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    How Important are Wallace's negatives?

    Despite what I assume was a heroic effort by the coaching staff, he remains a 1-trick pony - awesome at taking the top off.

    But IMO there are an awful lot of negatives, and I don't just mean the unreliability of his hands (an example, though not the only one, was the drop last night just before the TD catch).

    For example, I noticed last night that he let the team down BADLY in the flat at least twice - asked to block someone so a screen or a RB can get by, and failing miserably. THEN, he walks away with the body English of "I don't give a F--'". Doesn't turn back to look at the play, doesn't help his pancaked team mate off the ground.

    Also - Wolfley on the radio last night said his body English actually HURT the Steelers on two plays. He was supposed to line up wide as a decoy, but his mopey body English made it clear he wasn't expecting to get the ball, so the LBs keyed in on the middle of the field and broke up a pass once and stopped a run real short once.

    As you can tell by the way I'm writing this, I have serious doubts about Wallace's value, especially in this time of $$ needed to fill other positions of need (OL, DB, NT ... LB?).

    Do you guys disagree, or maybe not?


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    Important enough that he won't get more than $10M from the Steelers.

    It's becoming clear that Wallace may be a luxury we can't afford long term. Maybe franchise him for another year and use his butt up but not long term. We are about to have real and immediate needs at Strong Safety, OLB, ILB and probably still on the OL. Since there is no cap bump until 2014 we need every penny we can get to replenish those positions.
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    Id rather use the $$$ on a desparately needed CB.

    10 million on Wallace for a year can be spent else where.


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    Wallace has a lot of flaws, and his inconsistent play and drops the past few weeks have been troubling. However, I think this offense will suffer without him. Wallace, Brown, Sanders and Cotchery is among the better WR groups in the NFL. Change that to Brown, Sanders and Cotchery and suddenly the Steelers have a very mediocre group of WRs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Wallace has a lot of flaws, and his inconsistent play and drops the past few weeks have been troubling. However, I think this offense will suffer without him. Wallace, Brown, Sanders and Cotchery is among the better WR groups in the NFL. Change that to Brown, Sanders and Cotchery and suddenly the Steelers have a very mediocre group of WRs.

    You can get an excellent college WR early in any draft especially with so many teams in college playing pass happy spread offenses. These young WRs are coming out much better prepared for sophisticated passing offenses. Plus Cotchery is way under utilized in our offense. If Wallace goes we get a very capable, quality WR more time on the field.
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    I noticed Wallace's weak azzz blocks too...

    I also noticed in the Philly game when Mendenhall scored Brown was whooping it up with Mendenhall in the end zone. I'm not sure if Wallace was on the field on that play but he damn sure wasn't up in Mendenhall's face congratulating him.

    Wallace is starting to remind me of some of those WR's who don't give a damn when we score unless he is the one with the ball. Maybe I'm nitpicking but if he want's big money he needs to act like a captain/mentor and lead by example.

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    I'd be perfectly happy moving forward with Brown, Sanders, Cotchery and another 3rd round draft pick.
    He's not worth $10million ... everyone's replaceable
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    If Pro Bowl voting took place today, only 3 Steelers would deserve any sort of consideration (certainly no one on defense, OL or RB). Ben with 10 TD passes in 5 games, Heath with 4 TD catches in 5 games, and Wallace who also has 4 TD catches in 5 games. Ben's our leader, Heath is Mr. Reliable, and Wallace is our deep threat. And yet Steeler fans dump loads and loads of crap on our one true big play weapon on offense. Why? Because we are guessing what he wants to be paid in the future? What about the present? The fact is we are paying him $2.7 million this year...less than Larry Foote is getting, never mind Larry Fitzgerald...and he's given us 21 catches for 345 yards and 4 TD's. What about the past? He made $1.7 TOTAL for his first 3 seasons and gave us 171 catches for 3206 yards and 24 TD's. There are so many guys on this team that you could legitimately complain about this season...but Wallace is far from the guy who should be getting skewered...he's PERFORMING at a BARGAIN PRICE for us AGAIN. There are plenty of players who aren't living up to what they are being paid right now, but people seem to be obsessed about whether Wallace is living up to what he might be getting paid at some point in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    If Pro Bowl voting took place today, only 3 Steelers would deserve any sort of consideration (certainly no one on defense, OL or RB). Ben with 10 TD passes in 5 games, Heath with 4 TD catches in 5 games, and Wallace who also has 4 TD catches in 5 games. Ben's our leader, Heath is Mr. Reliable, and Wallace is our deep threat. And yet Steeler fans dump loads and loads of crap on our one true big play weapon on offense. Why? Because we are guessing what he wants to be paid in the future? What about the present? The fact is we are paying him $2.7 million this year...less than Larry Foote is getting, never mind Larry Fitzgerald...and he's given us 21 catches for 345 yards and 4 TD's. What about the past? He made $1.7 TOTAL for his first 3 seasons and gave us 171 catches for 3206 yards and 24 TD's. There are so many guys on this team that you could legitimately complain about this season...but Wallace is far from the guy who should be getting skewered...he's PERFORMING at a BARGAIN PRICE for us AGAIN. There are plenty of players who aren't living up to what they are being paid right now, but people seem to be obsessed about whether Wallace is living up to what he might be getting paid at some point in the future.
    he's a bargain because he chose to be a bargain. anyone who actually watches wallace on the field instead of on high lights or the stat sheet knows that wallace is not performing at the 10+ million per that he and some fans want him to get paid. i am fairly certain the the organization noticed how he fell off last year and how he has acted during the off season and now on the field and are comforted with their decision not to pay him the ridiculous amount he demanded. wallace acts like a little bitch on the field when he doesnt get the ball...period

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    If Pro Bowl voting took place today, only 3 Steelers would deserve any sort of consideration (certainly no one on defense, OL or RB). Ben with 10 TD passes in 5 games, Heath with 4 TD catches in 5 games, and Wallace who also has 4 TD catches in 5 games. Ben's our leader, Heath is Mr. Reliable, and Wallace is our deep threat. And yet Steeler fans dump loads and loads of crap on our one true big play weapon on offense. Why? Because we are guessing what he wants to be paid in the future? What about the present? The fact is we are paying him $2.7 million this year...less than Larry Foote is getting, never mind Larry Fitzgerald...and he's given us 21 catches for 345 yards and 4 TD's. What about the past? He made $1.7 TOTAL for his first 3 seasons and gave us 171 catches for 3206 yards and 24 TD's. There are so many guys on this team that you could legitimately complain about this season...but Wallace is far from the guy who should be getting skewered...he's PERFORMING at a BARGAIN PRICE for us AGAIN. There are plenty of players who aren't living up to what they are being paid right now, but people seem to be obsessed about whether Wallace is living up to what he might be getting paid at some point in the future.
    more TDs in 5 games then our "better all around WR" has in his career

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