attempts to get him signed to a long-term deal. There are several receivers, such as Baylor's Kendall Wright and South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery, or even a defensive tackle like Penn State's Devon Still, who would be enticing prospects for the Eagles and would likely be available at No. 30.

It's a smart move for the Steelers, considering the best part of this draft class is in the middle rounds.

In this scenario I have the Steelers trading the acquired No. 30 pick from San Francisco to Philadelphia for both of their second round picks (No. 14 and No. 19 of the second round).

Pittsburgh would enter the draft knowing Wallace was gone (free agency begins March 13, and if Wallace was to receive an offer on that day, the Steelers would have seven days to match it). After exploring opportunities elsewhere, they take a wait-and-see approach, and remain on point to draft at 24.

With that pick:

(read more) http://www.steelersxtreme.com/t56p330-ask-buddha-formerly-ask-wally#28823

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Fer6910

F@(k Wallace.. Throw it to Miller
Back to top Go down
Wallace108

Wallace108


Posts : 18260
Join date : 2011-04-03
Location : Y'Town, Ohio

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 9:05 pm

fer, I think you got the wrong link there. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2981382511

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Juju10

If you're going to be a smart ass, you'd better be smart. Otherwise, you're just an ass.
Back to top Go down
http://www.steelersxtreme.com/
vasteeler

vasteeler


Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : richmond va

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 10:35 am

My feet smell like Rex Ryan licked them. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 294855916


edit : sunbitch ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 294855916

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Vasign10

"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - Butch
Back to top Go down
fer69

fer69


Posts : 2190
Join date : 2011-09-17
Location : home dah!!!

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 8:10 pm

sorry guys!!! ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 1505004552 ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 1505004552

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/3/5/2844668/2012-nfl-draft-mike-wallace-steelers-49ers-mock-draft

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Fer6910

F@(k Wallace.. Throw it to Miller
Back to top Go down
Buddha Bus

Buddha Bus


Posts : 13488
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : The last bar stool on the left

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: On the Steelers: The Mike Wallace Gambit   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptySun Mar 11, 2012 2:44 pm

On the Steelers: The Mike Wallace Gambit
Sunday, March 11, 2012
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Both Art Rooney and Kevin Colbert have said publicly that Mike Wallace will be a priority.

"We're going to do everything we can to make sure Mike Wallace remains a Pittsburgh Steeler," Colbert said.

Notice, he did not say for how long, because if they are able to keep him longer than 2012 by signing him to a multiple-year contract, Wallace will enter rare company -- a wide receiver the Steelers were able to keep during the nearly 20-year free agency era by signing them to big contracts.

Among wide receivers who left in free agency were Yancey Thigpen, Plaxico Burress, Antwaan Randle El, Nate Washington, Bobby Shaw, Charles Johnson, Andre Hastings and more.

They also traded Santonio Holmes, Jeff Graham and Troy Edwards.

Here is the list of top wide receivers the Steelers were able to keep by signing them over the long term:

Hines Ward.

That's it.

The Steelers have a history of shrugging their shoulders when it comes to giving wide receivers long-term contracts since free agency began. They either did not want to keep them, did not want to pay them what others were willing to do, or they shipped them out and got meager returns before they could become free agents.

Ward is the only one they kept, and it seemed as though every time he signed a new contract, he said it guaranteed he would finish his career in Pittsburgh. Remember that the next time a player signs a new contract and is moved to declare the same.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12071/1215923-66.stm?cmpid=steelers.xml#ixzz1opqgq5Vk

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Ee7ffacdb22647915dff1a9d3eef0fd8
-"I stand corrected... But I absolutely and wholeheartedly fart
in the general direction of almost every other thing you have posted to this point."-
Back to top Go down
fer69

fer69


Posts : 2190
Join date : 2011-09-17
Location : home dah!!!

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptySun Mar 11, 2012 3:34 pm

we should be ok even if we can't re-sign him imo

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Fer6910

F@(k Wallace.. Throw it to Miller
Back to top Go down
solardave

solardave


Posts : 6229
Join date : 2011-09-30
Location : State of Confusion

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptySun Mar 11, 2012 3:52 pm

fer69 wrote:
we should be ok even if we can't re-sign him imo

I agree. He didn't have a great season last year and that may be an indicator for us. I believe Brown and Sanders both have a bigger upside because they are not afraid to get hit where Wallace is. That's my opinion for what it's worth.
Back to top Go down
effyou515

effyou515


Posts : 5116
Join date : 2011-09-28
Location : from upper Ohio Valley to Conyers Ga.

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 4:24 am

don't know a lot of free agent WRs this year and looks like a bunch of WRs in this years draft also next years draft.
Back to top Go down
Lady Steel

Lady Steel


Posts : 134
Join date : 2012-01-08
Location : Pennsylvania

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 4:30 am

I don't care if Wallace stays or goes. It would be nice if he stays, but I really won't be upset if he goes. Brown is a far better receiver.

Back to top Go down
Buddha Bus

Buddha Bus


Posts : 13488
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : The last bar stool on the left

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 2:54 pm

Lady Steel wrote:
I don't care if Wallace stays or goes. It would be nice if he stays, but I really won't be upset if he goes. Brown is a far better receiver.



** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 3964572787

We'll be fine either way. I just hope we can re-sign Cotchery in either case. I think he can be the next Hines.

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Ee7ffacdb22647915dff1a9d3eef0fd8
-"I stand corrected... But I absolutely and wholeheartedly fart
in the general direction of almost every other thing you have posted to this point."-
Back to top Go down
vasteeler

vasteeler


Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : richmond va

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 3:04 pm

i agree with you guys. we would be o.k. with out him BUT i really hope we keep him

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Vasign10

"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - Butch
Back to top Go down
Wallace108

Wallace108


Posts : 18260
Join date : 2011-04-03
Location : Y'Town, Ohio

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Bengals in position to make play for Steelers WR Wallace   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyWed Mar 14, 2012 11:00 pm

By NFL.com Staff

No news might be good news for the Steelers when it comes to Mike Wallace.

The Steelers have the right to match any offer for Wallace, who’s a restricted free agent. And any team making an offer not only would have to surrender a first-round draft pick but also possess enough salary-cap space to make an offer Pittsburgh can’t match.

I don’t think either the Ravens or the Patriots could make that happen. But let me throw out another team to keep in mind: the Bengals.

The Bengals have two first-round picks and a ton of cap room. They have the ability to put out an offer the Steelers have no way of matching and would give up their first-round pick (No. 21) but still have the pick from the Raiders (No. 17) from the Carson Palmer trade.

So, essentially, the Bengals would have traded Palmer for Wallace and a second-round pick.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/03/14/bengals-in-position-to-make-play-for-steelers-wr-wallace/
-------------------------------------------------------------


The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Juju10

If you're going to be a smart ass, you'd better be smart. Otherwise, you're just an ass.
Back to top Go down
http://www.steelersxtreme.com/
Wallace108

Wallace108


Posts : 18260
Join date : 2011-04-03
Location : Y'Town, Ohio

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: What happens if Wallace leaves?   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 1:49 am

Here's an excerpt from Smizik. I totally agree with him.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Bob Smizik

Let’s suppose Wallace leaves, be it this year or next. What does that mean to the Steelers?

This is not to minimize the ability or the importance of Wallace, but Ben Roethlisberger has a lot to do with his emergence. Part of the reason the Steelers are awash in good, young wide receivers is the fact they have a franchise quarterback.

The Steelers have an interesting history of doing well after losing big-play, big-money receivers.

In 2004, Plaxico Burress, the team’s top deep threat -- like Wallace -- left via free agency and the Steelers responded by winning the Super Bowl the next year.

In 2009, the Steelers traded their top deep threat, Santonio Holmes, and two years later were back in the Super Bowl.

The top wide receivers in 2005, when the Steelers beat Seattle in the Super Bowl, included Hines Ward, Cedric Wilson and Antwaan Randle El.

The top wideouts in 2010, when the Steelers lost to Green Bay in the Super Bowl, were Ward, Wallace, a second-year pro, a past-his-prime Randle El and rookies Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown.

In 1995, when the Steelers lost to Dallas in the Super Bowl, the top wide receivers were Yancey Thigpen, Charles Johnson and Andre Hastings.

The point: A team does not need an all-star receiving corps to succeed in the NFL or even to get to the Super Bowl or win it.

http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/bob-smiziks-blog/32270-what-happens-if-wallace-leaves

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Juju10

If you're going to be a smart ass, you'd better be smart. Otherwise, you're just an ass.
Back to top Go down
http://www.steelersxtreme.com/
vasteeler

vasteeler


Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : richmond va

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 10:23 am

Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Vasign10

"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - Butch
Back to top Go down
vasteeler

vasteeler


Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : richmond va

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Good news, bad news about Wallace   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 10:38 am

| More
The Steel Mill
News and updates about the Pittsburgh Steelers


Good news, bad news about Wallace
March 14th, 2012

If you are a Steelers fan, the first day of free agency was good … no, make that great.

Six teams signed free agent receivers with another signing the night before.

And no, not one of them was named Mike Wallace.

Wallace is a restricted free agent and popular belief had a half dozen teams beating down agent Bus Cook’s door at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday to beg for Wallace’s services.

It didn’t happen, and it is almost assured (not guaranteed) that Wallace will not receive a qualifying offer on the restricted free agent market.

A first-round pick to go along with a hefty front-loaded contract is just too expensive even for a team with a lot of cap space.

Wallace will have no choice but to sign the first-round tender the Steelers offered him and play for $2.742 million this year.

But, of course, there is also bad news.

http://blog.triblive.com/steel-mill/...about-wallace/

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Vasign10

"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - Butch
Back to top Go down
stlrtruck

stlrtruck


Posts : 11707
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : Dunedin, FL

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 11:47 am

I'm sorry but Wallace hasn't proven himself to be as clutch as the most of the WRs in that list.

When he can prove himself more consistent of a route runner, and clutch WR, then I'd say he's worth the money. Until then, take youre tender offer, or good luck on getting signed by another team. And if next year you can prove yourself worthy of that type of contract than so be it, but you damn well better know whose shoes you're trying to fill, and that man did a lot more than just catch balls in clutch moments!

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Scaled.php?server=695&filename=trucky
60 MIN
53 MEN
1 NATION
STEELERS NATION ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 3056903510

I am the MAN that created the MYTH that started the LEGEND

Don't choose good when greatness is available!
Back to top Go down
Wallace108

Wallace108


Posts : 18260
Join date : 2011-04-03
Location : Y'Town, Ohio

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 1:09 pm

vasteeler wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow
Remember ... they got to the Super Bowl twice in the 80s. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Juju10

If you're going to be a smart ass, you'd better be smart. Otherwise, you're just an ass.
Back to top Go down
http://www.steelersxtreme.com/
Buddha Bus

Buddha Bus


Posts : 13488
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : The last bar stool on the left

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 2:48 pm

Wallace108 wrote:
vasteeler wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow
Remember ... they got to the Super Bowl twice in the 80s. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.


How many times have they been there in the 25+ years since? ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2981382511

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Ee7ffacdb22647915dff1a9d3eef0fd8
-"I stand corrected... But I absolutely and wholeheartedly fart
in the general direction of almost every other thing you have posted to this point."-
Back to top Go down
solardave

solardave


Posts : 6229
Join date : 2011-09-30
Location : State of Confusion

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 3:05 pm

Wallace108 wrote:
vasteeler wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow
Remember ... they got to the Super Bowl twice in the 80s. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

Ah, I don't think they're the blind squirrel. I think the blind squirrel found them. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2573146105 Then he ate em'. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 1797695198
Back to top Go down
Buddha Bus

Buddha Bus


Posts : 13488
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : The last bar stool on the left

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 3:11 pm

solardave wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:
vasteeler wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow
Remember ... they got to the Super Bowl twice in the 80s. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

Ah, I don't think they're the blind squirrel. I think the blind squirrel found them. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2573146105 Then he ate em'. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 1797695198


I don't think he ate them. I believe he designed their uniforms. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 106674522

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Ee7ffacdb22647915dff1a9d3eef0fd8
-"I stand corrected... But I absolutely and wholeheartedly fart
in the general direction of almost every other thing you have posted to this point."-
Back to top Go down
Wallace108

Wallace108


Posts : 18260
Join date : 2011-04-03
Location : Y'Town, Ohio

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 3:14 pm

Buddha Bus wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:
vasteeler wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow
Remember ... they got to the Super Bowl twice in the 80s. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.


How many times have they been there in the 25+ years since? ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2981382511
Which means they might be due. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 294855916 Regardless, I don't want Wallace anywhere near Cincy. He probably wouldn't look good in an orange jumpsuit. Then again, the shackles might slow him down enough for our DBs to cover him. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2981382511

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Juju10

If you're going to be a smart ass, you'd better be smart. Otherwise, you're just an ass.
Back to top Go down
http://www.steelersxtreme.com/
Buddha Bus

Buddha Bus


Posts : 13488
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : The last bar stool on the left

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 3:19 pm

Wallace108 wrote:
Buddha Bus wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:
vasteeler wrote:
Wallace108 wrote:



The Bengals are going to be scary enough in years to come. I can't imagine having to face both Wallace and A.J. Green.


eh.....their the bengals they will surely screw it up somehow
Remember ... they got to the Super Bowl twice in the 80s. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.


How many times have they been there in the 25+ years since? ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2981382511
Which means they might be due. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 294855916 Regardless, I don't want Wallace anywhere near Cincy. He probably wouldn't look good in an orange jumpsuit. Then again, the shackles might slow him down enough for our DBs to cover him. ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 2981382511

How much speed do you think he could get up in a jail cell? ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** 3798349058

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Ee7ffacdb22647915dff1a9d3eef0fd8
-"I stand corrected... But I absolutely and wholeheartedly fart
in the general direction of almost every other thing you have posted to this point."-
Back to top Go down
Buddha Bus

Buddha Bus


Posts : 13488
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : The last bar stool on the left

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Mike Wallace situation still up in the air   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 3:35 pm

Mike Wallace situation still up in the air
PITTSBURGH STEELERS | COMMENTS

Mike Wallace is one of the premier big-play threats in the NFL. (Getty Images)

With each free-agent wide receiver signing, the spotlight progressively focuses in on Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace.

The Steelers, with their financial hands tied this offseason, hit Wallace with a first-round tender — meaning that Wallace is free to talk with other teams, but that the Steelers have an opportunity to either match any contract offer presented him or receive a 2012 first-round pick as compensation.

And yet, Pittsburgh doesn’t seem outwardly nervous about the situation, despite the fact that any team in need of a receiver could swoop in and price the Steelers out of the Wallace market at any moment.

Part of that confidence comes from the compensation factor — losing Wallace would be a huge blow to the Steelers’ offense any way you cut it, but they’ve shown an ability to find receivers in the draft and would have two first-round opportunities to do so if Wallace departed.

The other reason behind Pittsburgh holding steady is that, while the rash of free-agent WR signings could push teams in Wallace’s direction, the flip side of it is that the market for a potential long-term deal with Wallace is being set. DeSean Jackson’s contract (five years, $51 million with $15 million guaranteed) might be a starting point for what’s fair for Wallace; he’s outproduced Jackson over the past two seasons.

The breakdown of the Jackson contract, especially, could play to Pittsburgh’s advantage.

(Read More:) http://nfl.si.com/2012/03/15/mike-wallace-situation-still-up-in-the-air/

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Ee7ffacdb22647915dff1a9d3eef0fd8
-"I stand corrected... But I absolutely and wholeheartedly fart
in the general direction of almost every other thing you have posted to this point."-
Back to top Go down
Wallace108

Wallace108


Posts : 18260
Join date : 2011-04-03
Location : Y'Town, Ohio

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Schefter: Teams shying away from Wallace   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 9:38 pm

ESPN's Adam Schefter suggested on NFL Live Thursday that no teams are going to make a move on restricted free agent Mike Wallace "unless circumstances change."
"Nobody's made a move," said Schefter. "Teams have debated it, but they're shying away from it right now." For cap reasons, former salary cap official and current CBS analyst Pat Kirwin believes teams will continue to shy away from Wallace until the NFL Draft draws near in April.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=NFL&id=5329&line=229992&spln=1

_________________
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Juju10

If you're going to be a smart ass, you'd better be smart. Otherwise, you're just an ass.
Back to top Go down
http://www.steelersxtreme.com/
solardave

solardave


Posts : 6229
Join date : 2011-09-30
Location : State of Confusion

** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** EmptyFri Mar 16, 2012 2:13 am

stlrtruck wrote:
I'm sorry but Wallace hasn't proven himself to be as clutch as the most of the WRs in that list.

When he can prove himself more consistent of a route runner, and clutch WR, then I'd say he's worth the money. Until then, take youre tender offer, or good luck on getting signed by another team. And if next year you can prove yourself worthy of that type of contract than so be it, but you damn well better know whose shoes you're trying to fill, and that man did a lot more than just catch balls in clutch moments!

I agree Truck and that's why I think teams are reluctant to pull the trigger. Big money for a WR that so far hasn't really proved he's a #1 IMHO.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty
PostSubject: Re: ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **   ** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread ** Empty

Back to top Go down
 
** The Official Mike Wallace Drama Thread **
Back to top 
Page 1 of 9Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
 Similar topics
-
» *Update* (Wallace within Steelers' reach) Talk heats up in Pittsburgh that Mike Wallace could leave
» Mike Tomlin no longer supportive of Mike Wallace
» Official Ben Injury Thread
» official FIRE ARIANS thread
» Official NFL lockout thread

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Steelers Xtreme Forum :: Football & Other Sports :: Steelers Talk-
Jump to: