Mike Tomlin Visited With Mike Wallace Last Week & He Has His New Playbook

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace was absent from the first OTA session on Tuesday as expected, but he was in town last week and talked to head coach Mike Tomlin according to Tomlin himself.

Tomlin was asked following the first OTA session if he was disappointed that Wallace was not present and Tomlin replied, “Not all, man. This is a business, its an element of the business. Mike came in and we visited last week. We had good communications. This process is going to run its course. We know what type of young man that he is. Hes a hard working, diligent young man.” Tomlin continued, “It\’ll be over. It\’ll be a little short term misery, but it wont be significant in the grande scheme of things hopefully.

It was also reported on Tuesday that Wallace did pick up his new playbook while in town and fellow wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was quoted by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as saying about his teammate, “We are waiting for a deal to get done.”

Wallace has been working out on his own back home in Louisiana as he looks to hopefully get a new long-term deal done. He has not yet signed the one-year tender of a little more than $2.7 million that the Steelers offered the restricted free agent prior to the start of free agency.

  • steelerfan

    I think Tomlin nailed it, as usual, when he said, “short term misery, but not significant in the grand scheme”.

  • SteelerDave

    At least Wallace had the smarts and dedication enough to get the playbook. This is an encouraging sign of at least some team first maturity.

  • Eric87

    Glad to see Wallace can at least try to get all the verbage down for whenever he decides to come in. Alot of people have differing opinions on this situation. As long as he is ready for the season, I have no problem when he comes in. And in another article I wasnt meaning that Haley would punish him, but he may like what he sees in Brown, Sanders, and Cotch that some of Wallace’s plays could decrease. Just a thought, but not a bash on Wallace, just players who put in work seem to get on the field first. Whether here for this year or many more, I hope he has a great year.

  • dre’ the steeler hulk !

    i’m glad every one is getting ready for the season, i don’t want to see us get beat by the raven , or any body in that matter ! steeler nation for ever !