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Mike Wallace’s cap number in 2013 is only $3.25 million

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Often, when only general details emerge regarding a big contract, the truth ends up undercutting the perception created by the deal.

So that’s why we were skeptical about the Mike Wallace contract, which was described only as being worth $60 million over five years, with $30 million guaranteed.

Here are the full details, per a source with knowledge of the contract.

1.  $11 million signing bonus.

2.  $1 million base salary in 2013, fully guaranteed.

3.  $15 million base salary in 2014, fully guaranteed.

4.  $9.85 million base salary in 2015, $3 million of which is guaranteed for injury at signing and fully guaranteed next March.

5.  $11.45 million base salary in 2016.

6.  $11.45 million base salary in 2017.

7.  $50,000 workout bonus, each year.

The cap numbers are $3.25 million in 2013, $17.25 million in 2014, $12.1 million in 2015, $13.7 million in 2016, and $13.7 million in 2017.

It adds up to a whopping $27 million in fully guaranteed money.  As a practical matter, it’s a three-year, $37 million deal, with a year-to-year option on the remainder.

By 2016, the question will become whether Wallace’s performance justifies an investment of $11.45 million in cash — especially since cutting him would cost only $4.4 million against the cap.

The low cap number in 2013 gives Miami plenty of additional room to maneuver as the team attempts to improve its performance and generate excitement in South Florida.

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78 Responses to “Mike Wallace’s cap number in 2013 is only $3.25 million”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 14, 2013 2:30 PM

    Top 5 WRs in professional football – Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Pierre Garçon, Steve Smith and Santana Moss. In that order.

  2. bgdabengal says: Mar 14, 2013 2:30 PM

    1234567

    I’d gladly take any of those

  3. swashbucklin says: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    Or, 3.25 million per TD reception.

  4. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    The Dolphins can dream of making the Super Bowl because they don’t have to get past the Redskins to do it. But it won’t matter if they make it because they’ll lose to the Redskins there anyway.

  5. paleandpasty says: Mar 14, 2013 2:32 PM

    Denver to host miami for the afc championship game this year.

  6. nickster31 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:34 PM

    Great deal for Wallace, but NO WAY is he worth this kind of money.

  7. miriam45 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:37 PM

    Las Vegas: Dolphins over/under 9 1/2
    Patriots: 9
    Jets: 4
    Bills: 4

  8. wludford says: Mar 14, 2013 2:37 PM

    Miami gave it away to Wallace. Show up for work for 3 years, collect about $40m. No performance incentives.

    Chances of this deal working out for Miami just got a whole lot worse.

  9. officialgame says: Mar 14, 2013 2:38 PM

    What’s the point? He still received 30M guaranteed any way you slice it. They will regret 15M base guaranteed next year and will probably have to cut guys for CAP purposes. They are kicking what will eventually be dead money down the road. Pretty stupid if you asked me.

  10. skleech22 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:39 PM

    Miami is a third world town now,which means they are bandwagon HEAT fans!! The REAL fans of Miami are diehard football fans,and when the product is better,along with the Hurricanes these bandwagon,third world, HEAT fans will be the BIGGEST DOLFANS and Canes fans!!! Sickening isn’t it! Remember and it’s not even close…NFL>>>NBA!!!!!

  11. cup1981 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    Looking into my crystal ball: 600 yards in 2013, 500 yards in 2014, then cut before the 2015 season. The dude’s okay, but was a product of having a QB with a monster arm and a knock for extending the play to allow him time to get downfield. Miami has a QB that can do neither…

  12. jeffa43 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:44 PM

    Steelers lost their 3rd best receiver…
    All Steeler fans know Brown is a lot better and Miller has a major asset that Wallace does not …. Hands.

    Loved Wallace @ 4 to 5 mil per year.

  13. dolphins512 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    officialgame says:Mar 14, 2013 2:38 PM

    What’s the point? He still received 30M guaranteed any way you slice it. They will regret 15M base guaranteed next year and will probably have to cut guys for CAP purposes. They are kicking what will eventually be dead money down the road. Pretty stupid if you asked me
    __________________________________

    Glad we didn’t ask you….

    Look at it this way. Our starting QB is on a rookie deal paying him 2 million. Hartline is making 6 million. So while there is no cap issue next year, Wallace Harline and Tannehill will be making a combined 25 million against the cap or a little over $8 million each on average. Not bad and very low in today’s NFL.

  14. bengals69 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    If Mike Wallace is worth $12.3 million annually over 3 years, then AJ Green is looking at significantly more. Since AJ will be 25 at the end of this season when he can be extended, his deal should be real money over the life of the contract. Figure a 6 year deal averaging $14 million/year.

  15. dowhatifeellike says: Mar 14, 2013 2:46 PM

    In 2014 Miami will wish that $15M wasn’t guaranteed so they could cut him.

  16. falcons999 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:46 PM

    Next year Soliai and Starks come off the cap to the tune of $14-15M. Only Soliai is likely to be back.

    Don’t seat the cap. An over pay but a needed overpay give the poor record of drafting WR. They should draft Tavon Austin and trade Bess….then they would be set at WR.

  17. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 14, 2013 2:46 PM

    They were paying Brandon Marshall 10 million a year, these are similar numbers to that contract. Just one more year basically guaranteed.

    It’s a little high but you have to overpay unless you are a Patriots, 49ers or Broncos and guys will come to you at a discount.

    Even Seattle had to overpay for Harvin and they have a playoff team.

  18. falcons999 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:47 PM

    I meant don’t sweat the cap.

  19. micknangold says: Mar 14, 2013 2:47 PM

    15 million fully guaranteed next year?

    There’s not a receiver in NFL history worth 15 million in any one season.

  20. stillers1229 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:47 PM

    $17.25 million in 2014 = WOW

  21. tommy57 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:47 PM

    Welcome to the top tax bracket, Mike.

  22. thingamajig says: Mar 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    15 million base next year means they’ll want him to restructure.

  23. whatjusthapped says: Mar 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    It gets even better for Wallace when you consider Florida doesn’t have an income tax.

  24. dennisatunity says: Mar 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    And there is no way he is collecting $17.25 million dollars against the cap in 2014. It doesn’t matter what he does in 2013, he will be asked to rework his contract in 2014 and take a cut. Period.

  25. micknangold says: Mar 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    They’re gonna want him to restructure after one year? Why not, I dunno, spread the money more evenly throughout the contract? Or not sign him at all because he’s not nearly as good as his compensation?

  26. hdahs143 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:57 PM

    Mucho sour grapes in Pittsburgh

  27. dickson29 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:59 PM

    17.25 million in 2014? Who thinks that is going to happen?……………

  28. hdahs143 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:00 PM

    Lets get this straight. When is the last time Miami has had to do the mad dash to get under the cap like Pittsburgh currently is? When is the last time Pittsburgh walked into free agency/draft with as much carefully engineered cap space as Miami had this year?

    All you armchair GM’s need to hurry on back to your jobs as convenience store clerks.

  29. drew88mm says: Mar 14, 2013 3:01 PM

    Dear Logicalvoicesays,

    Every day I get a chuckle out of the purely moronic things that you post here on a daily basis. Thats great your a passionate Redskins fan but your about as realistic as a M. Night Shyamalan movie. The Skins have one good season and you act as if they are elite, Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder are a total joke. Good luck running your gimmick offense with a bum knee RGIII!

  30. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Mar 14, 2013 3:02 PM

    Kudos Jeff Ireland, Kudos.

    You are slowly but definitely gaining Miami.

    -Take that Jetstizzi!

  31. rook1313 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:03 PM

    Ryan Tannehill has a MUCH stronger arm than Big Ben.

    As far as extending plays, Big Ben is the King.

  32. lionsninersfan says: Mar 14, 2013 3:03 PM

    logicalvoicesays top 5 wrs: calvin johnson, larry fitzgerald, garcon, steve smith, and santana moss? You got the first 2 right, but garcon and moss belong nowhere on this list. Maybe if you were listing top 50 wrs they’d be somewhere on the bottom lol. If any recievers make top 5 on the same team it would be roddy white and julio jones. A more realistic top 5: calvin johnson, larry fitzgerald, julio jones, andre johnson, and roddy white. Your superbowl comment cracked me up too. As if redskins will make it to superbowl lmao! Your coaches screwed any superbowl chance by playing rg3 in the playoffs and getting his knee mangled, he won’t be anywhere close to the same qb. My lions have a better chance of going to the superbowl than the redskins. Thank you logicalvoicesays for giving me a big laugh, I needed that.

  33. fwippel says: Mar 14, 2013 3:04 PM

    Wow. That’s a huge cap number for 2014.

    If Wallace flops this year, I’d hate to be the GM who agreed to those terms.

  34. steelerben says: Mar 14, 2013 3:04 PM

    hdahs143 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 3:00 PM
    Lets get this straight. When is the last time Miami has had to do the mad dash to get under the cap like Pittsburgh currently is? When is the last time Pittsburgh walked into free agency/draft with as much carefully engineered cap space as Miami had this year?

    All you armchair GM’s need to hurry on back to your jobs as convenience store clerks.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    When was the last time Miami won a Super Bowl? How about a playoff game? Good job winning the off season, though.

  35. andrewproughcfe says: Mar 14, 2013 3:05 PM

    jeffa43 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 2:44 PM
    Steelers lost their 3rd best receiver…
    All Steeler fans know Brown is a lot better and Miller has a major asset that Wallace does not …. Hands.

    Loved Wallace @ 4 to 5 mil per year.

    =======================

    Cotchery also has better hands, and Sanders had already passed him up as the starter on the depth chart by mid-season last year.

    As strange as it is to say, if everyone’s healthy, there’s not much room on the Steeler roster for Wallace. You can’t pay him millions to be a guy you only use on 3rd and long. And you certainly can’t take Antonio Brown off the field for him.

    Part of his problem in Pittsburgh was that the younger receivers got so much better than him so fast. It’s not a money thing as much as it is a depth chart situation – he just wasn’t good enough to get substantial playing time any longer.

  36. frenchy121212 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:11 PM

    The NFL salary cap is a joke.

  37. Deb says: Mar 14, 2013 3:17 PM

    Mike Wallace pocketed $2.75 million from the Steelers last season. For that, we got a guy who didn’t show up for any OTAs, who didn’t bother learning the new offense, who dropped on-the-money passes because he said he got bored and lost focus during running plays. He burned his bridge with me, and I wouldn’t want him on my team this season if his cap hit were only 2 cents. I’ll be thrilled when articles on this guy are no longer tagged on our threads. Miami is welcome to him.

  38. cup1981 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:17 PM

    hdahs143 says:

    Mar 14, 2013 2:57 PM

    Mucho sour grapes in Pittsburgh

    —————————————————

    Huh? We couldn’t get the guy out of town fast enough. The guy dropped tons of balls last year, was rounding out routes and not giving his all. Good riddance. Chances are, he will be griping in Miami when they ask him for a pay cut or risk being cut…

  39. chawk12thman says: Mar 14, 2013 3:19 PM

    Good Cap Space Deal for the Team as they are being very active this free agency. Oh, yeah; Wallace is getting good money………..

  40. stillers1229 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:19 PM

    hdahs143 says:
    When is the last time Miami has had to do the mad dash to get under the cap like Pittsburgh currently is? When is the last time Pittsburgh walked into free agency/draft with as much carefully engineered cap space as Miami had this year?

    ———————————-

    Carefully engineered? Let me show you something…

    Miami Dolphins season record:

    2002 – 9-7
    2003 – 10-6
    2004 – 4-12
    2005 – 9-7
    2006 – 6-10
    2007 – 1-15
    2008 – 11-5
    2009 – 7-9
    2010 – 7-9
    2011 – 6-10
    2012 – 7-9

    Pittsburgh Steelers season record:

    2002 – 10-5
    2003 – 6-10
    2004 – 15-1
    2005 – 11-5
    2006 – 8-8
    2007 – 10-6
    2008 – 12-4
    2009 – 9-7
    2010 – 12-4
    2011 – 12-4
    2012 – 8-8

    Any questions?

  41. kingmiedus says: Mar 14, 2013 3:20 PM

    I think this is the second contract where we’ve seen a much bigger 2nd year cap hit. Does this mean a couple teams expect a much bigger jump in the cap next year?

  42. wayconthemexican says: Mar 14, 2013 3:20 PM

    @bengals69

    I agree with what you said, but the key word regarding AJ Green is “SHOULD”. Don’t forget who owns that team.

  43. kazkal says: Mar 14, 2013 3:23 PM

    ——–
    Top 5 WRs in professional football – Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Pierre Garçon, Steve Smith and Santana Moss. In that order.
    ———

    I’m sorry but it’s retarded not to list AJ Green in the top 5 who is more likely top 3 right now.Yes I’m Bengals fan rip on any other player but green & Geno are both are Beast at their position.

  44. steeelfann says: Mar 14, 2013 3:24 PM

    Deals like this are why teams like Pittsburgh, Ravens, New England, etc. are usually in the playoffs and usually competitive in the playoffs. They don’t do that.

    Teams like the Dolphins, Redskins, Jets, etc do it. That is why they often are not.

    I would have been unhappy had the Steelers paid any receiver that much.

  45. pantsfreezone says: Mar 14, 2013 3:25 PM

    “The guy dropped tons of balls last year”

    6 is not a ton. Pittsburgh fans need to just plain stop. He’s not your problem anymore so relax. You got Antonio Brown and Crotch guy. Good luck making it to 6-10 with a terrible O-Line and aging defense.

  46. 6thsense79 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:31 PM

    Yawn…all you babies crying about Wallace are too fonny. Yes I’m looking at you Steelers fans. Everyone with even rudimentary knowledge of the league knows Wallace was your best receiver. Steelers management offered him a contract worth more than any they offered any receiver on the team. Do Steelers management normally go around offering 5 year $50 million contracts to receivers that some of you say was the third best receiver on the team? I thought the Steelers have one of the best front office in the league. Why would they make an offer like that.

    You guys really need to stop sucking on sour grapes.

  47. kazkal says: Mar 14, 2013 3:31 PM

    Top 4 forgot about Andre >.<

    —–
    I agree with what you said, but the key word regarding AJ Green is “SHOULD”. Don’t forget who owns that team.
    —–

    Mike Brown has had no problem paying his own players and the Bengals are already preparing for AJ's extension by rolling 10million over in to next years cap.

  48. stew48 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:32 PM

    re: swashbucklin, or whatever it is:

    At your 3.25 mil per TD, 2013 salary would be 26 mil.; for career, contract would be 90 mil plus. If you do not understand, ask your 5th grade teacher to explain.

  49. thirtyrackdash says: Mar 14, 2013 3:33 PM

    Not gunna lie, I love to hate logicalvoices. Does anyone know if he has a twitter account I can follow?

  50. dolphins512 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:34 PM

    steeelfann says:Mar 14, 2013 3:24 PM

    Deals like this are why teams like Pittsburgh, Ravens, New England, etc. are usually in the playoffs and usually competitive in the playoffs. They don’t do that.
    _________________________________

    Actually, the teams you named “can’t” do these types of deals. When you pay the QB upwards of $20m a year…these deals aren’t possible. Once Tannehill is off of his rookie deal and getting paid big money, the Fins will not be able to do it either.

    That is also why you are seeing the market for Offensive tackles and defensive linemen so soft this year. You can’t pay those guys the big money and still be able to pay your skill position players what the market is dictating.

    The Fins also significantly improved their cap space by signing two new younger linebackers and releasing Dansby and Burnett. If I’m not mistaken, that alone freed up $10m in cap space.

  51. miamatt says: Mar 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    Hard to imagine anybody rational knocking this deal now.

    Miami is on the hook for three years, but they have have room and flexibility to absorb his slary those three years. By the time Tannehill and perhaps Hartline (his deal is really just a two year deal, then team option past that) need to get paid, they can cut bait with Wallace if he underproduces.

    People can call Wallace a “one-trick pony” all they want but even they must admit: it’s one helluva trick. And 4 years averaging 1000+ yards and 8 TDs isn’t tricky, it’s production any way you slice it.

  52. djteknision1200 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    People keep saying he is not worth all that money and this maybe true at this point in his very young career? We will never mistake him for a WR that can completely take over a game like Fitzgerald and C.Johnson, but part of his value is with him being on the field, it opens so many other options for his teammates to make plays because with his speed safeties will have to back off. Look at Hartline numbers last year…over 1000 yards and he is considered a slot WR, I will take a 1000 yards from a slot WR any day. Now just imagine his numbers with Wallace on the other side!!

  53. finsphan says: Mar 14, 2013 3:52 PM

    Wow, i had no idea so many gm’s were out of jobs and going on sports chats to troll lol. Get back to your day jobs and stop being bitter. Any one of you know most of your teams don’t have a guy that can get you 1k yards and 8 tds a season. Learn some football before you leave a comment, Miami isn’t expecting him to get Calvin Johnson numbers, he is there to help the offense improve by keeping the defense on their toes and opening things up for other players.

  54. jarepine says: Mar 14, 2013 3:56 PM

    This deal is great for Miami, how can anybody call it a bad deal. The only bad cap number is next year but as long as they leave extra room this year they are fine. Do you really think Ross cares if he guarantees this guy 30 million or even 50 million as long as it changes the perception of his team and potentially leads to more wins. The deal is very cap friendly simply because if he doesn’t pan out by the third year you cut him before the 4th and 5th and only lose 4.4 million against the cap. If they worked the rest of the deals like this Ireland may have saved his job and finally broken loose from the crap that Parcells stuck him with.

  55. the2013miamidolphins says: Mar 14, 2013 3:58 PM

    jeffa43 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 2:44 PM
    Steelers lost their 3rd best receiver…
    All Steeler fans know Brown is a lot better and Miller has a major asset that Wallace does not …. Hands.

    Loved Wallace @ 4 to 5 mil per year.

    =======================

    Cotchery also has better hands, and Sanders had already passed him up as the starter on the depth chart by mid-season last year.

    As strange as it is to say, if everyone’s healthy, there’s not much room on the Steeler roster for Wallace. You can’t pay him millions to be a guy you only use on 3rd and long. And you certainly can’t take Antonio Brown off the field for him.

    Part of his problem in Pittsburgh was that the younger receivers got so much better than him so fast. It’s not a money thing as much as it is a depth chart situation – he just wasn’t good enough to get substantial playing time any longer.
    ____________________________________

    Is that why the Steelers offered Wallace 5 years for 55 million?? only 5 mil less than the dolphins…….stop trashing him on his way out………

  56. a11day28 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:10 PM

    Wallace the one trick pony won’t last. Think of Troy Williamson and Ted Ginn.

  57. wludford says: Mar 14, 2013 4:18 PM

    Why would anybody front-load a deal with Mike Wallace with boatloads of guaranteed money?

    He can walk away in 3 years with $40m for being an average (or worse) WR and there is nothing the Dolphins can do about it. The cap hit to release him early on creates so much dead money it’s not worth it- creating no incentive whatsoever for Wallace to ever restructure the deal.

    This is the last you’ll ever hear of Mike Wallace. And that’s a $40m guarantee.

  58. perfect1972 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:25 PM

    Officialgame,

    Next year the fins are in good shape on the cap because of the LB moves. Bess is up for UFA next year but that’s most of it..it’s actually well thought out.

  59. miamatt says: Mar 14, 2013 4:38 PM

    a11day28 says:

    Wallace the one trick pony won’t last. Think of Troy Williamson and Ted Ginn.
    __________________________________

    Remind me again about those four years when Williamson and Ginn totalled 4000+ yds and 32 TDs…. I’d bet you could combine their career numbers and it wouldn’t even be close…

  60. rottenbellybutton says: Mar 14, 2013 4:41 PM

    Pittsburgh fans are in total denial acting like they won’t miss him. He was the only above average WR on the team. Maybe Plax can help fill his shoes. As bad as steeler fans say he was last year just remember he was your leading receiver.

  61. laxcoach37 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:59 PM

    Hey Jealous Steelers Fans… it seems you are the only ones that think this deal is bad. Why? It is creative and moreover we all know if Wallace is not productive he will be shopping his services like every other 30+ year old in 2015 FA. We are only on ther hook for 3 years and with 10 picks in the Draft (5 in the first 2 days), we can develop new talent that can possible replace him.
    Let me put your minds at ease because you seem infatuated with our finances that even after our “Spending Spree” we STILL have over $31M left to spend. We can actually buy 2 Mike Wallaces if we wanted to. LOL Enjoy looking up at the Bengals and Brown for a few years. I gave you a split with the Ravens whereby you can both share the bottom.

  62. stillers213 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:12 PM

    Wallace does bring his speed to the table, no doubt. However, fans who have watched Steeler games week in and week out since his rookie year know his shortcomings. His route running is average at best (unless it’s a stright line), his hands are average, and he does not get up and fight for the ball. Now before all of you people outside of Pittsburgh start screaming sour grapes, this is nothing new to knowledgeable, non-troll Steeler fans who have been saying it since the end of his rookie year. His best asset is spreading the defense for WR’s who can actually catch and make plays. Without Ben, he will mostly disappear into obscurity like most ex-Steelers seem to do.

  63. stillers213 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:19 PM

    laxcoach37 says:
    “Hey Jealous Steelers Fans… it seems you are the only ones that think this deal is bad. Why?”

    …. because we have watched every Steeler game he has played in and know his abilities more than any other fanbase in the league. Sorry to make sense.

    The next time I’m jealous of the Miami dolphins it will be the first. (I was too young to remember their undefeated season)

    Also, if anything you owe us a thank you for Dan Marino! :)

  64. rodh32340 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:24 PM

    Coaches and franchises can devalue any player if they think that player is heading to FA. They just de-emphasize his importance to the team so that his value goes down and then re-sign him to a lower number. I hope Wallace is what we saw when Pitt was throwing to him and not a Ted Ginn type. We had Wes Welker and Brandon Marshall (and Bush) and didn’t keep them.

  65. Deb says: Mar 14, 2013 5:24 PM

    laxcoach37 says:

    Hey Jealous Steelers Fans…

    ———————————————–

    You actually think Steelers fans are jealous of a team that hasn’t been relevant since 1983? That’s some fantasy world you live in, dude. Wow.

  66. FinFan68 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:25 PM

    “The guy dropped tons of balls last year”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    6. Our CB who just went to KC (Smith) had more drops than that.

  67. drainbameged says: Mar 14, 2013 5:32 PM

    You actually think Steelers fans are jealous of a team that hasn’t been relevant since 1983? That’s some fantasy world you live in, dude. Wow.
    —–
    What have they done for you lately

  68. sweetwillie66 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:35 PM

    As a Steeler fan, I don’t deny the speed of Wallace nor the effect he can gave on a defense. But a 17.45 mil cap hit next year is quite an investment for a reciever not named Calvin Johnson. We will miss what Wallace brought, but won’t miss poor routes and bad hands. To assert that Wallace wasn’t one of the top three recievers on the Steelers is ridiculous. Without Wallace, it will be tougher for Brown, Sanders and Cotchery to get open.

  69. stillers213 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:36 PM

    It’s not just about the drops. It’s mostly about his inability to fight for the ball in tight coverage. Very seldom does he win the up close battles. Nobody benefited more than Wallace from Ben extending plays and allowing him to get seperation.

  70. frankdatank23 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:39 PM

    Wow I expected to discuss with some phinfans but….. Wow. This makes me feel even better about getting him. They don’t even understand our cap situation either, but seem to know we’ll be forced to make all kinds of sacrifices for Wallace lol. Bunch of big black and yellow babies.

  71. sweetwillie66 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:51 PM

    Black and yellow babies? He’s your headache now…enjoy!

  72. Deb says: Mar 14, 2013 6:06 PM

    drainbameged says:

    You actually think Steelers fans are jealous of a team that hasn’t been relevant since 1983? That’s some fantasy world you live in, dude. Wow.
    —–
    What have they done for you lately

    ——————————————–
    What have the Steelers done for me lately? Well, they won the AFC Championship for me two years ago. They’ve won two Super Bowls and played in three the last eight seasons. That’s some pretty recent love. But in 35 seasons as a fan, I’ve weathered losing seasons. Losing doesn’t bother me as long as they lose with dignity. Last year, Wallace laid down on the field. So when we post that we’re glad to be rid of him, we mean it. None of us is jealous of the Dolphins. The Steelers didn’t even make Wallace an offer this off season. Your posts that we’re jealous are idiotic. Doesn’t matter how good he is if he doesn’t have the character to do his job for the contracted amount–as you’ll probably find out the hard way.

    If I’m jealous of anyone, it’s the Saints for getting our DB Keenan Lewis. He played his butt off last year.

  73. perfect1972 says: Mar 14, 2013 6:07 PM

    Stiller and Co.,

    Look it’s easy to say as a fan that you watched every game, etc. Time has proven over and over again that certain talents fit better in the WCO. Wallace doesn’t need tight space skills, he just needs to go deep and take a safety and a corner with him. It’s not his catches but his speed, and the occasional breakout catch. And let’s face it, the Steelers are rebuilding in a small way, but the offensive line is pretty bad, the defense is aging, especially Troy P, and you have no running game, and your OC really isn’t great yet. So hopefully some time in the WCO will benefit Wallace, but Wallace will definitely benefit Tannehill the most. Plus you overpaid Brown and replaced Wallace with Burress and lost two of the worst backs in the league.

  74. andrewproughcfe says: Mar 14, 2013 7:27 PM

    the2013miamidolphins says:

    Is that why the Steelers offered Wallace 5 years for 55 million?? only 5 mil less than the dolphins…….stop trashing him on his way out………

    =========================

    Steelers never offered that – that was the number that was floated last year as what Wallace’s agent was asking from the Steelers.

    There were some rumors that he was offered something for 6 years in the low $40 millions – similar to what Antonio Brown signed. Some have said that when Wallace turned down the offer, they turned around and gave the same money to Brown.

  75. steelcity2013 says: Mar 15, 2013 8:55 AM

    Sour grapes in pittsburgh ? When he drops a ball in a bigtime game an cost u the season we will see who the sour grapes are he couldn’t even catch a ball rite in his hands on 4th in 10 in the super bowl .. he’s good no doubt about it but good luck waiten to see if super star or drop ball wallace show up on sundays an to think he’s gona restructure next year lol he’s too money hungry

  76. ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says: Mar 15, 2013 11:25 AM

    As they say in Pittsburgh, Mr 60 min need to stay on the news show. Mike Wallace is a joke, he has terrible hands. Teams have figured out how to defend him. He isn’t worth 1 million a year….. He will be your 3rd Reciever this year. Loosing Bush and long will kill you.

  77. perfect1972 says: Mar 15, 2013 12:20 PM

    @ravenswillalways…

    What a joke. You guys offered him nearly 10 a year lol. He turned you down because your team is on the decline and you hired Haley. So Wallace isn’t worth a million a year?

    But Burress is worth $750k??!

    Sore fan. Have you ever even been to Pittsburgh? I ask cuz most Steeler fans haven’t.

    Can’t you just take the two rings the officials handed you and go away?

  78. coliv1977 says: Jan 7, 2014 9:31 PM

    fwippel says: Mar 14, 2013 3:04 PM

    Wow. That’s a huge cap number for 2014.

    If Wallace flops this year, I’d hate to be the GM who agreed to those terms.

    Very prophetic, my friend. nicely done…

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