ESPN article that makes me want Wallace that much more

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  1. insomnia411

    insomnia411 The world is yours

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    http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=8998377&src=desktopFor those of you without ESPN insider, KC Joyner basically breaks down how Wallace was probably the best receiver in football in 2010 and the first half of 2011 before Roethlisberger was hurt every game and before Pittsburgh's o-line was God awful. Signing Wallace is absolutely our best chance to have a much improved offense next year, and it would be a nightmare scenario if the Pats got him.... Get it done Ireland, get it the **** done.
     
  2. 72 silky

    72 silky Well-Known Member

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    I agree go get Wallace pay the price and keep him away from the pats. Then@12 draft Patterson efeirt or warmack. O would be scary
     
  3. The Tannehills Have Eyes

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    I don't have espn insider :(
     
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    I had it and it is not worth the money
     
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    I am also on the Wallace train. Just because a receiver is money hungry, doesn't make him a bad team player, or a "problem child" as people have said. And just because his price tag is a little inflated due to a competitive FA market, does not nullify the positive impact he will undoubtedly have on our offense for years to come.
     
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    copy/paste article....
     
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    This guy affects the entire offense. Everything opens up. Tyler Eifert and Mike Wallace would make Tannehill a top 10 qb this year, maybe top 5 over the next 5 years.
     
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    Wallace Hartline Swope! Ertz at #42
     
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    I don't need ESPN Insider to know that Wallace is a damn good receiver capable of putting up 1200+ yards and 8+ TDs a year. He's exactly the shot in the arm this offense needs especially with a developing QB. Give Tannehill a playmakers like Wallace and the kid should flourish next year.
     
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    Can't stand how people ***** and moan about not having a receiver worth a damn but they don't want to "overpay" for him. TOUGH! Mike Wallace is exactly what we need. We've needed a player like him for years. Pay the man so we can finally have an offense that isn't laughable.
     
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    I agree. We need Wallace to stretch the field. We need as many playmakers as we can get and he's worth giving a big contract to because he's only 26 and has elite speed.
     
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    With one exception: Wallace AUSTIN Swope -- top five offense for years to come.

    LD
     
  13. foozool13

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    The only concern I have with bringing in Wallace is you either need an O-line that can block for a little extra time or a QB that can extend plays (like Big Ben). So far we cant do either of those consistently.
     
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    brady, brees, manning, rothlisburger, RG3, Cam Newton, Rodgers, Ryan, possibly Luck, possibly the other Manning, who are you going to replace to put RT there

    ---------- Post added at 04:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------


    understood that Austin is the HOT name in football, but Wallace and Austin are the exact same player, why get two of them and you dont have a big body receiver, to go over the middle?


    Wallace, Hunter in the second
     
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    Wow, did you watch last season at all? Tannehill is pretty good at extending the play, and he improved as the season progressed. In fact, I have always thought that Big Ben was Tannehill's closest comparison regarding style of play.
     
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    Not that I'd want to sign Wallace simply to keep him away from the Pats, but damn, it would be like 2007 all over again. Except maybe without the asterisk this time. Sheesh.
     
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    Yep I like this one
     
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    That's called plagiarism.
     
  19. insomnia411

    insomnia411 The world is yours

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    I doubt Hunter makes it to the 2nd round at this point unfortunately. He's a really hot name and I think a lot more receivers are going to be gone before we pick at 43 than people think. I'm personally hoping for Robert Woods or Deandre Hopkins at that spot if we go DE, CB or OL in the first, but I don't hate the idea of taking Allen or Patterson at 12 if there either.... This FA/ draft needs to get here I'm ****in pumped.
     
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    I did watch and we did not watch the same thing if you think Tannehill CONSISTENTLY was able to extend plays. Part of it was him being a rookie and part of it was our O-Line. Did he get better as the season went on hes, wihtout a doubt, but its not where near Big Ben. I personally do not think Tannehill is like Big Ben as far as comparisons.

    If I had to decide who Tannehill reminds me of skill set wise I would say much closer to A-Rod than Big Ben.
     
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    I am actually shocked that there are fans on these forums saying lets skip out on all 3 recievers in free agency why so when Wallace or Jennings sign somewhere and are awesome everyone can then say oh we should of signed one of them I guess there is no such thing as a bust at the wr position in the NFL in there eyes.
     
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    knock on hunter is his hands 5 bucks that he is there when Miami picks again

    otherwise i wouldnt mind if Hopkins and or woods is there
     
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    What he said! I would also try to trade up in front of patriots and grab best available just to tick them off!!
     
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    i know
     
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    Wallace Hartline Bess Swope thats a legit recieving corp!
     
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    Mike Wallace, Tyler Eifert, Justin Hunter, Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Reggie Bush, Lamar Miller, Anthony Fasano
     
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    Wallace, Hartline, Swope (2b), Bess, Matthews

    Miller, Chris Ivory, Thomas, Lane

    Eifert (2a), Fasano, Clay

    Sounds good to me and that would leave a lot of FA money and draft picks (1, 3a, 3b) to address defense and offensive line. if somehow another team offers Hartline more than 4.5mil 3-yr, then I'd look at Deandre Hopkins, Stedman Bailey, possibly Keenan Allen in the 2nd. if Austing slips to 42 though, we must take him.
     
  28. AFCMiamiEast

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    Wallace is not going to fix the offense by himself. Granted he would help Lamar Miller and the running game by forcing the safeties to stop cramming the line of scrimmage like they had the luxury to do against our current squad, but Brandon Marshall delivered us consistent 7-9 seasons and he is a freakish athlete. He did have a perenial all star like Henne throwing to him, but he was constantly drawing the double teams which limited his production. Point is, we had no one behind Marshall, and are going no where beyond 8-8 if we sign Wallace without upgrading from Bess or Hartline.

    This offense needs more than just one "elite" receiver to keep the defense honest. This is why teams like New England spread the field ridiculously well, their PLETHORA of play makers, not just a single receiver worth noting. I realize you aren't quoted on being against adding more than just Wallace to the offense (who the hell isn't?), but I am just stating that him alone is not going to be all the difference. I will be heavily disappointed if we add Wallace without making other additions at receiver/tight end as well.
     
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    Come on brother...do you honestly think not a single team is going to draft a tight end in the 1st round? The position is at an all time high and is mandatory in today's game. There is no way the kid makes it past 20. Ertz will probably not even be available at 42.
     
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    Get him!
     
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    I agree 100%. Depending on how we fill FA with TE options, I think we'll end up taking Eifert at 12, especially now that Austin looks like he could be the 2nd receiver drafted. If Miliner doesn't fall (which he probably won't) Eifert, Keenan Allen, and Wallace would make me a happy man. Also wouldn't mind scooping one of the FA CBs before the draft....not too familiar with who's available, but if Smith walks we're going to need someone....

    Also wanted to add I think you're right with Wallace helping the run game, and in addition it'll make the game a little easier for the rookies with the way Wallace stretches the defense.
     

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