Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace has his second Homecoming game of the season Sunday, and this one could get dicey. Wallace's first Homecoming was in September. He traveled with the Dolphins to his hometown of New Orleans, where he received a hero's welcome by family and lifelong friends. Now comes the other Homecoming — Pittsburgh. Wallace, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Steelers, had a friendly dinner Saturday at the home of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. On Sunday, however, Wallace, thinks he might get a less-than-friendly welcome from Steelers fans at Heinz Field. "I think some people definitely have a bad impression of me, but you can't please everybody," Wallace said. "So you just pray about it and move on." The hard feelings toward Wallace exist among some Pittsburgh fans because he held out during training camp in 2012, his final year with the Steelers, upset he didn't get a contract extension. Partly because of that holdout he never meshed with first-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley. To top it off, Wallace didn't think he was used properly as a deep threat in Haley's offense. Because of that, and because the Steelers weren't prepared to pay Wallace top dollar, Pittsburgh never had much of a chance to re-sign Wallace during the summer when he became the NFL's No. 1 free agent.
Dolphins WR Mike Wallace could have rough reception in Pittsburgh
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Dec 8