Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Wallace has not had a reputation as a wide receiver with unsure hands over the first three-years of his career but perhaps his holdout this offseason could be contributing to a case of the dropsies over the past few weeks. Wallace had multiple big time drops in the Steelers win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night but that didn’t stop quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from continuously looking his way.
When a wide receiver continues to drop open passes, it is natural for the team’s quarterback to lose confidence in the wideout and look at their other options.
This wasn’t the case for Roethlisberger and Wallace. In fact, Roethlisberger targeted Wallace 15 times throughout the game. Wallace dropped 4 of those passes.
“I don’t shy away from them even with drops,” Roethlisberger said. “I will always have confidence in them no matter what. These guys all hold themselves to a really high standard, and it just shows how valuable these guys are to our attack.”
Wallace is looking for a big money contract this offseason so the flurry of drops could influence his contract talks with the Steelers. At the same time, Wallace is on pace for a career high in receptions so he has proven to still be a valuable part of the Pittsburgh offense.
If Wallace really wants to impress the team and cut down on the drops, perhaps he should get in touch with the San Diego Chargers equipment man and load up on the stickum.