The days of Mike Wallace taking the top off of defenses on a consistent basis were believed to be gone. He was an afterthought pickup by the Baltimore Ravens in March after having a forgettable year in Minnesota. The wide receiver was viewed to be a complementary piece to the Ravens.
Wallace did his best to prove the naysayers wrong Sunday. The eighth-year wideout had three catches for 91 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown catch — his longest TD grab since 2012. Wallace’s touchdown reception, along with Breshad Perriman’s impressive catch, led the Ravens to a 13-7 victory against the Buffalo Bills.
“A lot of people wrote me off,” Wallace said, per ESPN. “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.”
While playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wallace had two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. However, his production has dropped since signing with the Dolphins in 2013 and Vikings in 2015.
Sunday’s efforts with his new team has his confidence up.
“If you have a safety on me,” he said, “he’s dead every time.”