"The name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back of the jersey"
I believe that. The Steelers organization is eternal and the players are all replaceable carbon units.
The title of the article was "Brown working hard, ready to lead."
I agree with the first part. He is working hard this offseason, and that's great.
But as for being ready to be a leader...Why is he working out by himself? People always work out better when there is someone there with them rather than alone. You compete against each other, build team chemistry, and all get better together.
If he were a leader, wouldn't he try getting his fellow wideouts to work out with him? In addition to the standard cardio and lifting work, wouldn't he try to convince a QB to come throw him some passes, and some of the corners to cover him as he was working on his routes?
That is not to say that a group workout isn't in the future, but right now, Brown is setting an example...and the Steelers are putting that on blast on the website so that everyone can see the example...
God forbid a WR works hard and gets some pub...
If he stops the stupid taunting that crept into his game, he'd go a long way to being a better leader...
Well, yeah, of course. But that's besides the point. The point is... Given what we've seen from AB and MW, The AB personality/attitude is far more, preferable.Quote:
I don't know AB or MW personally. I'd prefer my son to be more like myself or someone I knew as opposed to someone I don't know.
What exactly have we seen from Wallace as far as his personality & attitude go? Most of the percieved 'bad attitude' from Wallace is exactly that- percieved. Something that a few fans have built into a quasi-truth about him- how he doesn't train hard, doesn't try, is a bad team mate.... has that EVER actually been reported?Quote:
Well, yeah, of course. But that's besides the point. The point is... Given what we've seen from AB and MW, The AB personality/attitude is far more, preferable.
The ONLY 'bad' thing that has actually come from his mouth is when he candidly said that because he isn't the focus in attack the way he was under Arians, that the Haley offense causes him to have lapses in concentration.
Every other 'bad' thing we read/talk about/hear about on Wallace is conjecture based on fan-hate.
On the other hand, how many times do we see Antonio Brown taunting the opposition?
Yes, Antonio also had some huge mistakes last season. He probably cost the team two games himself with huge fumbles and yes I wish he would quit his Santonio Holmes impersonation but he also showed effort when making those mistakes. He was trying to make a play and lost the ball but at least it wasn't a lack of effort or care for his team and teammates. That's where Mike Wallace failed himself, the Steelers and his peers. I hope he gets his money and I really don't want him in the AFC North but if it happens so be it. I just don't want him on my team anymore.
If he didn't put in, as is believed, he sill managed to outperform the other Steeler WR's. What does that say for either the efforts of the other Steeler WR's, or (cringe), the ability of the other WR's, if a half-effort WR that 'can't catch in traffic', or in fact, catch anything if a defender is within half a field of him (as some would like us to believe), has more catches (than all but Brown- and even then, how much difference was there?), more yards, more TD's?
THe only WR I see making an effort every time I watch him is Manny Sanders. He's not as talented as Wallace or as explosive as Brown. But he looks like he's trying to make an impact on every play.
But even Manny doesn't have his head on straight trying to act like the other WRs at times.
We need a new WR badly. Ben's been hamstrung by his WRs since Santonio left. I think it has cost us at least one SuperBowl. Brown needs to work on more than his athleticism.