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    Quote Originally Posted by bowldog View Post
    get rid of Plax and let Wallace go and draft 2 wr in the draft because we also need help on Special teams which neither can do at this point.
    The special teams issue is a good point. Part of why Plaxico was signed in the offseason and was deactivated is because neither he nor Cotchery play special teams. Hard to keep too many WRs who don't.

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    Did anyone look at the Stats for Wallace prior to this year? He proved he can be very productive but this year he underperformed no doubt, but most players on that team underperformed thats why we are home.
    Wallace is STILL the best receiver on the Steelers roster, even in his worst year he led all receivers in yards so I'm not going to trash the guy for one bad season.
    We had a bad year so people are looking for scapegoats, you don't have to look too far plenty of goats on the steeler roster who had a bad year not just Wallace.
    We didn't need a big receiver last year did we? and the year before? Thinking all of a sudden a big receiver will cure our ills isn't looking at the entire picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    Did anyone look at the Stats for Wallace prior to this year? He proved he can be very productive but this year he underperformed no doubt, but most players on that team underperformed thats why we are home.
    Wallace is STILL the best receiver on the Steelers roster, even in his worst year he led all receivers in yards so I'm not going to trash the guy for one bad season.
    We had a bad year so people are looking for scapegoats, you don't have to look too far plenty of goats on the steeler roster who had a bad year not just Wallace.
    We didn't need a big receiver last year did we? and the year before? Thinking all of a sudden a big receiver will cure our ills isn't looking at the entire picture.
    Over his last 23 games, Wallace did not prove that he was worth a big contract...that is not hate, that is a simple observation...

    We didn't need a big WR in 2011 because we ran a different offense in 2011...with Haley's offense, a big WR will be able to thrive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    I hate to break it to you, but there is no world in which Plaxico Burress now is a better WR than Wallace.

    Wallace had an awful year and will probably be overpaid, but his departure leaves the Steelers with a below average group of WRs and another hole that needs to be filled.
    Yeah, no kidding...Plaxico will turn THIRTY-SIX during training camp. He caught all of THREE PASSES this season (and only one catch in games that meant anything). Yeah...he's the answer. For those who lament Mike Wallace's attitude, do you forget that Plaxico's attitude was worse back when he was 26?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Yeah, no kidding...Plaxico will turn THIRTY-SIX during training camp. He caught all of THREE PASSES this season (and only one catch in games that meant anything). Yeah...he's the answer. For those who lament Mike Wallace's attitude, do you forget that Plaxico's attitude was worse back when he was 26?
    Plax will cost a fraction of what Wallace will cost. He still has good hands and creates matchup problems against smaller defenders. Is he a long term fix? Obviously not. But may make a nice WR for 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Yeah, no kidding...Plaxico will turn THIRTY-SIX during training camp. He caught all of THREE PASSES this season (and only one catch in games that meant anything). Yeah...he's the answer. For those who lament Mike Wallace's attitude, do you forget that Plaxico's attitude was worse back when he was 26?
    a bullet, jail cell and time changed all that. Plax isn't the answer but he is a short term solution.

    ..and Brown may have cost us a game or made some mental errors but it wasn't from a lack of trying. Brown has a few things to clean up but a bad attitude isn't one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Yeah, no kidding...Plaxico will turn THIRTY-SIX during training camp. He caught all of THREE PASSES this season (and only one catch in games that meant anything). Yeah...he's the answer. For those who lament Mike Wallace's attitude, do you forget that Plaxico's attitude was worse back when he was 26?
    I don't think Plaxico is the answer or better than Wallace. I do think he could teach Wallace a couple of things that would make Mike a better receiver. How to draw a pass interference being one of them.

    While Burress only caught 3 passes I think he was responsible for 3 touchdowns. Given he was rarely on the field I think that he has a great ratio of plays to steeler touchdowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    I hate to break it to you, but there is no world in which Plaxico Burress now is a better WR than Wallace.

    Wallace had an awful year and will probably be overpaid, but his departure leaves the Steelers with a below average group of WRs and another hole that needs to be filled.
    When is there an off season when a player leaving DOESN'T leave a hole at some position? It is the norm. Adjust, adapt, make it happen. Deal with it. Oh, and as much as Wallace played like a wet fart, he created a hole BY PLAYING in Pgh last season. We will be better without him. Watch and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    a bullet, jail cell and time changed all that. Plax isn't the answer but he is a short term solution.

    ..and Brown may have cost us a game or made some mental errors but it wasn't from a lack of trying. Brown has a few things to clean up but a bad attitude isn't one of them.
    Brown will be better when his "young $" buddy is gone. But let's not forget the image of Brown just standing there, looking at the football in the end zone, and not bothering to bend over or fall on it, costing us a TD vs. SD, in a game that we lost. That certainly ___WAS___ an example of him not bothering to give any effort, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    When is their an off season when a player leaving DOESN'T leave a hole at some position? It is the norm. Adjust, adapt, make it happen. Deal with it. Oh, and as much as Wallace played like a wet fart, he created a hole BY PLAYING in Pgh last season. We will be better without him. Watch and see.
    Typically the Steelers try to groom a backup plan. When Aaron Smith left, Ziggy stepped in. When Keisel goes, Heyward will step in. Foote taking over for Farrior.

    There are holes that occur becuase of age and you cannot prevent those. Wallace is a younger player and that is the difference.

    Again, I was as displeased with his play as anybody this year, but his departure will weaken the team.

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