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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    The sad part about it is we're on the tail end of a window with Ben at QB and BLOWING IT!! When you have a super bowl quality QB, you take advantage while you have it - we all know how long it took to get another one. 4-5 years tops with this guy... I'd like to see 2 more trips to the SB with him...
    As the roster and coaching staffs stand right now and the front office continues to meddle, the Steelers may be fortunate to make it to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl in the next 4-5 years and Ben will be done. He isn't performing like Peyton into his late 30s, his body will not endure the pounding at that advanced football age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    64 receptions and 8 TD's in a dink and dunk offense is a lot better than what they will get out of Brown or Sanders.
    You can't just get caught up in the numbers on Wallace. Of course he made his share of game breaking plays, but there were as many back breaking moments. There were those times (often) when he would make absolutely zero effort on a ball if it was not right in his hands. Where he would not fight for the ball if there was any traffic. When you see your number one guy doing that it trickles down to the rest of them. The same way that if your defensive leader keeps getting flagged on boneheaded 15 yarders, soon the rest of the D feel like they can too.

    At some point in the 2011 season, Wallace lost his heart for playing in Pittsburgh. He still had the speed, and that can do a lot, but without heart you don't get as much as you should out of him, and you also get your share of negatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    You can't just get caught up in the numbers on Wallace. Of course he made his share of game breaking plays, but there were as many back breaking moments. There were those times (often) when he would make absolutely zero effort on a ball if it was not right in his hands. Where he would not fight for the ball if there was any traffic. When you see your number one guy doing that it trickles down to the rest of them. The same way that if your defensive leader keeps getting flagged on boneheaded 15 yarders, soon the rest of the D feel like they can too.

    At some point in the 2011 season, Wallace lost his heart for playing in Pittsburgh. He still had the speed, and that can do a lot, but without heart you don't get as much as you should out of him, and you also get your share of negatives.
    Not arguing that 2012 Wallace was good. He was a significant downgrade from 2011 Wallace.

    The problem is how that situation arose. The Steelers could have kept him happy, and would likely have had a much different version of 2012 Wallace as a result. And likely, a 2013,14,15...
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