The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to play hardball when it comes to renegotiating the contract of star wide out Mike Wallace.
By now it is no surprise that fans and media alike in Pittsburgh and across the nation have argued that Wallace is only hurting himself by holding out.
Yet, what may come as a huge surprise to everyone, including the diehards in the Steel City, is that the Steelers are actually wrong in this instance.
Instead of working on an extension agreeable to both Wallace and the organization, the Steelers went out and signed teammate Antonio Brown to a long-term deal. It is true that Brown finished the season with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards and 2 TDs, but it was the first season the third-year veteran has produced such numbers. Wallace, on the other hand, has been consistent throughout his three seasons in Pittsburgh, hauling in 171 receptions for 3,206 yards and 24 TDs during that time span.
How can the Steelers' brass be so sure that Brown's numbers weren't a ...