Jun 11, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) drops back to pass during practice at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Wallace: no time for jokes

The Miami Dolphins training camp didn’t get quite underway like they had hoped. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receiver Mike Wallace failed to connect with Tannehill overthrowing Wallace on some deep routes.

“It wasn’t our cleanest day,” Tannehill said afterward. “We definitely have rust we have to knock off.

While Tannehill acknowledged their struggles, he wanted to point out that they’re still looking to gain that familiarity with one another.

“It does take a little bit of time,” Tannehill said.

But while Wallace and Tannehill aren’t worried about their connection, saying it will come with time, they aren’t taking it lightly either.

“We don’t have time for a lot of jokes,” Wallace said, via the Miami Herald. “We have to be focused out here. When we walk inside we joke a lot, but out here we’re trying to learn each other right now. I think once we start making some plays we’ll have time to joke, but right now we’ve got to be a little bit serious and get on the same page.

“Once we’re on the same page, then we can crack some jokes.”

But Wallace wanted to point out that it isn’t all about Tannehill and himself.

“We’re a football team; it’s not about two people around here,” Wallace said. “But we’re a big part of this team, so we definitely need to be on the same page. Not midseason, not Game 3 or Game 4. We need to be on the same page from Game 1 on.”

The Dolphins will surely try to work on the Wallace/Tannehill connection again today.

“Hopefully, we get it again [Monday],” Wallace said, “and we’ll hit it.”

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