Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/6/12
I keep saying that I’m over and done with this whole Mike Wallace thing but as camp moves forward, heading into it’s second full week, the passing attack of the Steelers continues to prepare for life with out their speedy deep threat.  Whether or not you’re in the same boat as me, tired of the Wallace circus, thinking he’s a one trick pony, or whatever, he fills a role and the other receivers benefit from it. Hines Ward, up until most of last year was still garnering double teams from the defense, taking some pressure off Wallace to go deep, many times one on one after beating his cover man. Before that Santonio Holmes got a lot of attention from defenders allowing a young Mike Wallace to take advantage of one on one coverage many times. Before that, Ward took the double teams when Holmes was starting to emerge. It’s a continuous cycle in the NFL, and the reason you need at least top flight receivers to be consistently potent on offense. Those types of situations go a long way to th...
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