Now that Brown has a contract, he'll be able to start all 16 games and he won't be taken out of the game in the red zone either...
Miller scored 2 TDs in 2010 and 2011...the season before that, he scored 7...perhaps Arians should have called his number a little more...
I'm not worried...I believe these guys are capable and will rise to the occasion now that the opportunity to do so is there...
The standard is the standard...
Brown $42.5 million, nor do I think they would have offered Wallace $9 million+ per year, and still be telling teams that he's not available for trade, if they thought WRs "don't matter that much."
I know what you are trying to say but Pippen without Jordan would have been a better analogy. It's easy to make a good WR look bad if he plays for the Bucs, Raiders, Dolphins, etc...
11+ million for 8 td wr doesnt sound like much of a bargain.
11+ million doesnt sound like much of a bargain for a guy that opens up stuff for 2 td guys underneath.
11+ million doesnt sound like a smart move if he only opens up his team mates for a total of 13 tds from his franchise qb.
i am willing to bet between those 4 guys you listed, they will take care of the 8 tds that wallace provided.
Wallace is a weapon, and weapon's cost money. Am I suggesting that we pay him 11+ million? No. But contracts can be structured so they have a minimum base salary in year one (which the team would like so that he fits into our tight cap structure), with greater signing bonus guaranteed dollars than Brown got (which Wallace would like because it gives him security), and possibly even a big ol' balloon payment at the very end that he will never see (which Wallace's agent would like, because it helps his reputation by making it look like he got Wallace a huge deal, even if the money at the very end is only phantom dollars (he'd be cut or have a new deal before that final year's salary kicked in).
Antonio Brown is a really nice guy. This is a great contract for both parties as Brown gets a raise and some guaranteed money while the Steelers don't have to pay a ton in guaranteed money and can part ways with Brown in a few years if he doesn't live up to the contract.
Last edited by steelblood; 07-31-2012 at 05:09 PM.
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2 Stephen Tuitt DE Notre Dame
3c Keith McGill CB Utah
4 Ross Cockrell CB Duke
5 Jordan Zumwalt ILB UCLA
5c Anton Exum S Va Tech
6 Trey Millard FB/TE Oklahoma
7 Cody Latimer WR Indiana
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