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Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill focused on improving deep throws

Last offseason, the Miami Dolphins went out and got wide receiver and deep threat Mike Wallace. His first season with the team didn’t go quite as well as they had hoped. Wallace caught 73 passes for 930 yards, respectable by all means but the 12.7 yards per reception was the lowest total of his career. In his first three seasons in Pittsburgh Wallace averaged over 16 yards per reception including over 19 yards per reception in each of his first two seasons.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill realizes what kind of deep threat he has at a disposal and is working on improving his deep ball to take advantage of it.

“We have a guy in Mike Wallace who can really stretch the field vertically, as well as some other guys, too,” Tannehill said, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel, “but I think everyone when you think deep ball you think Mike Wallace right now.

“So that’s one that I’ve really been working on is being more consistent on my deep throws and I think it’ll match up with our passing game we put in going forward.”

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  • Johnny

    If only Wallace would have gone to his private workouts.. You see.. IMO.. If Wallace isn’t getting paid $$$, he’s not the type of guy to put in extra work.. The more and more I’m disliking Wallace.. (Should have kept 6’4, 230lber Brandon Marshall)

    • Odel Neil

      I agree if we had kept marshall we would have made the playoffs both years. Only downside is mike sherman would still have his job.

      • Johnny


        • Johnny

          Also.. I think we traded away 2 2nd round picks for Marshall… Only acouple of year later we get 2 3rd round picks for him…
          And ate 5.5 mil in dead money..
          Good job Ireland!!!!! Buy high and sell low.. Like the way my stock market approach is going…lol