Mike Tomlin is not talking up Mike Wallace ahead of his team's matchup in Baltimore.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach commented on his former wide receiver ahead of Sunday's game against the hated Baltimore Ravens. Walllace, now the Ravens' clearcut no.1 wideout, has been having a stellar season due to his blazing speed. Tomlin acknowledged Wallace is showing some different areas he didn't show with the Steelers.
"You see him doing normal Mike Wallace things, in terms of stretching and getting behind the defense, but you are also seeing him doing some new things, some things that I haven’t seen a lot of from Mike. Some route-running things. Some underneath coverage attacking things. He is quickly developing a nice rapport with Joe [Flacco]."
However, Tomlin didn't want to give Wallace a whole lot of praise after that.
"I’m not acknowledging he’s gotten better at anything. I’m just acknowledging you’re seeing him do some things that I haven’t seen teams he’s been on ask him to do — some underneath route running and so forth."
The former third-round pick had a great start to his career in Pittsburgh, and recorded 1,100 receiving yards twice in four seasons with the Steelers. Wallace chose Miami in free agency after that and spent two seasons with the Dolphins. After a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings last season, he seems to have found his game with the Ravens.
In 7 games with the Ravens this season, Wallace has 35 receptions for 490 yards to go along with three touchdowns.
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