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Mike Wallace’s mother told him to always smile after a win


Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace heard from a lot of people after telling reporters to “ask coach” about why he only caught one pass in Miami’s season opener, including his mother.

While Wallace said earlier this week that his perceived displeasure with the game plan was really displeasure with how own performance, Wallace’s mom told him that people aren’t going to see things that way. She advised him that he should “always smile” after a win in order to avoid any future issues.

In the present, it seems like everyone’s on the same page. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill said that he won’t be forcing the ball to Wallace and Wallace said Thursday that the quarterback was right to feel that way even though he feels that he needs the ball thrown his way for the offense to operate at prime effectiveness.

“You don’t want to just force me the ball, because that’s not good. I need to get the ball. Everybody knows I need to get the ball,” Wallace said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “But when you have two or three people on me, you don’t want to force me the ball. We have great receivers, that if you cover them one-on-one, will make plays.”

Wallace’s immediate reaction after the game wasn’t a great one, but he’s been pretty vigilant about tamping down the story before it could go much further. The ball will come Wallace’s way and if he does the right things with it when it does, the aftermath of Week One will be less than a blip on the radar.

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26 Responses to “Mike Wallace’s mother told him to always smile after a win”
  1. floratiotime says: Sep 13, 2013 10:54 AM

    Mug shots too. Make sure you smile in them.

  2. scoops1 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:54 AM

    did she tell him to eat Campbell’s Soup also??

  3. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    “I need to get the ball. Everybody knows I need to get the ball,” Wallace said,
    And the last piece of the puzzle falls into place as to why he is no longer a Steeler. Good luck Miami.

  4. miriam45 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    Tannehill needs to put more air into his deep throws. Wallace will go and get it for 6

  5. fosnomore says: Sep 13, 2013 11:03 AM

    He was blanketed by Joe Haden all night … Joe Owns Mike. Period!

  6. tannethrill says: Sep 13, 2013 11:04 AM

    Happy to see he at least has family support that will tell him what’s right and not what he wants to hear. It’s inevitable that he’ll get his opportunities.

  7. Smarterthanyou says: Sep 13, 2013 11:07 AM

    Well, I guess he wont be smiling much then.
    With the inept Ireland still running things, expect to never get above .500.

    Reaching sky high with a top draft pick for a part time special teams player???

  8. cospgsmadman says: Sep 13, 2013 11:10 AM

    Always listen to mama

  9. azarkhan says: Sep 13, 2013 11:13 AM

    Good advice from Mom that Wallace would be wise to follow.

  10. stillers213 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:22 AM

    It took only one week for this guy to show his true character. Trust me, this is only the beginning Miami fans.

  11. FinFan68 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:28 AM

    I’m still not convinced his attitude is right. If you have to remember to smile about a win, then you aren’t happy with that result. His individual stats do not matter in the big picture. Fantasy football means nothing to the team. He already has that huge contract. All he needs to do is play full speed every play, do his best and shut up about getting the ball. He made a big impact in that game last week. The only people who disagree either didn’t watch the game or are simply looking at fantasy stats. Wallace is a big reason Hartline and Gibson looked so good. It will all come around and he will not play a great CB that has his number every week. TEAM FIRST.

  12. bennyb82 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:32 AM

    Wallace and Greg Jennings should switch teams and I bet it would make them both more productive.

  13. beavertonsteve says: Sep 13, 2013 11:40 AM

    More advice-

    Always smile when you wake up a healthy millionaire pro athlete.

  14. hehateme2 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:53 AM

    Mom always knows best, right?

    He’ll be alright. Just needs to settle into his new role and exposure as the #1.
    He’ll get his numbers up this week.

  15. vicnocal says: Sep 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    Yeah, Mike, I’m sure you sometimes had up to 3 people covering you, that’s how good and unstoppable you are.

  16. laxcoach37 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:02 PM

    Cue the Jealous Steelers Fans dumb comments and above all…


  17. j0esixpack says: Sep 13, 2013 12:08 PM

    Sounds like Wallace has a smart mom!

  18. bengalguy says: Sep 13, 2013 12:11 PM

    ……and if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

  19. smackingfools says: Sep 13, 2013 12:18 PM

    Already above .500 with that running game.

  20. phinfan says: Sep 13, 2013 12:25 PM

    If anything there is some good publicity here that every defender will read and think: crap I double cover him and Hartline will run rampant.

    So this could be good publicity.

  21. annes22 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:39 PM

    Its obvious when they double cover Wallace that Hartline and Gibson are wide open, that’s why they had so many catches. It doesn’t matter as long as the team wins, can’t be selfish in this game. Problem is plenty of them are.

  22. jetsareajoke says: Sep 13, 2013 1:03 PM

    “I need to get the ball. Everybody knows I need to get the ball,” Wallace said,
    And the last piece of the puzzle falls into place as to why he is no longer a Steeler. Good luck Miami.
    Which could also be that piece of the puzzle as to why the steelers are 0-1.

  23. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Sep 13, 2013 1:22 PM

    So, this shows his true character? He was giving out tablets to school children when he was asked about this. I think that shows good character. He said they need to get him the ball, this means he knows that he’s not getting 60 million to be a distraction to get Hartline the ball. Steelers fans are so bitter and delusional.

  24. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Sep 13, 2013 3:05 PM

    Dearest Miami Dolphins organization:

    Please don’t ever sign another Pittsburgh free agent. It invites their knuckle-dragging, Rolling Rock guzzling, yinzer fan base to make its ignorance known all over the otherwise educated comment threads that Dolphins stories typically generate.

    Thanks in advance,

    Every Dolphins fan everywhere

  25. gregoryp3234 says: Sep 13, 2013 7:22 PM

    hey steeler fans,

    YOU OFFERED MIKE WALLCE 10 MILLION A YEAR FOR 5 YEARS! 55 MILLION! KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BEFORE YOU CHIME IN WITH YOUR IDIOTIC COMMENTS! There are two reasons why mike wallace isnt a steeler anymore, not one of them has to do with the steeler organization not wanting him. We all see how good you guys are without him. Your organization wanted him back, he was just sick of playing with a QB who was constantly under throwing him and raping women in his spare time.

  26. 1uniquename says: Sep 14, 2013 11:44 AM

    In response to “smarterthanyou” you claim the dolphins, the undefeated 1-0 dolphins, won’t sniff a plus .500 record… Then again you also claim to be “smarterthanyou” so I guess that makes you a typical bitter Steelers fan?

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