Ben Roethlisberger will still target Mike Wallace despite drops

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will still target wide receiver Mike Wallace. This comes two days after Wallace was credited with four drops in Monday nights win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Prior to Monday the Steeler receiver had never dropped four passes in a season.

The four drops on Monday upped Wallace’s total on the season to five which is a surprisingly 10.4 percent of his targets. In the first three years of Wallace’s career he dropped only 2.9 percent of his targets.

According to ESPN Wallace said, “I should have caught [them]. Bottom line, I didn’t. I’ll make up for it next week. We got the win, so I feel good about it.” when asked about his drops.

The Steelers consistently looked to Wallace despite his struggles Sunday night. He was targeted 15 times, which was nearly double any other teammate.

“I don’t shy away from them even with drops,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “I will always have confidence in them no matter what. These guys all hold themselves to a really high standard, and it just shows how valuable these guys are to our attack.”