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 ESPN.com. “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.