Mike Wallace didn’t pass Ravens conditioning test

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The Ravens haven’t officially signed tackle Jake Long yet because he wasn’t able to pass a physical and he’s not the only member of the team whose fitness was found to be lacking as the team gets set for training camp.

The team announced Wednesday that wide receiver Mike Wallace, who signed with the team as a free agent following his departure from the Vikings, failed to pass his conditioning test. Wallace will need to pass that test before he’ll be permitted to practice with the team.

There doesn’t appear to be a major issue keeping Wallace from passing the test. The Ravens’ tweet announcing his failure said that they expect him to pass it in the next few days and coach John Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun, that Wallace passed five of the six benchmarks required by the team.

It’s not the best first step, but it should be forgotten fairly soon if Wallace is on the field soon and making plays down the field once games start.

31 responses to “Mike Wallace didn’t pass Ravens conditioning test

  1. I’m sure he’ll blame it on someone else. He’s never been good at looking in the mirror.

  2. Wallace likes to talk a lot about how he is misused, underappreciated, etc., etc., but he isn’t moving around the league like he is for no reason. He doesn’t put in the work. And it shows. Repeatedly.

  3. “but it should be forgotten fairly soon if Wallace is on the field soon and making plays down the field once games start.”
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    Same could be said for the the previous teams he’s been on, but no, no plays downfield.

  4. Huh? is he coming off an injury? when was the last time a healthy WR failed a conditioning test? Cut him and move on or let Steve Smith have him for the summer see if it that lights a fire under him….

  5. A pro athlete has one job in the offseason: stay fit.
    It’s not hard for a professional to do this job.

  6. Please, all Vikings fan refrain from answering to any Packer fans post. All you will be doing is getting into a battle of wits and knowledge with an unarmed fan base (packer fans)

  7. Reminded me of the Fat Albert Haynesworth debacle, failing it under Mike Shanahan. Watching that guy run the shuttle drill was like watching a sperm whale trying to climb a tree… except the sperm whale tried harder.

  8. His demise started in Pittsburgh when he wanted more money without going the extra mile to make himself better on the field. All that speed doesn’t equate to being a polished wide receiver because he takes the easier, softer way.

  9. What a tool. I guess the light hasn’t switched on for him yet–but why would it with these teams still willing to give him truckloads of money for someone who had a good year many years ago.

  10. Mike Wallace is a one-trick pony.

    Yes, he can run a full route tree, but that doesn’t mean he’s very good at them in comparison to other pro level receivers. He does one thing very well, just so happened that one thing (a post route) is a game changer, but unless the QB, O-Line and the other 4 pieces of the offense execute the entire play to perfection, he’ll rarely be able to do what you pay him to do.

    He’s good player, the Dolphins just over-paid him, inflating both expectations and his ego. First he wasn’t getting enough touches bc Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown were cutting into his production in Pittsburgh. Then it was Ryan Tannehill couldn’t throw a deep ball. Then it was Teddy Bridgewater being…..I mean, I don’t even know what he blamed everyone else for in Minnesota to avoid looking at himself.

    I thought Flacco would be perfect for him since he’s money throwing the ball 35-50 yards, but turns out Wallace really can’t blame anyone else but himself, and that’s only because he hasn’t played on the other 28 teams in the league.

  11. “His demise started in Pittsburgh when he wanted more money without going the extra mile to make himself better on the field.”

    Interesting point I wonder how many players the storied Steelers cut and have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere. They’re pretty good at seeing red flags and getting rid of problem players before they decline. This is coming from a Skins fan.

  12. “Interesting point I wonder how many players the storied Steelers cut and have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere. They’re pretty good at seeing red flags and getting rid of problem players before they decline. This is coming from a Skins fan.”

    Chad Brown comes to mind, but he was let go due to them having a plethora of linebackers in the 90’s. I honestly can’t think of one in recent memory. Chris Hope was decent for Tennessee, I think?

  13. bgsusteelers says:
    Jul 27, 2016 7:21 PM
    “Interesting point I wonder how many players the storied Steelers cut and have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere. They’re pretty good at seeing red flags and getting rid of problem players before they decline. This is coming from a Skins fan.”

    Chad Brown comes to mind, but he was let go due to them having a plethora of linebackers in the 90’s. I honestly can’t think of one in recent memory. Chris Hope was decent for Tennessee, I think?

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    Nate Washington was pretty good after he left. Joey Porter initially fizzled out, but he ended up putting together a few solid years after. We had a decent amount of players turn into solid players elsewhere, but I agree with the point of the post, I can’t remember any who were stars with other teams.

  14. pittsburghdamned says:
    Jul 27, 2016 5:33 PM
    Is part #6 catching a fluttering Jumpball from Flaacobrow?
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    Your QB made a CAREER out of scrambling around in the backfield and hurling lobs off his back foot.

  15. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jul 27, 2016 5:31 PM

    This can’t be surprising to anyone, as Minnesota is known for its ridiculously low fitness standards.
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    You should know, being the Minnesota Vikings NUMBER ONE (#1)..Super fan! You are…ALWAYS the first to post on any Vikings story, and I’ll bet you will have posted 10 times on this story before you are done singing the teams praise!

  16. Everybody loves to dump on #5, the truth is Wallace is a HAS BEEN. The only thing that is fast is his Mouth!
    He was lazy last year, and gave a half assed effort in every game. He either gave up on routs and got overthrown, OR dropped balls placed right in his hands.

  17. Last season he didn’t have to run 10 yards.

    He should have known this season, on a team with a passing game, he would be required to run full NFL patterns.

  18. LB Mike Vrabel probably had the most successful career
    after playing his first 4 yrs with the Steelers.
    He couldn’t brake into the starting line-up given the
    strong LB corps the Steelers had at the time. But went on
    to have a pro bowl career – and sorry to say, won 3 SB’s
    with the Pats.

  19. bgsusteelers says: Jul 27, 2016 7:21 PM
    “Interesting point I wonder how many players the storied Steelers cut and have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere. They’re pretty good at seeing red flags and getting rid of problem players before they decline. This is coming from a Skins fan.”

    Chad Brown comes to mind, but he was let go due to them having a plethora of linebackers in the 90’s. I honestly can’t think of one in recent memory. Chris Hope was decent for Tennessee, I think?
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    FAIL

    Chad Brown wasnt cut. He went to Seattle as an FA, because him and the wife didnt like the scene in the burgh.

    Nate Washington wasnt cut either.

    Porter was effectively done, his knees had been going for a while. It was shocking he had 1 good season in Miami.

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