Originally Posted by Eich
We're saying the same thing. I'm not saying we should try to sign a free agent like Fitz/Boldin. I'm saying draft a WR who is agressive in going after the ball (and hopefully TALL). Wallace's skill is speed. But to signficantly upgrade the WR group as a whole, we need a guy who plays agressive and can out-physical DBs. When Wallace's contract wasn't an issue, he wasn't good at this. And last year, he was simply awful in that respect, playing "not to get hurt".
who the hell quits for the fans? What in Gods Green Earth are you smoking? Plenty of players have to quit due to injuries... but who the hell quits for the fans? How does that even work?
I respect the fans too much to play in the NFL?
are you sipping, popping AND smoking? I know Wallace makes you angry but dammit, he made you ignant and crazy?
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Round 1, Pick 25 (25): Artie Burns, CB; Miami
Round 2, Pick 27 (58 ): Sean Davis, S; Maryland
Round 3, Pick 26 (89): Javon Hargrave, DT; South Carolina State
Round 4, Pick 25 (123): Jerald Hawkins, OT; LSU
Round 6, Pick 45 (220) (Compensatory Selection): Travis Feeney, OLB; Washington
Round 7, Pick 8 (229) (From Giants): DeMarcus Ayers, WR; Houston
Round 7, Pick 25 (246): Tyler Matakevich, OLB; Temple
Had Wallace taken the $10 million/year contract, his financial future could have been secured...he chose to gamble that he'd do better by going the UFA route. Will he get a big enough contract to offset the $7+ million he forfeited this past season by not taking the Steelers' offer? We shall see.
Sidney Rice - 18 mill guaranteed money.
Santonio Holmes - 24 mill in guaranteed money.
Vincent Jackson - 26 mill in guaranteede money.
Greg Jennings - 16.5 mill in guaranteed money.
Roddy White - 18.6 mill in guaranteed money.
Reggie Wayne - 12.5 guaranteed money
Andre Johnson - 48 mill guaranteed money
Miles Austin - 18 mill guaranteed money
Brandon Marshall - 25 mill guaranteed money
Calvin Johnson - 60 mill guaranteed money
Larry Fitz - 50 mill in guaranteed money
Guaranteed money offers more long term security then the overall value of a contract in the NFL. Basketball and baseball contracts are generally guaranteed. Wallace would had been a nut job to settle for a deal that only included 8.5 mill in guaranteed money based on what other WR's received.