I actually think he may wind up being more productive than the other TN receivers hunter and patterson, if he can get his head on straight.
Only superbowl with Wallace we lost. Superbowl before that we won with a 1st rd WR. I like Wallace. I liked Santonio. I liked Burress. All have/will be replaced just fine.
I'm not going to burn any bread on Mike Wallace because he wasn't alone in the underachieving department. The only two players on offense that were consistent were Heath Miller and Max Starks.
The Steelers have cap issues, and we're going to see some familiar faces either play for another team or take a salary adjustment. We can't keep everyone anyway so those of you who think we'll be better off without Mike and Mendy you'll get your wish most likely.
Mike usually gets double coverage, so that tells me other receivers should have better numbers but they don't. If the Steelers could do it, I would try and sign both of them but it appears that won't happen. So whats the alternative? If Mike leaves I'm not so sure our receivers will be as good, they all had a down year but Mike was the only one seeing double coverage in most instances.
If we want to get better offensively it starts on that line. If you have a real good O-line everything falls into place, the run game improves, the pass blocking improves and the QB is better suited to make plays. IMHO if we want to see this offense get better we need a great offensive line first and foremost before we draft another receiver.
When we were 6-3 the O-line was pass blocking pretty well, Ben was having one of his best years, the receivers were getting open, and we were dominating time of possession. Also, we were one of the top teams in converting 3rd downs.....then the injuries.
Then receivers wern't getting open or dropped passes, holding penalties that killed drives. combine that with dumb block N the back penalties on good returns hurt us.
When a component of the offense breaks down, the entire offense breaks down and thats what we witnessed this season. I still believe the injuries were the main reason we faultered, how do you get any continuity when you have a different guy next to you on the field continuously?
Fumbles by Mendenhall, Wallace, Brown, Sanders = STARTERS
Game losing INT's by Ben = STARTER
Our starters lost us the majority of the games this season. Not the backups.
Never seen so many people so keen to throw away productive players- get rid of Wallace, get rid of Mendenhall, get rid of Foote, get rid of Woodley.
He 2nd guy in line is not always better than the guy on top of the pile.
Couldn't have said it better