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Steelers' Mike Wallace On Pace To Meet 2,000-Yard Goal

It's always good to set lofty goals for yourself, and Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace certainly did that before the season. He wanted to finish the season with 2,000 receiving yards, something that is not done very often in the NFL. At the time, it was taken as a little bit of a joke at the time, but Wallace has set a pace through three games that have subdued all that laughter.

According to Dejan Kovecevic of the Trib, Wallace is on pace for a 2,011 receiving yards this year, but he knows that he has quite a long way to go to make it happen. He also has a lot of confidence in himself to make it happen.

"If I don't have confidence in myself to be that, who will?" Wallace said. "I always have to feel like I'm one of the best, if not the best. Now, I know when I say that, everybody's going to go crazy. But that's just the way I feel. That's the way I have to feel. I have to set those kinds of goals for myself."

Wallace has been able to stretch the field consistently this year, and he has the type of speed that is difficult to gameplan for. I don't see any reason why he won't be able to keep this going.

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