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Seahawks were interested in Mike Wallace
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 pm
  • Probably just Schneider doing his regular "leave no stone unturned" gig, but still interesting to hear that we contacted the Wallace camp at some point. This is just the first confirmation that I have seen that says the Hawks were even looking in his direction at any point. And that we were only one of a handful of teams to do so. Once we saw just how much money was being talked about was probably the cue to stop pursuing him.

    Mike Wallace Jr. claims his son actually turned down more money from the Minnesota Vikings. The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks were among the teams that also showed interest, according to Wallace's dad.


    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000155184/article/vikings-offered-mike-wallace-richer-contract-dad-says
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  • The main thing I got from that article is that the Vikings have no idea what they're doing. Yeah, let's offer $13 million/yr to a WR whose only dimension is speed, so we can pair him with a QB who can't throw deep. I'm sure that would have ended well.
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  • I'm glad we didn't sign him. I am happy we have Harvin even if it cost us our 1st rd pick.
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  • DavidSeven wrote:The main thing I got from that article is that the Vikings have no idea what they're doing. Yeah, let's offer $13 million/yr to a WR whose only dimension is speed, so we can pair him with a QB who can't throw deep. I'm sure that would have ended well.


    Good point. I've been thinking for a while that Minnesota seems 2 years away from disaster, and this supports that idea as well as anything. In a way, they remind me of the Raiders when they traded for Palmer. A good team at that moment in time, but destined to suck and suck badly within a couple years. That's what happens when you have a weak armed QB leading an aging roster.
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  • kearly wrote:
    DavidSeven wrote:The main thing I got from that article is that the Vikings have no idea what they're doing. Yeah, let's offer $13 million/yr to a WR whose only dimension is speed, so we can pair him with a QB who can't throw deep. I'm sure that would have ended well.


    Good point. I've been thinking for a while that Minnesota seems 2 years away from disaster, and this supports that idea as well as anything. In a way, they remind me of the Raiders when they traded for Palmer. A good team at that moment in time, but destined to suck and suck badly within a couple years. That's what happens when you have a weak armed QB leading an aging roster.


    I think they are an Adrian Peterson historic season away from being a disaster. They have a decent defense, but if AP doesn't put them on his back last year I think they are one of league's worst teams last year.
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  • The Vikings have been a poorly run team for a while, even the year they made it to the NFC Championship game. They've always appeared shortsighted and confused. Holding onto the idea of Favre too long, letting a solid young talent like Rice just walk away in FA, drafting Ponder, keeping with Ponder last year, seemingly treating Ponder as the unquestioned starter for 2013, etc. They let young talent walk, they make horrible errors at QB beyond lucking out with Favre for one year, they've made some bad moves in the draft, they don't have the balls to move on from bad players (though they let Sid walk and can't hang onto an elite young player like Harvin), and so on and so on. They come off as a delusional franchise with many delusional fans who think Ponder is going to grow into this franchise quarterback he was never going to be and thinking they aren't a team whose best players are near the end of their primes or careers in general that needs to focus more on rebuilding than anything else at this point.

    I know there's a lot said about the Seahawks and Vikings swapping players here and there, but I think there's just a series of unrelated moves and with our current regime + their's you're just seeing a franchise that lets really good young players leave and another that knows that these types aren't usually available and snatching them up.

    When I was hearing they were in on Wallace before he signed in Miami, I thought it was absurd. What a ridiculous pairing. They trade away the type of guy Ponder needs for success that can make plays if this bad QB just does a minimal job and gets the ball in the guy's hands (which Percy reportedly recognized as he argued that Ponder wasn't worthwhile), and then pursue a guy hard in FA for more money that's biggest talent is doing something their QB can't take advantage of. This is just an awful franchise, it reminds me of the Ruskell era. Just awful decision after awful decision, some good players might sneak through, some good vets carrying over from better days, but lots of good players leaving the team and a team that really has no hope to go anywhere. Sometimes bad teams make the playoffs, the Vikings were a bad team last year, they were carried by a historic performance by AP and a decent defense, but it's just not a good team. I'd bet on them picking top 3 next year before I bet they make the playoffs again.
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  • I kind of got the idea long before Wallace went to Miami that he is a south beach kind of guy. We don't know waht Seattle had offered, but no doubt it was competitive.

    And the more money in Minnesota thing is pointless, unless the guaranteed was more. His Miami deal actually has some club options built in after three years, so fixing on the 65 million number could be pretty innaccurate.
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  • Side note on Ponder.

    The Vikings once had Joe Kapp as their starter. He got them to the Superbowl, was tough as nails but it was the defense more than Kapp's skills that made them a force. Ponder probably looks like a godsend compared to what the old duffers saw with Kapp.
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  • I am happy we ended up with Harvin. I am not a big fan of Wallace tbh and I think Harvin is a superior player. Had we not received Harvin then I would have preferred to get a WR in the draft to signing super 1 dimensional Wallace.
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  • They should have been interested in Wallace. He's an elite deep ball receiver, and we have one of the best deep-ball passers in the league.
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  • drdiags wrote:Side note on Ponder.

    The Vikings once had Joe Kapp as their starter. He got them to the Superbowl, was tough as nails but it was the defense more than Kapp's skills that made them a force. Ponder probably looks like a godsend compared to what the old duffers saw with Kapp.



    Kapp was awful in that he threw "dying quails" for passes tho he did get them there on time. As Doc said he was mostly gritty and hung in there but was not much of a QB.

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  • Harvin is a much better fit for our offense.
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  • FlyingGreg wrote:Harvin is a much better fit for our offense.

    Absolutely. Wallace was definitely worth looking into though, and would have been a nice option had we not been able to add Harvin.
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  • I am just grateful Harvin doesn't have Wallace's agent. Wallace is a one trick pony and his agent deserves an incredible bonus for orchestrating one of the most insane deals since the Raiders signed Carson Palmer. Bizarre.

    Edit: Romo just got a long term deal at 18 mil per (with 55 guaranteed). The madness continues.
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  • HawkWow wrote:I am just grateful Harvin doesn't have Wallace's agent. Wallace is a one trick pony and his agent deserves an incredible bonus for orchestrating one of the most insane deals since the Raiders signed Carson Palmer. Bizarre.

    Edit: Romo just got a long term deal at 18 mil per (with 55 guaranteed). The madness continues.

    Wallace does a lot on the field; he's not a one-trick pony, he just has something that he does so well that it overshadows the rest of his game.

    Romo is a top 10 QB, and that's what the going rate is for that. Good move for the Cowboys. Franchise QBs are hard to find, so lock him when you do find one.
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  • Rat wrote:
    HawkWow wrote:I am just grateful Harvin doesn't have Wallace's agent. Wallace is a one trick pony and his agent deserves an incredible bonus for orchestrating one of the most insane deals since the Raiders signed Carson Palmer. Bizarre.

    Edit: Romo just got a long term deal at 18 mil per (with 55 guaranteed). The madness continues.

    Wallace does a lot on the field; he's not a one-trick pony, he just has something that he does so well that it overshadows the rest of his game.

    Romo is a top 10 QB, and that's what the going rate is for that. Good move for the Cowboys. Franchise QBs are hard to find, so lock him when you do find one.


    I respect your opinion but couldn't disagree more. Wallace is more of a track guy playing football than vice versa. Plus he has a bad attitude and drops too many balls. Crime of the century and I believe time will prove my position.

    Romo? Romo is a choke artist. He has good fundamentals, a good arm, but loses the plot in crunch time. The examples are many. I think it was a better deal for the rest of the NFC than it was for the Cowboys. I'm good with that.
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  • The Romo choke stuff is WAY overblown. He has been pretty studly for most of the past few years.

    It took the Seahawks nearly 40 years to find a QB better than Romo (we assume, which feels safe, but you never know). You can't let a guy like him go.
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  • HawkWow wrote:
    Rat wrote:
    HawkWow wrote:I am just grateful Harvin doesn't have Wallace's agent. Wallace is a one trick pony and his agent deserves an incredible bonus for orchestrating one of the most insane deals since the Raiders signed Carson Palmer. Bizarre.

    Edit: Romo just got a long term deal at 18 mil per (with 55 guaranteed). The madness continues.

    Wallace does a lot on the field; he's not a one-trick pony, he just has something that he does so well that it overshadows the rest of his game.

    Romo is a top 10 QB, and that's what the going rate is for that. Good move for the Cowboys. Franchise QBs are hard to find, so lock him when you do find one.


    I respect your opinion but couldn't disagree more. Wallace is more of a track guy playing football than vice versa. Plus he has a bad attitude and drops too many balls. Crime of the century and I believe time will prove my position.

    Romo? Romo is a choke artist. He has good fundamentals, a good arm, but loses the plot in crunch time. The examples are many. I think it was a better deal for the rest of the NFC than it was for the Cowboys. I'm good with that.




    Your Logic don't make sense. Then DHB whould have produced same yards as Wallace.

    I think you should watch Wallace's last season highlights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KFfTKLc36E
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  • Highlights were apparently enough for Miami, too. I'm not saying Wallace is garbage...I'm saying he was over-paid and we clearly got the better deal with Harvin. We have more weapons than Miami and I'd still be willing to bet Harvin's numbers exceed Wallace's in '13.
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  • Rat wrote:The Romo choke stuff is WAY overblown. He has been pretty studly for most of the past few years.



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  • Personally, I don't think the choke artist stuff in regard to Romo is blown enough. He doesn't just choke away playoff games. He's played horribly in almost every prime time game he's ever been involved in. This guy doesn't do well when the spotlight is bright. Look at their record the last three seasons: 8-8, 8-8, 6-10. We've had QBs who could have taken us to those records with the same surrounding talent in Dallas.
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  • Carmon1274 wrote:Your Logic don't make sense. Then DHB whould have produced same yards as Wallace.

    I think you should watch Wallace's last season highlights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KFfTKLc36E


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  • DavidSeven wrote:Personally, I don't think the choke artist stuff in regard to Romo is blown enough. He doesn't just choke away playoff games. He's played horribly in almost every prime time game he's ever been involved in. This guy doesn't do well when the spotlight is bright. Look at their record the last three seasons: 8-8, 8-8, 6-10. We've had QBs who could have taken us to those records with the same surrounding talent in Dallas.


    Yeah, but he was stuck with Bryant, Witten, Austin and Murray. Hard to win games with guys like that. ;) In fairness to Romo, he has a crap line, but that does not excuse his deer in the headlights look every time a play has to be made. Perhaps one of the most over-rated QBs of this era and I am now convinced he has pictures of Jerry Jones wearing a little bo peep outfit.
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  • HawkFan72 wrote:Probably just Schneider doing his regular "leave no stone unturned" gig, but still interesting to hear that we contacted the Wallace camp at some point. This is just the first confirmation that I have seen that says the Hawks were even looking in his direction at any point. And that we were only one of a handful of teams to do so. Once we saw just how much money was being talked about was probably the cue to stop pursuing him.

    Mike Wallace Jr. claims his son actually turned down more money from the Minnesota Vikings. The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks were among the teams that also showed interest, according to Wallace's dad.


    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000155184/article/vikings-offered-mike-wallace-richer-contract-dad-says


    John Schneider specifically said they "Were not involved with any of the Free Agent WR's"

    http://mynorthwest.com/category/pod_player_sports/?a=9953606&p=1034&n=John%20Clayton%20Show (27 minute mark)

    - I smell BS here. Either Schneider is lying or Wallace's dad is trying to compensate for his son for some reason?

    I think it's safer to bet that Schneider was the more truthful. Both Pete and John have been very honest about things in past interviews. They have told us exactly what they were going to do and have gone out and done it for a few off-seasons now.
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  • "Dads" should just shy away from the media, IMO. I too trust JS over some malcontents daddy. What else has he told his dad? That Paul Allen offered him a share of the Trailblazers? That he is secretly working for the CIA and once smothered Beyonce' in mayonnaise?

    All of this has to be taken with a grain of salt. The good news is we got Harvin and NOT Wallace. Wallace Sr. only needs to know he will have nice seats, a Rolex and a T-shirt featuring a mammal jumping through a hula hoop.
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  • DJrmb wrote:
    HawkFan72 wrote:Probably just Schneider doing his regular "leave no stone unturned" gig, but still interesting to hear that we contacted the Wallace camp at some point. This is just the first confirmation that I have seen that says the Hawks were even looking in his direction at any point. And that we were only one of a handful of teams to do so. Once we saw just how much money was being talked about was probably the cue to stop pursuing him.

    Mike Wallace Jr. claims his son actually turned down more money from the Minnesota Vikings. The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks were among the teams that also showed interest, according to Wallace's dad.


    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000155184/article/vikings-offered-mike-wallace-richer-contract-dad-says


    John Schneider specifically said they "Were not involved with any of the Free Agent WR's"

    http://mynorthwest.com/category/pod_player_sports/?a=9953606&p=1034&n=John%20Clayton%20Show (27 minute mark)

    - I smell BS here. Either Schneider is lying or Wallace's dad is trying to compensate for his son for some reason?

    I think it's safer to bet that Schneider was the more truthful. Both Pete and John have been very honest about things in past interviews. They have told us exactly what they were going to do and have gone out and done it for a few off-seasons now.


    "Showed interest" is not the same thing as "was involved with." It's possible the Seahawks phoned the Wallace camp just long enough to find out what the starting numbers really were -- which Wallace's dad could fairly interpret as "interest", but wouldn't qualify as "involvement" to JS. I don't assume either side was lying in this situation.
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  • Rat wrote:The Romo choke stuff is WAY overblown. He has been pretty studly for most of the past few years.


    Peyton Manning is a choke artist too.
    Romo is no better/worse than Matt Ryan
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  • themunn wrote:
    Rat wrote:The Romo choke stuff is WAY overblown. He has been pretty studly for most of the past few years.


    Peyton Manning is a choke artist too.
    Romo is no better/worse than Matt Ryan

    Romo is way better than Matt Ryan. If we hadn't lucked out in the draft last year, and the Cowboys had let him go, I'd be thrilled to get Romo for what the Cowboys got him for.
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  • Hawk Strap wrote:The old guy from 60 minutes?


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  • Rat wrote:
    Romo is way better than Matt Ryan. If we hadn't lucked out in the draft last year, and the Cowboys had let him go, I'd be thrilled to get Romo for what the Cowboys got him for.



    Me thinks that your proximity to Texas must be affecting your mind! :roll:
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  • Romo will continually get your team into draft position #17.
    It is not whether he has blown big games, it is that his w/l record in big games is about 1-16.
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  • If we had a Mike Wallace paired with Percy Harvin, I would probably say in 2013 the Seahawks will field a record-breaking offense, for sure.
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