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OK, so he missed most of the preseason. I can't argue that his strategy got him that much. BUT, if it takes him 4 games to become a factor in games, I think the Steelers will hold this grudge very deeply. I am secretly hoping Gilreath shows enough he can leapfrog Manny "made of glass" Sanders on the depth chart.
I'll forgive him the second he puts on the black and gold and starts balling.
That said, I might be more critical of him as I remember he doesn't love the Steelers as much as I do.
What's the average length of an NFL player's career? 3-4 years? In this case Wallace was not even under contract during the holdout. This wasnt a Revis situation where he was under contract and held out. Why the anger towards the guy? He's trying to get a long term deal so he doesn't have to worry about blowing out a knee in a preseason game while on a one-year contract. I don't fault him at all.
It's just not realistic to think every Steelers player is sitting in their black and gold basement twirling a Terrible Towel like the rest of us morons.
I wonder if my position as an employee who has outperformed a low salary as a result of being in a field where first year workers are essentially unknown commodities affects my view towards this.
I wish Wallace was with the team the whole time, but I also understand he needs to protect his future. I hold no ill will what so ever against him.