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Brown weighs in on Wallace

Posted by Teresa Varley on August 27, 2012 – 7:15 pm

Much of the talk on Monday was about when wide receiver Mike Wallace will report, with speculation being that he could be with the team as soon as Tuesday.

“It definitely could be tomorrow,” said wide receiver Antonio Brown when directly asked if that is when Wallace will report. “I’m looking forward to seeing him, even though he has to wait three days to practice. Hopefully, we can keep him after practice and run a couple sprints and get him on board and all hands on deck for this journey we’re about to embark on.

“He’s excited. It’s special to be here and he knows that. He appreciates everything and he’s excited to get back. He’s ready to get back to work and ready to embark on a championship. This is where the journey begins.”

Brown said Wallace, who has yet to sign the one-year tender the team offered him, brings another dimension to the offense and his presence will be felt.

 “A player like Mike is so explosive and gets so many things done,” said Brown. “You need a guy like that on your team. It’s amazing when you can get him lined up on the other side and you know what he is capable of. It’s a great thing to have him here.”

If Wallace does report on Tuesday he will not play against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night and can’t practice until next week, in time to prepare for the regular season opener against the Denver Broncos.  

“I’m excited for my guy to come in, get back on the same page and get working together towards something that’s special,” said Brown. “He brings a lot. He’s another great, big-time player. It’s going to be special to get him in, see where he’s at, and get him on the same page.”

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19 Responses to “Brown weighs in on Wallace”

  1. By jimmy Hawkins on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    we need mike wallace real bad

  2. By Pete Moore on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    I hope he learned that Pittsburgh does things one way their way. Selfish of him to hold this team back especially learning a new offense. No “I” in team Mike. Get busy.

  3. By tom rombilus on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Wallace selfish unfortunately we need him

  4. By Rich on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’m OK either way…Mike is a great player but he’s expendable in the NFL

  5. By Rob in DE on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    We don’t need Mike…he reminds me of the mistake Hines made by holding out. A mistake he regrets to this day. Be a Steeler and respond by earning your money on the field side by side with your teammates.

  6. By Ray from Va on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, Pittsburgh will always look out for you in the long run, Please get back here ASAP.

  7. By jay on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    good luck this year Antonio Brown

  8. By jay on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    your jersey is on order will wear it proudly

  9. By Myron on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    As a 59 yr. old and having grown up near Pittsburgh during the 70’s, I have come to respect and appreciate the mindset of a TRUE Steeler player. They became like family to the organization and community. I wish the players still had that sense of loyalty. I know it’s all about MONEY now days, but there is no other organization quite like The Steelers, the sooner players realize that, the better off they will be.The best example is from the closing comments of Jack Lmbert’s HOF speech. So, youNg players, wake up. You do not realize what you have till it’s gone.Did you ever wonder why players come back to retire as Steelers (Porter, Kordell)/ GO STEELERS!!

  10. By dale r. schaffner sr. on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    i always knew u would come back we are a legitimate super bowl contender with your speed merchant capabilities on the other side just please come today sign ur tender and get down to business and lets get started one at a time on workin our way back to our title

  11. By Dwinsgames on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    this hold out accomplished nothing but a HUGE learning curve for #17 , its a good thing Ben is good at drawing up plays in the dirt he will have to do a lot of that for 17 early on until 17 learns the verbiage of the play book ….play time is over Mike time to get to work !!

  12. By eddie from panama on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously, we dont need a guy like this in the team, no practice, no pre season, no discipline, we need hard steel workers, humbles, Antonio Brown is the best

  13. By SULLY FROM VA on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    It’s time!!!! You need the Steelers and the Steelers need you. Stop being selfish and get back to work. You need to learn from the vets. Hold outs do not work in Pittsburg!!!!!!!!! Ask Hines Ward when he tried it.

  14. By Patrick from FT Bragg on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    AB, from one Chippewa to another, you are the man! Continue bringing it like we know you can and will. Mike, we love you buddy, but patience is wearing thin! Just get in and learn it, live it and love it; now get to work, we need the whole team!

  15. By Charles E. Brown Jr. on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike!. I hate to beat a dead horse, but, I believe you had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Hines Ward #86, regarding Holdouts from the STEELERS!. Domn’t work Son. The Organization will take care of you, in the long haul. Time, for you to get it together. Antonio Brown , has proven to be A True “STEELER”. Please concentrate on being the Consumate Professional.

  16. By Todd from CA on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    All Mikes holdout did was make Antonio Brown the new favorite WR. Mike better get it together or this will be his last season as a somebody. Just ask Santonio Holmes.

  17. By Steve from AZ on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    I am done with him.. let him go already and get on with the season. All he is going to do is screw us over for next season anyways.

  18. By Jimmyjam on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Now just hold up a second everyone, i mean, yes mike made a mistake/bad decision of holding out. he probably was getting bad agent advice as well. now here is where the rubber meets the road with mike. this is the point in time where we will see if he has learned a valuable lesson from this and will play hard this year for himself his team mates and the Steelers organization. i know his team mates are glad to have him back and are more than willing to work together for the Lombardy. so if mike go’s in that direction, then i am sure the organization will give him a new contract that will be worthy of his performance. C’MON MIKE, make us proud baby!

  19. By Steve on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    @ Todd from CA, Well said sir !

    Mike is fast, but AB is a much better route runner and all-around receiver… and by holding out, Mike has now put AB in the spotlight. This year is AB’s year to shine !!

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