Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) stiff arms Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (41) in the second half of a game at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Wallace takes snaps out of Miami Dolphins backfield


The Miami Dolphins shocked many when they signed Knowshon Moreno this offseason given their already established core of running backs, though, none of them appeared to set themselves apart which likely resulted in the decision to bring in Moreno.

He won’t be the only new face in the Dolphins backfield though as wide receiver, Mike Wallace, has been seen taking snaps behind the quarterback.

Yep, Mike Wallace.

It’s been said new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor wants to give the Dolphins some new and unexpected looks this season and I have to think this would qualify as according to Jeff Darlington, the veteran is lining up at a handful of positions..

“Why is Mike Wallace excited about Miami’s new offense? He told me he caught a TD out of backfield last week. Plays wide, in slot, backfield.”

So does this make it into the regular season playbook? That’s the question so many want to know, though, it doesn’t appear we’ll have an answer to that for the next few months at least.

We see players playing in unique and odd formations during OTA’s and training camp’s rather often, though, it’s hard to tell if Miami is actually serious about bringing Wallace out of the backfield or if they’re just toying around.

It’s completely possible they could be attempting to see how well it works and if they like the look/feel, they could include a package which includes Wallace lining up in the backfield but Dolphins coaches have yet to comment on the unique look.

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  • Pygskyn

    Ahhhh, YES! Now this is the kind of creativity that I’m talking about. Even if these kinds of things don’t end up working or going in the playbook come gameday, it’s showing that Lazor isn’t going to run a boring predictable offense by any stretch of the imagination.