Mike Wallace wasn’t targeted once in the Miami Dolphins preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin suggested that was due to the lack of protection from the offensive line.
So Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero asked Wallace: “Is he getting enough passes thrown to him in practice from Ryan Tannehill?”
“Ahhhh, I think it’s going to come,” he said seemingly surprised by the question. “Obviously I didn’t practice for like a week and a half so that kind of takes away shots I would have had. But I think I get enough balls. Well, I wouldn’t say … We have a lot of periods in practice so you’re going to catch a lot of passes. At the same time we have so many guys and there’s so much going on so fast that you’re not always going to ge the ball.”
“You know, there are certain plays that my coach wants to see me in and for those plays I make sure I get the rep and I get extra plays as well,” Wallace said. “But there are certain plays he wants to see me run a certain route and I might not get the ball but this is the look we’ll look for. I understand what’s going on so you’re not going to see too much frustration out of me just like I need to do this or that. I feel like I’m doing a great job at doing the things I plan to work on — just getting in my spots and learning the offense. I feel like I’m a playmaker on the field. That’s what I do. I’m not really worried about that. As long as I know where I’m going and I’m able to play fast, I think I’ll be fine.”