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Mike Wallace wants 2,000 receiving yards

Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:05 pm
WallacePosted by Josh Katzowitz

Nobody in the history of the NFL has ever recorded 2,000 receiving yards in a season. Not Jerry Rice, who holds the record with 1,858. Not Terrell Owens. Not Tim Brown, Randy Moss or Marvin Harrison.

But that apparently is not going to stop Steelers WR Mike Wallace from planning on breaking that 2,000-yard mark. Sounds crazy, right?* Wallace understands your concerns. But he still believes in himself that he could accomplish something so monumental.

*That’s because it IS crazy.

"I'm not saying that I'm better than any of those guys, but I feel like I'm Mike and I'm my own person," Wallace said, via the Detroit Free Press. "I don't care what Jerry Rice did. I don't care what Randy Moss did."

For the record, in his first two seasons in the league, Wallace has combined for 2,013 receiving yards. His career yards per catch, at 20.3 yards per reception, is pretty darn impressive, but he’d need to record 100 catches this year with that kind of average in order to follow through on his prediction.

Last year, he had 60. So, let me make a brief prediction: it ain't going to happen.

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Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:21 pm

Mike Wallace wants 2,000 receiving yards

It's good that Wallace is setting the bar very high for himself. Hopefully amongst this goal, he is also making it a must to get back to the Super Bowl, only winning it this time. The Steelers need to lock this guy up long term.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:09 pm

Mike Wallace wants 2,000 receiving yards

I think Rashard Mendenhall might have some competition for the "Dumbest Steeler" award.

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