Mike Wallace: I told you not to write me off

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 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.

46 responses to “Mike Wallace: I told you not to write me off

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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?

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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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