Mike Wallace - WR - Steelers
Jan 28 - 6:27 PM
Per CBS' Jason La Canfora, free agent Mike Wallace is said to be seeking $10-$11 million per year on his next contract.
According to La Canfora's sources, the Steelers are not planning on franchising Wallace, and they do not anticipate meeting his aforementioned salary demands, even though it's expected that other teams will value him at that rate. Wallace has certainly played his last down for the Steelers. Wallace, 26, will be aiming for what Vincent Jackson got from the Bucs last offseason -- five years, $55.55 million with $26 million guaranteed.
Source: CBS Sports
I've been saying no to Mike Wallace the entire time but 10-11 million a season?
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I hate to do this because I know you guys are going to rip me for it.
But we should go after M. Wallace.
If I could have Percy or Wallace for 10M a season I'd choose Wallace every time, not even close.
Wallace is only 2 years older then Harvin
Wallace has missed 1 game in the last 4 years
Wallace has 2 1000 yd season's in the last 3 years, Harvin has none
Wallace is consistently better then Harvin in almost every catagory, yds, TD's, avg.
Wallace is so much more then just a deep threat you guys. He plays all over the field, spent only 15% of his snaps in the slot so no his not a slot WR.
He is one of the fastest, if not the fastest player in football.
In 2010 and 2011 he caught over 60% of his targets, with an insane average of 21 and 16.6 yds per catch.
He is so much more then a deep threat however, his speed off the line of scrimmage makes him impossible to jam, he is one of the best route runners in short spaces(I bet Ponder would love that), he is a YAC monster.
Then you add in his deep threat ability. Probably the best WR in the NFL at running the go route, excellent at finding the ball in the air and twisting his body to make a contested grab.
He would make our offense much more dynamic then Harvin ever could. Harvin can take a bubble screen for a first down. Wow.
The Vikings should sign Wallace to 10M a year, then trade Harvin for the chance to draft T. Austin, and grab Woods in the 2nd. I would rather have 2 rookies and Wallace then 2 rookies and Harvin. Going into next year with no proven WR's on the outside would be so stupid. Wallace gives us 1, we would have no drop off with Austin in the slot, and Woods would give us more then Simpson could ever dream.
Harvin gives you a bubble screen, Wallace can do that, and work the seams, and be an outside vertical threat as well as taking a slant to the house. It seems they will both be looking for 10M a season I'd rather give it to Wallace.
Harvin also doesn't seem to be effective off the play action, Wallace would be huge on PA passes.
I love Harvin but I am as worried about paying him as I was about paying Rice. And it's long been written that the Vikings share my concern about Harvin's ability to hold up, considering how he plays.
What we learned the hard way this year is that its not tenable to just put our whole passing game on Harvin's shoulders. He gave it a good try though (what with leading the league in receptions for most of the year). I don't mean to marginalize him but Harvin has to be put back in a complementary role to a big deep-threatening outside WR (Rice in 2009), it will likely work in reverse this time around though, most defenses keying on Harvin short and freeing up man coverage for our outside guy.
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I'm sorry, but what are you guys on? I would love mike wallace! He's a dangerous and very damn good deep threat, and jarius wright can do a pretty good job in the slot. We can still draft a guy like patterson/allen/williams too.
I'd have a WR. Core of Wallace/wright/ or whichever receiver falls to us. Like patterson/allen/williams
Much better than percy/wright/and whichever rookie.
It trips me the hell out how some fans are so quick to dismiss what Harvin is capable of then want to over pay for Wallace who actually held out last summer. In my opinion Wallace is nowhere near as valuable as Harvin.
Last edited by dimgim; 01-29-2013 at 12:57 PM.
The 2 guys I want us to focus on is Wallace first, and then we should take a long look at Sammie Lee Hill. The guy was PFF 2nd best pass rushing 4-3 DT last year. He is 329 and can move, great initial burst off the line of scrimmage. I say we cut Kevin Williams and give the job to Hill.
I also really liked what I saw from F. Evans late last year, so I want him in a rotation with Griffin(pass rush). I think Ballard and Guion shouldn't be on an NFL field. I used to be high on Guion but thought he was the weakest link on our D besides Jefferson at CB
I really think Hill could be a Geno Atkins type story. 2nd stringer turned best DT in the game.
I'm no big fan on Harvin's attitude but the guy is arguably the most talented athlete in football. I don't know a lot about Wallace but it just doesn't seem he would fit in our system. I don't watch a lot of Pitt play but I know he plays with Big Ben who in turns is one of the hardest men to bring down. I've seen a lot of plays where Ben is slipping the sack and finding Wallace. Our offense is more timing.
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I'm thinking about Wallace in the play action game. How can you play 8 or 9 man boxes with Wallace on the outside. 2nd and 4, Ponder fakes the handoff to AD, gets a deep drop, the line gives him all day, and he throws it to Wallace with the nearest defender 5 yards behind him.
If we completed one or two of those plays say good bye to 8 and 9 man boxes for the rest of the season. Harvin can't move that S out of the box, in fact it is easier to defend Percy with more men in the box. Therefore Wallace would have a bigger impact on our offense.
The only way we would get Wallace is if we trade Harvin...tbh i have no idea where we are and what we want to do with him....I'm all for re-signing Harvin but if we drafted Wright to be his replacement and think he's ready (can't see how we'd be sure of that) than trading Percy and getting the best deep threat in the league is definitely a possibility
Do you guys think that we'd sign Wallace before trading Percy or trade Percy first
BTW 10-11 mil a season for Wallace or Harvin is a lot of money
Last edited by nasthemasta; 01-29-2013 at 05:15 PM.