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Steelers will probably let Wallace test free agency

Part of the converstion about free agency on this site has involved Mike Wallace. And that conversation has assumed that Wallace will actually be available despite the fact the Pittsburgh Steelers can use the franchise tag on him or re-sign him between now and the March 12 opening of free agency.

Well, today there is some clarity on that assumption straight from the horse's mouth.

Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert met with the local media today and cleared up several questions. He said it was "very doubtful" the club would use the franchise tag on anyone.

So there's that.

And he made the point that the Steelers are not worried about their free agents going out into the market to test the free agency waters.

"We won't know what an individual player costs until he gets out there," Colbert said.

That means Wallace will be on the market in all probability.

Colbert also made the point that the Steelers "are not married" to any player. Actually, he piggybacked on that by adding that Pittsburgh must change the roster from the one that got them to 8-8 because to be different you have to, well, be different.

Change is coming to the Steelers. It looks as if Wallace might be part of that change.

And at the very least, he'll get a chance to test free agency.

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YG, the next time I'm the whipping boy for someone as intellectually inadequate as you will be the first time.

I will take your post as a sign of submission. I will let you up now.

Keep posting ignorance without my interference unless provoked.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 16, 2013 at 04:45 PM

Hey Duffus,

Does this mean youre finally fatigued yourself of licking my balls this fine, fine, afternoon?

Well, no salt off of my balls, take that back, you have licked all of the sweaty salt from my balls. Oops, my bad! LOL...

I DON'T THINK THE STEELERS ARE GOING
TO RESIGN WR #17
WALLACE. I CAN SEE
THEM GOING AFTER K.C.
CHIEF WR #82 D. BOWE.
THEY'RE A BIG PHYSICAL
TEAM.

YG, OMG, We agree,Yes the offense needs improvement. See my 4:00 pm post..

YG,

I don't see anyone saying defence is a priority. But it's not secret how you beat Brady and one of the achilles on this team is lack of turnovers and subsequent TDs from the defence. We want to take some of the pressure of the offence, lets get some more turnovers and get off the field a few more times after third down. I don't think anyone is saying our offence is as good as our defence but having said that I'm sure we can just sit back and coast with the defence we have.

YG,
Here's your first 4 picks.

C. Patterson and Da'Rick Rogers at WR and Travis Kelce and Joseph Fauria at TE. Those picks alone get us 2 more TD's a game. And they all can be had in this draft where Miami picks.

That works for me.
Posted by: Texas_Dolfan | January 16, 2013 at 04:04 PM

Texas,

A 2 td a game improvement is far to much to hope for. We averaged 18 ppg last season. A 1 td ppg(25 ppg) improvement would be a godsend.

YG, you are truly in denial. When have you ever proved me wrong on anything?? Ever???

And try washing your balls sometime. Your post was absolutely disgusting. Man, you're nasty.

Anyway - Craig is right, we need more pass rush and more turnovers from this defense. Only looking at points allowed per game is superficial analysis. But then again, you're king of that domain.

We need to improve turnover ratio by any means necessary. It's the most important stat in the game. So whether it's improved through better O line play, qb play, having WRs that get open more, secondary that's more opportunistic, or pass rushers that force opposing teams to make more mistakes - we need to do it all.

Wallace would be a nioce pick up & so would Bowe, WHO YA GONNA COVER??? GO FINS!!!

CraigM,

No one's consistently slowed down Brady, no matter what they had on defense. "Our Defense" actually di the best job of all. In neither of the 2 meetings did they allow 30pts to Brady. Defense considered much superior did.

The priority playing Brady is that your offense better have capability to score an awful lots of points. Then your defense needs to be able to slow him at least a bit.

"Our Defense" accomplished the latter both times in 2012. Stopping Brady is possible, but "highly improbable". Bottomline is you had better be able to score points. Brady can erupt for 40pts at any given moment against even the most "staunch nfl d's".

G.B. PACKERS WR #85 G. JENNINGS & TE #88 J. FINLEY
HAVE THE BEST CHANCE TO TAKE REASONABLE DEALS TO
REUNITE WITH DOLPHINS
HEAD COACH JOE PHILBIN.
IT WILL BE TOO MUCH BRAIN
WRESTLING WITH STEELERS WR #17 M. WALLACE. THE
DOLPHINS WILL RESIGN WR
#82 B. HARTLINE. THIS OFFENSIVE SYSTEM IS SUITABLE FOR HIM.

If your offense doesnt have capability to score at least 28pts, beating Brady is more "pipe dream" than "reality". No matter how great your d is.

Brady made some very good defenses look very bad in 2012. Defense alone isnt the "cure al" facing Tom Brady. You cant bring a knife to a gunfight playing Tom Brady. LOL...

YG,

That's my point. Nobody did it. It's a great OL and they have a great gameplan. Until we start beating the playoffs we can almost forget about he playoffs. I'm tired of backing in as the 5th or 6th seed (even though we never seem to get there and I'd take that right now). Long-term we've got to be competing for the divsion EVERY season. We gotta start building something here. Until we can consistently compete with the Pats we're kidding ourselves.

YG, Just Ask Houston about Brady..LOL

Only way to even RATIONALLY consider your defense can lead the way to beating Tom Brady, is your defense had better be "ALL TIME GREAT" calibre. I dont see anything in the draft or fa that immediately helps us even come close to this.

You guys are looking at "OUTDATA INFO" of what the jets did a few years back. This year's Pats oline also seems to be "MUCH IMPROVED IN PROTECTING" Brady.

Hence, you better be able to "SCORE POINTS".

Craig, Again read my 4:00 post.

Posted by: ( . ) ( . ) MaGee | January 16, 2013 at 05:07 PM

The 49ers defense too. Brady nearly came back to beat them after trailing 28-3.

Brady has proven he can even break off 40pts to current "great nfl d's". We'll never become competitive against the Pats until we can score at least 25ppg. Then you need to be able to score at leat 30pts against Brady to have a very good chance to win.

No matter how good your defense is.

REEDING POSTS FROM TODAY SAY MAGEE IS THE WINNER,YG FLIPING AND ARGUING AS USUAL,GRAEG AND MARK JUST AGREEING TO AGREE AND NOTHING BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

THE CORN BEEF COACH

THE MACHANIC

THE DROOPY DOG OWNER
EQUALS THE CELLAR/

TO BE
OR
NOT TO
BE.......

Breaking news!!!Manti Te'o is a lying scumbag!!! He made up the story about his dying GF!

Dont believe me check it out..

http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-teos-dead-girlfriend-the-most-heartbreaking-and-inspirational-story-of-the-college-football-season-is-a-hoax

This year's WR crops may have the deepness, but the first WR to be drafted overall is not the elite WR many fans expect. That's why many mocks have the Dolphins drafting the first WR this year at #12 (a bit later than usual).

I believe we can get more from Dolphins first pick by drafting a DE and I like Alex Okafor.

I would also go all-out for Wallace in FA and then draft DeAndre Hopkins or Terrance Williams at #43, if I were Ireland.

...Brendan Albert would be a great addition, and IMO an upgrade at this point to the Great Jake Long. I say Great Jake Long with all sincerity as well. No disrespect. The issue is that Albert is probably going to be the more desirebale of the tackles, Probably more expensive. He is just flat out a better player then Jake Long today(taking nothing away from Jake, a testiment to Albert. The Guard I would like to see, anb this could be a reality would be Phil Loadholt from Minnesota. The Vikes use a similar run scheme to what we do. You see their guards pulling a lot. He is poweful, experienced, and IMO is the guy we should target should Minnesota not put a tag on.

DD,

Albert is actually cheaper to sign than Long would have been had he not become injured and play declined. Had Jake Long still been Jake Long, he would demand far more money on the fa market than Albert.

So I see it as, still saving money had Jake Long still been Jake Long.

DD, Loadholt was also a very good RT

Agreed n Albert. Mando and the rest are delusional in thinking we won't need to make a substantial investment on an OT this offseason and be a playoff team. be it jake Long, Brandon Albert, Phil Loadholt, Sebastien Volmer, or a high draft pick - they will need to invest somewhere.

Jake Long = Ryan tennehills worse nightmare= Lauren Tennehills greatest dream(She's the benniicary of is 10 million dollar life insurance policy)


JUST SAYING LOL

Mando is stuck on this one trick pony
Im not completely against this guy but when there is a guys like Jennings(top thre route runner with good speed)and dustin keller avail...its better to grab two guys that can help.
Welker, Bowe, desean jackson also avail too.
let long, starks and bush walk
resign hartline and s smith
sign jennings-keller-brandon albert and possibly urlacher if priced right/cut burnett then
draft DE ezekial ansah from byu
ss m elam from florida
then bpa for rest of draft
keep miller for rb and draft a better backup than d thomas
Then drink dogfish head beer instead of watered down girly beers like miller lite with less than 4% alc

..YG Good Point. The thing is though. If Long was healthy. I don't think we would even be discussing possible replacements. It would be an easy decision. Also, Longs decline in play(because of his injuries) does give the team a little leverage they wouldn't otherwise have.

Let's discuss whether or not to keep Long all day as often as possible.


Let's discuss the 3 FA WR's at least 5 time per hour too.

Dogfish, Try the "ICE" beer hear they have 8 to 9% alocoh cotent in them, But the have awful taste.

Magee, Are you a chick or a dudE, I saw a post saying something about a Husband., What'S the deal?

When Is Mando Going To Post Something On The LB's!!

AGAIN, PHILBIN SAYS HE WANTS IMPACT PLAYS FROM THE DEFENSE!! AND "NOT JUST THE SECONDARY"!!

The Fins Were Top 5 or 10 In Sacks!!! All From The D-Line!!

Our LB's Don't Sack!! Or Make INT's!!! And They Are Not Tackling Machines!!!

What IMPACT!!! Do OUR 3 LB's!! Have On Defense!!!

NONE!!!

JPB, Really?, With the Moniker as ( . )( . )
Why would you ask that?

Heck!! If You Don't Want To Criticize!!! DANSBY!!!

At Least Talk About How Average!! Burnett and Misi!! Are!!!

For Someone That Loves To Talk Hateful Stuff!! About the Fins!!

MANDO YOU HAVEN'T WRITTEN 1 POST!! ON THE LB's!!!!

You've written 100's Of The Usual!!

The Only Post On The LB's!!! All Year!!!

Was That Dansby Was A Warrior!!

Jake Has Been To Multiple PB!!!

What has Dansby Done?

Mando, You Write Dansby Thinks He Is In P.Willis League!!

Why Didn't You Call Him Out After The Game?

K'Nick Ran For a 50Yd TD!! RIGHT BY DANSBY!!!

Dustin Keller, Dwayne Bowe, and Desean Jackson?

Really!! We can do better than that.

FA pick-ups is for major impact players. To fill major voids.

The draft is for bulding the core of your team.

We need to be patient on this. Philbin and coaches have to tell Ireland what they can live with and without.

That is the biggest part of coaching to see what players are getting better and what to weed out. That is the key here.

You have to spend the money wisely! To me OL and CB are improved through the draft. Not by FA.

Thoughts?

When it comes to grading out high draft choices, I'm willing to bet the O-lineman wind up being starters and probowlers more than any other position.

There is NO AJ Green or Julio Jones in this draft so forget a WR at 12. You get the WR in FA.

If they let Jake go and top left tackle is there you take him. Even if they keep Jake and the guard from Alabama grades out high take him. A top OL fixes a lot of things.

Plus, we really don't know what the coaches think of Shelby and Vernon.

Clue it looks like Te'o is screwed. If he was involved his draft stock is going to plummet. Dashi where are you?! How's your boy Te'o looking now? Hopefully he wasn't involved but I still don't see how this would be your pick in the first.

ROFL! Dashi you crack me up. I swear if one person can get a player cut or traded I think it will be you with Dansby. You're relentless, got to respect that. But seriously, for the sake of all that is rationale, change your pick from little T in the first!

Where is redsky, fin4life, even ALoco? These amateur bloggers at this Time are unfunny and very ignorant. They bore me to death. Later.

ARMANDO ,


PLEASE STOP SIGNING WITH MY NAME,ALoco ,,,AS YOU DID ALL DAY TODAY AND I WILL NOT IGNORE NO MORE,,,,,,,


YOU MUST BE DRUNK WHEN YOU DO THAT....

absolutely stone cold agree with Mando on this (and I've let him know several times), ie. that rookie WRs, regardless of their projected talent/upside, etc, often take awhile to adjust to the pro game.....a year, sometimes two....or never....which wont help our young QB or the offense in general--address WR through free agency, sign good vet WRs, that we know can play and have an IMMEDIATE impact--spend all of your available $ there if needed, and solidify the position-re-sign Hartline and sign TWO high level FA WRs....plus Bess--draft TE if possible--offense.....is....done.

I saw Teo's interview on ABC news,He says it was a internet rlationship.., YEAH RIGHT, The guys integrity is now ZERO., Another Idot Male trying to make his life interstin.

Well, I can tell you from the go, Steadman Bailey is NFL ready, now.

MAGEE...LIFE IS SHORT.......


Let the T'eo incident to youy dolts like "The LOve Boys", You cant have a real buddy o the internet and what people tell you about themselves on the internet can be totally un true.

I hope you "internet idiots" learned something from this T'eo incident today. However, I doubt it will, nothing deters idiots from being idiots.

Hey mister smarty pants. I have my own theories, but, would like to hear yours, we 'aint going anywhere until we can stop the quick pass to Wes Welker. Now the idiots have the stubby running backs coming out of the backfield. You can talk all the pass rush you want, or the recievers, or any position that we need to fill, but, 'aint gonna get the job done unless you stop idiots quick pass. The only hope anyone has against that is Welker drops the pass.

THIS is Armando's 3rd or 4th post about FA WRs men....

Armando isn't talking out of his @ss....he is giving you (us) inside info on the plans of the team....

I hate the idea of Ireland being the man in charge...but until Armando's blogs start turning excessively negative about Ireland being fired....i'm stuck with him...

You guys can write it down....we will target one or ALL of these FA WR hard....and I expect we will sign one...

"Another Idot Male "

Come on MaGee, you make a statement like that ya better come back and correct your spelling! lol

Phony78,

Give it up, no one here cares for your bs except for your fellow "internet love boys". LOL....

Mike Wallace
Keenan Allen (cal)
Justin Hunter (Tenn)
Johnathan Banks (Miss St.)

"Colbert also made the point that the Steelers "are not married" to any player. Actually, he piggybacked on that by adding that Pittsburgh must change the roster from the one that got them to 8-8 because to be different you have to, well, be different".
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Really...."to be different you have to be different".....

What a novel idea....and sounds much better than the looney talk around here of signing ALL our crappy FA....and then expecting things to be different.....

I like the way this Steelers GM thinks.....I hope Ireland is taking notes....

My Bad 78...


ANOTHER IDIOT MALE.

Johnthan Banks, not Johnathan

Johnthan Banks, not Johnathan

Posted by: Bob | January 16, 2013 at 07:28 PM

This works much better:

JONATHAN

Glad I could help.

YG........ARMANDO FAKED MY NAME ALL DAY TODAY,I THINK HE WAS DRUNK....

ALoco,

Youve been here longer than me. Do you think that Armando is Oscar? I have my suspicions. LOL....

KRIS AGAIN WANTS US TO MARK HIS WORDS OF WISDOM @ 7;27 PM.....

HE PREDICTED DENVER WILL GO TO THE SB ,THEN HE DIDN'T ISSUE ANY APOLOGY ..........

NO
SHAME.

Aloco, It sounded like you, you said nothing terrible, Why would Armando post as you?

ALoco,

Just like Armando, Oscar speaks very fluent Cuban spanish. Just saying....

Also explains why Armando never tells you who's impersonating you and Oscar is the biggest ompersonator here. Just saying. LOL...

ALoco,

If you werent being impersonated, Armando would have already publically admitted it. But in not admitting who's impersonating you, he's admitting he knows who it and it could even be himself.

Ive seen 1st hand how Armando "ignores you" when you ask him who's impersonating you. LOL...

YG.......


OSCAR IS OSCAR...NOTICE HE DOESNT SLEEP MORE THAN 3-4 HOURS B/C OF HIS AGE ..EVERY DAY BEFORE I LEAVE FOR WORK ,HE POSTS AROUND 5 AM..

I BELIEVE OSCAR IS A REAL OLD PERSON...

AS FOR ARMANDO ,I THINK HE LIKES TO FAKE MY NAME TO GET MORE HITS ..

NOTICE ,HE NEVER COME AND ANSWER MY Q ABOUT WHO SIGN WITH MY NAME ..

I ALSO BELIEVE HE'S DRUNK WHEN HE DOES THAT..

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