he didnt sign for fitz typr money. what he likey wanted was more guaranteed money. understandable cause anyone could be cut late in the contract at a bargain of a salary cap hit.
negotiations ended once they gave a boatload of money to brown. i like AB, but he has a way to go to even match wally's stats. imagine this board's reaction if it was wallace who fumbled 2 in the 4th quarter where we had leads and eventually lost.
as far as your assessment of the wideouts. it sounds like a lot of predictions of last years group. 'top 5 in the league' top 10 in the league'
in reality they werent even close. the league is filled with big, fast, physical receivers (and with today's rules) give them a superior advantage. we dont have even one of those types.
look to dallas, atlanta, denver for dangerous WR corps. i'm hoping our can reach top 15
I still see Brown's potential being higher than Steve Smith. Manny reminds me of Marvin Harrison. And Wheaton has looked like a lightning fast version of Hines Ward. Who knows if these guys will live up to the full potential?
On another note, I think Wally could have been as productive as Jerry Rice if he had better hands. Wally did start off his career with some crazy numbers. But at the end of the day, I think it was his attitude that kept him out of Pittsburgh. Not sure if it was right or wrong, but it is what it is at this point.
cruz is 6'0 205 LBs.
bigger then any guys we're relying on to make an impact. my concern with them is against big physical corners and being able to get off the line of scrimmage
I don't care about stats. I care about effort. Wallace didn't show effort on a lot of plays. How many passes did Wallace let fall that if he fought for he would have caught. Remember all those reactions on the board when Wallace got outplayed by a slower smaller corner?
The flaw in the thinking is people look at TOTAL numbers not per season amounts.
Browns contract is for 43 mil while Wallace is getting 60 mil. But the gap is far greater than it looks.
Brown has a 6-year deal, while Wallace has a 5 year deal.
Annually we are talking 12 mil versus 7 mil.
Wallace's annual salary of 12 mil is "ELITE" only Megatron and Fitz make more "annually".
Browns 7 mil deal annually is a very average new contract for a starting receiver. Far from a "boatload" by NFL receiver standards.
Wallace is gone... move on people.