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Mike Wallace still a possibility for the 49ers

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With most of the teams that wanted a wide receiver already signing one in free agency, it’s beginning to look more likely that the Steelers will be able to hold onto restricted free agent Mike Wallace. But don’t rule out the 49ers making a run at him.

Peter King writes in his Monday Morning Quarterback column at SI.com that the 49ers may consider making an offer for Wallace, especially if they end up losing out on Peyton Manning and failing to re-sign Alex Smith, in which case they’d be saving money at quarterback — and desperate to help their passing game at another position.

The Steelers would have the right to match any offer that the 49ers made Wallace, and if the Steelers don’t match they’d get the 30th overall pick from the 49ers. So Wallace won’t come cheaply. And it may sound strange that the 49ers, who have already signed Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in free agency, would bring in Wallace as well.

But Wallace is a 25-year-old who may be the best deep threat in the NFL. Players like that aren’t available often, and if the 49ers have the cap room for him, signing him would make sense.

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  1. jenniferxxx says: Mar 19, 2012 6:52 AM

    The Steelers will match any reasonable offer. They’re just waiting for the dust to settle. The only way he moves is if some team vastly overpays.

  2. dirtybird28 says: Mar 19, 2012 6:57 AM

    The only problem here is you’ll have four WR’s wanting to start. Tensions would surely be high for the SF receiving corps with four guys all believing they can be ones or twos.

  3. kacapaco says: Mar 19, 2012 6:58 AM

    They don’t need him. Teams can get him for free in a year.

  4. engymass2 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:03 AM

    Wallace prefers to stay in Pittsburgh.

  5. ceadderman says: Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM

    I would make a grab at Wallace even if we do sign Manning or Smith. Of course Manning would have to rethink his $60 mil over the first two years demand to do that but hey Manning you want a Ring you got to pay for it.

    Smith earned the right to play for a Ring last year. And the “offer” the 9ers submitted was an open ended offer. There was no Terms Agreement Sheet included. Kind of difficult to sign a contract without that.

    But the 9ers didn’t have any good Receivers last year once Morgan went down and he’s not worth the money Snyder threw at him. Bring in Wallace and show the NFL what good Receivers look like. :)

  6. cmarsh64 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM

    This would be CRAZY if they signed Wallace after signing Moss,Manningham and having Crabtree and Davis TE.

  7. joetoronto says: Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM

    “Peter King writes in his Monday Morning Quarterback column at SI.com that the 49ers may consider making an offer for Wallace, especially if they end up losing out on Peyton Manning and failing to re-sign Alex Smith, in which case they’d be saving money at quarterback — and desperate to help their passing game at another position.”

    Only Peter King could come up with something like this.

    Why load up on WR’s when you don’t have a QB to throw them the ball?

    Peter, maybe getting a QB should be job #1.

  8. xmnojox says: Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM

    no way, 49ers dont need 4 WR, they using 2TE packagers (walker+davis) and Gore.., 3WR (Moss, Crab, Mario) are enough, ofc, 1 more is Kyle “Double Fumble” Williams…

    If Broncos sign Peyton, Wallace will go to Denver – no doubt about it.

  9. snarkzilla says: Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM

    Manningham is a #2, Crabtree is inconsistent and temperamental and Moss is – well, who knows. SF is probably looking at Wallace as another Manning inducement.

  10. fin72 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM

    The Dolphins are the team that truly needs this guy the most. He would replace Marshall as their no. 1 and he would add speed to a receiving corps that sorely needs it.

  11. skeebo80 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:05 AM

    Hope there’s enough football to go around and keep all those guys happy. By the way,who would be throwing them the ball is the better question.

  12. steel2372 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:05 AM

    I dont see them signing Wallace with Crabtree, Moss, Manningham. I could be wrong though. They would be loaded and def a favorite to win it all next year.

  13. rtk23 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:11 AM

    Either moss or crabby wouldn’t be there. One of them would get cut.

  14. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 19, 2012 7:13 AM

    First 10 games of the season … Wallace was easily worth the money and first rounder. Last seven … he was barely even in the game.
    He is worth $5m a year I think, but not $5m plus a first rounder.
    Steelers would hate to lose him, but they wont over pay him and they’d be thrilled with another first round pick.
    As for late first round pick … that’s all the Steelers ever have … they know what to do with them.

  15. ffsniper says: Mar 19, 2012 7:17 AM

    You have to remember, Moss was only signed to a one year contract with no guaranteed money. If the 49er’s want him, they will make a play for him.

  16. ham1 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:23 AM

    dirtybird28 says:Mar 19, 2012 6:57 AM

    “The only problem here is you’ll have four WR’s wanting to start. Tensions would surely be high for the SF receiving corps with four guys all believing they can be ones or twos.”

    That may be a “problem” for the niners but the redskins have been praying for these kind of “problems” for years.

  17. slaughterrt says: Mar 19, 2012 7:24 AM

    Would make more sense if Cinci signed Wallace. They have two first rounders, they could put the screws to Pittsice they are in the same division, and Dalton would be in heaven if they could sign Wallace opposite of AJ Green. Plus Cinci has plenty of cap room. It just makes too much sense.

  18. jharmon64 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:24 AM

    Wallace makes great sense. Crabtree has made disappearing acts, Manningham is a #2 and Moss is a 1 year option. Davis, Wallace & Manningham, that’s a nice set of receivers for the Niners to throw to.

  19. radtrigger says: Mar 19, 2012 7:37 AM

    Peter King is a Clown

  20. rantfire says: Mar 19, 2012 7:43 AM

    If Wallace goes to SF, followed by Peyton Manning, there will be a new team going after the title “Dream Team.” As an Eagles fan, I would gladly give them that kiss of death.

    Of course it might not take effect unless Vince Young musters those words while he walks by the 49ers building as he kicks a can down the street and continues on his dusty trail.

  21. contract says: Mar 19, 2012 7:45 AM

    I can’t remember the last time that Peter King knew what he was talking about.

  22. tomcous says: Mar 19, 2012 7:50 AM

    Hmmmm …. Maybe Harbaugh is thinking about unretiring.

  23. thegonz13 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:52 AM

    Miami won’t sign him. They’d have to give up their first rounder, which is a top ten pick.

    Stephen Ross is not THAT dumb… is he?????

  24. cowboy1967 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:01 AM

    No big free agent ever stays or signs in Pittsburgh. Dismal city and ugly stadium, in addition the franchise is notorious for being cheap. If Wallace wants to win he better get out of dodge and sign with a solid winner like the 49′rs.

  25. dkrauss93 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:03 AM

    Now if San Fran does infact sign Mike Wallace what position do they draft in rd1? I always had them taking a WR (Sanu).
    *Include Peyton on SF*

  26. vincentbojackson says: Mar 19, 2012 8:06 AM

    slaughterrt says:

    Would make more sense if Cinci signed Wallace. They have two first rounders, they could put the screws to Pittsice they are in the same division. Plus Cinci has plenty of cap room. It just makes too much sense.
    ——————————–

    Exactly right, makes too much sense.

    Which is exactly why Mike Brown won’t do it.

  27. stoogy says: Mar 19, 2012 8:12 AM

    Steeler fans are annoying idiots

  28. steeelfann says: Mar 19, 2012 8:21 AM

    San Fran better worry about signing another QB from some place. If Kopernick is their starting QB, they are going to waste a strong defense and a very good offense. This guy played at Nevada, not the SEC. Harbaugh’s ego may push him to go with Kopernick, but it will hurt them.

    As a Steeler fan, I am neutral.. If we lose Wallace we just another first round pick, albeit a late one. I don’t want to overpay receivers, so I say let the chips fall where they may. We have other receivers, of course not as fast as Wallace. It would hurt to lose him, but they would make it up in other ways.

  29. ellersdeadliver says: Mar 19, 2012 8:21 AM

    Re: jenniferxxx says:
    Mar 19, 2012 6:52 AM
    The Steelers will match any reasonable offer. They’re just waiting for the dust to settle. The only way he moves is if some team vastly overpays.

    Jennifer, you should look into the Steelers cap situation a little more before making statements like this. Last report I saw was that the Steelers have around $2-3 million in cap space for 2012 and that after restructuring Woodley, Big Ben, Hampton, Timmons, etc. If another team wants Wallace he’s gone. I’d imagine Wallace would require $13-15 million/year…..no way the Steelers can match no matter how much trimming they do. The Steelers are in even worse shape for the 2013 season due to all these restructured contracts.

  30. ziggy26 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:23 AM

    Let me get this straight – the 49ers are more likely to go after Wallace if they CAN’T sign a quarterback?

    Then they’d have Moss, Manningham, Davis, Wallace and Crabtree with no legit NFL QB. That’s like spending all your money on bullets and then using a slingshot to shoot them.

    It would make a lot more sense to make a run at Wallace if they did sign Manning or Smith.

  31. rushbacker says: Mar 19, 2012 8:25 AM

    Some of the people that post here are silly. Randy freakin’ Moss, of all players, is the reason to not go after Mike Wallace. Come on, man. Moss is a one year rental on an affordable deal. Crabtree is a pure #2/possession receiver, and Manningham is a solid #2 or nasty slot guy. Not one of those three is the true #1 that Mike Wallace is. He’s the league’s premiere deep threat right now, and that does two very beneficial things– generates explosive plays to put up points or flip field position, which the Niners could use more of, and keeps safeties from cheating up against the Frank Gore.

    Granted, the deep vertical routes at which Wallace excels aren’t quite as dangerous if Alex Smith is the QB. . . but the WCO does generate a lot of opportunities for receivers to run with the ball– and Wallace’s speed is lethal running after the catch.

    The Niners don’t NEED him– but his presence would definitely make them a better team. The rest of those guys give them a perfectly adequate receiving corp, IF Moss can actually still run (which none of us have seen). But Wallace is a game-breaker in a way that none of those guys are. The Niners should be in win-now mode, and with a fairly deep and balanced roster (they’ve taken care of their most pressing needs in FA, assuming they settle the QB situation), the immediate impact they get from a proven assassin like Wallace far outweighs the value of anyone they’re going to get at number 25.

    Granted, they also have to pay Wallace a lot more than that rookie– but it’s more than worth it to get a premiere player who is just starting to enter his prime, and should have five to seven years of high production ahead of him. Seriously, who are they going to get at 25 that can step in today and help them contend for a championship more than Mike Wallace?

    Whether it’s San Fran or somebody else, I’m still convinced someone is laying in the weeds to make a run at the guy. He’s just too good at his age to pass up if you can get him for the price of a mid or late first.

  32. heyzeus143 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:28 AM

    no one has the stones to give up a first round pick for a one trick pony like Wallace, only steeler fans know this, he’s fast, that’s it, gimmee a santonio over this guy anyday – not happenin, just sayin

  33. modellforprez says: Mar 19, 2012 8:28 AM

    we lost lipps johnson hastings thigpen mills burress n.washington randle el twice traded pot tokin tone for a 5 rounder. and while I love mike wallace I just don’t think we should sink big money in him if I’m colbert 3 years that’s it. we got sanders brown in the event we do lose wallace maybe we can bring back cotch if not we still have heath saunders after susp. I just hope the ghost of limas sweed doesn’t come haunt us. 30th pick and keep several millions to let the otp he couldn’t catch a single pass that wasn’t deep in super bowl without woodson on him on the final drive bad second half idc how many ppl were on him. DONT DO IT THUN keep that bread and butter sign bush or tolbert he has 20 tds the past 2 yrs.

  34. go9ers says: Mar 19, 2012 8:35 AM

    If the Niners bring in Wallace, they could cut Moss without paying him a cent.

  35. clemenza58 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:39 AM

    So let me get this straight. The 49ers would give up their first round draft pick to sign Mike Wallace (their third receiver signing of this free agency period) if they lose out on Peyton Manning and Alex Smith (who happen to be quarterbacks)? Who’s going to be throwing all these new receivers the football? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

    These NFL writers really need to stop trying to create “news” when there is no basis of fact. Peter King is better than this.

  36. alonestartexan says: Mar 19, 2012 8:45 AM

    49ers will add a poison pill and he’ll be off to San Francisco.. Steelers won’t match if they put something stupid like (If Wallace plays more than 3 games in PA, He gets a 100M bonus)

  37. stlpimp says: Mar 19, 2012 8:48 AM

    They are trying to be the West Coast dream team and they will fail too, just like the pathetic Eagles!!!!!

  38. pappert says: Mar 19, 2012 8:52 AM

    nah with crabtree moss and davis. I really dont think its time to dish off a first rounder not to mention lose all that cap. Though, the thought of Wallace is great it sounds more like your Madden 12 Franchise move instead of a “real” NFL deal.

  39. dexterismyhero says: Mar 19, 2012 8:56 AM

    What does Ryan Clark think of this?

  40. damnsureis says: Mar 19, 2012 8:57 AM

    Maybe if they are as concerned about the passing game as they say, they should decide on a starting quarterback so they can have someone throw the ball to the 17 receivers that they signed.

  41. andre504 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:57 AM

    Steelers are about 8M under the cap, so it is simple. If the 9ers offer anything over 8M a season the Steelers will not match it. Why do you think the Steelers have not made any moves in FA? Because they are waiting until a team makes a bid for Wallace and they will need all their cap $ to match a offer….

  42. mrstinkypants says: Mar 19, 2012 9:02 AM

    Yeah but if Alex Smith leaves who is going to throw to them? Kapernick? I think everybody pretty much knows Manning is NOT going to San Fran. On top of that, if for some reason he does go to Denver then the 49ers are going to have to go after Tebow. And if Manning goes to Tennessee (the most likely scenario) then the 49ers are going to have to go after Hasselbeck. Either way, you potentially have a new QB having to learn the system and work on the QB-WR chemistry and keep everyone happy- including the fans. That’s a pretty tall order to fill in the first year.

  43. thermalito says: Mar 19, 2012 9:07 AM

    @jharmon64: I’m curious to see how Crabtree plays with a QB who can throw a ball accurately further than 15 yards. Manningham is an upgrade over anything the Niners had last year and Moss is going to surprise some people. If this team lands Manning that group will be more than enough.

  44. apcsteel says: Mar 19, 2012 9:13 AM

    I hope the 49ers take wallance 2 no1s the steelers can rebuild their nt and ilb in the first round or trade down and another 2 or 3.

  45. rexryanstoecheese says: Mar 19, 2012 9:17 AM

    all those 49er fans thumping their chests and jumping the gun about #18 possibly joining their club, now are faced with the real possibility of starting a rookie QB next year, unless David Garrard or Matt Hassleback become available, should Manning decide on TENN.

    Have to wonder if the great Harbaugh knows what he’s doing by alienating the QB that helped him get to within a c-hair of the SB last year.
    Was this by design or by inexperience in dealing with player personnel. Either way A Smith ain’t happy…

  46. clayton43 says: Mar 19, 2012 9:42 AM

    If any team signs him, better have a QB who can air the ball out on a dime because that is the only way Wallace catches it !! You always root for your teams players ect, but was sure frustrating having to watch him NOT come back for balls or make very good adjustments. Now since he is cheap and the Steelers dont pay him anything… you kinda let that slide compared to when you are paying a guy 10-12 million a year for 5 years ( rough estimate) and had given up a first round pick as well. That is why I dont think anyone will give up first round pick for him. If the Steelers were paying him that amount I sure would have been cursing alot more during the games. If he had played for any other team than the Steelers, I am not so sure he would have had the same success as he has had his first 3 years.

  47. Nevis says: Mar 19, 2012 9:47 AM

    Wallace is on record saying he would love to play for the Pats and 49ers.

  48. andre504 says: Mar 19, 2012 9:48 AM

    @mrstinkypants: Yeah but if Alex Smith leaves who is going to throw to them? Kapernick? I think everybody pretty much knows Manning is NOT going to San Fran. On top of that, if for some reason he does go to Denver then the 49ers are going to have to go after Tebow. And if Manning goes to Tennessee (the most likely scenario) then the 49ers are going to have to go after Hasselbeck. Either way, you potentially have a new QB having to learn the system and work on the QB-WR chemistry and keep everyone happy- including the fans. That’s a pretty tall order to fill in the first year.
    ———————————————-
    Tebow would never be considered by the 9ers, lets get that straight. You obviously do not know the 49ers organization. If A Smith performed well in Harbaugh’s system, Josh Johnson or Hasselbeck will do fine. I still seeing A Smith returning though.

  49. scottdragosnai says: Mar 19, 2012 9:58 AM

    Imagine that, Peyton, Moss, Wallace, Gore, Davis & Manningham, Dear Lord!!!
    Scott Dragos NAI

  50. tlsmlieb says: Mar 19, 2012 10:06 AM

    Wallace is awesome and would be the best wr the 49ers have had since Jerry Rice. That said, what does it matter if SF does not have a solid QB? Kapernick needs time and SF has the core to win now.

  51. tlsmlieb says: Mar 19, 2012 10:08 AM

    I am not counting TO because of how aggravating he was.

  52. CKL says: Mar 19, 2012 10:09 AM

    I don’t understand the theory of waiting until you have some all pro QB to add good skill players to the team. It makes no sense at all. If you have an avg QB, it will help him. If you have a great QB it will help him too. Add a great player that fits your team anytime if you can do it within your budget. Did Minn have some future HOF QB when they drafted Moss? Come on man.

  53. go9ers says: Mar 19, 2012 10:12 AM

    @dkrauss93: Now if San Fran does in fact sign Mike Wallace what position do they draft in rd1?

    ———————————

    None. If they sign Wallace, they have to give their first round pick to the Steelers.

  54. go9ers says: Mar 19, 2012 10:14 AM

    alonestartexan says:
    Mar 19, 2012 8:45 AM
    49ers will add a poison pill and he’ll be off to San Francisco.. Steelers won’t match if they put something stupid like (If Wallace plays more than 3 games in PA, He gets a 100M bonus)

    ————————–

    Poison pill contracts are no longer allowed. If the 49ers tried that, the contract would not be approved.

  55. supe23 says: Mar 19, 2012 10:17 AM

    cowboy1967 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:01 AM

    No big free agent ever stays or signs in Pittsburgh. Dismal city and ugly stadium, in addition the franchise is notorious for being cheap. If Wallace wants to win he better get out of dodge and sign with a solid winner like the 49′rs.

    —–

    ahh, a bitter and disillusioned Crackboys fan. The Steelers never sign a big free agent? True, to an extent. We promote from within and don’t let our key guys hit FA. Though, is cheap re-signing Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Woodley, Timmons, Harrison, Taylor, Clark, Miller and in years past, Hines? As for being a “solid winner”… 6>5.

    Wallace isn’t going anywhere.

  56. mrmarcus55 says: Mar 19, 2012 10:17 AM

    1. Alex smith has said he will wait for Niners on manning so niners starter will be Manning or Smith.

    2. I like how everybody is down on Kaperknick becuase he played at a small school yeah everybody in the NFL that is successful played at big colleges.

    3. Compare them to the eagles all you want, difference being philly oline is garbage and the def sucks.

    4. Manning is not going to Broncos period. He wants a chance at a ring not rebuilding team with swiss cheese defense.

    5 . All you worried about to many wr or the qb for Niners are scared steelers fans for losing your better player or just in general know the Niners are real deal and trying to make yourself feel better.

  57. jvangeystel says: Mar 19, 2012 10:36 AM

    mrmarcus55 pretty much said what I was going to.

    Alex Smith will be back with the 49ers if Peyton doesn’t sign. Everybody including the writers need to stop assuming they know where Peyton wants to go, nobody knows. He has equal chances to go to any of the three teams. If Peyton signs there really won’t be enough cap to do anything else, if Alex signs the the 49ers could possibly structure his contract and let go of Moss and make a play at Wallace.

    No matter what happens the 2013 49ers will be contenders. 6>5 is true but 6 undefeated superbowls beats what the Steelers have done imo.

  58. christopher525 says: Mar 19, 2012 10:42 AM

    They figure, if they get enough vastly talented people to catch the ball, they can sign Tomlinson for next to nothong to throw it. Makes sense right? Can’t get Manning, let Smith walk, settle for whoever might be able to complete a pass.

  59. jvangeystel says: Mar 19, 2012 10:45 AM

    Alex Smith is a guarantee if Manning signs elsewhere! He already said he would wait to see if he signs with the 49ers.

  60. mrmarcus55 says: Mar 19, 2012 10:47 AM

    Why would they sign Tomlison? Now your just angry and confused.

  61. joetoronto says: Mar 19, 2012 10:47 AM

    rexryanstoecheese says: Mar 19, 2012 9:17 AM

    all those 49er fans thumping their chests and jumping the gun about #18 possibly joining their club, now are faced with the real possibility of starting a rookie QB next year, unless David Garrard or Matt Hassleback become available, should Manning decide on TENN.

    Have to wonder if the great Harbaugh knows what he’s doing by alienating the QB that helped him get to within a c-hair of the SB last year.
    Was this by design or by inexperience in dealing with player personnel. Either way A Smith ain’t happy…
    ************************************************
    This is a nightmare for 49er fans that I’m sure they don’t want to even think about.

    If Smith signs with another team, and it could very well could happen any second now, and they don’t get Manning, it gets really ugly, really fast, in San Fransisco.

    Just saying.

  62. schmitty2 says: Mar 19, 2012 10:49 AM

    clemenza58 says: Mar 19, 2012 8:39 AM
    So let me get this straight. The 49ers would give up their first round draft pick to sign Mike Wallace (their third receiver signing of this free agency period) if they lose out on Peyton Manning and Alex Smith (who happen to be quarterbacks)? Who’s going to be throwing all these new receivers the football? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

    These NFL writers really need to stop trying to create “news” when there is no basis of fact. Peter King is better than this.

    Your post was great until the very last sentence

  63. nobody131 says: Mar 19, 2012 10:56 AM

    Now all they need is to sign VY as backup and he can coin them the dream team team 2.0

  64. lumpinyourthroat says: Mar 19, 2012 11:03 AM

    If I was looking for an expert on all u can eat buffets or maybe somebody to play the role of porky pig in a movie I would go straight to Peter King. As it comes to football matters I will differ to real insiders like my man Jay Glazer!

  65. pop562 says: Mar 19, 2012 11:06 AM

    Smith isn’t signing with miami ladies, he’s going to wait and see if p manning is really going to the niners… If not, he will definitely come back to the niners with no hard feelings… He will only thrive under harbaugh’s system and now he’s getting veteran wide outs, smith will only improve… and they cam mull at the idea of going after mike Wallace… Wallace was asked if he would play for the patriots or the niners… He said of course he would play for both teams…

  66. steeelfann says: Mar 19, 2012 11:42 AM

    Some comments:

    Ellen, the Steelers have not done anything in free agency as they have a good bit of cap room and are waiting to match an offer to Wallace. If none come in, they will pay him the $2.9 Million this year. They will extend Antonio Brown and/or Emmanuel Sanders. Next year, they will franchise Wallace if needed. That will give them 2 more seasons of Wallace, if needed.

    I am not nearly as concerned of losing Wallace as I am overpaying the receiver position. The Steelers had the youngest starting offense in the AFC and possibly the NFL. Colon is back on the offensive line after missing almost 2 years.

    They will continue to shore up defense. This year, I don’t expect Woodley and Harrison to miss so many games. The young Db’s like Brown and Allen will continue to rise.

    The Steelers will be a tough team once again because they WON’T overpay Wallace or anyone else for that matter. That is why they are always relevant and why teams like the Skins never are.

    The beat goes on.

  67. sanfran49707 says: Mar 19, 2012 11:47 AM

    Wallace Would Be a Great Addition I Believe Harbaugh Can Keep All Those Guys Happy But…..We Would Have To Lose Out On Landing Manning And We’d Give Up Our 1st Round Draft Pick Just To Sign Wallace….I Disagree Witt That Either We Get Manning Or We Dont I Say We Draft Alshon Jeffries And Build That O-line Up To Keep What Ever QB We Have Up Right So He Can Hit The WR’s We Have…..

  68. ziggy26 says: Mar 19, 2012 11:56 AM

    alonestartexan,

    The new CBA eliminated the possibility for poison-pill clauses in contracts.

  69. jftreshj76 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:15 PM

    You’re out of your mind.
    Picture this: Mike Wallace in the locker room standing with three certifiable nutcases: Moss, Crabtree, and Vernon Davis. They’re all bitching about not getting enough balls thrown their way. Up walks Alex Smith, a pissed off Alex Smith. If Mike Wallace should seriously consider suicide at this point who would blame him?
    Nobody would be that stupid.

  70. jftreshj76 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:29 PM

    The Formula:
    1) NEVER sign high priced free agents.
    2) Build your team through the draft.
    3) Re-sign your own young talent.
    4) Only sign maximal-bang-for-your-buck low end free agents.
    5) As much as it hurts, you have to cut your aging veterans when they no longer warrant a high ticket long-term contract.
    This will result in SIX SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS and eight superbowl games.
    It’s so simple, but only the Steelers are able to stick to the plan.
    Amazing.

  71. mmmpierogi says: Mar 19, 2012 2:43 PM

    sanfran49707 says: Mar 19, 2012 11:47 AM

    Wallace Would Be a Great Addition I Believe Harbaugh Can Keep All Those Guys Happy But…..We Would Have To Lose Out On Landing Manning And We’d Give Up Our 1st Round Draft Pick Just To Sign Wallace….I Disagree Witt That Either We Get Manning Or We Dont I Say We Draft Alshon Jeffries And Build That O-line Up To Keep What Ever QB We Have Up Right So He Can Hit The WR’s We Have…..

    **************************************************************

    Where are you from that it is considered appropriate to capitalize the first letter of every word?

  72. eggersthejerk says: Mar 19, 2012 3:14 PM

    I’m gonna laugh my arse off if Pittsburgh loses this guy all because they didn’t manage their salary cap properly.

    If they had cut some of those overpriced geezers sooner Wallace would have already been signed to an extension and this whole thing would be a moot point…

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