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

AP

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.

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

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

  2. 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???
    LMAO

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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