Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Wallace Sit...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Wallace Situation Requires an Old Approach

There are 5 comments on the BleacherReport story from Jul 29, 2012, titled Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Wallace Situation Requires an Old Approach. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been here before. Mike Wallace isn't the first high-profile Steeler to hold out for a new contract and place his desire for money ahead of the best interests of his teammates.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at BleacherReport.

GaleyG

Woodbridge, VA

#1 Jul 29, 2012
t some point, you just should respect the players and what they have to offer. It does no one any good to cut off a person at the knees just to flex your muscles and the Steelers always thumb their noses at the needs of some of their very good players. Yes, it's business but it's also a love of the game and believe it or not, sometimes the players are right. We always get mad and blame the players (Beecher Report) for trying to negotiate for themselves when maybe, just MAYBE it's the other way around. I'm for fairness and I LOVE the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ROC DTS 1

Homestead, PA

#2 Aug 5, 2012
Mike Wallace should pay closer attention to the play, attitude, and actions of fellow steelers reciever Antonio Brown to see how you get what he needs from the Steelers, a long term contract.
Taylor

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 7, 2012
I guess based on what I'm seeing from the Steelers with signing Brown to the new contract and how little cap space they have, they've made their choice. Look for them to continue using the smoke and mirrors approach with Wallace and drive the market price up on him. The end of the day with what he's seeking in a contract they'll be fortunate to get much more than a 3rd round pick for him. I'd look for the Vikings or the Browns to make a play at him.

The Vikings have Jerome Simpson, Percy Harvin, and Kyle Rudolph as viable receivers, but Simpson is on a 3 game suspension, Harvin is not an outside receiver, and Rudolph's underneath skills will only flourish with someone taking the top off the defense. Wallace makes sense to complete the WR corps for the Vikings (the only question is what it will cost them to get him).
BLKNGLD-69

Bluefield, WV

#4 Aug 8, 2012
GaleyG wrote:
t some point, you just should respect the players and what they have to offer. It does no one any good to cut off a person at the knees just to flex your muscles and the Steelers always thumb their noses at the needs of some of their very good players. Yes, it's business but it's also a love of the game and believe it or not, sometimes the players are right. We always get mad and blame the players (Beecher Report) for trying to negotiate for themselves when maybe, just MAYBE it's the other way around. I'm for fairness and I LOVE the Pittsburgh Steelers.
I agree with this almost entirely. I believe that there was talk of a 5 year, roughly 50 million $ extension at some point according to sources. It was reported that Wallace referred to "Fitzgerald money". Mike Wallace is not "the GOAT", he isn't Larry Fitzgerald. At this point in his career he really hasn't proven that kind of worth. I hope he comes back because he is talented, but he needs to look at the big picture. He is damaging his career possibilities in my opinion. Negative image of this kind is hard to outrun even with Mike Wallace's speed.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#5 Aug 13, 2012
He makes enough money already so he really shouldn't be asking for more. He may be a star but he sure isn't a superstar. He should put the team before the money.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Emmanuel Sanders Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Renck: Gary Kubiak could be teacher of year Apr '15 Farts 3
News Peyton Manning Draws Taunting Penalty Because T... (Aug '14) Sep '14 Laughing Bear Fan 28
News Wes Welker suspended for 4 games for violating ... (Sep '14) Sep '14 Flatulence Fred 1
News Welker not thinking retiring 'at all' after con... (Aug '14) Aug '14 Flatulence Fred 17
News Broncos hopeful that Wes Welker will return but... (Aug '14) Aug '14 Flatulence Fred 9
News Peyton Manning can be better (somehow) in 2014,... (Jul '14) Aug '14 Flatulence Fred 26
News The General Manager, John Elway; Winning "From ... (Jul '14) Jul '14 Janitor 1
More from around the web