Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace had previously said he believed he was a great player. Now, he is continuing to show that self belief by saying he believes he would have had four to five times as many touchdowns as he had in 2013 if the Dolphins would have utilized his talents more.
That’s right. Mike Wallace, who had five touchdown catches in 2013, believes he could have set an NFL single-season receiving touchdowns record if Miami threw him the ball more often down the field.
“We have to,” Wallace told the Miami Herald. “Definitely have got to get the deep ball going. That’s the difference between winning and losing a couple games. I should have had 15 or 20 more touchdowns. And that’s being modest. If you press me, you have no shot to cover me. Once I get you to stop your feet, it’s over.”
Perhaps new Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will give Wallace his wish and threw the ball deep more in 2014. However, even if he does, it is going to be a tall order to top the record set by Randy Moss (23) back in 2007.
Even if he doesn’t Wallace will continue to believe in himself and feel that he could be more productive than his stat line shows. But you have to admire that self confidence in a way, because that is what allows you to convince teams to shell out a a five-year, $60 million contract for your services in free agency.