Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace had 4 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 21-14 Sunday home win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and you know he enjoyed beating the franchise that originally drafted him in the third-round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Wallace, who had a 95-yard touchdown reception during the game, glared at the Steelers sideline after he scored and he was asked what was going through his mind at that point during an on-the-field interview immediately after the contest had ended.
“Told ya’ll,” Wallace said. “Ya’ll know me, they know me. They know what I can do and they know what I bring to the table and I’m on this side now and ‘mm going to try to continue to bring it to this side.”
During his post game press conference, Wallace also had more choice words for the Steelers as he claimed they disrespected him by putting single man-to-man coverage on him during the game.
“If you press me, you’re gonna lose 90% of the time, maybe 95” Wallace said.
This past week, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin somewhat praised Wallace during his press conference.
“You see him doing Mike Wallace-normal-things in terms of stretching and getting behind the defense, but you also see him doing some new things, some things that I haven’t seen a lot of from Mike,” said Tomlin. “Some route running things, some underneath coverage attacking-things. He’s quickly developing a nice rapport with Joe [Flacco].”
So what did Wallace think about the play of Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns on Sunday?
“He’s a really good corner, though,” said Wallace. “I like him. I haven’t played against him, he’s a rookie, obviously, but I think he’ll be a really good player. But on that play, it was just man-to-man, ran a slant.”
The Steelers and Burns will get another shot at Wallace Christmas night when they host the Ravens at Heinz Field.