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BlitzburghRockCity
06-01-2012, 08:23 AM
Antonio Brown:

"Whatever the case may be, I plan on being here," Brown said Thursday as the Steelers hit the halfway point of their spring practices with two more weeks to go.

There is conjecture that one reason the Steelers and Wallace have not come to terms on a multiple-year contract is Brown, who nearly matched Wallace's production in the last season and joined him in the Pro Bowl.

Whatever the Steelers might pay Wallace, that theory goes, would set the bar for what Brown -- and perhaps Sanders -- would expect in 2013.

"It's definitely a learning process for me, being that I could be faced with the same circumstances next year," said Brown, a sixth-round pick in '10 from Central Michigan. "I tend to learn from it, take notes."

Emmanuel Sanders:

"I definitely had a good game,'' Sanders said of the playoff loss. "I still had fluid in my knee, my foot wasn't all the way there. I don't know if that was the real me. I was fortunate to have a great game, got a lot of attempts at making plays. Now that I'm 100 percent healthy, hopefully, when the season comes, I can continue where I left off in Denver."

Full article by Ed Bouchette (http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/on-the-steelers-wrs-brown-sanders-may-be-in-holdout-mode-next-spring-638467/)

K Train
06-01-2012, 09:14 AM
i wouldnt really expect them too, i think the steelers cap will be in better shape with guys like hampton leaving, and a probably new deal for troy maybe and a redone harrison deal.

Brown will get paid, but paid for what he is...hes not gonna command mike wallace coin but he could very well be in the tier of WR $

Sanders has zero leverage unless he BLOWS up this year, he should be a very easy resign. Both guys seem to like it here a lot too

Number99
06-01-2012, 09:42 AM
Going into last season I thought Sanders was the better talent then Brown. His injuries didn't allow us to see that. Will the guy ever stay healthy enough to show us the "the real Sanders" , who knows? And the one thing that might negate Sanders having a breakout year is not really the injuries but the presense of Cotchery. If and when Wallace returns there is only going to be so many targets to go around. Ben and Cotchery seemed to have a nice bit of chemistry last year at times and I wouldn't doubt that Cotchery will be the WR3 and Sanders the WR4. If that happens then I could see Sanders being resigned at a very modest rate.

K Train
06-01-2012, 09:48 AM
Going into last season I thought Sanders was the better talent then Brown. His injuries didn't allow us to see that. Will the guy ever stay healthy enough to show us the "the real Sanders" , who knows? And the one thing that might negate Sanders having a breakout year is not really the injuries but the presense of Cotchery. If and when Wallace returns there is only going to be so many targets to go around. Ben and Cotchery seemed to have a nice bit of chemistry last year at times and I wouldn't doubt that Cotchery will be the WR3 and Sanders the WR4. If that happens then I could see Sanders being resigned at a very modest rate.

ive actually always thought brown was a bit better than sanders, in a much more raw way though. Watchin sanders run routes is a thing of beauty. Browns route running is rough at best but hes got a feel for what to do (kinda like victor cruz, just always seems to get open at the last second). I do not thiknk cotch take away a lot from sanders if sanders is healthy and by all accounts right now i believe he is as healthy as weve seen him. Cotchery takes wards role and probably excels at it. Id guess possibly a low number of catchers for cotch but possibly 6-8 TDs

ChucktownSteeler
06-01-2012, 12:36 PM
I don't think Brown will hold out at all. He will be in the fold next year.

C-town

tat2
06-01-2012, 12:41 PM
sanders, hold out?! his fragile a$$ owes the steelers money!

SnakeEyes43
06-01-2012, 12:50 PM
I honestly don't see either holding out. Both seem like humble, talented receivers who just want to play. Hopefully I'm right.

steelersbabex25
06-01-2012, 01:08 PM
I still think everyone is being way too hard on Sanders. His rookie year he didn't get much playing time, but when he did he made some pretty amazing grabs. Last year he was injured the entire time and we didn't get to see at all what he was capable of. I have no reason to believe that he won't blow up this year. I know that they're both saying now that they want to stay with the Steelers, but we'll see if that continues in a year or two after they both put up some numbers.

xBlitzBurghx
06-01-2012, 02:39 PM
If Sanders blows up I don't think any team has the corners to stop our receivers if Wallace ever stops being an a**. That's a lot of speed to cover.

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Black@Gold Forever32
06-01-2012, 05:36 PM
I don't expect Brown or Sanders to hold out.......Sanders especially but I do think Manny Sanders does have the talent to be the best WR on the roster......I call Sanders silk since his route running is smooth as silk..........Only thing that has held Sanders back has been his health.......

I want Wallace, Brown, Sanders to be together as long as possible.......Ben entering his prime with an improved OL in the Steelers could have the makings of a top five offense.......

Real Deal Steel
06-01-2012, 07:30 PM
I don't see any holdout issues either.

BlacknGoldHaze
06-01-2012, 10:42 PM
Keep taking notes on how Wallace is handling this AB! I think Antonio will do the right thing! :yellowthumb:

Number99
06-01-2012, 10:58 PM
ive actually always thought brown was a bit better than sanders, in a much more raw way though. Watchin sanders run routes is a thing of beauty. Browns route running is rough at best but hes got a feel for what to do (kinda like victor cruz, just always seems to get open at the last second). I do not thiknk cotch take away a lot from sanders if sanders is healthy and by all accounts right now i believe he is as healthy as weve seen him. Cotchery takes wards role and probably excels at it. Id guess possibly a low number of catchers for cotch but possibly 6-8 TDs

Well I can't disagree with you. Either way it rolls out its an interesting "problem" to sort out.

gtadroptop
06-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Every player can hold out. As has been pointed out repeatedly in several threads, even Hines did. As fans, we can only hope they value being here more than chasing "Larry Fitz" money.

***gets off his mini-soap box***

K Train
06-02-2012, 01:59 PM
Keep taking notes on how Wallace is handling this AB! I think Antonio will do the right thing! :yellowthumb:

do the right thing lol, sure

ChucktownSteeler
06-02-2012, 05:38 PM
I'm wouldn't be upset if we sign and then trade Wallace. This has became a distraction and he needs to be in camp, signed tender and learn the new system. I can live with Brown, Sanders, and Cocthery, and Miller.

C-town

scudmissile29
06-03-2012, 02:19 PM
I don't think Ben is in his prime, rather exiting it.

I would call prime 26-29 (4 seasons) he's in his 30's now and he won't play for much longer, I would be suprised if he plays beyond 38.

I think his best year's (2007,2009) are behind him, he won't throw for 30 touchdowns a season... but I could be very wrong with Todd Haley as co-ordinator as well, just all that hitting and ****** time arians wasted with him.

BlitzburghRockCity
06-04-2012, 03:19 PM
The attitude of Brown and Sanders vs Wallace has been evident since each one started.

Wallace hasn't been a distraction really until this year but you got the sense that this whole scenario was going to play out with him sooner or later.

Brown and AB are always willing to talk to the media, always seem to ahve a positive attitude about life. They are taking their career in stride while working hard to improve.

Wallace just seems to complain a lot and have a chip on his shoulder. I don't question his work ethic though, I'm sure he's doing what he can right now, alone.

Only time will tell if Brown actually stays true to his word. Remember, none of us ever thought Hines would hold out but he eventually did. FWIW though, Brown seems to have his head on straight.

Goodfrom55
06-04-2012, 05:28 PM
They seem to take nothing for granted and are thankful for where they are. I don't care to see any athlete hold out; creates a selfish perception. But would choose to go the Woodley route - sign the tender and get a deal done without looking like the villan.

ChucktownSteeler
06-04-2012, 06:07 PM
They seem to take nothing for granted and are thankful for where they are. I don't care to see any athlete hold out; creates a selfish perception. But would choose to go the Woodley route - sign the tender and get a deal done without looking like the villan.

Correct - sign the tender and hammer out the long term deal. If you can't get it do go FA when you can. Holding out isn't helping your cause, you still owe the Steelers a year.