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Wallace has eyes for Niners and Pats

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08:00 AM ET 02.23 | Mike Wallace admits he may not be with the Steelers next season, which begged the question of where he might wind up. Most would agree that the biggest offseason need for San Francisco is the wide receiver position. One catch by receivers in the NFC Championship didn't get it done. ... Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace -- a restricted free agent -- spoke on Sirius XM Radio Tuesday and discussed potential destinations. When asked if he would consider playing for San Francisco or New England specifically, Wallace had this to say: "Most definitely those are two teams that are playoff caliber teams, Super Bowl caliber teams. I think that the right person or the right piece for those guys could put them over the top."

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February 23, 2012  08:02 AM ET

He'd love to see single coverage.

February 23, 2012  08:04 AM ET

If the Skins can find a QB that can throw that far down the field, he would be a nice addition.

February 23, 2012  08:06 AM ET

NE would be scary again with him as a deep threat.

I'm still not convinced that A. Smith can do the same in SF... last season notwithstanding...

February 23, 2012  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

NE would be scary again with him as a deep threat. I'm still not convinced that A. Smith can do the same in SF... last season notwithstanding...

Between him, Brady, and Gronkowski, you could win a FF league easily with them on your team.

February 23, 2012  08:15 AM ET
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Between him, Brady, and Gronkowski, you could win a FF league easily with them on your team.

Hell - the bye week wouldn't even matter.

I'd just take the loss and tell everyone "See you in the playoffs, fools!"

February 23, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Mike Wallace in the Pat's silver and blue would just be a shame.......just sayin'

February 23, 2012  08:24 AM ET

It's beautiful up here in New England in the fall, Mike. Really. You'd love it. And all those other guys to take the pressure off you - Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski.

What's SF got to offer? Rain and drizzle all the time? Leftover hippies from the Summer of Love? Earthquakes?

Nah, you want New England, right?

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February 23, 2012  08:29 AM ET

It's beautiful up here in New England in the fall, Mike. Really. You'd love it. And all those other guys to take the pressure off you - Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski.

What's SF got to offer? Rain and drizzle all the time? Leftover hippies from the Summer of Love? Earthquakes?

Nah, you want New England, right?

February 23, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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It's beautiful up here in New England in the fall, Mike. Really. You'd love it. And all those other guys to take the pressure off you - Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski.What's SF got to offer? Rain and drizzle all the time? Leftover hippies from the Summer of Love? Earthquakes?Nah, you want New England, right?

Yup..a receiver's dream..no double coverages.

February 23, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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It's beautiful up here in New England in the fall, Mike. Really. You'd love it. And all those other guys to take the pressure off you - Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski.What's SF got to offer? Rain and drizzle all the time? Leftover hippies from the Summer of Love? Earthquakes?Nah, you want New England, right?

Actually if you read the whole interview what he wants is to remain a Steeler just accepts the reality that it might not work out that way

February 23, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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Actually if you read the whole interview what he wants is to remain a Steeler just accepts the reality that it might not work out that way

Some guys like stabiity. Being a Steeler isn't a bad thing at all. But, if "it might not work out that way" means his agent is going for the biggest paycheck, then he won't be lining up for New England, either.

If he settles for a fair salary and a chance to play for a ring, I'll think more of him, regardless of which uniform he's got on.

February 23, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Yup..a receiver's dream..no double coverages.

A FN member's dream would be no double posts. Even if all of mine are worth reading twice.

February 23, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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It's beautiful up here in New England in the fall, Mike. Really. You'd love it. And all those other guys to take the pressure off you - Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski.What's SF got to offer? Rain and drizzle all the time? Leftover hippies from the Summer of Love? Earthquakes?Nah, you want New England, right?

Green Bay has cheese, frostbite, and cankles...oh never mind.

February 23, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Bears need a speedster. What say you to this, Melman?

February 23, 2012  09:00 AM ET

the bungles are interested also, 60M under the cap, they could make him an offer the Steelers couldn't match, NE with 2 first round picks would probably give one up gladly for him, It doesn't look good for him staying in Pittsburgh...

February 23, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Some guys like stabiity. Being a Steeler isn't a bad thing at all. But, if "it might not work out that way" means his agent is going for the biggest paycheck, then he won't be lining up for New England, either.If he settles for a fair salary and a chance to play for a ring, I'll think more of him, regardless of which uniform he's got on.

Obviously he is looking for the big payday now that he only has 1 year left on his rookie contract

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February 23, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Bears need a speedster. What say you to this, Melman?

I agree. Chicago needs a big, top-tier WR. They've needed one for a looong time.

Someone like Wallace would be on both Lovie's and Phil Emery's radar, but but the $$$$ will be the issue for the Bears. I'm really looking forward to seeing how Emery (the Bears new GM) handles free agency and the draft.

 
February 23, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Green Bay has cheese, frostbite, and cankles...oh never mind.

Too funny...

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