I think Timmons is judged by different standards because he was taken at 1.15. I think Timmons should have been in Pro-Bowl in 2010 and in 2011 he was moved all over the place because of injuries to other LB corp. Timmons played well last season. He was not a pro-bowl player last season but can't blame him. He was the best LB Steelers had. I think spence and Timmons could become explosive dynamic LB pair on 3rd down this year.
Steelers Draft 2015
Rd 1: Devante Parker - WR/ Kevin Johnson - CB
Rd 2: Danielle Hunter -OLB
Rd 3: Steven Nelson - CB
Rd 4: Derron Smith - S
Rd 5: Henry Anderson - DE
Rd 6: Wes Saxton - TE
Rd 7: Deon Simon - DT
I wonder if Walace has noticed what Sidney Crosby just did. Essentially took no pay raise in order to help the team and keep them healthy under the salary cap so that the flexibility to make the team better is there. A very different attitude than looking at the top salary and wanting to be at that number just because.
If Wallace drags this out he will have a serious public relations issues with the fans in Pittsburgh especially when we all know what a class act gesture Crosby just did.
when you consider how much time he missed and the possibility of another concussion forcing him out for an extended period of time one has to wonder if the Pens made the right decision.
Wallace wants the team to show him the money in case he gets injured like Crosby...
apples to oranges on this one IMO.
If Wallace wants to be the face of the Steelers make the sacrifices that earns you that status.
After all these discussions, I just hope Wallace didn't ask for Fitzgerald money and it turns out to be a rumor.
I can understand Wallace wanting a long term deal. I can understand him wanting to start negotiations around the 50 mil range. But how can he think he's worth 125 mil? Personally, I don't think any WR is worth that money but I KNOW Wallace isn't worth that money. Doesn't Wallace find it embarrasing that he's asking for money that just about the entire population knows he isn't worth? It's laughable and he's making a fool of himself (if it's not a rumor).
Like I said, it's one thing to start negotiations on the high end. But 125 million? Come on Wallace, get real.
Crosby had one concussion as a Penguin. The second issue was the un-diagnosed nerve issue in his neck. Which sometimes can mirror concussion symptoms.
Much of his contract is covered by insurance. Not fully, but enough that if he has to quit early it won't affect this teams budget all that much.