Pittsburgh Steelers To Use Mike Wallace As Decoy Against New York Jets?

Generally when talking about Mike Wallace the first thing you think of is “Man, can that kid fly!” and not, “Man, I really hope we can not go up top to him time after time.” But, if the Pittsburgh Steelers want to take All Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis as far out of the field of play as legally possible, then that may just be what they need to do in the AFC Championship game this coming Sunday.

Wallace is a stud, Revis is a stud, and they’re going to be battling for years to come, more than likely. This could be the beginning of a beautiful inter-divisional rivalry.

The speedy receiver from Ole Miss is accustomed to running the go route, something that Revis is accustomed to defending from his time covering future Pro Football Hall Of Famer Randy Moss when he was with the New England Patriots. So, just a layman’s advice, but let’s not get ‘go happy’ on Sunday, it probably wouldn’t be in the best interest of winning the game and advancing to the Super Bowl.

Wallace has the skill set to run Revis ragged, and that’s going to play a big part in potentially opening up something downfield for Wallace as the game progresses – but, perhaps more importantly – it will open up plays to underneath receivers, most notably Hines Ward, because without Revis being able to quickly come off of his man and come up to make the tackle, anything could happen.

Perhaps Head Coach Mike Tomlin and Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians will take a few early shots down the field to Wallace to force Revis and the rest of the Jets secondary to respect the deep pass, thus opening up perhaps better facets of the Steelers game plan.



~ by Steel Hurtin on January 17, 2011.

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