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    Big Ben on Wallace: Steelers will miss him, Dolphins are lucky

    Big Ben on Wallace: Steelers will miss him, Dolphins are lucky

    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 5, 2013



    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks the Dolphins are going to get their money’s worth from their five-year, $60 million contract with receiver Mike Wallace.

    Roethlisberger told TheFinsiders.com that Wallace is a complete receiver, and much more than just a deep threat with great speed.

    “Mike is way more,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s to Mike’s credit. Mike is really focused on becoming a better receiver. So he’s focused on his route running. He’s focused on running out-routes, and curl-routes, and in-routes and doing all the little things that’s required to become a great wide receiver. That’s why he, to me, is one of the best in the league, because he not only has that speed – he can run by anybody – but he can run routes and he can get open. That’s why we’re going to miss him, and the Dolphins are lucky to have him.”

    Roethlisberger added that Wallace will be a strong presence in the Dolphins’ locker room.

    “He’s a great teammate, obviously a great player, but I thought he was even better off the field. Just a great guy, great teammate. Miami is very lucky to have him because he’s a great player,” Roethlisberger said.

    Wallace will need to be every bit as great as Roethlisberger says he is to be worth the money the Dolphins are paying him.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ins-are-lucky/

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    I saw this earlier on nfl.com and just can't wait to see how people spin this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    I saw this earlier on nfl.com and just can't wait to see how people spin this one.
    Yeah, the article came from a Dolphins blog. Of course Ben was going to say nice things about Wallace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Yeah, the article came from a Dolphins blog. Of course Ben was going to say nice things about Wallace.
    That's what I was thinking too. There are Steelers fans that I know that will think it's some kind of coded way of Ben talking down the FO or something. In reality, he was just saying some nice things about a friend.

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    Two rings w/o Wallace, zero with.
    Not really concerned,
    Ben cried what we less Burress go and won championships without him.

    But Ben makes Sportcenter highlights way more with Wallace, so I guess it's a big loss.

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    Losing a 1000 yard receiver that is starting to come into his own is never easy but he was just at a number that Steelers couldn't pay. I'm sure that the FO would have loved to have had him back too.
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    I actually agree with Ben. However, I wish he would have went on to explain how an offense can look so damn pathetic with Wallace, Brown, Sanders and Cotchery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williar View Post
    I actually agree with Ben. However, I wish he would have went on to explain how an offense can look so damn pathetic with Wallace, Brown, Sanders and Cotchery.
    Amen brother!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by williar View Post
    I actually agree with Ben. However, I wish he would have went on to explain how an offense can look so damn pathetic with Wallace, Brown, Sanders and Cotchery.
    So if our offense was pathetic with two of of our TD' leaders Wallace and Miller plus the above, how will it be without Wallace and Miller for part of the season.




    Quote Originally Posted by JDSteeler View Post
    Stop the BS Ben...we all saw what Wally was about, and he has no hands...
    Wally will be exposed as a fraud...he just stole 60m from the fish...

    Can't wait until Wally shows up in Pittsburgh!!!!!

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    Check the Stats on dropped passes by all NFL receivers, there are several that had more drops than Wallace.
    Last edited by supersteeler; 04-06-2013 at 12:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post

    Check the Stats on dropped passes by all NFL receivers, there are several that had more drops than Wallace.
    Is that a SERIOUS reply? "there are several receivers" who dropped more passes? Really?
    You are suggesting that all but a few receivers have worse hands than Wallace? THAT is a defense?
    He is getting PAID the big bucks for THAT?

    He forced the Fins to to give him a deal that counts 14 mil against the cap next year.

    I am not saying we are better without him.

    I am saying that we are better without him if we have to PAY HIM what he wanted. We trade ONE talented receiver for a reduction in our overall talent. It happens every time.

    ANYONE who was FOR signing him, would YOU pay that and DESTROY any hope of keeping other talent for years to come?

    Please tell me WHAT TOP PAID RECEIVER HAS WON A SB IN RECENT YEARS PERIOD? It does not happen.

    Elite receivers are overpaid to the detriment of their teams. Wallace aint even elite.

    I gave you the example earier-

    Two Card receivers one got paid, one moved on and got a "reasonable" contract.

    The "elite" guy's team is WORSE.
    The lesser receiver has a ring.

    YOU CANNOT COMPETE WITH STUPID OWNERS WHO OVERPAY RECEIVERS AND WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS. PERIOD.


    Anyone who thinks we should have given Wallace what he wanted, please prove me wrong by citing examples of the last time signing a receiver to a big contract led to a championship? Rice or Irvin? 1990s? Last DECADE? Zero.
    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 04-07-2013 at 01:35 PM.

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