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    Steelers Still Optimistic They'll Sign WR Mike Wallace Before Training Camp



    Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is the last remaining restricted free agent yet to sign his tender offer. Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert has made it clear for months that Wallace is in the team's long-term plans though as recently as last week Len Pasquarelli reported that there had been "very little negotiation" between the two sides. ESPN's John Clayton confirms as much but thinks that, even with training camp starting in 10 days, there's still time to get a deal done. "No deal (yet), but talking to people in the Steelers organization they're still optimistic that something can get done and get done before training camp," Clayton said recently. "And that's they're history, they've always been good about taking care of their top players … and now Mike Wallace is one of their top young players. So even though nothing is close at the moment, there is still time before the start of camp and people in the Steelers organization are confident they can get something done, that there will be no hold out, and Wallace will be signed to a long-term deal."

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    Yawn... I'm over the Wallace thing. Sign him or don't... Blah Blah Blah.

    He'll sign at some point when he realizes he can't bully them into more money than they are comfortable giving him.

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    Longer he's out, the more reps the other WR's get, and the value of Wallace to us goes down.

    Yeah Mike, keep holding out. You'll show them.
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    What Mike Wallace will the Steelers get? The one that played the first 8 games, or the one that played the second 8 games: because those were two diffrent Mike Wallace: I'm sure Wallace impact have something to do with Brown stats, but IF the reports of what Wallace is asking for are true: if shouldn't make a diffrence that team route coverage his diection or not. Larry Fit, Calvin Johnson, A. Johnson, and many others have coverage roll to their side of the field, and they still make plays.

    I think Wallace, Brown, Sanders, and Cot give the Steelers the best chance to win, but Brown, Sanders, Cot and Miller (TE) isn't so bad either.

    Remember everyone through the Steelers were unwise to get rid of Holmes, and Plex when they did but the Steelers just keep on moving on. If Wallace dosen't sign his tender and missing any camp, he is only hurting his valve to the team. Brown and Sanders BOTH have speed and Cot and Millers can work the intermediated routes. besides, IF THE DESIRE IS TO PROTECT BEN

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    What Mike Wallace will the Steelers get? The one that played the first 8 games, or the one that played the second 8 games: because those were two diffrent Mike Wallace: I'm sure Wallace impact have something to do with Brown stats, but IF the reports of what Wallace is asking for are true: if shouldn't make a diffrence that team route coverage his diection or not. Larry Fit, Calvin Johnson, A. Johnson, and many others have coverage roll to their side of the field, and they still make plays.

    I think Wallace, Brown, Sanders, and Cot give the Steelers the best chance to win, but Brown, Sanders, Cot and Miller (TE) isn't so bad either.

    Remember everyone through the Steelers were unwise to get rid of Holmes, and Plex when they did but the Steelers just keep on moving on. If Wallace dosen't sign his tender and missing any camp, he is only hurting his valve to the team. Brown and Sanders BOTH have speed and Cot and Millers can work the intermediated routes. besides, IF THE DESIRE IS TO PROTECT BEN, their aren't many 7 and 9 routes anywhy. The best way to protect Ben is a short passing game with run after the catch. Which seams to favor Brown and Sanders anyway.

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    I'm of the belief that the FO knows what's best for the team. While fans all across Steeler Nation have been blasting Mike Wallace for not atteding voluntary workouts; the FO, Tomlin and Kevin Colbert have said nothing but: "We understand his position and we all want to reach a long term deal." "We are sure we can get a deal done!" So while most fans are trying to find excuses to push this guy out the door, it sounds to me like the Steelers know how important he really is. Like I've said all along: this won't be a big deal until he misses the first week of training camp. Hell it's not even considered a holdout until he misses TC time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcitysfinestXL View Post
    I'm of the belief that the FO knows what's best for the team. While fans all across Steeler Nation have been blasting Mike Wallace for not atteding voluntary workouts; the FO, Tomlin and Kevin Colbert have said nothing but: "We understand his position and we all want to reach a long term deal." "We are sure we can get a deal done!" So while most fans are trying to find excuses to push this guy out the door, it sounds to me like the Steelers know how important he really is. Like I've said all along: this won't be a big deal until he misses the first week of training camp. Hell it's not even considered a holdout until he misses TC time.
    This..........agree 100%

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    Wallace bumped his head! I just read something that said Wallace said he has more yards than Rice& Moss i there first 3 seasons .Wallace isn't even the best reciever on the team that would be AB Wallace is fast but his hands are a little suspectand he body catches too much.We can use Rainey to take the top off the defense . good bye mike!

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