The Miami Dolphins paid a lot of money last offseason to lure wide receiver Mike Wallace away from the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he had made a nice name for himself as one of the more dynamic playmakers in the league. Unfortunately, they didn’t exactly get their money’s worth out of him, leading to speculation that he could be used a lot differently this season.
Well forget the speculation, for the most part, as Wallace himself recently admitted, knowing that he needs to get the ball in his hands anyway he could to be effective, he might be heading over to the special teams a bit this upcoming season.
“I might get back there for kickoff returns,” Wallace told Neil Reynolds for an interview that will air on Sky Sports in the UK. “I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I’ve always wanted to return kicks ever since I’ve been in the NFL.”
“At this point of my career, I just want to get the ball in my hands and make some plays,” Wallace said.
After believing that they could get a 1,000-yard performance out of him in his first season, easily, the Dolphins only saw 930 yards and five touchdowns from Wallace in 2013, a far cry from his back-to-back seasons in 2010 and ’11 where he caught for over 1,100.
So if they feel he can’t get them over 1,000 yards receiving in 2014, then why not toss him back there for some kicks to get your money’s worth?