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    How much do you want the steelers to pay wallace?

    I would like to see some people go on record on the wallace contract subject.
    Take into consideration of what you think wallaces brings to the team and how much you are willing to spend on those attributes.
    Lets use the length of contract that wallace will most likey see. Dont factor in the last few years of a super backloaded deal that the steelers wont ever pay.


    A) 6-6.5 mil per year
    B) 6.5-7 mil per year
    C) 7-7.5 mil per year
    D) 7.5-8 mil per year
    E) 8-8.5 mil per year
    F) 8.5-9 mil per year
    G) 9-9.5 mil per year
    H) 9.5-10 mil per year
    I) 10-10.5 mil per year
    H)10.5 +mil per year

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    I will go with F) 8.5-9 mil per year

    those #s are between what Marques Colsten and Desean Jackson signed for which seems about right to me...

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    Incentive based, as he continues to become a complete WR...short to medium routes in particular his contract goes up. He can't base his contract demands on deep ball yardage alone...that didn't help us win the SB when needed the most (see Santonio Holmes)
    ours is not to wonder why just invert and multiply...

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    Quote Originally Posted by costanza2k1 View Post
    Incentive based, as he continues to become a complete WR...short to medium routes in particular his contract goes up. He can't base his contract demands on deep ball yardage alone...that didn't help us win the SB when needed the most (see Santonio Holmes)
    so let me get this straight. Wallace now has to factor in WHERE he catches the ball to determine how much he gets paid? I find that patently absurd and would love to see another contract with that type of language.

    I think F is fair. Somewhere around 5 years, 45 million with about half that guaranteed.

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    I dont think he is worth more than 5 mil per. The guy is fast and that allows him to catch the deep ball. Teams have him figured out and it showed at the end of last season. It will continue to show at the beginning of this season.

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    I wouldn't go above 6.5 mill...

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    I wouldn't work out a deal right now b/c of Antonio Brown.
    So I'd stay right where we are at and let Wallace and Brown prove this year who's the better WR.
    We won't be keeping both and I'd put my money on BROWN to be the better of the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    I wouldn't work out a deal right now b/c of Antonio Brown.
    So I'd stay right where we are at and let Wallace and Brown prove this year who's the better WR.
    We won't be keeping both and I'd put my money on BROWN to be the better of the two.
    This sounds like a good idea. But, how would it be worked out? Yes, it would be nice for the Steelers to get another year to confirm their evaluation of the player but then it could backfire and he could absolutely price himself out of their range.
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    As D Rock has pointed out MW's stat production is very high. I was actually surprised looking at what he has done the past 3 years and in almost all the categories I think are important he is right there with the best of them and in many cases above these top 10 really high priced people. The real Steeler fans though, do know there are still some concerns.

    The question is can the Steelers risk losing this player. I don't think so. My guess is he will sign by Thursday afternoon.

    Uhh! It's either that or perhaps the rumor that Hines Ward has his dancing shoes in the shoemaker shop getting spikes put on is true. LOL

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    If Wallace put up his first half stats all last year he would be in the 10-11M/yr range. If he had the stats he had but had put them up in a more consistent fashion he would probably be in the 9-10M/yr range. Because he had a poor 2nd half of last season I think that gives the Steelers a bargaining chip and he should end up in the 8-9M/yr range with incentives that can push that towards the 10-11M if he shows the ability to be dominant for a full season. I'd say 6 years is the ideal contract length as that will take him to the age of 32 and if he is slowing down by them the team will know it and can cut ties, but if he is still cranking out productive seasons then the money he is being paid will be a great deal by that time.

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    B) Is my answer.
    I would be okay if the steelers gave him this amount. His speed has to be accounted for for opposing defenses but I dont want to lose more valuable pieces of this team in the near future by giving all our cap to wallace. We keep talking about our 'elite' qb, great TE, super solid wrs, outstanding oline, mendy comimng back and the speed of rainey and batch in the backfield. Do we really need to spend a ton of money on a guy that just runs fast in a straight line? I dont think so.

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