Mike Wallace Considers Pats & 49ers As Options

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  1. DaBronxPats14

    DaBronxPats14 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    With rumors of Steelers trying to re-$ign Mike Wallace according to to reports in this article It's good to know that Wallace would even consider playing for NE with our battles with Steelers.

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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace made an appearance on SiriusXM Radio on Wednesday per NFL.com, and he stated that he would be interested in playing for the New England Patriots or the San Francisco 49ers. “Most definitely. Those are two playoff-caliber teams. Super Bowl-caliber teams,” said Wallace.s. “I think that the right person or the right piece for those guys could put them over the top. All they need is one more piece … most definitely, those are Super Bowl-contending teams.” Later on in the interview, Wallace did say that he loves being a part of the Steelers. “I wouldn’t want to go anywhere and leave the situation where I am at with a great quarterback, a great organization or go somewhere where I don’t feel like I could succeed.” Either the 49ers or the Patriots would be a good fit for Wallace, since they both lack a deep threat at the wide receiver position. At the end of the day, I really don’t see how the Steelers will be able to ...

    Original Story: Mike Wallace interested in playing for the 49ers or Patriots – Pro Football Zone...
  2. TheComeback

    TheComeback 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Go for it if they can sign him to an offer that doesn't kill their cap space. Easily the best deep threat in the NFL.

    I don't think two marquee receivers is investing too much in one position. The NFL is different now. You could argue that outside of OL and QB, WR is the most important position on any team.

    Just have to keep in mind that he's probably saying this to drive up his market value.
  3. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I'm thinking we should instead sign Brandon Lloyd & Reggie Wayne, which would likely give TFB better weapons than he's ever had and then sign this guy!


    Just imagine him in Patriot blue over Sanchez, in leprechaun green:D
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  4. Ron Sellers

    Ron Sellers 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Following the OP's link to it's referenced NFL.com link, I saw this and thought it was rather amusing.

    NFL.com news: Steelers WR Wallace openly flirts with 49ers, Patriots

    Meanwhile, the thought of Wallace effortlessly gliding under 60-yard bombs from Tom Brady just sent the majority of Jets fans into catatonic shock. Someone call Fireman Ed's emergency contact.​

    The following should also be noted before anybody gets too carried away with Wallace's comment.

    It's important to note Wallace didn't suggest San Francisco and New England as landing spots. He was asked a question about those teams, and he answered honestly. Nevertheless, this probably will cause all sorts of consternation in the Steel City, especially since Wallace also said "I definitely want to get my money," and Pittsburgh doesn't have the salary-cap room to use the franchise tag on him.​

    And the NFL.com link leads to the original source, a three minute excerpt of the SiriusXM interview, which can be heard here; his hesitation in responding to the question leads me to think that Wallace hadn't really thought that much about the Pats or 49ers prior to being asked the question.

    Mike Wallace, restricted free agent WR, joined Adam Schein & Rich Gannon earlier today on The SiriusXM Blitz and talked about potential destinations in free agency. - SiriusXM Sports
  5. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    like most FA's he will sign with the 2-14 rams if the money is right
  6. MSU

    MSU Banned

    Do you ever watch Wayne outside the Pats-Colts games? The dude was in decline in 2010, he doesn't get separation like he use to.
  7. VrabelJr

    VrabelJr In the Starting Line-Up

    #50 Jersey

    The numbers Im picturing that Wayne, Lloyd and Super Mario would cost put us waaaaay over the cap.

    Everyone loves to fantasize though.
  8. satz

    satz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Wallace is getting ripped for being a 1 trick pony. i think sanders is a good replacement for steelers .He can do other stuff and can be in no huddle for the steelers.

    i wonder the reality if they get him but have to stop no huddle as his limitation.

    llyod is another 1 i do not get. he had 1 good season and is not a outside guy. People say wes who plays near the LOS where pure speed is not a factor is too old at 31 but want to sign a 31 year old on the outside with 1 good year. what if next year he looses a step ?....
  9. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    It's been said before, but Wallace is going to cost a ton of money, plus a 1st round pick, doesn't have a reputation for running a large variety of routes (which the Pats usually prefer) and there's no guarantee he'll have great luck picking up our system. Take away any one of those negatives and you could still argue it's a risk. But with all of them combined, I don't see any reason to consider him other than the "wow" factor of his speed.

    Lloyd is a safer option for less money and no pick compensation. He also instantly improves our receiving game outside the numbers, which IMO was more of a problem than our inability to stretch the field.

    Sign Lloyd instead of Wallace, and invest the extra money and pick into solidifying the defense.
  10. PatriotDynasty_12

    PatriotDynasty_12 On the Game Day Roster

    How does anyone not get the interest in Lloyd? He absolutely exploded when McDaniels came into Denver and has arguably the best hands in the NFL. He also produced in a terrible St.Louis offense under McDaniels and we NEED someone who UNDERSTANDS our offense. He didn't show any signs last year of losing a step. Also, Ocho is a great example of why we should pursue Lloyd, someone who already understands the system and can stretch the field(whether you think he can or not)
  11. ivanvamp

    ivanvamp In the Starting Line-Up

    Watch this: Best Brandon Lloyd Bronco Highlights - YouTube

    That's why people are interested in Lloyd.
  12. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    #95 Jersey

    Tampa Bay gets him
  13. MP-Logick

    MP-Logick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    No way they give up the 5th overall pick.
  14. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

    #87 Jersey

    Do you have anything positive to contribute about players in the NFL or do you insist on being negative 95 per cent of the time?

    Wayne put up some impressive numbers in 2010.
  15. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    #95 Jersey

    true...but they do have lots of $$ this FA..who knows
  16. Simple Jack's Brother

    Simple Jack's Brother Practice Squad Player

    How much would it costs to snag Laurent Robinson or Robert Meachem? Robinson is 26, 6'2" 195lbs, fast, had 11 TDs in 1/2 a season with the Cowboys, and averaged 15.9 yds per catch. Meachem is 27, 6'2" 210lbs, fast, caught 6tds, and averaged 15.5 yds per catch in a pass happy offense like ours. I'd rather get both of those guys than pay for Wallace at $9-10mil/yr.
  17. fnordcircle

    fnordcircle brady plz PatsFans.com Supporter

    Mario Williams is a pipe dream. He won't get the value here he could get elsewhere.

    Wallace's cap hit + draft pick cost make him too steep of a price for my taste.

    Lloyd and Wayne are realistic.
  18. Rob0729

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    Lloyd has had nearly two good years under McDaniels. He didn't play an entire year with McDaniels last year. Plus he had over 1,400 yards and 11 TDs with Kyle Orton throwing to him, not Brady. Even in the bad Rams' offense, he had 683 yards and 5 TDs in 11 games. Not stellar numbers, but considering how bad their offense was before him those are pretty good. He missed the first five games of the season for the Rams and still finished first for them in receiving yards, receptions, and receiving TDs and by a good amount in all three categories.
  19. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Personally, the one thing that worries me about Wallace is that the Steelers run a simple offense that just relies on Roethlisberger to run around with the ball and give his receivers extra time to get open. I am still concerned that Wallace is not suited for the Pats complicated offense where Brady gets rid of the ball quickly.
  20. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #12 Jersey

    We win whether we go with Wallace or Lloyd. Gronkowski,Hernandez, a signed Welker and then a true deep threat is a matchup nightmare. Who do you double? Add in a renewed commitment to the running game for good measure to keep those defenses honest.
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