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Mike Wallace: I told you not to write me off

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace looks back at Buffalo Bills strong safety Duke Williams (27) as he runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) AP

When wide receiver Mike Wallace signed with the Ravens, he said that he was looking forward to playing with Joe Flacco because he needs to play with a quarterback who “can really sling the ball.”

Wallace showed on Sunday what can happen when someone slings the ball in his direction. Wallace scored Baltimore’s only touchdown of the day on a play that saw Flacco audible out of a run when he saw safety Duke Williams opposite Wallace without any help over the top. Wallace got behind Williams and scored a 66-yard touchdown.

It’s the kind of deep strike that was missing in Miami and Minnesota for much of the last three seasons and Wallace punctuated it with a message for those that doubted he still had those plays in his arsenal.

“A lot of people wrote me off,” Wallace said, via “They think I don’t have it, but I’ve got something for them. I told you all that from Day 1. They better get ready, because I’m coming.”

It’s one play in the first week of a long season, so Wallace hasn’t quite rewritten the book on him yet. It’s a promising start for him, though, and a promising development for a Ravens offense that was short on big plays all last season.

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46 Responses to “Mike Wallace: I told you not to write me off”
  1. byHim4u says: Sep 12, 2016 10:44 AM

    So far, so good. I definitely be hunting for him on the fantasy waiver wire…

  2. codiablo says: Sep 12, 2016 10:44 AM

    One game. One catch.

  3. firecracker87 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:45 AM

    Such fall from grace this man has gone. From the glory of Steeler country to play for the Ratbirds and wambulance chaser Harbaugh.

  4. bettis3636 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:47 AM

    This is a comment that is to be made AT LEAST at mid season… not after one BORING game!

  5. trailerparkking says: Sep 12, 2016 10:49 AM

    He acts like he didn’t ask for top flight wr money and then flop in Miami.

  6. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 12, 2016 10:52 AM

    Weird, I wonder why he couldn’t do that in Minnesota?

  7. ragnarthegreat says: Sep 12, 2016 10:52 AM

    Vikings fan here. He was always a stand up guy with us. Way to go Mike, all the best!

  8. takingbacksundays5 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:54 AM

    The Ravens offense started hot, but looked out of sync for much of the game. The Wallace TD was one of the few bright spots, along with the deep pass to Perriman (he exists??).

    The main problem was the O-line gave Joe virtually no pocket and little room to throw. He needs time for the deep throws to develop. Hopefully the line gets it together moving forward, otherwise Wallace won’t have many more opportunities to show his stuff.

  9. petersjeffrey36 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    we all knew you could run really fast in a straight line.. just really disappointing thats the only trick you know, and your so stuck on your own athletic ability you are unwilling to work on things like route running

  10. minnesotamuggs says: Sep 12, 2016 10:57 AM

    Best of luck to him.

    As a Viking fan, I really wanted him to work out in MN, but he wasn’t wrong about not having a big-armed QB throwing to him.

  11. huggybear2014 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:58 AM

    Flaccid, unlike Tannehill and Bridgewater, has a good deep ball. Add a running game and Steve Smith Jr….and Wallace should put up numbers not seen since PITT.

  12. 700levelvet says: Sep 12, 2016 11:01 AM

    Is he the first guy ever to catch a touchdown??? Wait, it could be the look at me mentality..,

  13. twinfan24 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:03 AM

    So, he got one mismatch and manged to take advantage. It was a nice play, but no indication that he is necessarily back as a true threat to be reckoned with.

  14. tjacks7 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:03 AM

    Still a one trick pony. Wake me up when he competes for contested balls or catches the balls the hit him square in the hands. I imagine I’ll be asleep for a while.

  15. ravensaresuperior says: Sep 12, 2016 11:10 AM

    When wide receiver Mike Wallace signed with the Ravens, he said that he was looking forward to playing with Joe Flacco because he needs to play with a quarterback who “can really sling the ball.”

    Oh.. that going to butt hurt some pee yellow flag wavers.

  16. puckskin says: Sep 12, 2016 11:11 AM

    Steelers, Dolphins, and Vikings all say you stink. All you can do is run a straight line.

  17. fsstnotch says: Sep 12, 2016 11:13 AM

    3 catches on 6 targets for 91yds and a TD. Stats don’t look that great if you take the 66yd TD away its nothing to brag about. I’ll hold opinion a couple weeks and see if old stone hands Wallace returns.

  18. citizenstrange says: Sep 12, 2016 11:16 AM

    I remember my first touchdown.

  19. maxkingpin says: Sep 12, 2016 11:18 AM

    Duke Williams should have never been put in that situation.
    Rex Ryan was right.
    It was his (Ryan) fault.

  20. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:20 AM

    He’s far from back to his form in 09/10, but I will say that he looked better yesterday than he had in several years. I guess that shows a little the quality of those QBs in Minny and Miami.

  21. FinFan68 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:21 AM

    The deep threat wouldn’t have been missing in Miami and Minnesota if Wallace could catch the ones that hit him in the hands. I’d guess he caught the ball at waist level uncontested this time too right? He was about 30% catching those in Miami. Stills did his best impression of Wallace yesterday. If you saw that play, you saw how Wallace was in Miami. Chirping after one big catch in the last few years is par for the course for MW. Let’s see how the season turns out. If he continues to make those plays in Baltimore then he can boast all he wants.

  22. codythao35 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:21 AM

    That will be his only catch and td for the rest of this season. Lol

  23. firecracker87 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    Don’t get too excited. You had a decent day against the Bills. Just think you need some perspective to “keep it real”.

  24. doe22us says: Sep 12, 2016 11:28 AM

    That game was brutal as heck i cant believe these two teams played that game.

  25. jgo304 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:42 AM

    The butthurt of the Stiller fans is strong on this post!!!

  26. whenwilliteverend says: Sep 12, 2016 11:48 AM

    I’m not sure if people wrote him off. The only question was whether he was going to put forth any effort after joining his third team in the last few years. The previous two teams are probably wondering the same thing too.

  27. granadafan says: Sep 12, 2016 11:59 AM

    On the same day, we have a classy AJ Green praising Revis, you have the opposite spectrum with a whiny Wallace claiming how great he is with his one catch.

  28. stampnhawk says: Sep 12, 2016 12:01 PM

    Antonio Brown, take note, this is you with your attitude, in 5y or less.

  29. coolzog says: Sep 12, 2016 12:05 PM

    Last year, the issue wasn’t that Teddy didn’t have the arm to throw deep, rather didn’t have the time or protection.

  30. finsphan says: Sep 12, 2016 12:07 PM

    Bal fans will not be singing his praises when he drops a crucial 3rd down pass, or doesn’t fight for a jump ball for a TD. It was 1 catch, get over yourself bro. By the way, you caught a career season high 10 TD’s with Miami and could have had more if you didn’t drop or give up on a lot of the passes thrown to you.

  31. ravenmuscle says: Sep 12, 2016 12:19 PM

    Wallace is light years better than Antonio Brown and no one wants to play for the bottom feeder steelers in that arm pit of a town…pukesburgh.

  32. elitekane says: Sep 12, 2016 12:20 PM

    He started on all my fantasy teams.. he didnt have deep ball joe throwing to him before! Sleeper!

  33. steelcurtainn says: Sep 12, 2016 12:21 PM

    One Trick wonder.

  34. thraiderskin says: Sep 12, 2016 12:25 PM

    Wow… what a stupid person.

  35. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:27 PM

    Of course he’s happy. No more noodle armed boat anchor tied to his ship.

  36. flaccodelic says: Sep 12, 2016 12:40 PM

    Anyone who says all he did was run in a straight line on that play clearly did not bother to watch the play before commenting.

  37. daltonsdumptruck says: Sep 12, 2016 12:57 PM

    Dookie Williams sucks, that’s why he scored

  38. ditkainyourbutkus says: Sep 12, 2016 1:09 PM

    catches one pass and starts running his mouth lol

  39. steelpenguin6687 says: Sep 12, 2016 1:15 PM

    Hahaha!! After all the eggs he’s laid since he left the Steelers..he’s going to gloat after, finally, having a decent game. Come on man! He’s been run out of town in three cities now, more than likely, Baltimore won’t be any different.

  40. kpizzow says: Sep 12, 2016 1:16 PM

    I’m a diehard Ravens fan and settle down Mike…1 game…talk to me when you’ve got 9 touchdowns and 1000 yards and the teams is 10-3….then we’ll say you are back…

  41. dcapettini says: Sep 12, 2016 1:31 PM

    If he makes a catch like that in the next 15 games he will have one hell of a season. One down, 15 to go.

    I have never been to Pittsburgh. Is it full of trolls like the posters on PFT, or are they the exceptions?

  42. guitarkevin says: Sep 12, 2016 1:42 PM

    Call Wallace a one trick pony all you want, but if he does it well, then he should be okay here in B-More.

    With him and Perriman torching the secondaries, that will will leave Smith Sr., Aiken and all the TEs to tear up the middle.

    Looking forward to continued growth as a team.

  43. spartan01 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:09 PM

    He had two other catches that were not a go or a post route. His catches in preseason weren’t either. Keeping going Wallace, revitalize your career here.

  44. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 12, 2016 2:19 PM

    dcapettini says:
    Sep 12, 2016 1:31 PM
    If he makes a catch like that in the next 15 games he will have one hell of a season. One down, 15 to go.

    I have never been to Pittsburgh. Is it full of trolls like the posters on PFT, or are they the exceptions?

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    Much like Ravenmuscle they are the exceptions, but you knew that already.

    Wallace makes a catch and now he is better than Antonio Brown….don’t let that person drive.

  45. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 12, 2016 3:23 PM

    The truth is you don’t choose the Ravens; you end up on the team.

  46. iamedreed says: Sep 13, 2016 9:38 AM

    honestly it was an ok play by Mike Wallace, but a great audible and throw by Joe, and absolute terrible coverage by that safety

    and mike does look like he lost a step, but hoping he can contribute this season

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