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Steelers Wideout Mike Wallace Wants 2,000-Yard Season

Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace certainly is aiming high this season. He had 1,257 yards receiving last season, but in 2011 he wants more. A lot more.

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Still, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver insists he wasn't kidding when he told reporters last week that he planned on racking up 2,000 yards receiving this season.

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That's more than Jerry Rice, who holds the single-season record at 1,858, ever put up ...

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"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 Sunday. "I don't care what Jerry Rice did. I don't care what Randy Moss did."

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Hey, why not? I think that's awesome. You go, Mike. Sure, he's probably not going to top Jerry Rice's best season, but if a guy with Wallace's talent who's heading into his third year in the league can't set a ridiculously high goal for himself, then who can?

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Wallace already averaged 21 yards per catch last year, so if he's going to add appreciably to his 1,257-yard total in 2011, he'll probably have to catch more passes. That's the key.

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Thanks to Behind The Steel Curtain for the link.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.