Laughable? You absolutely can comapre Wallace to Moss's ability to be a deep ball "Bomb" threat. No one said he has Moss's all around talent... Not for a second. Moss was most certainly the better player in his early years. But Wallace is in that vertical threat category that can burn teams and instantly change the complection of a game... For the record I am no Wallace fan and I hope the door doesn't slap him in the butt for turing down 10M a year (if true). My point is that not just any receiver can replace Wallace's big play skillset and what that has done for the offense...
1st Eli Harold OLB / Kevin Johnson CB
2nd PJ Williams CB / Danielle Hunter OLB
3a Jesse James TE
3b Eric Rowe DB
4th Lorenzo Mauldin OLB
5th Karlos Williams RB
6th Ray Drew DE
7a DaVaris Daniels WR
7b Max Garcia OL
For the record, the best WR in this draft class, in Chadman's opinion, is DaRick Rogers.
But the dude is a character concern, and here's betting the Steelers steer well clear of character issues this season.
As for Brown playing the "x"... Brown is not 'fast' (4.5, but he is quick. Wallace was fast. The only reason Brown performed better running Wallace's routes was because he didn't know the routes run by Hines Ward. So to accomodate this, they moved Wallace into Ward's role, and put Brown in Wallace's role. Or something like that. Apparently the plan is to now put Brown into the "x" fulltime, so the Steelers need a WR to run Hines' old routes.
How successful this will be is yet to be determined.
Schiavone's Race Career:
I think that Brown can easily be an X...
He is within 1 inch, 6 lbs and .02 sec 40 time of Santonio Holmes' numbers at the NFL combine...
Holmes was an excellent X WR for us...Brown can be as well...