Mike Wallace held court with reporters Thursday. Some excerpts:
Is the Jets secondary among the best in the NFL?
"Definitely. Maybe the best. Arguably the best. Those guys are really, really good. I know all of them personally – some really great players -- fast, hard hittin’, great ball skills – all of those guys are pretty much former first round picks -- top-15, 20 picks."
Has he completely mastered the playbook?
"I’ve moved up from 95% to 98%. So I’m getting pretty close. There’s still some things that I don’t know but I’ve studied a lot ... and I still study a lot, every night when I leave. I’m just trying to be on top of it."
Did he bring up to Ben Roethlisberger that fourth quarter play against Denver in which he was uncovered and past the defense?
"No, not at all because there were plays that I got covered on too ... I’m pretty sure that he saw it as well because he came to me and told me about it. I’m not ever going to question him on something like that, I know he’s got a lot going on in his head he’s gotta watch the rush, watch other guys, watch the blitz – everything. I cant play quarterback so I’m not going to question him."
On former teammate Santonio Holmes, now in his third season with the Jets, who Wallace played with during his 2009 rookie season):
"That’s my guy. That’s my big brother. I got nothing but mad respect and love for Tone. He’s a great player. A great friend. A great teammate when he was here. I have nothing but good stuff to say about Tone."