Even if Wallace is not on the field for the ceremonious first play but plays every snap afterward, I think the message is clear to Wallace that the staff is not pleased with his production, etc. The media swarming his locker like vultures only strengthens that.
I'm not sure if his attitude/effort has changed this year for the worse or not. I remember him not always fighting for the ball in previous years too. Maybe since its a contract year its in the forefront of everyone's mind so you're seeing it more. Idk. I'm not in the states right now, so I haven't seen any games since before the chiefs game so I have limited info on it right now. Lets just hope he gets the message and comes out with a vengeance vs the ratbirds.
So why is it ok for Wallace to have less production when Ben isn't there? Sanders stepped up when Brown went down and when Ben went down. So did Cotchery before he got hurt. Wallace has no excuses. Just because you have a 3rd string QB you still have to make plays. Sure maybe you don't get as many but that doesn't excuse the constant lack of effort in jump balls or anything that isn't right into his hands.
Wallace will play on Sunday, Tomlin would be a fool not to play him. If he doesn't start, he doesn't start but he'll still play.
hopefully they realize batch's SEVERE limitations and switch up the game plan this week
Wallace is the one dropping the ball now!
Co starter or not, the dude is going to play today and we need him to be great. Step up and be counted on, even when the pass isn't perfect.