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I keep saying that I’m over and done with this whole Mike Wallace thing but as camp moves forward, heading into it’s second full week, the passing attack of the Steelers continues to prepare for life with out their speedy deep threat.  Whether or not you’re in the same boat as me, tired of the Wallace circus, thinking he’s a one trick pony, or whatever, he fills a role and the other receivers benefit from it. Hines Ward, up until most of last year was still garnering double teams from the defense, taking some pressure off Wallace to go deep, many times one on one after beating his cover man. Before that Santonio Holmes got a lot of attention from defenders allowing a young Mike Wallace to take advantage of one on one coverage many times. Before that, Ward took the double teams when Holmes was starting to emerge. It’s a continuous cycle in the NFL, and the reason you need at least top flight receivers to be consistently potent on offense. Those types of situations go a long way to th...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Franchise Tag Candidates

WR Mike Wallace This is an interesting one. Under normal circumstances, Wallace would appear to be an obvious candidate for the franchise tag because the Steelers don’t really have any other pending free agents worth the tag. However, Wallace could hold out into the 2012 season and the Steelers probably wouldn’t reward him with a franchise tag if he does that. They also are pretty...

Roethlisberger Has Done All That He Can Do To Get Wallace Into Camp

While all of the talk this past week concerning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been about his ankle and small rotator cuff tear in his throwing arm, not enough credit has been given to him for his attempts to help out in getting restricted free agent Mike Wallace into camp. Columnist Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette called out the Steelers quarterback...

Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers not in contact

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has yet to report to camp. Wallace wants a new long-term deal (Credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is one of two players who have not reported to their team’s camp (and is not holding out). Wallace wants a long-term deal to replace his non-guaranteed tender worth $2...

First 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first depth chart of the 2012 season on Monday and overall it does not shed any light on the overall situation, as several of the listings seem to go by experience and do not match the reports that have come out of practice. Let's have a look at a few things that stick out to me and things that do not jive. The first thing that sticks...

Report: Steelers won’t trade Mike Wallace

Getty Images According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Steelers will not trade wide receiver Mike Wallace this season.  “The Steelers do not expect Mike Wallace to report to training camp before they depart St. Vincent College Aug. 18, but they have no intention of trading their Pro Bowl wide receiver at any point this season, a team source told the Pittsburgh...

Mike Wallace Not On Trading Block

Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace is not on the trading block now and won't be on it at any point this season, a team source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tuesday.Fantasy Spin:Pittsburgh has told Wallace it will not have any further discussions on a potential long-term contract until he signs his tender and reports to the team. However, Wallace has shown no indication that...

Burress Return To Steelers Only Happens Out Of Desperation

With Mike Wallace still down in New Orleans and none of the young wide receivers making a charge for a roster spot so far in training camp, the rumblings have started suggesting the Pittsburgh Steelers should sign Plaxico Burress before someone else does. Whispers late Saturday night were linking the Oakland Raiders as a possible suitor for Burress, but nothing is imminent at...

Bump and Run Coverage: Mike Wallace's Holdout and the Pittsburgh Steelers

And so the plot continues to thicken in the Steel City. Mike Wallace, the explosive wide receiver for Pittsburgh, continues to refuse to sign his restricted free agent contract on the day before the first Steelers preseason matchup. After the Steelers made a good-faith gesture and declined to reduce his RFA contract tender, negotiations continued until training camp commenced. Wallace...

Steelers May Miss Hines Ward’s Blocking in 2012

Steelers fans will miss a lot about Hines Ward in 2012, but the team itself may not miss him as much as expected. Many analysts believe Ward will be a huge loss for the Steelers. As a receiver, I disagree. Ward was the fifth best receiver on the team at the end of the 2011 season. As a leader in the ContinueThe post Steelers May Miss Hines Ward’s Blocking in 2012 appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Antonio Brown’s extension reportedly didn’t sit well with Mike Wallace

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Bob Holtzman via, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace wasn’t too happy to hear about Antonio Brown’s recent contract extension, as he continues to hold out for more money. “(The source) said that there’s a lot of healing that needs to be done — for both sides,” Holtzman reported. “I’m also told, though, that...

Pittsburgh Steelers Say Goodbye to Four Members of Their Super Bowl XL Championship Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to four members of their Super Bowl XL Championship team on Friday night in Latrobe, ending an era that will never be forgotten by Steeler Nation. These former pro bowlers, Joey Porter, Willie Parker, Aaron Smith and Marvel Smith, all have different legacies within the organization, but their imprint and what they did for the franchise will...
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