The six-time Super Bowl Champions may be getting a huge welcome return from the "playmaker" Mike Wallace this week. Wallace has not signed with the franchise since the end of the 2011-2012 season. When the wide receiver eventually signs his restricted free agency tender this week, Wallace will have two weeks of practice before the Sunday night showdown against the Denver Broncos on September 9th.
Since Bruce Arians is no longer the offensive coordinator and Todd Haley is the new guy in the 'Burgh, Wallace will have some new adjustments once he is back with the team.
On that note, I think Wallace will have somewhat of a difficult time handling the situation. First, he will not be familiar with Haley's offensive system. Second, if Wallace doesn't get familiar with the system quickly, he will not stand where he was at the end of the season pulling in 72 balls for 1,193 yards and 8 touchdowns.
So what if number 17 does get familiar with the new offensive system quickly? Wallace will make an unbelievable appearance against the Broncos in the season-opener. Ben Roethlisberger will look like a star player again. Without Mike Wallace, Roethlisberger could struggle without him.
Let's be honest, I think it's very well known that Wallace will sign his tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The reason why Wallace postponed signing his tender is because he was waiting to have a long-term deal like his fellow teammate, Antonio Brown.
That being said, I hope Mike Wallace will stay with the Steelers for more than a year. But if he is keeping this attitude throughout the season, then I can say that he will not be wearing black and gold on his back. But you never know