I agree 100%
I agree 100%
wallace does make this team better, at a decent price. wallace doesnt make this team better if we arent able to sign other playhers that could help us. how can you not see that?
I really don't care how much Mike Wallace makes, but I would rather see him with the Steelers than not. Can they win without him? Sure, they absolutely can. However, they will be a better team with him than without him. I have no problem with him or the team. It's business and each side has their agenda.
Contrast the actions of Wallace with those of a real Pittsburgh Steeler, Lamar Woodley. Two years ago Wodley was in the final year of his initial contract and scheduled to make $500,000. Because of the restrictions involved with the uncapped season, the Steelers were absolutely precluded from signing Woodley to any kind of reasonable extension. So Woodley was stuck playing for $500,000 that year. And what did Woodley do? He kept his mouth shut, showed up at the start of camp, played his ass off, helped get the Steelers to the Super Bowl, and got paid. Woodley wanted to be a Pittsburgh Steeler, Mike Wallace does not. I wouldn't trade Wallace, I'd let him stew. If he wants to show up for the final 6 games, then don't franchise him next year and take the 3rd round pick in 2014. The Steelers are bigger than Mike Wallce.
The Steelers are indeed bigger than Mike Wallace. That said, the Steelers have been around since 1933 and will be around for the foreseeable future. Mike Wallace will get a maximum NFL career of 10ish years. He's got to get all he can, while he can.
The 50 million dollar contract Wallace was offered and he refused was probably back end loaded just like Brown's and that is why Wallace turned them down. Ed Bouchette and many others believe the Steelers will not offer any more contracts to Wallace, even if he signs the tender, because of Brown's new contract. Does everyone else agree?
1. T.J Watt, OLB/DE, Wisconsin - will be a huge mistake if available and we pass
2. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
3. Kevin King, CB, Washington
3. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
4. Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic
5. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
6. Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State (How can you go wrong with that name, however the sample size is so small that his dad may be better even in his 50's)
7. Alec Torgersen, QB, Pennsylvania