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Tailgun
09-01-2012, 04:48 PM
According to PFT, all efforts to close a deal for Mike Wallace beyond next season have fallen through. He's sticking to his guns insofar as he wants a 5-year $55 million deal. Is this still an 11th hour option if Pittsburgh believes he'll likely walk next year for nothing? Is this negotiation the Steeler organization putting on a good face for their fans for when the time comes to deal him? Can a 2nd or even a 3rd round pick still be in the cards to bring Miami a true deep threat?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/01/report-steelers-and-mike-wallace-negotiating-but-a-deal-is-unlikely/

TheWarriorFins
09-01-2012, 04:50 PM
Holy Mother of God if Ireland could make it happen....



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PhinMagic
09-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Im not sure if i'm willing to give up picks for a guy that may not sign long term with us, almost like my other team, the magic with their dwight howard bull****. On top of that, 11 mill is a TON of money.

SebasMiamiFan
09-01-2012, 04:52 PM
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andres2882
09-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Holy Mother of God

For real. Let it go...

ROADRUNNER
09-01-2012, 04:53 PM
We might be looking at him, but it's in the general nfl forum where he's going...........

ANUFan
09-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Can anyone say "Red Flags"

Kdawg954
09-01-2012, 04:53 PM
I'd do it for a 2nd . . . a third would be insane. The money is big though . . . but Wallace has turned into a complete WR over his tenure and speed kills.

PhinMagic
09-01-2012, 04:55 PM
Heres an idea, though may not be legal, what if we can get this guy for say a 2nd and a third, borrow him for one year and then put a first round tender on him next year. Someone would surely give up a first for him, then it would be like us trading a two and a three for a first rounder.

Andyman
09-01-2012, 04:57 PM
According to PFT, all efforts to close a deal for Mike Wallace beyond next season have fallen through. He's sticking to his guns insofar as he wants a 5-year $55 million deal. Is this still an 11th hour option if Pittsburgh believes he'll likely walk next year for nothing? Is this negotiation the Steeler organization putting on a good face for their fans for when the time comes to deal him? Can a 2nd or even a 3rd round pick still be in the cards to bring Miami a true deep threat?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/01/report-steelers-and-mike-wallace-negotiating-but-a-deal-is-unlikely/

The Steelers have ZERO reason to trade him right now. They view themselves as a contender. They need him this year. He's signed his tender. Why would they do this? They can trade him after the season.

Calgaryfin
09-01-2012, 05:09 PM
According to PFT, all efforts to close a deal for Mike Wallace beyond next season have fallen through. He's sticking to his guns insofar as he wants a 5-year $55 million deal. Is this still an 11th hour option if Pittsburgh believes he'll likely walk next year for nothing? Is this negotiation the Steeler organization putting on a good face for their fans for when the time comes to deal him? Can a 2nd or even a 3rd round pick still be in the cards to bring Miami a true deep threat?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/01/report-steelers-and-mike-wallace-negotiating-but-a-deal-is-unlikely/

Be great but one good deal doesn't excuse everything else IMO. IF it happens

denn34
09-01-2012, 05:09 PM
The Steelers have ZERO reason to trade him right now. They view themselves as a contender. They need him this year. He's signed his tender. Why would they do this? They can trade him after the season.

no they cant... he will be an unrestricted free agent

JayCee
09-01-2012, 05:12 PM
The Steelers have ZERO reason to trade him right now. They view themselves as a contender. They need him this year. He's signed his tender. Why would they do this? They can trade him after the season.

He is an unrestricted free agent after this season, which means Pitt would get no compensation when the season ends. Their choice is either trade him now (get something), pay him after this year, or let him walk for NOTHING.

jason_taylor
09-01-2012, 05:39 PM
According to PFT, all efforts to close a deal for Mike Wallace beyond next season have fallen through. He's sticking to his guns insofar as he wants a 5-year $55 million deal. Is this still an 11th hour option if Pittsburgh believes he'll likely walk next year for nothing? Is this negotiation the Steeler organization putting on a good face for their fans for when the time comes to deal him? Can a 2nd or even a 3rd round pick still be in the cards to bring Miami a true deep threat?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/01/report-steelers-and-mike-wallace-negotiating-but-a-deal-is-unlikely/

i worte an artical in another thread about Wallace , pitts and the dolphins , as i said before why havent we even called Pitts up about Wallace he will be gone next year from Pittsburge and while we are in need of an elete WR i figured this would be good for Miami and Pittsburge , Miami would get there WR while Pittsburge would atleast get something 2nd and a 3rd , because as i said he will not be with the steelers next year because there not going to be able to afford 2 elete WRs THAT WILL COST AROUND 8-12 MIL A YEAR .

dFinsRule
09-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Unfortunately were more than one WR away from contending , I'd wait and get him as a free agent next year,save the 2nd round pick for the draft.

jason_taylor
09-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Unfortunately were more than one WR away from contending , I'd wait and get him as a free agent next year,save the 2nd round pick for the draft.

yeah we could but then we would have one less QB that will prob get killed this year without a legit WR and another thing is that we will have other teams bidding for his services , then it might cost us more if we get into a bidding war.

datruth55
09-01-2012, 09:26 PM
He was a restricted free agent last year that they tendered at the highest level. Next year they'll just franchise him and then the year after that they'll let him walk if they can't get him signed long term. At least that's what I would do and then he'll sign a big contract somewhere and you'll basically get the 3rd round pick back for what you spent on him as a compensatory pick.

By then who knows what the Dolphins will look like. Could have a new GM, new coach, new owner...3 years from now is a long time.

jason_taylor
09-01-2012, 11:24 PM
He was a restricted free agent last year that they tendered at the highest level. Next year they'll just franchise him and then the year after that they'll let him walk if they can't get him signed long term. At least that's what I would do and then he'll sign a big contract somewhere and you'll basically get the 3rd round pick back for what you spent on him as a compensatory pick.

By then who knows what the Dolphins will look like. Could have a new GM, new coach, new owner...3 years from now is a long time.

from my learning you cant franchise a restricted free agent receiver you can make them sit out the last year that you have anu power over them but thats it so either way they can keep him this year and play him ,and do nothing then watch him walk next year.

tiguere
09-02-2012, 08:01 AM
think of it this way...what would be the contract giving to a 2nd and late round draft pick gonna cost miami in thnext 5 years??? if it equals the same wallace is asking, then why not do the trade? hes proven NFL caliber talent, game breaker and NFL teams are...and heres the key...afraid of him!!! so why not do the trade and get him starting to gel with t-hill...wallace, armstrong, bess, hartline, mathews are a legit solid young WR corp for t-hill to grow with.

tiguere
09-02-2012, 08:07 AM
Unfortunately were more than one WR away from contending , I'd wait and get him as a free agent next year,save the 2nd round pick for the draft.

Are you sure we will get him next year??? because I'm not so sure miami is a place players want to come to , even if the money is right. you trade for a player like him, and once you have his rights..then you can sign him to a long term which you would have done if he was a free agent. this is the only garrantee you get him...if not...your just pipe dreaming and hoping to land him like we did with payton this past summer.

SpurzN703
09-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Unfortunately were more than one WR away from contending , I'd wait and get him as a free agent next year,save the 2nd round pick for the draft.

**** waiting. If he's available for what you deem the right price, get him. Now.

sn9ke.eyes
09-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Are you sure we will get him next year??? because I'm not so sure miami is a place players want to come to , even if the money is right. you trade for a player like him, and once you have his rights..then you can sign him to a long term which you would have done if he was a free agent. this is the only garrantee you get him...if not...your just pipe dreaming and hoping to land him like we did with payton this past summer.

Why would he sign a long term extension if Miami is not a place players want to come ? This post doesn't make sense. If you don't think he would sign here as a free agent, then he's not going to sign a long term extension here either, it's the same thing.

Trading for him now only guarantees Miami has him for this year, he can still walk at the end of the year.

iamtiv
09-04-2012, 04:51 PM
If he's probably gonna walk, then there's no reason to get him at all. Even Mike Wallace couldn't put this team in the playoffs, and if you're not going to the playoffs, then it makes no sense trading ANY draft picks.