Amongst all this anti-Wallace sentiment that is seemingly en vogue with Steeler fans these days, I'll stick to my guns in proclaiming that Wallace is still more valuable than Brown. I like Brown, and certainly want to keep him, but there are numerous guys around the league that can do what Brown does. We let Nate Washington walk once upon a time, and he had an Antonio Brown like season with significantly inferior quarterbacking (74-1023-7 for Nate, 69-1108-2 for Brown...I prefer Nate's stat line, since our 21st scoring offense could have used 5 more receiving TD's). On the other hand, no one else can offer the unique dimension that Wallace gives us. There are other fast guys in the league, but not to the tune of 171-3206-24 in their first 3 seasons in the league. Wallace is the one who is opening up things for Brown. Brown is solid...Wallace is spectacular.
1 Landon Collins SS Alabama
2 Byron Jones CB UConn
3 David Johnson RB N Iowa
4 Lyndon Trail OLB Norfolk St
5 Nick Marshall CB Auburn
6 Blake Bell TE Oklahoma
7 Travis Raciti DE San Jose St
Trade down w/ JAX:
2 Maxx Williams TE Minnesota
2 Nate Orchard OLB Utah
3 Laken Tomlinson OG Duke
3 Jaquiski Tartt SS Samford
4 Ronald Darby CB Florida St
5 Kurtis Drummond FS Michigan St
6 Cam Thomas CB W Kentucky
7 Malcolm Brown RB Texas
Wallace is more Nate Washington than Brown is. All Wallace gets is more touches than Nate did.
Brown is more Santonio Holmes like. More well rounded than Wallace.
Friday, 01 June 2012 08:28
Written by Ed Bouchette
--- And here is Antonio Brown on that offense: “We can be really good. It’ll start with blocking and making plays, run to set up the pass. We’re the ones to move the chains,’’ he said of the receivers. “but if the run is working, you got to do what you got to do to win.”
--- Emmanuel Sanders on Todd Haley’s offense: “It’s definitely fun for a young guy like me. I was only in Bruce Arians’ system two years so the change wasn’t that a big of a deal for me. But for Ben, a guy who has been in the NFL for nine years and been in the same offense, I can understand why it’s a little difficult. We’re definitely having fun. At the end of the day we have a new OC and we have to learn our plays in order to win next year and we have to complete passes, that is our goal.
--- They are lining up tight ends all over the place in practices.
Heath Miller said, ‘I do know we’ve been asked to do a lot of things right now, whether it be out of the backfield, split out, normal tight end stuff. It’s exciting for us as a group.”
It’ll start with blocking and making plays, run to set up the pass.
You guys still going to tell me how wrong I am? We should fire Tomlin and hire Cowher or Marty and make it official.
Last edited by Crash; 06-01-2012 at 10:07 PM.
Brown is the unique player. He's explosive like Steve Smith (Carolina) and has hands like Chris Carter. And I don't know this for sure, but he seems like the one willing to put in the work to be great.
And at this level, the athleticism becomes so close that difference between good and great usually comes down to who's mentally stronger. And that's where AB has the biggest edge and upside.
If Wallace is so much better, why didn't he get the nod of team MVP?
why the heck would sanders hold out for?
whats he done except collect a paycheck for being hurt most of his career