Dud: Levi Wallace is cooked
Levi Wallace’s story is a great example of how hard work can pay off in the world of sports. He walked on at Alabama back in 2014 and didn’t earn a scholarship until his junior year. After earning a starting job as a senior, he parlayed that opportunity into an NFL combine invite before going undrafted in 2018.
After signing with the Bills, Wallace fought his way into a starting role and held it for most of his time with the Bills before signing with the Steelers last season. I say all of this because I respect what he has accomplished as a football player, but there is no denying just how bad Wallace was Monday night.
Wallace was hopelessly outmatched by Amari Cooper. If Deshaun Watson wasn’t also playing poorly, it could have cost the Steelers the game. Wallace still did his best to ruin the game, however, failing to keep contain on a 69-yard run by Jerome Ford.
That play was what really bothered fans the most it seemed. If you can’t cover anybody, at least do your job in the run game. Wallace clearly has lost a step as he has gotten older, and he was already one of the least athletic corners when he entered the league. It’s time to see what Joey Porter Jr. can do.