This comes as no surprise: Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace believes he'll be ready mentally and physically for the season opener at Denver, which is 12 days away.
Whether he can accomplish this is the challenge.
In his first interview with the media since ending his lengthy holdout, Wallace said he expects to be tired after the first couple of practices because it takes time to get into football shape. "But I will be ready when it's time to go Sunday night against Denver," he said.
Wallace has missed two months of offseason workouts in the spring and skipped the three-week training camp this summer. To stay in shape, he's been working with a personal trainer in Florida.
"I'm not worried about it [being ready for the opener] at all because I have good teammates and they'll get me ready going against the defense," he said. "As far as conditioning-wise, we have two weeks until the game. I've been working out. I've been doing some really good conditioning. It's not really gong to be a problem."