Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
If you sign Wallace it isn't gonna come cheap and so the team that does should ask itself if they can take FULL advantage of his talents. Not sure the Bengals can say that. I like Dalton quite a bit but not sure his arm is ever gonna be good enough to take advantage of Wallace's best asset, speed. I think the Bengals will look elsewhere for their other starting WR (Manningham or re-up Simpson is what I expect). And put their dollars towards the OL and the running game with an eye towards the defensive back 7.
I love Wallace's ability and would support the move even though I am not overly optimistic about how well it would turn out. I think someone like Cleveland (if they draft RG3) or N.E. will make that play and as well they should. Bad news for Pittsburgh because IMO Wallace makes that offense work.
**Oops, check that I guess Cleveland would have to give up the #4 pick for Wallace so that probably isn't likely to happen.
I guess it comes down to how he's viewed by our FO and coaches. If he's really looked at as just a one trick pony (go routes) then I agree it's probably not the best fit here. I will say that Dalton has a bigger arm than I thought he did, but most of his deep passes this year were purposely underthrown because of safties and then AJ Green would always win jump balls. I'm not sure Mike Wallace is that kinda receiver.
I think Wallace is a little more than that, and having him lined up opposite Green would put defenses in a real bind. You can't really lean all coverages either way in that situation.
I've heard NE has been really eyeballing Brandon Lloyd as well. I think either receiver would be a good fit there, but Wallace is the deep threat that they don't have.
I guess the good news is that there are some guys available out there, and even if we don't land Wallace there's plenty of FA talent left. But still, 60 mil under the cap, I'm trying.