ie. if the teams don't ever have to live up to their word, then why should the players be held to that standard?
From my fan point of view, I don't care what a guy makes. I want them to make the least possible that still keeps them happy and productive, but leaves extra money for other players so my team can be as good as possible and win more SuperBowls.
I feel as a fan like I'm the one being held hostage in these negotiations. I just want my player in camp and healthy and I don't want my team overpaying.
At the end of the day, the Steelers and Wally will both be well taken care of. I just feel sorry for the poor kid that owns a Wally jersey and doesn't know if his favorite player will be a Steeler any longer.
Some players play fo the love of the game, wanting a championship, to be a part of a team or just for the money. It would be nice to have all those things when you sign but, I doubt it ends up that way for many. I think money is Wallaces main attraction. Me, I'm a team player first and then I worry about the money. I'm very loyal to my family and friends and to my co-workers which happen to be my employees.
Is it wrong that Wallace wants the top, top dollar ? Probably not but, money isn't everything. No guarantee he will get a SB win with the Steelers or anyother team but I like his chances with us. He'll make new friends and fans wherever he goes so that isn't an issue for him. The dude wants the money and that is all that matters to him so...........let him do what pleases him and forget about it. We won before Wallace and we will win after Wallace. For the scratch he is asking for I say let him go and use that coin on building an ever better Steeler team.
Mike, ask Merriweather, Thigpen, Carnell Lake, Santonio, Faneca if it was worth the extra dollars to leave an icon of a team. Their pride might tell you one thing but deep in their hearts, they would have loved to remain a Steeler.
He can sit out all of training camp and then sign the tender w/o even losing a dime?
Anyone know this answer?
Seems like his type of character.
If Wallace doesn't show up when the games actually start, then he'd lose that money (about $170K per game...1/16th of that RFA tender for each game missed).
wallace is also being offered the absolute most he can be legally given this year based on his cba rules. so he is being paid properly, actually he was offered more than he could have been and he also could have had his offer reduced on june 15th, but the steelers took the high road and bargained in good faith. so actually, wallace did break trust when he had the chance to sign his tender and continue to negotiate but chose not to.
None of us know what's going on behind the scene so...let's hope MW signs his tender tomorrow and reports to camp in time to play against the eagles. Truth is, we need him. He's a specialist.
Last edited by Decleater; 08-06-2012 at 04:10 PM.
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