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    Well, the Steelers certainly aren't trading him to us, but if he's a UFA next year, I'd love to see us make a play for him. It's not in our nature to outbid for top FA, but he might be one that is definitely worth it.
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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Well, the Steelers certainly aren't trading him to us, but if he's a UFA next year, I'd love to see us make a play for him. It's not in our nature to outbid for top FA, but he might be one that is definitely worth it.
    No way the Ravens would even consider paying Wallace what he wants. He'll be a Brown
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    No way the Ravens would even consider paying Wallace what he wants. He'll be a Brown
    I'm working on the assumption - perhaps, naively - that no one is going to pay Wallace that much.
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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    I'm working on the assumption - perhaps, naively - that no one is going to pay Wallace that much.
    Next year there are certain teams that are going to have to get to that cap floor which kicks in. We saw the Bucs spend money like crazy to try and get ahead of it this season. Top free agents in key positions, which wide receiver has become, are going to be overpaid. I don't think Wallace gets that elite money but I can see him getting bid way up. That's not Ozzie's style. I just don't see him being involved in the bidding wars that we're going to see in 2013.
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    Oh, I don't really disagree. As I said, it's not really in Ozzie's nature, but Wallace might IMO be one time where it's worth it.
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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    I'm working on the assumption - perhaps, naively - that no one is going to pay Wallace that much.
    I dont think youre naive but theres some bad owners out there.

    I highly doubt anybody trades enough plus signing him to a megadeal. Has to be a 2nd and that plus 17.4 million/year... No way. We have two similar players in smith and jones that combined arent anywhere near that (is our entire wr core less than that?). If jones get a bit more consistent, there really isnt much difference in skill set and physical ability between the two except the pricetag. Ill keep my fingers crossed for that before overpaying for wallace personally.
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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Oh, I don't really disagree. As I said, it's not really in Ozzie's nature, but Wallace might IMO be one time where it's worth it.
    If Torrey Smith continues to improve they're not going to need a Mike Wallace. They'll need someone more similar to Boldin who will be cheaper. I could see them making a play for Greg Jennings instead
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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    antonio brown also returns punts +1




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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

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    I think that's the minimum Pittsburgh would take, as well. Considering that Wallace should net a 3rd round comp pick if he walks after the season, trading him for anything less than that seems counter-productive.
    The one problem for the steelers taking a hard line with him is that while he will most likely be a 3rd round comp pick, they won't get that pick until 2014 (UFA in 2013). Whereas if they trade him, they get the picks and/or players this year or next year. Wallace can still take the Vincent Jackson route, hold out until week 10, get credit for his year of service and then get paid big bucks next year. I think if Wallace is smart with what just happened he should hold out as long as possible.




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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by NCCRavensFan View Post
    The one problem for the steelers taking a hard line with him is that while he will most likely be a 3rd round comp pick, they won't get that pick until 2014 (UFA in 2013). Whereas if they trade him, they get the picks and/or players this year or next year. Wallace can still take the Vincent Jackson route, hold out until week 10, get credit for his year of service and then get paid big bucks next year. I think if Wallace is smart with what just happened he should hold out as long as possible.
    Yep. Steelers will deal him likely for a 4th rounder as Bouchette points out. That saves them a few million this year, a headache and get a movable pick next year. Big Question is? How will Brown do without teams keying on Wallace? He will face teams number 1 DB's- possible double teams as well. Letting your number 1 WR return punts now is a huge risk. Plus, with new OC and system is Wallace going to be any value in week 11 anyway? Will he even put out? He will be dealt 3rd rounder tops, probably a 4th with his contract demands.




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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    I can't see PIT committing a pile of money to another WR.
    If they can protect Ben then they will be able to get by with Brown, Cotchery and Sanders.

    We won't touch Wallace. He's not our kind of guy.
    If Boldin moves on or gets moved on in '13 then we'll look for a serviceable vet for sure, but if we get into a bidding war for anyone then it sure as hell needs to be for a left tackle and not a frikkin WR.




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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Alright, let's be real here. They were going to have to make a choice at some point and, the reality is that we all knew that choice would be Antonio Brown. They just got it over with.
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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

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    I think it'd be smartest for them to do that if they think Sanders will be a good receiver. The team can win the SB without Wallace. They should also be able to get a first round pick for him.
    If a team was willing to offer a first for Wallace, they would have done it earlier this off-season when they had the chance. If no one was willing to do it then, I can't see anyone changing their minds now. If they could get a 2 2nds like Marshall netted, I'd be ecstatic, but that seems unlikely since teams know he'll be hitting UFA in a year.

    And on the flip side, again, a 3rd or less isn't worth it, since Pittsburgh will get that in a comp pick anyway. So unless a team is willing to offer a 2nd, I think Pittsburgh is content to let Wallace sit at home and pout for as long as he wants.




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    Re: Steelers Ink Antonio Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Oh, I don't really disagree. As I said, it's not really in Ozzie's nature, but Wallace might IMO be one time where it's worth it.
    Him or Dwayne Bowe, who should be a FA too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPlayReceiver View Post
    if we get into a bidding war for anyone then it sure as hell needs to be for a left tackle and not a frikkin WR.
    Exactly. Hurry up and get down the field Mike, so Joe won't have time to get you the ball...
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