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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    I wouldn't lose sleep over it. Spielman wont over pay for Wallace. Therefore, he wont be a Viking.
    There are acouple of mid tier WR I think he will target instead.
    Like you pointed out with Carlson, over paying in free agency often results in cap space money wasted. It can have a negative affect on the team for the future and historicly doesn't pay off.
    Rarely does bringing in one player have a huge impact on a team.
    Favre as an example, had a huge positive impact one year and a negative impact the next. In addition his cap hit reduced the Vikings ability to be much of a player in the free agent market for a couple of years.
    I would like to see Wallace in purple, but realize he probably isn't worth the money. Better look for a speedster in the draft.

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    I see him going to NE

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    I would rather get Boldin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    This would be my major concern with Wallace. He seemed to just go through the motions last year knowing he was getting a pay day in the offseason.

    Now, he could have just been trying to protect himself and his financial future, and once he gets his guaranteed money he will play harder because he has that in the bank ... but it still concerns me a bit.

    As I said in my last post though ... if we can get him without dropping more than Vincent Jackson money ... then I think we should do it. You can NEVER have too many good receivers in the NFL ... and if we lose Harvin and we don't sign Wallce ... then we are looking at having all of ZERO on the roster.

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    Wallace is a great reciever but only if we have a QB that can get the ball to him. It is a waste if half his receptions are only 5 yrds deep or behind the LOS. If Ponder doesn't step up big time this year it is all for naught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    This would be my major concern with Wallace. He seemed to just go through the motions last year knowing he was getting a pay day in the offseason.

    Now, he could have just been trying to protect himself and his financial future, and once he gets his guaranteed money he will play harder because he has that in the bank ... but it still concerns me a bit.

    As I said in my last post though ... if we can get him without dropping more than Vincent Jackson money ... then I think we should do it. You can NEVER have too many good receivers in the NFL ... and if we lose Harvin and we don't sign Wallce ... then we are looking at having all of ZERO on the roster.
    IMO it would be completely the opposite. During a contract year a player will/should play harder because he wants to get a huge payday from those interested in him.

    Once he has that huge payday & guaranteed money he can take it easy because he has that money in the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    I would rather get Boldin.
    Get Boldin and trade Percy for Fitz. That should round out the WR group nicely.

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    Vikings offered Mike Wallace richer contract, dad says

    Vikings offered Mike Wallace richer contract, dad says - NFL.com


    The Miami Dolphins handed Mike Wallace the richest contract among this year's free agents, good for $27 million in guarantees and $60 million over five years.



    To hear Wallace's father tell it, the speedy wide receiver's pay day could have been even higher. Mike Wallace Jr. claims his son actually turned down more money from theMinnesota Vikings. The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks were among the teams that also showed interest, according to Wallace's dad.
    A native of New Orleans, Wallace has had designs on heading south since the Pittsburgh Steelers neglected to meet his long-term contract demands last offseason.
    "The (Vikings) had come to the point where they were telling him, 'You don't have to live here, just be here during the season,' " Wallace's dad recently told The Miami Herald. "He wanted to get out of that snow and cold weather."

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    The Miami Dolphins handed Mike Wallace the richest contract among this year's free agents, good for $27 million in guarantees and $60 million over five years.

    To hear Wallace's father tell it, the speedy wide receiver's pay day could have been even higher. Mike Wallace Jr. claims his son actually turned down more money from the Minnesota Vikings.
    So the Vikings were willing to pay more than $12 mil/yr for a WR after all.
    Last edited by singersp; 03-29-2013 at 07:22 AM.

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    He didn't want the cold weather. I suspect that as a receiver he didn't want to play out side for the two years that the Vikes will have to while the stadium is being built. I wonder how many other players that fact will influence their wanting to play here over the next 3 years.

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