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Mike Wallace?

Feb 21 2012 09:57 AM Catalyst Carolina Panthers
There's a lot of talk right now that the Steelers may lose Mike Wallace. He's a RFA, but they only cost a 1st round pick now with the new CBA and the Steelers don't have the cap space to franchise him or sign him long-term.

The talk is that plenty of teams would be willing to part with a 1st round pick in order to land one of the best young WR's in the game.

So... would that include the Panthers? The thought of Mike Wallace in this offense is pretty scary. He could be our long-term replacement for Smitty and while a top-10 pick is a steep price to pay, at least we'd be getting a proven player.

I doubt this happens, but it's worth discussing. There seems to be a very real chance the Steelers lose him and the idea of Cam + Mike Wallace is one that's worth at least considering.

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How many yards did Cam pass for last season?..... Exactly. We dont need him, especially for our 1st. Yes, he is an absolute stud. I would rather have an absolute stud for one of the holes we actually have on our team.
our QB threw for over 4,000 yards last year.............

How can you justify any arguement that the passing game needs help???

especially at the cost you are asking.
Bigger question is: how many of those yards went to Smitty?

Also: how many yards would Cam have passed for without Smitty?

I know nobody wants to think about the day Smitty is no longer here, but it's fast approaching and we are not even close to ready for it. We can't just wait for him to retire and draft a WR in the 1st that year; we need to bring in someone while Smith is still here and give ourselves some breathing room.

I'm not saying Wallace is that guy, but he's worth discussing. Just like Justin Blackmon is worth discussing. Just like Michael Floyd is worth discussing.

All it'll take is for Smitty to suddenly drop off due to age (which happens a lot to older WR's) and our offense suddenly ain't so potent anymore. Our franchise QB suddenly has Greg Olsen, Brandon LaFell, and a 6th rounder coming off a torn ACL to throw to in Gettis. Take Greg Jennings away from the Packers and even Aaron Rodgers' play drops off.

I'm just saying... yeah, we need help on defense badly. But we also have to keep our strengths strong and our offense is not as safe to be as good as it was in 2011 for the long haul until we find a long-term elite replacement for Smith.

Bigger question is: how many of those yards went to Smitty?

Also: how many yards would Cam have passed for without Smitty?

I know nobody wants to think about the day Smitty is no longer here, but it's fast approaching and we are not even close to ready for it. We can't just wait for him to retire and draft a WR in the 1st that year; we need to bring in someone while Smith is still here and give ourselves some breathing room.


1394 yards.. That is about 2700 yards going to other receivers. I will give him another 500 yards to any average receiver if Smitty was not here. So, 3300 yards passing on top of what he did with his running.
Even if we wanted to give up a top 10 pick for him, we wouldn't have the money to sign him.
Why do people think we need a wide receiver?!?!

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1394 yards.. That is about 2700 yards going to other receivers.


Which won't cut it in today's NFL. Those are Rex Grossman numbers.

But nevermind... Smith will just play forever I guess.
Also, do you know how WRs become elite? They have good QBs throwing them the ball. For all we know, the next elite WR might already be on our team.

Which won't cut it in today's NFL. Those are Rex Grossman numbers.

But nevermind... Smith will just play forever I guess.


Please see my other post. If Smith was not on our team, there would be a receiver that would have got some of those yards. Maybe not all of them.

Also, do you know how WRs become elite? They have good QBs throwing them the ball. For all we know, the next elite WR might already be on our team.


Possibly, yes, but we can't bank on that. You could use that logic for any of our needs. "Oh well, we might have the next Revis or Suh on the practice squad already so we'll just pass on Brockers and/or Kirkpatrick and use our 1st rounder on a guard."

our QB threw for over 4,000 yards last year.............

How can you justify any arguement that the passing game needs help???

especially at the cost you are asking.


The same reasons people thought last year our defense was okay and didnt need help.

I'm not saying I side with the signing, but next year is not last year.

Possibly, yes, but we can't bank on that. You could use that logic for any of our needs. "Oh well, we might have the next Revis or Suh on the practice squad already so we'll just pass on Brockers and/or Kirkpatrick and use our 1st rounder on a guard."


Wallace will probably end up being a top 5 paid receiver. Would never happen anyways..
Let's sign him. We'll lose every game 45-42 but it'll be fun to watch at least.
I'm sure there's no one here that wouldn't love to add another young receiver that has a history of producing big numbers. Only problem, that's going to take a lot of money, which we don't have.

How many yards did Cam pass for last season?..... Exactly. We dont need him, especially for our 1st. Yes, he is an absolute stud. I would rather have an absolute stud for one of the holes we actually have on our team.


Carolina was ranked 13th in passing yards per game. That in reality, put us pretty close to the middle of the pack.

40% of Cam's yardage was RBs and TEs.

Not saying we need Wallace......but the passing attack was good for a rookie. It ain't good yet.
The contract to me is the bigger problem than giving up the first rounder

The contract to me is the bigger problem than giving up the first rounder


Mike Wallace is arguably the best deep threat in the NFL right now. So yeah, we couldn't afford him w/ our other needs.

Carolina was ranked 13th in passing yards per game. That in reality, put us pretty close to the middle of the pack.

40% of Cam's yardage was RBs and TEs.

Not saying we need Wallace......but the passing attack was good for a rookie. It ain't good yet.


Nice usage of the YPG stat..lol. Carolina was ranked 10 overall last season though. Top 10 sounds better, especially for a rookie.

Nice usage of the YPG stat..lol. Carolina was ranked 10 overall last season though. Top 10 sounds better, especially for a rookie.


You are just ranking Cam Newton's raw passing yards.......at 10th. Which isn't a fair representation.

Cam Newton played 16 games. He isn't being compared to 32 other QBs who started 16 games. So boasting about your #10 ranking for Cam as an indivdual ......is flawed.

Carolina was credited w/ the 13th most passing yards. Carolina did not have a top 10 passing attack (at least from the yardage aspect).

Let's sign him. We'll lose every game 45-42 but it'll be fun to watch at least.


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You are just ranking Cam Newton's raw passing yards.......at 10th. Which isn't a fair representation.

Cam Newton played 16 games. He isn't being compared to 32 other QBs who started 16 games. So boasting about your #10......is flawed.


So do you honestly think we need help at WR?
Don't like the price.

So do you honestly think we need help at WR?


I don't think we can address WR right now with our other issues.

But looking for Steve Smith's replacement once Steve Smith is done as a #1 WR is a huge mistake. IMO, that guy should already be on this roster (and I think it is wishful thinking that he is).

If our D didn't suck so bad, I would be 100% in favor of moving up and trying to get Blackmon. Cam needs HIS #1 WR. That isn't Steve. Steve will be it for a small window as Cam starts his career. Cam should be growing w/ a young a stud WR.
If our defense wasn't so damn bad.....
Would take Lawrence Timmons for that price.