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  1. Gronkandez

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    I would gladly give up the 31st pick for Wallace. He will cost a lot but anytime you can obtain a great player at a postion of need while weakening your opponent, it's a win-win. The Steelers will do whatever they can to match the offer but they are in a tough cap position right now.


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    Steelers reportedly restructured the contract of ILB Lawrence Timmons, freeing up $5.14 million in salary cap space.
    The Steelers have saved $11.7 million against the 2012 cap by restructuring Timmons and LaMarr Woodley. Timmons' base salary was reduced to $700,000, but he's now due a $6.425 million signing bonus prorated at $1.285 million per over the next five years. The Steelers may not be done restructuring, as they need to free enough space to match offers for Mike Wallace now that the maximum tender for restricted free agents is at the first-round level.
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    Even if they lost him they still have two good ones in Sanders and Brown. I would make him an offer and part ways with the pick atleast we know what we are getting...just what we need SPEED!
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    Greetings,
    No complaints from me with him on the Patriots roster.

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    Thing I love about him is he is just not a deep threat anymore. The past two years he has improved dramatically on all facets of playing wide receiver. He has no problem catching short passes, which are very helpful towards the team.

    With that being said, I don't know if they let him go. I know they have a lot of talent at that position, but he is already a proven entity who will only get better with time.

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    If the Pats were going to give up a 1st round pick on a RFA I'd rather see them go after Lardarius Webb from the Ravens. We'll get our #1 corner and McCourty can move to FS. That should help our secondary. The Ravens have three big FA's in Webb, Ray Rice and Ben Grubbs. I'd think the would francise Rice above all.
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    So how does the tender work, we offer the 31st pick and he's ours? Does he have a say or is it the Steelers last say?

    The idea of getting a top 10 WR and severely weakening one of our threats to the Superbowl is intersting.
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    The Pats have to agree to terms with Wallace, aka sign an offer sheet, then the Steelers have the opportunity to match. If they don't, Wallace goes to the Pats in exchange for the 31st pick.
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    So at that point if the Steelers match the decision is up to Mike Wallace?
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    If the Steelers match, they keep the player.
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    No, if the Steelers match he goes to the Steelers. So basically Wallace only gets to sign one offer sheet.
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    brady can't throw the ball that far

    bowe would be a better fit
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    I would give up a first rounder for this guy. A much better idea than drafting a TE, that's for sure.
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    Can Brady not throw it far, or does he simply not have anyone to throw it to?

    I'm tempted to say it's more the latter than the former.
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    C'mon his Hail Mary went 60 yards as did his interception vs Baltimore. How much further downfield do you think he should throw it/catch it?.... Doesn't Bowe have issues?
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    O, ok, thanks Deus and Gronknandez.
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    Don't want Bowe. I'd much rather give up the pick for Wallace.
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    Brady can't throw that far?

    In the Denver playoff game Brady threw a 61 yard touchdown pass to Branch.

    He threw the football between the hashes and it was in flight with no lack in velocity for 43 yards before it hit Branch in the chest.

    You may see that throw 10 times in 10 years if you're lucky.
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    I guess you are a post-2007 season fan then. :rolleyes:
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    Who cares what kind of fan he is. Bowe is his opinion.

    Even though id heavily argue HEAVILY that Wallace is a better route runner
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    Why would we pay him top $ and lose 1st round pick ? Why not just go and sign Marques Colston (Saints will likely Franchise Nicks), and still keep 31st pick

    Colston is bigger, stronger, and better than Wallace. He's played in Saints system which is comparable to Pats offense.


    Still pissed we passed on Wallace to take a injury ridden Brandon Tate, and of course Steelers scooped up Wallace with the next pick !
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    True but notice you left out faster. Wallace is a pure burner and gets seperation. We need this incorporated into out offense as much as I love the Colston idea.
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    Greetings,
    Can't go wrong with either player if you ask me.

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    O.K. To live in dreamworld,but the Steelers are not giving the AFC Champions and one of their biggest rivals in the Conference a deep threat which was NEs main offensive weakness, for a measly low first round pick which is far from a guaranteed good NFL player.

    Give the Steelers brass more credit than being retarded .... They don't remain competive year after year by making brainless and gullible moves like some in here wish upon a star. :rolleyes:
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    Bowe will be franchised. No chance
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    Wallace can get downfield and he's improved his 'stick' routes, but I'm still not overly impressed with his ability to consistently get open. Neither is he much value blocking in run support.

    I think Antonio Brown is a better route runner than him and more instinctive.

    I wouldn't be upset if we did it, but I would prefer signing Marques Colston/Reggie Wayne/BrandonLloyd and keeping the pick. I feel these guys are more complete receivers.

    Don't sleep on Reggie Wayne's age....He's Jerry Rice and Tim Brown when it comes to longevity, he has 3 years of 85, 1000, 8 left in him. And he's a clinic on route running with arguably the best hands in football.
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    While I like Colston, your last claim is highly debatable.
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    What happened last year then?
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    Except that we haven't had the greatest of luck with geriatric receivers lately, and we need someone who can stretch a defense, not a wideout who is on the cusp of losing his ability to gain separation.
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    To who? Wayne or Wallace.

    Wayne lost Manning and still managed 75, 960, 4 with Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky.

    Wallace is improving but he's also the type of player that plays his best when he's 1st in the progression and then gets lackadaisical when he's not.

    I don't hate the Wallace idea, I'd just prefer not to lose the pick if we can get one of the other guys.
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    it's not like Colston has no speed. guy is a 80catch, 1100yard machine for 6 years in a Saints offenses loaded with WR talent. Wallace maybe bit faster that's all. now granted Wallace is 25 and Colston is 29

    Colston has great hands, and 6'3 220 very physical receiver, runs incredible routes and VERY underrated. The fact everyone here keeps talking Lloyd, Bowe, Desean, etc without even mentioning Colston is mind boggling

    this year draft picks are worth their weight in gold due to new agreement. I see no reason to part with 31st pick just to get Wallace. we have other options
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