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Dolphins WR Wallace ready for challenge of Revis Island

Mike Wallace is ready for NFL's version of "Survivor."

Or as it is commonly known, Revis Island, now a foreboding part of the New England Patriots' secondary.

Nothing is predictable against the Patriots, but Wallace, the Miami Dolphins' main deep threat, expects to face the challenge of getting open against five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis in Sunday's season opener. He is eager for the test.

Before they faced off in 2010, Wallace famously said of Revis, "He's just another guy. He's a real good player, but, hey, I'm a real good player myself."

Wallace now makes it clear he considers Revis more than just another defender.

"It's fun. He's a great player. I love going against him. He's going to make a tough day for you, all day, but you've got to continue to work every single play," Wallace said Thursday. "I love it. When you go against the best you can really measure yourself from that."

The two have met four times before, dating to when Wallace was with the Steelers and Revis with the Jets, though they were only matched up in two of them.

As for what makes it difficult to operate against Revis, Wallace said, "It's really his technique. He's a really assignment-sound guy. You've got to really be precise and move him off his spots."

Wallace, who had 73 catches for the Dolphins last season, said he is preparing some moves to test Revis or whoever the Patriots line up against him.

"Can't talk about it just yet. I've been working on it," he said, adding with a smile, "a little razzle."

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