Roberto Wallace V.S Brandon Marshall (A little break from QB and Ireland)

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  1. BenchFiedler

    BenchFiedler Undrafted Pro-Bowler

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    Brandon Marshall - Height: 6-4 Weight: 230 Age: 27
    Roberto Wallace - Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 Age: 25

    I know I cannot compare Marshall, a proven + pro-bowl receiver to Wallace but they look alike and Wallace is 2 yrs younger...

    Do you think maybe, it's a maybe that the front Office saw something in him and will give him a chance to compete for a starting job?

    I'm not saying he is the answer, but with the right coaching - Can he become another Marshall?
     
  2. Kdawg954

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    He certainly has the "drops" gene like Marshall has.
     
  3. state06

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    Sure he can. He was the tools you cannot teach in size and speed. it is up to our coaching staf to develop him, something previous regimes could not do
     
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    He's a guy I really thought would break out last year. Maybe if he hadn't of gotten injured, he would have...
     
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    Actually, Wallace is a far better athlete than Marshall. Marshall ran in the 4.5's on a good day. Wallace runs in the 4.4's.

    Wallace's 10 yard split is 1.47. That is outrageous for a guy 6'4" 225.

    Wallace is also excellent on special teams coverage and shows promise as a blocker.

    What he needs most is tons and tons of reps catching passes under duress.
     
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    Hopefully he or someone steps up and helps our WR core because we are gonna need it
     
  7. Daytona Fin

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    wallace will never be anything but practice squad fodder.
     
  8. dlockz

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    Hmm No lol Wallace is basically practice squad material. He has not been a good player at any level
     
  9. NYPhin24

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    and you know all this how?

    living in NY, Giants fans were saying the same thing about Victor Cruz, nobody thought he would be anything and he was extremely close to being cut, guess its a good thing....
     
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    Well, they do look alike...until you look at them.....

    Maybe that can be the new way we draft. "Well Jeff, he is about the same height and weight as Marino was". "Good UP Joe, lets make the move and trade up for him!"
     
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    Wallace is from Panama I believe, and he was a soccer player all his life. He didn't pick up playing football until much later on. Brandon Marshall took him under his wing and was trying to teach him how to play big and use his size to his advantage. Marshall even said that he's freakishly athletic for his size, and if he can put the mental aspect together with his size and athleticism, he could be really good.

    I root for Wallace, he just doesn't seem like a natural pass catcher to me; uses his body to catch too much. It's about time we catch a break with an offensive stud from a diamond in the rough.
     
  13. LikeUntoGod

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    Wait, has Wallace ever sucker puched a woman? I mean really, you need to do your homework here.
     
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    Btw OP, good thread. Nice to have something potentially positive to discuss for a change.
     
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    Roberto Wallace is the next Patrick Turner
     
  16. dlockz

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    Victor Cruz was an absolute stud at Umass had 131 receptions in the two seasons he started and Roberto Wallace was a medciocre wr at SD St. who never had more than 36 receptions in a season. I mean yea its possible that Wallace could be a stud but he has been here since 2010 and hasnt made an impact at all on the field but if wallace was viewed that well that would get him on field.
     
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    Is this thread for real?

    Are we really comparing an elite NFL talent to some scrub who can't break the active roster on Sundays?
     
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    I know people want to find something positive, but if Wallace could be anywhere near what Marshall is we would have seen it. He has been given some chances and with our poor WR corps he should have been able to crack the top 3. The fact that he hasn't been able to should tell you all you need to know.
     
  19. dlockz

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    what do you mean the emergence of Wallace has made Marshall expendable, we wont even notice the difference
     
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    while appreciate his efforts, i really doubt discussing wallace as our #1, is going to bring anybodies spirits up
     
  21. dlockz

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    Hell Wallace hasnt been any better than our 5th receiver so I doubt anyone thinks he is a number one
     
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    Nice post. I agree.
     
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    You think we can trade him for two 3s?
     
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    Didn't say it would. I commend him for allowing those who want to discuss something other than doom and gloom a decent topic to share thoughts on. But, I knew it would only be a matter of time for the doom and gloom found it's way in here too.
     
  25. dlockz

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    Its not doom and gloom there is no logical conclusion to make anyone think that Wallace can be a number one receiver. hell he hasnt been good enough to be our number 4 .
    Seriously how is it doom and gloom to call Wallace what he is and isnt
     
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    Actually what made Marshall who he was as a receiver, was simply how physical he was, the way he would just go up there and take the ball, that is not or will ever be Wallace's game, even though he has at time shown he can use his size.

    Wallace has not been playing football as long as many other receivers, and he will NEVER be a #1 receiver like Marshall, but what he can be if he works hard enough, and gets better coaching then he has the past few years, is a good receiver that defenses will have to eventually account for, or risk getting burnt.

    Wallace needs to work harder on his route running, and catching the ball with his hands not body (something Marshall did great), if he becomes better running routes, and learns to catch passes better, his size and athletic ability will do the rest, and the coaching staff will have a hard time keeping him on the sidelines.
     
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    Don't forget Miles Austin is Dallas was not thing special, until they needed him to get better. Before someone attacks me for saying Wallace could be as good as Austin, I am not saying that, I am saying that they worked very little with Wallace in the last few years, but the potential is there, and if he is able to reach it, this is a big receiver that can find himself on many occasions getting behind defenses and running away from them as well as out reaching most DBs in short routes.

    The potential is there, can the coaching get it out of him, and is he willing to reach it...that is the question.
     
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    Wallace could turn out to be good but to EXPECT him to replace Marshall is crazy.
     
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    Good analysis. Rod Smith worked his way from undrafted FA on practice squad to superstardom. I'm not drawing any particular parralells or saying that will happen with Wallace, but possibility exists if he works hard and takes advantage of any opportunity given to him; As you mentioned it'll be hard for them to keep him off the field.
     

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