I am not a MW hater, actually enjoy the guy on the field but the bottom line is he doesn't want to play for what we can afford to pay him and his loss can be made up with a different OC and better O Line play..
I think honestly we score more points this year whether Mw is there or not....
its off season, so everybody is optimistic. hell, i am too.
but, we've heard this every year. we poo pood the loss of santonio, then were left to wonder what might have been if he was there for the last drive in the SB loss. this team is built to win now, so even a slight change can hurt us for a chance at another ring
i'm optimistic the O can be better cause we have finally have seem to address the OL woes, but i'll believe it when i see it. and they are young so i would expect some growing pains.
taking the offense's most dangerous weapon away from a unit that ranked 21st doesnt look good on paper
Its a new offense that hopefully gets the ball in the hands of our play-makers early so they can run a little bit..and If Brown can become the play-maker that Holmes was for us we will be much better off. Wallace not playing really shouldn't hurt us all that much, the Front office knew this and that's why they did what they did in my opinion.
I'd like to see all of the weapons used...
Sanders ran a 4.41 at the combine...we all know how fast Brown is...
I think the Steelers can be fine without Wallace, as long as Ben plays well and the red zone scoring is improved...
Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.
Brown got $42.5 million on the basis of one 1100 yard, 2 TD season in which Mike Wallace drew the oppositions best CB consistently and also had safety help over the top shading toward his side to prevent the big play, meaning that Brown routinely faced single coverage against a #2 corner. While Brown was successful last season in this setup, who's to say what will happen when Brown draws top corners and double teams? Yeah, I know people were saying the same thing about how Hines Ward would respond when Plaxico left, but Hines was a 7 year veteran coming off 4 straight 1000 yard seasons when Plax left, which is a far cry from a 6th round pick entering his 3rd NFL season.
Signing Wallace to an extension not only gives us a potentially dominant deep threat in his own right, but also helps assure that Brown can continue to live up to his new contract (Brown has never been "THE MAN" yet in his brief NFL career, and we don't know how he will respond to that level of attention from defenses). Everyone seems to realize that this is a passing league now, but in the same breath considers the guys on the receiving end of those passes to be easily replaceable carbon units who aren't worth any significant money.
I think the guys name was Taylor or whom ever that played across from either Jerry Rice or maybe someone playing across from Michale Irving that was signed by the Tampa Bay Bucs. He was great when he was just the supporting actor but when the Bucs made him the leading man........his career soured real fast. I hope this is not the case with Brown and I don't think it will be as long as he is mentally tough. With his work ethic that they continue to rave about he, should be fine. I see Brown more in the mold of dare I say, Jimmy Smith type or Hines Ward with quickness.