This can be a sneaky good signing like Cotchery was for us.
Overall...I am happy to see the Steelers sign this many free agents this offseason, pretty excited for them to start playing!
Yes, why were both Brown and Cottrey never better as Steelers without Wallace to "take the top off" when Wallace backers said Brown would digress without Wallace?Sanders wasn't good at stretching the field and the DEFENSE didn't respect our deep ball last year. You move the safeties back a few steps and you not only open up the underneath stuff for our other WR's
Worst running game on a Steeler team since before Noll featured Walllace to take the top off.but you also improve our running game as well.
We had dominating running game with a QB (Kordell) who was a better deep receiver than any wideout on our team.
Ben never had blazing speed in a starting wideout before Wallace and an outstanding running game before wallace began to "take the top off".
YesIrvin had Harper who never put up HUGE STATS but without Harper would Irvin really be a good?
The year AFTER Harper left Dallas Irvin had:
Career highs in:
yardage 1600 plus
See people this stuff sounds smart, and I get the theory.
But in truth that take the top off being what enables other players to excel is WAY overblown.
Nevertheless, Bay has talent and ain't breaking the bank so I don't hate the signing.
Last edited by Captain Lemming; 04-03-2014 at 12:16 AM.