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Thread: Report: Vikings expected to battle Dolphins for Mike Wallace

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    So the Steelers were stupid when they paid Hines big money?

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    You see what is happening here? Teams that don't have a backup plan get desperate right about now. They end up throwing ungodly amounts of money at players less-deserving and in the end screw it up for teams that try to do it the right way. If Wallace gets $12M, how much should a C Johnson or L Fitzergald get?.... owners are so stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    A few inaccuracies here:

    1. He wasn't a holdout, he was a free agent.
    Well, depends on how you use the term "holdout"...he was definitely "holding out" for more money...But you're correct that he was a free agent and not under contract at the time. So he was nothing like the player under contract who doesn't show up.

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    2. He did learn the offense, he had his playbook while not under contract. He knew the offense so well that his coaches were impressed with how much he did know when they gave him a crash course test the week he signed his tender and reported.
    Good point and good for you for pointing it out.

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    Hopefully, the Steelers will find Wallace's replacement in the draft...but there's always the danger they could select Limas II instead.

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    Oh, and enough with "the Steelers don't lose any players they would like to keep" hogwash...the Steelers would like to keep Wallace...and Keenan Lewis...and Harrison...and some of the other players they will likely lose...but it all comes down to money. They're cap-strapped. So they have to prioritize, and do the best they can for the overall TEAM. And that will mean releasing some of these players.

    Again, this upcoming draft is crucial. They need to "score" on just about every selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    A few inaccuracies here:

    1. He wasn't a holdout, he was a free agent.

    2. He did learn the offense, he had his playbook while not under contract. He knew the offense so well that his coaches were impressed with how much he did know when they gave him a crash course test the week he signed his tender and reported.
    Looked who Crashed the party. Welcome back to the Planet

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer View Post
    Looked who Crashed the party. Welcome back to the Planet
    I called it in the "Ben Arm Strength" thread yesterday :
    Siggy, something about the way you post reminds me a lot of a former contributor to this board whose user name started with a "C" and rhymed with "rash"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    I called it in the "Ben Arm Strength" thread yesterday :
    Dang you win

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    Mike Wallace free agent rumors: Dolphins 'lead dog' to sign WR, per report

    By Adam Stites on Mar 9 2013

    The nice South Florida weather could be the reason that Mike Wallace chooses to join the Dolphins.

    With multiple teams prepared to pay Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace plenty in free agency, the Miami Dolphins are the "lead dog" to acquire the receiver thanks to their warm climate, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.

    But the steamy climate where the Dolphins are based could be the tiebreaker as Wallace mulls where to play.

    "He prefers warm weather," the source said.

    Wallace, 26, was a third-round pick of the Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Mississippi, and quickly made an impact on the team with 32 touchdowns in four seasons. The deep threat is consistently among the NFL's best in yards per reception, although his production dropped off some in 2012 with the absence of Ben Roethlisberger.

    The Dolphins were content to trade away receiver Brandon Marshall during the 2012 offseason, but struggled to find a replacement for him in the passing game. While Brian Hartline accumulated 1,083 yards receiving, no wideout on the team managed to haul in more than one touchdown pass, and the lack of receiving threats made things difficult for rookie Ryan Tannehill.

    Per Marvez, Wallace is expected to draw offers that would average between $11 and $12 million per season.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/3/9...ncy/in/3847997

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    http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/...d-to-patriots/

    Patriots might be in the mix too for Wallace.

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