Aug 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) takes the field with teammates before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Tannehill won’t force Mike Wallace the ball


Wide receiver Mike Wallace had a rough outing in his first game as a member of the Miami Dolphins. Wallace caught one pass for 15 yards, despite being targeted 5 times. In true diva wide receiver fashion Wallace complained about the game plan.

“Ask coach. Not my game plan,” Wallace said during the post-game press conference.

Wallace then later tried to clarify his comments.

“I’m mad at myself just because I didn’t have a good game,” Wallace said Monday, according to The Associated Press. “That’s all.”

“I was upset with myself,” Wallace said.

His quarterback, Ryan Tannehill said he won’t force the ball to Mike Wallace to make him happy.

“I’m going to play the quarterback position the way the coaches install the plays,” Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald. “I’m going to go through the reads just like they install it. We’re going to try and get him the ball when he’s in the play, but we’re not going to force him the ball.”

Wallace’s comments didn’t change the locker room environment either according to Tannheill.

“Yes, Mike was obviously in a tough spot at the end of that game but, everything is 100 percent normal in the locker room,” Tannehill said. ” He’s great, practicing hard every day, joking around. He’s his same old self, so we are looking forward to getting back on the field this week.”

Their next opponent, the Indianapolis Colts, gave up 217 passing yards to Terrelle Pryor. So lets see if Tannehill and Wallace can connect a few more times.

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  • Bryan Allen

    Though this is a bit off topic, the new uniform design the Dolphins have this year is not very good IMO. I don’t know who came up with the idea of teams making new uniforms, but I wish they would stop it. I’m from the old school, if its not broke, don’t fix it. I liked the Patriots & the Rams old uniforms from the 70s-80s time period. Why change em is anyone’s guess.This is not a fashion show, its football.Enough of the uniform changing.