March 14, 2013
Mike Wallace would walk into Berea today and be the very best wide receiver Cleveland has had since 1999. There's just no two ways about it. Josh Gordon has potential and with all due respect to Kevin Johnson who spent most of his career running routes for quarterbacks lying flat on their backs, Mike Wallace would be the best. That being the case and knowing how much money the Browns have available on the salary cap, shouldn't they just outbid the market for Mike Wallace? You would think that would be an obvious answer for me, but there's just something about the whole wide receiver situation and Mike Wallace in free agency that gives me serious pause.
For starters, I don't think Mike Wallace is in the same class as the very best wide receivers in the NFL. He ranked 34th in yards in 2012 and even though that's clearly a facile way to judge receivers, that's not it. Wallace is an explosive guy who scores touchdowns. His long play for the year was 82 yards. To think of having anyone o...