CLEVELAND (93-7 THE FAN) — The leader of the so-called “Young Money Club,” who held out this summer for big money, hasn’t exactly been cashing in lately, and Mike Wallace has his own idea of why his team has been offensively bankrupt.
“We’ve got to make plays. That’s how you win football games. The whole offense has to make plays. If we can’t make plays, we can’t win,” Wallace told 93.7 The Fan after Sunday’s ugly loss to the Browns.
“I don’t know whose fault it was. I can’t really get into that. But I know we’ve got to make plays.”
Wallace may have had an opportunity to make one with time ticking away (or so the photo on the left suggests). A deep pass by Charlie Batch was underthrown, but still in the vicinity of Wallace, and Joe Haden out-leaped the Steeler receiver to make an interception.
Could Wallace have adjusted to the pass?
“I don’t know. Maybe,” he said.
In addition, a bobble by Wallace resulted in an earlier pick by defensive lineman Billy Winn.
Here’s what Wallace, who managed only one catch for nine yards on seven targets, had to say about the Steelers’ offensive woes:
With the rumor mill spinning that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger aims to return Sunday, the Steelers (6-5) will try to revive their playoff hopes at Baltimore (9-2) in a game seen at 4:15 on KDKA-TV.