I said as much in another post. The Browns defensive backs have been flagged mercilessly this season for PIs. If any of the Steelers WR could make moves for the ball, it would have been good for a couple of PIs. The only one that figured that out today was 'old man' Burress.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
I'm done with Mike as a Steeler. He truly is the one-trick pony his coach said he was. He cannot and will not make a play on the ball if there is anyone around him. I just don't understand how that works. He got outplayed for a ball by a CB today and made no effort on the deep ball that hit Ward in the head. Everyone says that the ball that was picked off was behind him but he is a WR that is asking for a major deal. You have to make that play to legitimize things. C'mon now...the Steelers have no choice but to resign Lewis at this point and that will mean there is no room for Mike under the salary cap and I'm fine with that. WR's can be found in the draft and the Steelers will have a top 3 before the draft of Brown, Sanders, and Cotchery! That's not terrible!! It's time for the team and the player to move on to greener pastures. BTW, take Spindenhall with you!!!
Dear Mr. Wallace,
you and your agent should have accepted the Steelers' final contract offer.
If Wallace didn't hold out for elite money then he wouldn't get this type of criticism.
The facts about wallace based on everyone that watches him play:
He's very, very fast. With his speed alone, he can make a 10 yard reception into an 80 yard touchdown.
He can take the top off of coverage.
He has elite speed.
He doesn't have elite hands.
He doesn't fight for the ball.
Catches the ball if it's dropped in his breadbasket but doesn't make great catches in traffic.
Can show lack of effort at times.
All things considered.... He's not an elite WR in my mind and he's not an elite a WR in *most* GM's minds. I'd be shocked if he's a steeler next year.
lol.... Wallace is more concerned with wining the race then catching the ball...
Originally Posted by SidSmythe
Shouldn't we assume the WR coaches are trying to teach Wallace that skill, but he is unable to learn it?
Originally Posted by Oviedo
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
Hall of Famer
I have been critical of Wallace at times this season, but to try to blame him for Pi$$ poor throws by Batch is just about as backwards as it gets. You are paying Wallace for his blistering speed, to run past defenders and get open and catch the homerun ball. He DID just that. He got open, but the ancient QB under threw him by 5-10 yards. And you want to blast him for now stopping and coming back for the ball? The defenders were in a better position to to make a play because they were beaten and trailing Mike and the ball was thrown to THEM, not MIKE. Come on guys, it's frustrating, but try to see things for what they are. Batch couldn't even throw a spiral in the first half and he has no arm left. Where's your Mr. Batch, you need to retire letter?
The last Steeler that PO'd me as much as Wallace was Kent Graham. Good bye Mike, you aren't Steelers material.
Originally Posted by Jooser
i could have swore that a lot of the wallace lovers that wanted to 'pay the man' stated that he has developed into a complete receiver. wallace runs all the routes. goes across the middle. runs the short stuff. plays the slot. they claim that he is more than just a one trick pony and that tomlin uses that as a term of endearment with wallace.