Miami Dolphins’ protection is why Mike Wallace had no targets

Jul 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) during a scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In the Miami Dolphins preseason game agains the Jacksonville Jaguars, their big offseason free agent acquisition wide receiver Mike Wallace didn’t see a ball sail his way the whole game. That is despite the fact that the Jaguars lined up with a single coverage scheme.

That had Wallace licking his chops and ready to burn the defense.

“I always get excited about that, start licking my chops,” Wallace said, via the Florida Times Union. ”It’s a little different for me. Any time I see it I get geeked up. I honestly haven’t seen it in a while. Certain teams do it, but for the most part, I don’t see that [coverage] too often.”

The only problem was that no balls came his way. Miami coach Joe Philbin had an explanation for that saying that the Dolphins’ protection “wasn’t very good” early in the game. Essentially saying Ryan Tannehill didn’t have time to find an open Wallace, it is only the first preseason game and there is time to correct the issue.

The Jaguars will remain committed to using single coverage.

“That’s who we are,” defensive coordinator Bob Babich said.

Topics: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Mike Wallace

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