Mike Wallace traded to Vikings

AP

It didn’t take long for the Dolphins to go from likely to trade wide receiver Mike Wallace to the Vikings to trading Wallace to the Vikings.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Miami has shipped the wideout to Minnesota along with a seventh-round pick. The Vikings will send a fifth-round pick back to the Dolphins.

The move ends months of speculation about whether Wallace would return to the team for the 2015 season after two years in Miami that saw Wallace’s production fail to live up to the big contract that the Dolphins gave him in 2013. There were also frequent talk about Wallace being unhappy with his role, culminating in an argument with the team’s coaches that landed Wallace on the bench for much of the team’s final game in 2014.

Now he’ll get a chance to play in Norv Turner’s offense, which has been friendly toward deep passing throughout his long career in the NFL. Wallace will line up with Greg Jennings, Charles Johnson and tight end Kyle Rudolph to give Teddy Bridgewater a deeper group of targets than he had as a rookie. Should Adrian Peterson remain with the team, the Vikings offense will look even better heading into next season.

Wallace has a base salary of $9.85 million in 2015 and is signed for two more years with salaries of $11.45 million each year. The Dolphins could use the savings toward a new deal for tight end Charles Clay or for other moves in what’s already been a very busy offseason in Miami.

287 responses to “Mike Wallace traded to Vikings

  1. That contract of his needs to be addressed immediately. No way in heck is Wallace worth almost 10 million per year.

    I am not sure how to feel about this move. Minnesota needs a deep threat, but… Wallace man? IDK.

  2. Yes!!! We needed a deep threat, and now we have one. Look out, NFL–the Vikes are starting to load up with talent. We still have a few holes to fill and positions to shore up, but this team is definitely on the rise. I can’t wait for the season to start. This is gonna be fun.

  3. Awesome. Now let’s stack our D and Online. I like it! New toy for Teddy and Zimmer will keep him in line.

  4. That’s ridiculous, a 5th round pick, what were the Dolphins thinking? I guess they just wanted him out of there.

  5. I like it, low risk high reward move. Don’t know if the 5th was our original pick or the one from the Bills but technically we traded Matt Cassel for Mike Wallace. Interested in seeing how the receiver battle is going to turn out

  6. As a vikes fan, I hate this trade. Why trade for him when he would have been cut anyway. He has a bad attitude as the fins know well. I would rather they draft a WR then trade for Wallace. He’s a one trick pony who is over paid. I hope at the very least they restructure his horrible contract.

  7. Shouldn’t have acted out and then quit on his team. Enjoy the cold, Mike. If I remember correctly, the Vikings play outside at least one more year.

  8. The best franchise in the NFL…

    It’s official.

    This move locks up Teddy Bridgewater as next years MVP.

    And the Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl ring.

    We.

    Are.

    Historic.

    Acknowledge Greatness.

    #Skol

  9. Well at least they didn’t give up much for him. Hopefully he or Greg Jennings restructures their contact.

    good deal for all involved

  10. I’m pretty lukewarm about this deal. If they’re restructuring his contract and they have reason to not worry about him causing problems, I guess it’s okay. They really need a deep threat wide receiver and he’s definitely one of the best.

  11. I Love Teddy Bridgewater, but is he good enough to throw deep?

    That’s what Wallace is good at.

    Now Miami better bring Clay back.

    Btw, another WR underperforming in Miami who’ll likely bloom after leaving.

  12. Not looking good for Cordarrelle Patterson!
    Looks like the Vikings are moving away from him.
    That 5th rounder was for Matt Cassel from the Bills. MN just got a quality receiver free, plus an extra 7th rounder.. Now to redo that 11m Salary down to 7 or so.
    Nice..

  13. “Wallace will line up with Greg Jennings, Charles Johnson and tight end Kyle Rudolph to give Teddy Bridgewater a deeper group of targets than he had as a rookie.”

    Not even a cursory mention of Cordarrelle Patterson? They haven’t offloaded him yet, have they?

  14. Better to have WR then none like Oakland I can’t believe Reggie wouldn’t trade a fifth for Marshall and a 7 th rd pick from chi can’t believe it

  15. I was kind of hoping they would go for one of the top three wide receivers in the draft, but that’s a lot less likely now. Trae Waynes seems likely, which would be great too.

  16. Stupid move by Miami. A 5th rounder? Effectively got nothing for a starting WR….and it’s not like there are a bunch of pro-bowl MLBs or OGs still out there to sign.

    Now we’re thin at WR again too….

  17. Spielman wanted him badly when he was a free agent and didn’t get him. I didnt want him then and want him even less now.

  18. Coming from a diehard fins fan. This guy was way bigger asset then people realize. Teams played them differently by evidence in the run game improvement. There was at least a dozen or more times he was wide open and overthrown or under thrown. He improved his all around game last year too scoring ten tds in many different ways. He was willing to restructure and I think they should have got that done. He can still flat out fly…..

  19. He won’t restructure his contract now…..Why should he? He will be paid well and he knows that the team just traded for him and cutting him would be a total bust……

    Vikings need AP to come back to play and with that, this move will work…….

  20. ablazinpanda says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:20 PM
    I like it, low risk high reward move. Don’t know if the 5th was our original pick or the one from the Bills but technically we traded Matt Cassel for Mike Wallace. Interested in seeing how the receiver battle is going to turn out

    Yea… 30 million over the next three years, thats low risk alright. And don’t give me the one year and cut logic, a prorated portion of the next two years at 11.5 will still hit your cap number

  21. johnnyqbp says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:20 PM
    Did Mike Wallace have a performance problem or a QB problem? I as a Viking fan hope it’s the latter.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    A little of both. Tannehill could not hit Wallace, but he had no problem hitting any of the other guys deep. Wallace traps the defender by running less than full speed and then kicking into that last gear when the defender is close enough to get blown passed. That takes time and Tannehill never had more than 2-3 seconds. The ball was usually thrown and then Wallace changed speed resulting in underthrows. Wallace did improve his routes and possession catches but he will rarely fight for a ball and often waits for it to drop to waist level. He is a good player but he refuses to fix those glaring issues in his game and somehow does not get much YAC considering his speed advantage.

  22. nice move. the vikes were 25 mil under the salary cap, still plenty of money to sign a few more free agents (hopefully Michael Johnson and starting left guard) and then focus on the draft. Wallace was still plenty productive he just didn’t have monster years. he’s a guy you need to account for on every play because of his speed. hopefully AP comes back so he has 7 man boxes to run through

  23. I didn’t realize he was still in the league. The last time he was relevant, he was having a hard time shaking Packers corners in the Super Bowl. I hope he still has the video as that’s the closest he gets to that game for the rest of his career.

    How’d that Greg Jennings signing work out? Better than wasting time with Cordarrelle Patterson….which is hilarious.

    Still don’t have a QB…..

  24. Wallace with Ben … Big time results.
    Wallace with Ryan . . . Mediocre esults
    Wallace with Bridgewater … .??? I am not seeing it?

  25. I like the move, Vikes wanted him last year, so he clearly fits what the coaches want to do. With Teddy at QB in his 2nd year, a healthy Rudolph, a legitimate deep threat that will see single coverage with AP in the backfield it is gonna be tough to defend.

    Now load up in defense and OL talent in the draft and we’ll take another big step forward!

    SKOL!!

  26. I wonder if this move was made partially to convince Adrian he should want to stay. A legitimate deep threat to catch those lasers from Teddy will really keep the defense honest.

  27. Just saw that Ponder signed with the Raiders… that leaves Bongwater and over the Hill as the Qbs.
    Ha… neither one can make a deep sideline throw, you know… the only pattern Wallace can run.

  28. Wallace is a one-trick-pony. If he’s not running a deep route he has no value. And not worth the big contract he got from the Dolphins. If his ability ever matches his ego then the big contract is back in the discussion. Over-rated.

  29. Vikings are loading up on talent.

    Christian Ponder can’t believe they didn’t do it when he was QB of the team!

    Cordarelle Paterson does seem like the forgotten man here.

  30. As a Phins fan ill be honest…

    Tanny and Wallace couldnt gel or get in sync. Irelands bad pick. Make Clay a long time Phin and Tanny can have the best 1-2 TE combo in the league.

    Rest of that money from Wallace… get some solid line help and lets run the PATS from out of the AFC East

  31. The Viking hate is laughable. Zimmer will make us a contender. Best eat that truth haters….

  32. I haven’t been this excited about a Viking free agent signing since Bernard Berrian…..

    I guess that the Green Bay Rodger offices are now closed until April 30th. Business done..2 offensive must sign players resigned, And now, the LB and CB core in dire straits…and only the draft awaits…

  33. Move over Hershel Walker trade, there’s a new Spieldope in town…

    Must be sad to know that TT will do nothing until the draft…

  34. johnnyqbp says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:20 PM
    Did Mike Wallace have a performance problem or a QB problem? I as a Viking fan hope it’s the latter.

    I seen every Dolphins game. Wallace was open deep numerous times and Tannehill had a hard time throwing the deep ball accurately. Either he would overthrow or under throw. Wallace does drop some balls that are right in his hands. Corners and safeties will have to respect his speed.

  35. I was no Mike Wallace fan, but he was NOT the problem. In fact, when Tannehill decided to throw it deep to him, he caught it. The problem was Tannehill can or won’t throw the ball longer than 15 yards.

    Vikings fans, I can’t say anything about his attitude, but if your QB will throw him the damn ball, he’ll catch.

  36. Before today, Vikings fans talked about how they lucked out when they chose not to sign Wallace to the big deal he got from the Dolphins. Even though they signed the similarly unimpressive Greg Jennings, they still laughed about Wallace.

    Now it will be interesting to see how quickly their tone changes to “OMG, he’s awesome, Super Bowl here we come!!!!”

  37. thepftpoet says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:24 PM

    The best franchise in the NFL…

    It’s official.

    This move locks up Teddy Bridgewater as next years MVP.

    And the Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl ring.

    We.

    Are.

    Historic.

    Acknowledge Greatness.

    #Skol
    ________________________________

    You are historic…….at winning nothing!!!!

    TB is CP v 2.0

  38. Doug Whaley seems to be waiting for the Dolphins to run out of cap space before he makes a offer to Charles Clay and the Dolphins keep making more cap space while the Bills available cap space is dwindling away. After signing Harvin the Bills will have around $8 mil left in cap space and they need at least $5 mil for rookie contracts. Doug Whaley is getting schooled by whom ever the Dolphins GM is.

  39. I Love Teddy Bridgewater, but is he good enough to throw deep?
    _______

    Yes. Yes he is.

    If Wallace remembers what he saw when the Vikings visited Miami last year, he should be a very happy man right now.

  40. No players will play around on the field under zimmer. He’s the guy who gets peak performance from hid players. Don’t be jealous clowns.

  41. Wallace has 3 years and 32.75 million left on his deal. He’s not worth half that. Horrible trade by the purple.

  42. Now if I was like most Viking trolls that comment on Packer stories, I’d make some snide remark about the Vikings adding another bad character guy to its squad to join the storied ranks of the Love Boat, Whizzinator, Squirting refs with water bottles, running into cops with their cars, running a TD to the wrong end zone, losing 4 Superbowls, etc… but I’m going to rise above that and let the Purple folks enjoy their new teammate. Skol to my Viking friends.

  43. If AP comes back and he keeps teams from stacking the box, catches the occasional deep ball when they don’t.. he’s worth every penny.

  44. LOL Well I thought the Dolphins were looking good with two speedy wide receivers and an all pro TE. I guess I was dead wrong. In Mike Tannenbaum we Dolphin fans now trust. This NFL decision maker is having an awesome day.

  45. Now if I was like most Viking trolls that comment on Packer stories, I’d make some snide remark about the Vikings adding another bad character guy to its squad to join the storied ranks of the Love Boat, Whizzinator, Squirting refs with water bottles, running into cops with their cars, running a TD to the wrong end zone, losing 4 Superbowls, etc… but I’m going to rise above that and let the Purple folks enjoy their new teammate. Skol to my Viking friends…..

    Too funny…Thats some history that is over 10 years old…But…Are you going to the Guion trial?

  46. I like this because I really want Devante Parker (a complete WR) to fall to the Fins at 14. I was almost certain Vikings would get him to pair with Teddy as old college teammates at Louisville. Now maybe they address another need..but what will the Saints do? Hopefully they wail til a later round to get a WR like they usually do. But hey the way this offseason is going I wouldn’t be surprised if we traded up to make sure we get Parker, or trade down to get DGB or strong unless we like DGB at 14…Go Fins!

  47. I’m liking Dennis Hickey getting rid of all of Jeff Ireland’s bad contracts, but you gotta get more for Mike Wallace than a fifth rounder, you gave away a 3rd, and a LB, for Stills earlier in the day. But at least he got something instead of doing what Ireland would have done, just cut them. And I’d much rather pay Stills $2.7m over the next three years than pay Wallace $33m

    The jokes on Minnesota and New Orleans at the end of the day though, as Miami was going to have to cut both Ellerbee and Wallace before midnight. Not to mention the fact both would have been cheaper on the open market than having to accept their Ireland fattened contracts.

  48. A few years ago, the Steelers had a choice: sign either Antonio Brown or Mike Wallace to a long-term deal, but not both. I was on the fence at the time. The Steelers signed Brown and let Wallace go.
    Kevin Colbert looks like a genius in retrospect.

  49. pervyspankspackfans says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:39 PM

    The Viking hate is laughable. Zimmer will make us a contender. Best eat that truth haters….

    ————————————————————

    Talk is cheap, Pervy. You of anyone here should know that — from past experience.

    As a Packers fan, my goal fr my team goes way beyond being a “contender.” If that’s all Zimmer does for the Vikings, he is a failure.

  50. earlcampbellrules says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:50 PM

    Wallace has 3 years and 32.75 million left on his deal. He’s not worth half that. Horrible trade by the purple.

    ———————————————-

    Wait until the trade specifics are announced before you cast your judgement. I’m sure Rick did some of his magic and restructured the contract.

    Effectively, he (Rick) changed Cassel into Wallace. They stole Wallace and voided all those silly mock drafts.

  51. Tannehill couldn’t throw an accurate pass over 15 yds and that’s why Wallace’s numbers suffered. The Vikings basically got him for nothing so a great value trade for them. Also, everyone is wrong about the Vikings giving up on Patterson…………it will be G. Jennings who is released and who has the same size contract as Wallace so even that comes out pretty even for the Vikes. All in all, a great trade for both teams.

  52. He made no effort for his ball, stopped routes, just gave that ‘oh who cares’ look when he was an inch from the ball. It was like Tannehill was only allowed to place it neatly in his bread basket. But when tannehill gave him nicely thrown balls he dropped them. I feel bad for young Bridgewater a hot head like that guy will ruin his head.

  53. Another career going to the Minnesota wasteland….

    Let’s see, moving from Miami to Minneapolis? Really puzzling.

    One and done.

  54. Rosstuckershair……..not sure if you noticed, but most of your slams on the Pack tend to be about a decade old too. Enjoy your new but older in age Patterson. I don’t see him doing much ala Greg Jennings. But you can hope, after all, that is all you have. Not much actual success.

  55. Wallace has a minuscule catch radius, won’t fight for a ball and will sulk if he doesn’t get targeted the large majority of plays. He sealed his fate in Miami with that childish stunt he pulled post game week 17.

  56. God bless the Vikes. Won’t be the first time they’ve signed a diva receiver who likes to take off a play or two while on the field.

  57. Viking fans. if Teddy can throw the deep ball you will love even though he over paid….if he can’t you will be calling for his release by this time next yr……the man is not worth the money the Fins paid him but thats not his fault…he’s got real game speed that no CB can stay with, decent hands but he is not an Alpha WR….its time the viking fans take out a full page ad in the local paper and beg AD to stay….your team is looking scary…….

  58. All the negative Dolphin commenters on here, you do realize that Wallace was going to be a June 1st cut, right. So rather than eating $6.6 Million against the cap, the Dolphins will save $3.5 Million and get a draft pick with this trade. They earlier traded Ellerbe to the Saints for Kenny Stills, who is kind of a clone of Wallace, but faster and will fight for a reception.
    The Dolphins have pretty much gotten rid of the overpriced average players this off season that former GM Jeff Ireland left them with.
    Hope he does well for the Vikings!! But Bye, Bye!!

  59. Now they need a qb who can throw the deep ball….”two yard” teddy and those wobblers from Sean Hill won’t make this trade worthwhile in any way

  60. Vikes RB coach was PIT’s RB coach when Wallace was there. Develin, our third string QB threw balls to Wallace in practice. Vikes know what they are getting personality wise. He was misused in MIA excited to see what Turner can do for him

  61. LOL. Mikey is gonna hold out for more money since he just got shipped from a state with no income tax to one with a 10% income tax.

  62. I remember when he was a free agent a couple of years ago and his dad came out and said that he turned down more money from the Vikes to sign with Miami, because he didn’t like the idea of having to play in the cold weather. I hope he won’t whine about the weather now.

  63. As a Vikings fan, I don’t like move. On the one hand, it gets us someone who can open things up for Teddy, Jennings, Rudolph, our RB TBD, and Charles Johnson. However, I cannot ignore the fact that Wallace gave up on his team last year. Truthfully, I expected him to end up in either Oakland or New England. Perhaps Zimmer, Turner, and company are hearing that Patterson is incapable of learning the offense. Waste of resources – especially since we can use a guard and safety.

  64. So the vikings are paying top of the league money to Wallace and Jennings, plus top five money to their TE.

    I’ve always admired the way the vikings go after WR talent in free agency with lots of money (Bobby Wade, Bernard Berrian, Jennings, and Wallace).

    The vikings have always drafted WR’s very high too like Troy Williamson, Percy Harvin, and Cordarelle Patterson.

    Yet somehow the production is always lacking.

  65. The Vikes are setting Teddy up for success. Fill the LG hole and we will have the makings of a good to great offense. Sign Johnson and depth and the Vikes will be contending for at least a wildcard spot this year. Still a long way to go to catch the Pack though. Chi & Det are now in the rearview.

  66. Funny all the complaints about his salary. The Vikings are only on the hook for $3 million. The Dolphins had to absorb the cap hit and the Vikings can cut him after the season and owe him nothing. And they only had to move down 2 rounds in the draft? THIS IS A GREAT TRADE.

  67. The Dolphins have to pay around 6 mil for Wallace this year. The Vikes have him for one year, relatively cheap. If he doesn’t work out then they can cut him and are only out a 5th round pick and owe him no more money. Low risk/high reward move if I’ve ever seen one.

  68. Wallace bitched and pouted too much and he’s not good enough to bitch and pout. As a result, he got shipped out. I like this move. Fins are sending a message that if you don’t shut up and play, you’re gone.

  69. I’m stoked as can be , but as bad as the vikes wanted Wallace we should’ve been able to finagle corderelle……….in that deal…but I get it. Now Mathis……sign know shown y day……..for the principle he is the rock…..pick up t rich after……he’s open game I think…perhaps a tiny chip on his shoulder….Saban knows talent.

  70. Good GMs know how to scout and draft good Wideouts.

    Hack GMs need to buy free agent Receivers and trade for crappy one trick pony receivers.

  71. 4to12for13timechamps says:Mar 13, 2015 8:16 PM

    “Rosstuckershair……..not sure if you noticed, but most of your slams on the Pack tend to be about a decade old too. Enjoy your new but older in age Patterson. I don’t see him doing much ala Greg Jennings. But you can hope, after all, that is all you have. Not much actual success.”

    This is absolutely classic! A Packer complaining about talking about things a decade old when all they talk about are their precious championships, most of which were won in the 30’s and 60’s!!!

  72. Thank you Minnesota for talking this quitter and his ridiculous overpaid salary and giving us a draft pick to boot..this guy is a Bum and Pitt and Miami fans know it… and you will also find that out also

  73. All the people bashing Teddy must not have watched much football last year. By the end of the year his deep ball was damn near perfect. Also he had one of the highest comp % and QB ratings in the NFL, in the month of December. Combine that improvement with the fact he’s a tireless working, as evidenced by him staying mn to work out and he’s setting up workouts with his WR’s in their private time, and id say that’s a great sign.

  74. This is how i viewed mike wallace’s time with the fins.

    Year 1
    He looked to lolly gag around and would never even try to get the ball unless it hit him perfectly in stride and right on his hands. And even then would drop the ball a lot.

    He also would never fight for the ball or use his body to block out while going up for the ball.

    Year 2
    At sometime after year 1 he addressed the media in a statement saying he would work harder to get better ( these traits should already be inherent if one calls themselves a pro receiver in the NFL )

    He did improve in year 2 and does have talent. He just needs to maintain a skill set.

  75. Cap-wise, the Vikings have $13 mil in a RB, two WR’s north of $10 mil a piece and a QB who can’t throw an accurate deep ball.

    Ya, this is going to end well.

  76. Tannehill deep ball accuracy was and is nonexistent. Wallace is a true threat, haters though will hate. Safety’s in the AFC east can now rest easy.

    One trick pony is a tired cliche. His work throughout his career, says otherwise. QB play matters.

  77. For all you cap “geniuses”, Miami now has $13.8m in cap space and that goes to $20.9 if Charles Clay ends up elsewhere. Pretty sweet. Time to go get some tier-2 FAs to fill corner/safety/guard position. Draft WR, ILB and RB

  78. getitrightflorio says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:38 PM
    Who is Tannehill going to throw to just TE’s . Miami is getting worse on Offense Wallace had 10 TD’s.
    ~~~~~~~~
    Several options. Stills has roughly the same speed and is much cheaper than Wallace. He scares me a little due to his history but if he can catch and will fight for the ball then that is a risk worth taking. The new TE is a red zone threat Miami has lacked (when healthy) and they will probably pick up a premium WR with pick #14. If there is a MLB or S they like better at 14 then they go WR in the 2nd round and the draftniks all say WR is deep again this year. Keeping Clay would give the Dolphins a bunch of options and Sims is no slouch either and he blocks better than Clay/Cameron.

  79. So let me get this straight they have 2 WRs that were very good Numbers 2s making HUGE money from that bad contracts given in FA from the Vikings and Phin, and Patterson…. who can’t run routes and traded a bunch of picks. Someone is going to be the odd man out.

  80. To everyone calling Wallace a hack and bum, go back and look at his career stats. They’re not that bad & he should be a good upgrade for Teddy. The Vikings did not have a legitimate down field threat or AD last year. It should only help.

  81. This is too funny! And I thought Friday The 13th was supposed to bring bad luck! Two malcontents( the abuser and wallace on the same team! Spieladope lives up to his nickname.

  82. viking fans are pathetic to think you got a good pickup your organization sucks and is going backwards lol!

  83. Hey Packer fans! Seattle just scored on you!!! AGAIN!!!!!!

    CHOKE PACK CHOKE!!!!! BAHAHAHA!!!!

  84. Finfan—utter nonsense; you described the qb problem not in tune with wr. If he knows his receiver, he will throw accordingly. Further, you don’t get too many YAC when you are already in the end zone. I’m not a Viking fan, but I sure hope Wallace has an all-pro year. Maybe that will quiet some folks.

  85. Neh, shouldn’t be much of an issue, we have the space and the money plus,
    -quoted from Dolphins own media,
    “Wallace stated today that he’d be more than willing to re-structure his contract for the right team.” 😀

    I like it. Totally unexpected and he wouldn’t have been on my list for WR I would have wanted the Vikes to go for But, I actually can see him fitting and working well with the Vikes.

  86. Teddy does have the arm to hit deep. Towards the end of the year he began hitting on everything 15+ yards down the field. This move makes me believe AD is staying. The play action should give Wallace a lot of 1 on 1 go routes. Should be fun to watch this year.

    But you know, hater are going to hate.

  87. @Deb
    “Diva” receiver in Minny that took plays off? Please drop a name.

    They did have a future HOF’er that took plays off.

  88. If Packers fans aren’t scared they won’t be posting here. They know for fact Vikings will be much much improved and tough to beat. Especially, when we draft more defensive players. Say what you like but until you play Vikings this year, can’t assume or speculate anything. I like the move. Go Rick.

  89. “- skinsfanforlife says:
    Mar 13, 2015 9:00 PM
    viking fans are pathetic to think you got a good pickup your organization sucks and is going backwards lol! -”

    …? Lol. You’re a Skins fan, this is pretty much the equivalent of being stuck down in a well full of dog crap and yelling up making fun of people being able to walk around in the open grass.

  90. Take a few minutes to view highlight of all the quarterbacks that are so “great” at throwing the deep ball and you’ll all see one thing in common. Their receivers adjust and fight for the ball. This is something MW simply does not do. Unless the ball is thrown perfect you may as well forget about MW making the catch.

  91. well i wish the vikings would make it to the superbowl so they could beat buffalo’s record for 0-4 in the big game lol!

  92. All you Minnesota fans need to do is go to youtube and watch his last video with the media in the locker room after He took himself out of the Jets game and he quit on his team… you will see what you just traded for

  93. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:58 PM
    Now if I was like most Viking trolls that comment on Packer stories, I’d make some snide remark about the Vikings adding another bad character guy to its squad to join the storied ranks of the Love Boat, Whizzinator, Squirting refs with water bottles, running into cops with their cars, running a TD to the wrong end zone, losing 4 Superbowls, etc… but I’m going to rise above that and let the Purple folks enjoy their new teammate. Skol to my Viking friends…..

    Too funny…Thats some history that is over 10 years old…But…Are you going to the Guion trial?

    ————————————————-
    Rosstuck- remind me where GB got Guion from? Oh yeah, from Minny…. In all honesty, no team came claim piousness but MN sure has more than its share of bad history. Didn’t even bring up the AP debacle, Dome collapse, or playing football in a college stadium but again, congrats on the guy from 60 minutes….

  94. The Steelers offered Wallace 50mil to stay in Pitt, with Brown. Sadly, Pitt fans are either ignorant of the fact or bald face liars when talking Wallace.

  95. “- footballalldayeveryday says:
    Mar 13, 2015 8:56 PM
    Does Teddy have the arm for him..? -”

    ..? I don’t see why he wouldn’t. This kid had the 3rd best season for a rookie qb in NFL History. Not to mention the 2nd or 3rd highest deep pass % during the last 6 weeks or something.

    Lol it’s funny how Packers fans just WILL NOT accept that there is another decent qb in NFC north. Ya know, I admit Rodgers is greatgreat if not one of the 3 best qbs in the league. And me saying Bridgewater is on his way to that is more than insane. But the kid IS good.

    It’s fun to quip back and forth But Packers fans are justb downright obnoxious, nasty, and delirious lately. What are you so afraid of..?

  96. FinFan68 says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:30 PM
    johnnyqbp says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:20 PM
    Did Mike Wallace have a performance problem or a QB problem? I as a Viking fan hope it’s the latter.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    A little of both. Tannehill could not hit Wallace, but he had no problem hitting any of the other guys deep. Wallace traps the defender by running less than full speed and then kicking into that last gear when the defender is close enough to get blown passed. That takes time and Tannehill never had more than 2-3 seconds. The ball was usually thrown and then Wallace changed speed resulting in underthrows. Wallace did improve his routes and possession catches but he will rarely fight for a ball and often waits for it to drop to waist level. He is a good player but he refuses to fix those glaring issues in his game and somehow does not get much YAC considering his speed advantage.
    ==================================

    THANKS!
    It’s nice to read a real evaluation.
    Usually it’s just Packer trolls grumbling about little hands & it’s cold there.

  97. Enough of the you got a problem player kids. Zimmer is our coach. He is a man . Your coaches were weak. True

  98. If they don’t restructure this guy and Jennings, they’ve got too much money tied up in WRs. Then again, there’s only $3M guaranteed to Wallace.

    And how pathetic is it that some cheesers above have commented twice on a VIking article?

  99. “Before today, Vikings fans talked about how they lucked out when they chose not to sign Wallace to the big deal he got from the Dolphins. Even though they signed the similarly unimpressive Greg Jennings, they still laughed about Wallace.

    Now it will be interesting to see how quickly their tone changes to “OMG, he’s awesome, Super Bowl here we come!!!!”

    I was a Vikings fan happy we didn’t get Wallace a couple years ago, and not exactly enthralled with Jennings either.

    However, I like this signing if paired with a trade or release of Greg Jennings. The reason is with Bridgewater and Norv’s offense, the Vikings are primed to have more of a deep passing game, and Jennings is more of a WCO receiver, and has lost a step. Wallace is 4 years younger than Jennings, and a better fit for this Vikings offense.

    Paired with DeVante Parker coming out of the draft, and featuring the surprisingly productive Charles Johnson and slot receiver Jarius Wright, and Kyle Rudolph at TE, not to mention the possible production out of Cordarrelle Patterson if he steps up, and there is a lot of passing attack.

  100. “- Shinnbone says:
    Mar 13, 2015 9:30 PM
    After Teddy small hands completes a bomb to either Patterson or Wallace, It’ll still be 2nd down and 3. -”

    ROFL! And here we are again. This is too much. Where Do you people come up with this stuff? You’re delusional and just Do not make any sense whatsoever

  101. Well seeing as Wallace had less than 900 yards last season and nearly 20 fewer catches, than Maclin who is also 2 years younger, I would say that Wallace would be the one that is overpaid. I just cant believe that the Phins got bailed out by the Vikings.

    This is another classic “Rick” move, who constantly trades up in drafts, or tries to make other splashy moves, so that way when Wario comes knocking on his office door he can argue….

    “Well…look at all the 1st round picks I give the coach to work with… who cares if they aren’t worth resigning after their Rookie deal expires, like Harvin and Ponder, how about the big money FA’s like Greg Jennings, who thrive in a West Coast offense, who would fit like a square peg in the round hole of the Power run scheme.”

  102. I love all the Wallace bashers. All the dude does is score TD’s, he’s scored 47 in 6 years! He even had 10 last year on that ratty team the vikes just swindled in a largely lopsided trade! Over/under on TD’s in ’15 is 11.

  103. Sorry Norseman, Devante Parker is NOT coming to MN (I personally say Thank God!) But, this pretty much guarantees that. Now we can focus in draft on a linebacker, Oline, and cornerback.

  104. Thanks vikings for taking the albatross from around the Dolphins neck. Now the steelers fans have a new team to troll whenever there’s a Wallace story.

    Funny thing is all the vikings fans that used to slam Wallace are now singing praises. I love all the fan hypocrisy when players change teams.

  105. “-flairoholic says:
    Mar 13, 2015 9:45 PM
    I love all the Wallace bashers. All the dude does is score TD’s, he’s scored 47 in 6 years! He even had 10 last year on that ratty team the vikes just swindled in a largely lopsided trade! Over/under on TD’s in ’15 is 11. -”
    …………………….

    Wth.? Why you gotta be like that? The Dolphins don’t deserve that, they’ve never hurt us and there not a threat to us. That’s just straight up mean and obnoxious. You sound like how Packer fans sound. C’mon man Lol.

  106. Umm… nothing is guaranteed after this year. If he sucks, you cut him after this year, and all you lost was a 5th for a 7th. If he’s decent, you ask him to restructure next year. If he’s good, you just got something for basically what you got from the Bills for Matt Cassel. How can anyone possibly think this is a bad trade for the Vikings? Not like the Vikes had good receivers…

  107. johnnyqbp says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:20 PM
    Did Mike Wallace have a performance problem or a QB problem? I as a Viking fan hope it’s the latter.

    I agree with FinFan68. I once took a flight with Dolphins DB RJ Stanford, who confessed that Wallace isn’t a team guy. Reports of him quitting on the team last game of the season check out. He’s a me-first guy, all the way.

    Once after a Fins v Jags game in Jacksonville, friends and I waited after the game and watched the Dolphins hop on the bus. Every last player stopped and took pics/signed autographs with fans….. except Mike Wallace.

    Also of note – the first time he hit free agency, it was the Vikings and Dolphins battling for his services. Miami won out, mostly because of the weather. Good luck getting this guy to restructure his contract (at least any kind of significant amount). He’s hating life right now.

  108. tokyosandblaster says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:19 PM

    Poor guy.
    ??????????????????????????

    You must be talking about a corner in the Packers secondary lol. The Vikings are coming…

  109. Wallace would have had better numbers if Tannehill could throw an accurate deep ball. The only thing that may frustrate Vikings fans is that he’s not very good at fighting for the ball. He will drop balls because he doesn’t “go after” them. He isn’t very passionate about blocking either. I still like his skill set, you can’t teach speed and he will catch those deep throws, but he’s not a $10 million receiver.

  110. The worst thing a player can do is quit on his team. Wallace is a good player – not a great player, but you can’t quit on your team when there is a little adversity. Especially when you are overpaid. I feel like the Dolphins did a pretty good job getting rid of overpriced players like Ellerbe and Wallace because they were going to cut both of them. Better to get something than nothing – in today’s league, overpriced players are an albatross.

  111. 0puddiiing0 says:

    Wth.? Why you gotta be like that? The Dolphins don’t deserve that, they’ve never hurt us and there not a threat to us. That’s just straight up mean and obnoxious. You sound like how Packer fans sound. C’mon man Lol.

    To be fair, Miami did beat Minnesota in a Super Bowl 😉

  112. Here is the way I see it. We basically traded a backup quarterback for one of the fastest deep threats in football. Regardless of how good Wallace is, this signing kills a lot of birds with one stone.
    1 Free up the first pick in the draft for an Oman instead of a receiver of unknown commodity.
    2 Free up Jennings to be a possession receiver, which is what hes best at.
    3 Gives us a chance to see if Bridgewater can handle a deep threat.
    and 4 The holes for Adrian Peterson just got a little bit bigger. When you look at it that way brings a little more value than you think, albiet at a higher price than you like. If Adrian leaves, it will be his loss, not because we are going to win a Superbowl, but because single season records are there for the taking if he stays.

  113. Fins season ticket holder here. You complaining Vikes fans — not so fast. Wallace’s problems were part his for sure: he wanted run 9s and the QB didn’t have the accuracy or the time to hit him. But keep in mind he had a personal best in TD catches last year running routes he didn’t want to run for a bad team.

    Word is, he was a good locker room guy and a hard worker. And also, he didn’t quit on the team, he was benched. Some fault was his for sure but he was just a bad match for the Dolphins coaching staff.

    If Bridgewater can hit him long, you guys are gonna be pleasantly surprised.

  114. NFL contracts are so slippery (and weasel-y), every story that reports on a player’s future really needs to include language about “he can be cut after xyz season and not cost the team a nickel” otherwise this “reporting” really mean nothing without that context.

  115. skinsfanforlife says:
    Mar 13, 2015 9:00 PM
    viking fans are pathetic to think you got a good pickup your organization sucks and is going backwards lol!…

    Coming from a Skins fan? You must be the first one to predict that RGIII will read a defense this year…

  116. Wallace and Johnson are deep threats. If Patterson works hard he can do damage too. I think the Vikings should draft the best OL or CB if they are available.

  117. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:58 PM
    Now if I was like most Viking trolls that comment on Packer stories, I’d make some snide remark about the Vikings adding another bad character guy to its squad to join the storied ranks of the Love Boat, Whizzinator, Squirting refs with water bottles, running into cops with their cars, running a TD to the wrong end zone, losing 4 Superbowls, etc… but I’m going to rise above that and let the Purple folks enjoy their new teammate. Skol to my Viking friends…..

    Too funny…Thats some history that is over 10 years old…But…Are you going to the Guion trial?

    ————————————————-
    Rosstuck- remind me where GB got Guion from? Oh yeah, from Minny…. In all honesty, no team came claim piousness but MN sure has more than its share of bad history. Didn’t even bring up the AP debacle, Dome collapse, or playing football in a college stadium but again, congrats on the guy from 60 minutes….

    I am very relieved the charges against Jarrett Bush were dropped. They will need him this year

  118. Between Jennings and Wallace, one of these two is either gone to restructure their contract, or Jennings will be gone. Way too much money tied up in both of them.

  119. Terrible fit for what Bridgewater’s strengths and weaknesses are- just like Cordarrelle is.

    Focusing on streaky deep threats when that’s, by far, the weakest part of Teddy’s game is asking for trouble.

    You need to get big, physical WR’s or expert short to mid range route runners- preferably both. Do that, and the dude could thrive.

    Tailor your offense and personnel to your QB’s strengths. It’s not rocket science.

  120. Yes, Vikes – now let’s stack the D, bring in some o-lineman, upgrade our corners, get another safety, draft some LB talent, gets us a couple of guards, get a RB and bring in a journeyman QB that Teddy can learn from over a couple of years and THEN LET THE DYNASTY BEGIN! WOO HOO!!!

    2015 or never! Woo Hoo!

  121. AP better get on this purple plane (Soul Plane). Bridgewater, Wallace, Jennings, Rudolph, its about to be on in Minnesota. Detroit has lost too much on defense, Chicago still has Jay Cutler, how long can Rodgers carry the Packers if his coach continues to make bad decisions.

    Its right there for the Vikings but AP must be apart of this to make it complete.

  122. Rosstuckershair……..not sure if you noticed, but most of your slams on the Pack tend to be about a decade old too. Enjoy your new but older in age Patterson. I don’t see him doing much ala Greg Jennings. But you can hope, after all, that is all you have. Not much actual success….

    Actually…All my posts have been about the last 4 years…Periods of epic failure for The Green Bay Rodgers. The last time I checked 28-22 was the most recent collapse. I prefer to see what is happening now. The Vikings are making moves and will be for a while. The Green Bay Rodgers have collapsed the tent and closed the offices until April 30th. Must be kinda boring huh?

  123. -” garrygates says:
    Mar 13, 2015 10:12 Pm

    To be fair, Miami did beat Minnesota in a Super BowL; ) -”

    Lol, very true. …….Kill The Fish!

    -” dino2997 says:
    Mar 13, 2015 9:57 PM
    Bridgewater is good at dump off passes. Wallace is good with the deep ball. Great job Vikings! -”

    ROFLMAO! And again even.
    Seriously, I really want to know. How Do you figure, and come up with this stuff? Like what in this world backs that up or even suggests any relevance in statements like these?

    Must be another Packer fan? Because apparently the Area of Green Bay runs off of completely different information and stats than any other geographical area. If not, than you’re basing your statement off of a delusion that you just heard and obviously didn’t read up or research whether what you are about to repeat is true or not….?

  124. Ahh yes! Another peice of the Vikings 40 year rebuilding plan falls into place. Cutler is staying with the Bears, Suh left for Miami and Spielman is still running the Vikings. Things look good for the Packers

  125. rosstuckershair says: Mar 13, 2015 7:39 PM

    I haven’t been this excited about a Viking free agent signing since Bernard Berrian…..

    I guess that the Green Bay Rodger offices are now closed until April 30th. Business done..2 offensive must sign players resigned, And now, the LB and CB core in dire straits…and only the draft awaits…

    ////////////////
    Now you’ve got it! Start with a rock star GM who IDs and develops his own talent, then resigns them to recoup the investment – versus a deer-in-the-headlights GM who, along with his fans, drools like Pavlov’s dog over has-been mediocre (but name-brand) players other teams know well and no longer want. You finally get it Vikes fans! But please….. don’t change a thing. Just keep on doing what you’re doing Ricky Tick.

  126. Strange how Patterson is not even considered part of the Vikings offense in a list of the top weapons the Vikings have.

    Interesting sign by the Vikings. They wanted him two years ago so..we will see. I think this points to Jennings being cut or traded

  127. -” handsatlanta says:
    Mar 13, 2015 10:18 PM
    Fins season ticket holder here. You complaining Vikes fans — not so fast. Wallace’s problems were part his for sure: he wanted run 9s and the QB didn’t have the accuracy or the time to hit him. But keep in mind he had a personal best in TD catches last year running routes he didn’t want to run for a bad team.

    Word is, he was a good locker room guy and a hard worker. And also, he didn’t quit on the team, he was benched. Some fault was his for sure but he was just a bad match for the Dolphins coaching staff.

    If Bridgewater can hit him long, you guys are gonna be pleasantly surprised. -”
    …………………………….

    Were there many of us complaining about this trade? I haven’t seen anyone yet.

    They would be ridiculous if they were though, IMO.

    And I agree, you basically just can’t base any questions or predictions on Wallace solely from last season. There is too much grey area. I see a few fins fans referring to “someone who quits on his team”,

    Is that how u see it too, or?

    , if there was a “quit” in anything, It seems more like maybe he quit on the Coaching, which would be completely different.

    And it looks like he and Tannehill just didn’t get along and couldn’t get on the same page. I don’t know if it’s fair to lay it on Tannehill either, he unfairly gets a bad wrap, I don’t think tannehill is nearly as bad or sloppy as He’s made out to be.

    So I’m not upset with this at all it’ll be interesting to watch.

  128. Or is it that they are now going to dump Jennings and his $10 million contract? So in effect trading Wallace for Jennings and a 7th for a 5th.

  129. “- taintedsaints2009 says:
    Mar 13, 2015 10:59 PM
    Strange how Patterson is not even considered part of the Vikings offense in a list of the top weapons the Vikings have.

    Interesting sign by the Vikings. They wanted him two years ago so..we will see. I think this points to Jennings being cut or traded -”

    Not too strange, he was just demoted after being thrown into a too big a position too fast. Patterson had/has a couple things he needs to work on, things that can totally be fixed, we sent him to go work with someone during off season and apparently he also set something else up for himself to work and address some things when he was done with that, so, Adding a guy like Wallace is probably going to help even more, this’ll be good for him and Hopefully it works. I like the kid.

    Jennings isn’t going anywhere. He probably does get paid a little too much But, He’s always there and always solid, not huge But solid. Some try to make fun of him But thing is He’s never been Bad, no He’s not putting up the same #s he once did in GB But u kind of have to argue that He’s also not being thrown to by Rodgers anymore either. Still, He’s never Bad.

  130. tropicpurple says:
    Mar 13, 2015 8:08 PM
    earlcampbellrules says:
    Mar 13, 2015 7:50 PM

    Wallace has 3 years and 32.75 million left on his deal. He’s not worth half that. Horrible trade by the purple.

    ———————————————-

    Wait until the trade specifics are announced before you cast your judgement. I’m sure Rick did some of his magic and restructured the contract.

    Effectively, he (Rick) changed Cassel into Wallace. They stole Wallace and voided all those silly mock drafts.

    ——————————————————————

    Restructuring contracts is not magic, it is finance, math and language. Every GM knows how to do this, some better than others, but it is definitely not magic.

  131. Mr. sour puss is gone. How the hell does a grown man who makes 10 million a year pout on the sidelines instead of doing his job?

    I don’t know ask Ann-dre Johnson

  132. frotoon3 says: Mar 13, 2015 7:20 PM

    Two bad teams makin’ a trade. Yawn.
    ————————————–

    I know right? Why can’t every team win the Super Bowl every year. Trophies for everyone!

    Thanks for your contribution frotoon.

  133. Now you’ve got it! Start with a rock star GM who IDs and develops his own talent, then resigns them to recoup the investment – versus a deer-in-the-headlights GM who, along with his fans, drools like Pavlov’s dog over has-been mediocre (but name-brand) players other teams know well and no longer want. You finally get it Vikes fans! But please….. don’t change a thing. Just keep on doing what you’re doing Ricky Tick…

    I really do love it when they show TT in the press box. Deer in the headlights fits him well. Does he sleep during the day? I do know that most Packers if picked up at all are comp picks. Signing 7th rounders to fall flat when it counts. The Green Bay Rodgers fans will have room to talk when your HOF QB can win in the Playoffs…

  134. wafflestomp says:
    Mar 13, 2015 11:04 PM
    I believe the Minnesota Vikings are 0-54.
    Could 0-55 be far behind. Stay tuned…

    I did stay tuned. Believe the numbers are transposed. It is 15-44. 15 points in 44 seconds.
    And in the same period of time the Green Bay Rodgers are 2-52. We bow to the greatness.

  135. bob,

    you conveniently left Hall of Famer Cris Carter (a Vikings waiver signing at WR) and future Hall of Famer Randy Moss (a Vikings draft pick) off of your lists, why is that?

    I figure if Packer trolls can go back to the 1950s I can go back to the 90s at least.

  136. The last time a Viking receiver “quit” on his team, the next week he scored two touchdowns in a playoff game against the Packers and fake mooned the crowd. I forgave him.

  137. Ahh yes! Another peice of the Vikings 40 year rebuilding plan falls into place. Cutler is staying with the Bears, Suh left for Miami and Spielman is still running the Vikings. Things look good for the Packers..

    Well not really. The Green Bay Rodgers have gutted their LB corps. Leaving stalwarts like Perry among others, and 23M to pay Fabio and Peppers. This is not a good year for ILB in the draft, and leaving Fabio in the middle will crack those pencil hamstrings by midseason.

    Since TT is running the draft. and lost his bid to lowball future HOF Rocky Dennis to the Bengals, I hope and pray that they find someone to try and lift the team over the hump, as it was an epic disaster last year and sometimes team have trouble getting over that..

  138. Thanks Rick Spielman,
    since Jerry Angelo’s time with the Bears, no other GM has made me giggle more than some of the more stupid personnel deals made like you. Just what every team wants, an over paid lazy wide receiver,
    and he’s a whiner too !!!

  139. There really is no such thing as a Viking fan. Those rubes would rather worry about whether the Packers lose since Viking wins are usually quite few.

  140. axespray says:
    Mar 13, 2015 8:46 PM
    Good GMs know how to scout and draft good Wideouts.

    Hack GMs need to buy free agent Receivers and trade for crappy one trick pony receivers…
    ………………………………….

    And that same Good GM you refer to cannot draft a defense to save his life.

  141. Thanks Rick Spielman,
    since Jerry Angelo’s time with the Bears, no other GM has made me giggle more than some of the more stupid personnel deals made like you. Just what every team wants, an over paid lazy wide receiver,
    and he’s a whiner too !!!….

    The Sheboygan Star must have failed to report that Mike Wallace was one of the hardest workers on the team..This from a Dolphin beat writer..

    Miami’s move was essentially a salary and a personality dump. Wallace was not a bad person. In fact, Wallace never got into off-field trouble, was one of the hardest workers on the team and last year sacrificed his game, which is the deep ball, to fit into Bill Lazor’s quick-hitting offense.

  142. Strange no comment of Cordelle Patterson???? report says “Wallace will line up with Greg Jennings, Charles Johnson and tight end Kyle Rudolph “. Hmmmmm things that make ya say “Hmmmmm”

  143. For those cheering that you now have a deep threat: Patterson is STILL the best receiver on your team, yet he was non existent in Turner’s offense last year. As far ss AP goes, Jerry is gonna give you 6-8 picks to squander in exchange for him. Nothing is changing except the disco ball stadium.

  144. Maybe the problem isn’t Wallace, it’s Tannehill. His numbers really show an inability to throw the ball downfield. His qbr on passes over 10 yards is horrible. As is his ypa. His longest completion last year was 50 yds. That ranks him 43rd in the league.

  145. The money Wallace makes is irrelevant w the current cap room the Vikes have. If Waalace doesn’t pan out, they can cut him.

    Cassel for Wallace is a no brained haters.

    Drafting Scherff or Wayne’s / Peters. Possibly trading down (preferred)

  146. Interesting trade. Problem is you already have a deep threat in Patterson and he is not being developed, why is that? Now you add a good player with an attitude problem and you think he is going to be a good influence on Patterson and help to develop him? Also, it’s clear that Peterson does not want to come back to Minnesota. Not hopeful signs but whatever, we’ll see how this works out for you.

  147. This makes me a bit nervous. Wallace volatile and pricey. Zimmer talked about Wallace having great start speed. That’s because Wallace’s “deep balls” will be primarily in the screen game. Don’t know how much he’s gonna dig that. Wallace shoulda never left Pittsburgh and Ben’s ability to throw those accurate rainbows. There is some to like about Teddy, but the deep ball ain’t one of ’em. Teddy’s a “flicker”, not a “thrower” and not sure that can really be corrected. #notsoldonTeddy

  148. “As a Packers fan, my goal fr my team goes way beyond being a “contender.”

    Thats all the Packers are though, a contender. One that always loses in the playoffs, most recently in spectacular fashion, and usually in the first round.

  149. Not sure how much “mooning the crowd” Wallace will be doing but if paying big dollars to have a guy quit on your team is what your looking for… he could be your guy. Miami was just over that type of attitude. Stills had the same production in 2014 at 10% of the cost.

  150. Btw, Mike turned down Vikings 76 million two yrs ago to sign with Miami for 60 million. That’s how much he wanted to be in Minnesota.

  151. A forgone conclusion of this trade has to be making money available for a very active free agency period. If they can keep Clay that plan will look even better. Tannenbaum and his team should be commended for free agency 2015.

  152. They were traded but I can look past that. This is still the best one of the crop. Nice job, gold star for you.

    dedelvis5757 says:
    Mar 13, 2015 10:29 PM
    I’m calling fake on this story; Wallace has never been a Green Bay Packer and as such cannot be signed by the Minnesota Vikings.

  153. It doesn’t matter if Teddy “Two Yard” doesn’t throw it more down the field. Haven’t we already seen this show before. 2 years ago the vikings offered Wallace more money than Miami and he still wouldn’t come to Minnesota. What do you think his attitude is going to be like when he gets there?

  154. Ouch. Lots of witty comments from Packer fans. I guess that HISTORIC COLLAPSE in the playoff still stings, huh? But of course it does. That was one for the record books.

  155. Stew48,
    It’s not nonsense. It was an analysis based on watching every game. There were times when Tannehill missed but the description of Wallace was accurate. He would also pull up sometimes if he wasn’t the primary receiver. There was a lack of trust between QB and WR that wasn’t an issue with others. Wallace also didn’t adjust his route while tracking the ball. There were several throws that landed within 5 feet the Wallace never bothered to attempt a catch. Sure, some throws could have been better but many were good enough to be routinely caught and many were dropped or simply watched. Wallace is a good player that can be much better if he chooses to be. He us also a whiner the pouts when he doesn’t have things go well. He did quit on the team and it was more than just the last game. Mike Wallace would rather get 10 catches for 125 yards and a TX in a loss than go 5/50/0 in a win. Not a team player. He is good but he has some issues. Good luck in Minnesota.

  156. Wow lots of Pack fans chiming in today. Your already average D hot worse this off season & you have the cahonies to come here talking trash about the Vikes O getting better? The Packers are a one man show (Rodgers). Ill give credit where credit is due. With out Aaron you’re picking top 5. Meanwhile the Vikes are building a young & upcoming team with a loaded offense.

    You should really look no further than Cobb. The Pack paid him like a star when he is a product of Aaron, which hold true to all your wins. He isnt all that better than Wright, but you’ll dispute that because he’s your guy.

    I cannot wait for AD to rip & shred that high school defense. Enjoy Rodgers now because when he’s gone it will be a flashback to the 80’s for you Pack trolls.

  157. everyone is badmouthing Wallace but reality is Tannehill cant throw a ball on target more than 8 yards… tanny is the reason wallace didnt put up numbers in Miami… Tanny is not a franchise guy and he needs to go

  158. I understand moving Wallace because of cap$ reasons. But this guy was open on a regular for 2 seasons and the QB couldn’t hit him. had a career year in catches his 1st season and could have easily had 10+ TDs and 1100yds. last season they turned him into a possession receiver because again the QBS can’t throw accurate over 20 yds and Wallace still tied his career high in TDs (10). as a dolphin fan I am not mad at Wallace and he actually showed he’s more than a one trick pony. good luck in Minnesota

  159. Interesting trade. Problem is you already have a deep threat in Patterson and he is not being developed, why is that? Now you add a good player with an attitude problem and you think he is going to be a good influence on Patterson and help to develop him? Also, it’s clear that Peterson does not want to come back to Minnesota. Not hopeful signs but whatever, we’ll see how this works out for you….

    It is interesting isn’t it. Two big 4.3 speed receivers on the outside. What really makes it interesting will be watching the Green Bay Rodgers 180 pound arm tackling corners.

  160. Green Bay can probably cover this guy with a Linebacker….

    What linebackers? Stalwarts Hawk and Jones are gone

  161. Now jordie Nelson has competition for the “rock hands” award! Then again it’s not all jordies fault since little Erin is incapable of audibling into pass plays.

  162. Rosstuck- remind me where GB got Guion from? Oh yeah, from Minny..

    The operative phrase is “Where GB got Guion from”…where TT gets everything…the scrap heap.
    You signed, and broke it.

    The strange thing is Pepper and Guion we’re two of your best last year. Kinda says a lot about the rest of that crew…

  163. Just for the record..

    On deep passes: In ’14 Bridgewater has an Accuracy Percentage of 46.3 (10th best). Wallace has 2225 yards (4th most)+24 TD (2nd most) since ’09

    Naah…Teddy just can’t throw deep can he?

  164. I’m seeing a lot of “one-trick pony” comments here, but I remember Wallace playing the Vikings in Week 16 last year and he caught two touchdowns on Xavier Rhodes, who has become a really good cover corner. They were not deep passes, as his long for the day was 16 yards.

    The week before that, he had 104 yards and a TD against the Patriots, who had Revis and Browner.

    I’m not going to say he’s going to be a star, but this is a legitimately good wide receiver that the Vikings got by exchanging a 5th round pick for a 7th round pick, and he only has $3 million guaranteed left on his contract. Zim and Teddy are strong leaders who should help keep his attitude under control. Pretty tough to criticize this move.

  165. As a Packers fan, my goal fr my team goes way beyond being a “contender.”…

    Life must have been difficult the last 4 years…

  166. Not a good trade for the Vikings. Bridgewater does not have the arm to consistently take advantage of Wallace so he will never be worth that salary. Not to mention, Wallace is a headache and they already have Patterson causing issues.

    The better decision would have been to take someone like Dorsett or Lockett somewhere in rounds 2-4 and save a boat load of money and still get the same effect. Or take a WR in the first round who is not a one trick pony like Wallace.

    Then again, when your GM’s best pick was a kicker, these are the kind of head-scratcher trades you have to deal with.

  167. I just read where Wallace is already unhappy about being traded to Minnesota. Unfortunately, it won’t let me post a link to the article so you’ll have to Google it.

    So now the Vikings have Peterson and Wallace, both making metric tons of money, that simply do not want to be there.

    Meanwhile, to the East, Cobb and Bulaga both turned down significantly more money from several different teams to stay with the Pack.

  168. I would sum Wallace up like this. He was not as bad as Steeler fans said he was and he wasn’t as productive as we had hoped he would be and he isn’t as good as he thinks he is. Personally I thought he would have been ideal for the Seahawks and Wilsons nice deep ball.

  169. whatjusthapped says:
    Mar 13, 2015 8:53 PM
    Cap-wise, the Vikings have $13 mil in a RB, two WR’s north of $10 mil a piece and a QB who can’t throw an accurate deep ball.

    Ya, this is going to end well.
    ………………………
    Wrong again….but whats new? Wallace is owed 3 Million guaranteed for this coming season, from the Vikings anyway…..anything after this year will more than likely be decided later. Keep trying to spin….its entertaining.

  170. Don’t like this move at all. Wallace doesn’t have good hands. Fast guy that drops passes great.

  171. Brett Favre – 1992, GP 15, GS 13, W/L 8-5-0, Comp 302, Att 471, % 64.1, Yds 3227, TD 18, Int 13, Long 76, Avg 6.9, QBR 85.3

    Teddy Bridgewater – 2014, GP 13, GS 12, W/L 6-6-0, Comp 259, Att 402, % 64.4, Yds 2919, TD 14, Int 12, Long 87, Avg 7.3, QBR 85.2

    Source NFL

    Look at that… Teddy Bridgewater has almost exactly the same stats in his rookie year that Favre did in the first season he played starting QB for Queen Bay… and with 2 less games. No wonder you cheeseheads are trying so hard to convince us Vikings fans how bad Bridgewater ISN’T.

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