Saturday, April 21, 2012

Steelers fans have 1 less thing to worry about....

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7839248/pittsburgh-steelers-receiver-mike-wallace-staying-deadline-passes-sources-say

As the deadline for restricted free agents to receive offer sheets from teams across the league  came and went it was eerily quiet at camp Wallace.  Stud Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace didn't get an official offer from a single team. Personally, i'm beyond shocked.


The NFL has evolved into a 2 running back, 2-3 tight end and 6-9 receivers on the active game roster at times across the league. Wallace has put up eye popping stats from day 1 and steadily improved while making a name for himself as that big play receiver and continually worked and worked as his role became bigger as Hines Ward gracefully ended his record setting Steeler career. 


With the AFC boasting 5-6 potential Superbowl teams in my opinion, it would have been a huge power play to not only pick up a great young receiver but also diminish the Steelers attack. Think of Brady having a shorter(and more motivated, younger) Moss type speed downfield with Welker underneath and those tight ends streaking on the sidelines and in the back of the end-zone.