I teach my daughter to never use the word "hate" but this is football and I hate the Pittsburgh Steelers. I still remember the sting of having Carson Palmer wheeled off the field in a cart. Palmer was on his way to becoming an elite QB being compared along with Manning and Brady to come back a mere shell of himself. I remember Keith Rivers getting off to a good rookie year only to have Hines Ward take that away with an illegal blow to the face. What really pissed me off was Bill Cower in the visiting locker room chanting "who dey..........we they" over an hour while our starting QB might never play another down of football again...............................let me get to my point.
Whenever you have an elite WR with electric speed like Mike Wallace who can rip the top off any defense there is really no defense good enough to stop them if you have other weapons at the other skill positions. Big Ben is good but Mike Wallace is the mvp of their offense in the same way that Troy P is to the defense. Yes, I am comparing him to Troy P because for Pittsburgh he is that important. Pittsburgh was forced to switch their offense from smash mouth run the ball down your throat and there is nothing you can do about it to 3 and 4 WR because of Wallace and his game breaking ability. Because of Pittsburgh and their policies about signing their young studs early, there is a good chance they might lose Wallace. Pittsburgh is about 10-11 million over the cap and they have to make some moves. It's already out that Hines Ward will probably be cut and maybe Casey Hampton might be on the chopping block as well.
I know that we have a lot of holes on our team but if you add Mike Wallace to mix with our Pro Bowlers Green, Gresham and Dalton, you have a very young squad with dynamite at the skill positions like no other. Gresham and Shipley would have a field day on underneath routes. Who are you gonna double between Wallace and Green not to mention if you add a young RB to grow with the team. Signing Mike Wallace would cost a team their 1st round pick and of course it would take a boatload of money up front but this kid would be worth every dime. Pittsburgh can match any offer but if you front load the contract there is almost no way they can match due to their cap issues. They would have to cut some players they want to keep.
Not only due you add a top5 WR to play along with A.J. Green you weaken Pittsburgh and take away their best player on offense. I know that 1st rd picks are golden but these chances never come because teams lock their young talent up early so this can't happen. ( unless your mike brown who let joseph walk to houston and have a pro bowl year. )
Answer this question Bengal Nation, would you trade Mike Wallace for OT Nate Solder of the Patriots or Mike Wallace for DT Phil Taylor.......why do I ask this. Because These were the 2 players selected at 17 and 21 last year.
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