Oct 20, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins say they need to get Mike Wallace, Ryan Tannehill on same page


When the Miami Dolphins brought in wide receiver Mike Wallace, they felt they finally landed that much needed deep threat they had been lacking.

Wallace looked to be breaking out with the Pittsburgh Steelers and after hauling in 26 touchdowns over the past three seasons, there was little reason to believe Wallace couldn’t replicate similar production in South Beach, right?

Apparently not. Through the first eleven weeks of the season, Wallace has been a shell of his former self, looking completely lost, dropping balls and fulling his diva wide receiver role by complaining about the coaches, offense and his quarterback.

Granted, it’s not all Wallace’s fault as quarterback Ryan Tannehill lacks the needed arm strength of an NFL quarterback but the Dolphins and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman are determined to get the two players on the same page:

Mike Sherman said “we have to get” Wallace and Tannehill “on the same page” on deep balls and that will be a priority.

Wallace has one touchdown on 44 receptions, averaging a career low in yards per catch and game.

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  • J holobinko

    Wow, I’m surprised that it only took them 10 games to figure out that they have to get their 60 million dollar man and their other wr oh I mean qb on the same page! Shocking!

  • Patrick Keegan

    I as a Dolphins fan knew that going into this season it was all about building chemistry. So many new pieces put in place that it would be ALMOST impossible to run the table and win the AFC East. I was hoping this year we could gel , then understanding what was needed to succeed , go into the free agency and resign our playmakers .Draft some good depth for 2014 and THEN make our run. I think the most important factor is continuity. Keep this system in play. Everybody is wanting to fire this guy or that guy. That just screws us and sets us back more. True fins fans have stuck thru these awful years waiting and waiting. Patience, It will come

    • Sam Taweel

      Patrick your absolutely right. I knew it would take time for Wallace as well, but I thought they would be a little better than there production so far. I don’t think Tannehill’s arm is the problem I think it’s his trust in Wallace is the problem. With all the problems we’ve had this year I think the coaching staff is doing pretty good, but I’m not happy with Sherman I just don’t think he has what it takes as OC.