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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

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    Even in his college days, Ben has always severly underthrown WRs that go deep. I'm a little worried about this pick just for that reason. The Steelers need to stop trying out new WRs in the deep threat role. What they need to do is talk to Ben and let him know to pull the trigger earlier instead of waiting for a WR to get obvious separation.

    If you're watching the draft coverage they said he'll likely be used in the slot like a Wes Welker type and no doubt they snagged him up as a developmental guy behind Ward/Holmes/Sweed and will use him to return punts/kicks immediately.
    Maybe. But I think Holmes is a better option if you want to run Wes Welker plays. I still like the pick though. We need somebody athletic on the offense.

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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

    MIKE WALLACE STATS Receiving
    Statistics No Yds Avg TD
    2008 39 784 20.1 7
    2007 38 716 18.8 6
    2006 24 410 17.1 2
    Career 101 1,910 18.9 15
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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

    Quote Originally Posted by anjang86
    Even in his college days, Ben has always severly underthrown WRs that go deep. I'm a little worried about this pick just for that reason. The Steelers need to stop trying out new WRs in the deep threat role. What they need to do is talk to Ben and let him know to pull the trigger earlier instead of waiting for a WR to get obvious separation.
    I think you are looking at it wrong. Holmes isn't effective because he can burn people deep. He is effective because he can catch the quick slant, make one guy miss, and take it for 6. He can catch the curl, make one guy miss, and take it for 6. Plus, he can burn people and catch the deep ball. Good pick by the Steelers since he can also return punts/kicks.
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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

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    I can't find any punt return stats. Please tell me we didn't take a guy who has no experience returning punts. My three areas of highest need going in were the interior offensive line, defensive end and a return specialist, so I'm very happy. But punt return is a more glaring need than kick return with Mewelde Moore on the roster. If Wallace isn't that guy, I think this is a pretty bad pick.
    Moore can return punts. IIRC, he led the league a few years ago in punt returns.
    I believe you do remember correctly 43 and that's one of the reasons I was excited to get him (Moore) last year. That said, he couldn't separate himself for us and we even went with Holmes for a spark in that area.

    I was just really hoping for an electric punt return guy and he's never even sniffed a return...disappointing from that perspective. What happened to that midget from Arizona?



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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

    has he ever returned kicks at least? i cant find any punt return or kick stats for him

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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel
    I can't find any punt return stats. Please tell me we didn't take a guy who has no experience returning punts. My three areas of highest need going in were the interior offensive line, defensive end and a return specialist, so I'm very happy. But punt return is a more glaring need than kick return with Mewelde Moore on the roster. If Wallace isn't that guy, I think this is a pretty bad pick.
    Moore can return punts. IIRC, he led the league a few years ago in punt returns.
    I believe you do remember correctly 43 and that's one of the reasons I was excited to get him (Moore) last year. That said, he couldn't separate himself for us and we even went with Holmes for a spark in that area.

    I was just really hoping for an electric punt return guy and he's never even sniffed a return...disappointing from that perspective. What happened to that midget from Arizona?

    Tomlin needs to stop bouncing players around. It's his biggest downfall imo. He moves the OL around like ping pong balls, returners, corners, etc. You have to let them develop and get in rhythm, especially on the OL, secondary and returning.

    Moore will be fine or Wallace. Just make a freaking decision and stick with it.
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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel
    Quote Originally Posted by steelers43
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    I can't find any punt return stats. Please tell me we didn't take a guy who has no experience returning punts. My three areas of highest need going in were the interior offensive line, defensive end and a return specialist, so I'm very happy. But punt return is a more glaring need than kick return with Mewelde Moore on the roster. If Wallace isn't that guy, I think this is a pretty bad pick.
    Moore can return punts. IIRC, he led the league a few years ago in punt returns.
    I believe you do remember correctly 43 and that's one of the reasons I was excited to get him (Moore) last year. That said, he couldn't separate himself for us and we even went with Holmes for a spark in that area.

    I was just really hoping for an electric punt return guy and he's never even sniffed a return...disappointing from that perspective. What happened to that midget from Arizona?
    I think there is a chance that the guy from AZ could be available in the fifth. He seems like he could be a decent fit as a possession/slot guy, and in the late 5th, I wouldn't be opposed to the Steelers taking a shot on another WR with return ability.

    I think that Wallace will likely return kicks from day one. I'm not sure about him as a punt returner, but I've very comfortable with Moore returning kicks.

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    Courtesy: University of Mississippi
    Release: 01/29/2009

    CAREER: Holds Ole Miss records for single-game, season and career kickoff return yards ... Ranks second all-time in all-purpose yardage ... Stand third all-time at Ole Miss in TD receptions and fifth in receiving yards ... Recorded seven career 100-yard receiving games, second-most by a Rebel ... Topped the SEC in yards per reception in each of his final two seasons ... Competed in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl and totaled two catches for 41 yards and a TD and returned one kickoff 21 yards ... 2008: Named second team All-SEC as both a wide receiver and kick returner by Phil Steele ... Established Ole Miss single-season records for all-purpose yards (1,737) and kickoff return yards (861) ... Equaled the Rebel record for 100-yard receiving games with four ... Piled up the fifth-most receiving yards in school history (784) ... Led the SEC and ranked third in the NCAA (among top 100 WRs) in yards per catch (20.1) ... Led team and was sixth in the SEC in receiving yards per game (60.3) ... Finished third in the SEC in kickoff return average (24.6)
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    Re: 84 - Mike Wallace, WR

    wow thats very impressive!!!! i like that pick a lot

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    I dont mind the pick....I just think Louis Murphy or Juaquin Iglesias (who I think plays alot like Hines) would have been better choices.
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