Shawn’s Rants – Why The Browns Should Avoid Mike Wallace

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A lot of commentators and fans are super excited and hopeful that the Browns grab up Mike Wallace in Free Agency.  After giving it some thought, I’ve got to go ahead and go against the grain on this one.  First, Mike Wallace is asking for a whole lot more money than he’s really worth.  He’s a boom or bust type of guy, and is either going to be a monster, or an enormous failure.  I really don’t see a consistent, productive type of receiver here.  Second, he’s kind of a jackass.  Every time I’ve heard him open his mouth, I want to shove a brick in it.  He’s got that douchebag, primadonna personality that all the exceptionally-athletic-yet-never-live-up-to-their-own-hype wide receiver’s have.  I can’t stand that.  Guys like that never give you the numbers to justify the damage they inflict on a teams image and, more importantly, in the locker room.  Third, I’ll admit that I love the idea of using Wallace against the Steelers, as I’m sure that geriatric ward excuse for a secondary will have no answer for him, but that should not be what decides it.  It does not make sense financially (unless he can be had for cheaper than I’m expecting), and it does not make sense for the kind of organization I’m hoping we want to build here.  So please, Mr. Banner, spare us the drama of T.O. lite.


3 thoughts on “Shawn’s Rants – Why The Browns Should Avoid Mike Wallace

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  2. I agree with what you are saying with Wallace’s character, but the Browns are in desperate need of a star wide receiver, and Wallace is the perfect player for Weeden to air it out to in Norv Turner’s run and gun system. I say we have to take our chance with him.


    • I get the points about Wallace’s potential, especially in a deep, vertical passing attack. I don’t think Weeden is accurate enough to make use of him though, and I really just don’t like guys who blow up locker rooms. I really think once he’s paired with a solid QB, Josh Gordon is going to be an elite level deep threat. Add a Welker like guy to the slot to open up the middle of the field, and keep Little opposite Gordon and the Browns passing attack becomes very legitimate.


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