Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Oftentimes, Miami Dolphins fans find themselves screaming at the referees in disgust, whether it's from their stadium seats, their local sports bar and grill or their couch at home. Penalties always seem to show up at the most inopportune times and they never seem to get the calls that seem incredibly obvious and rather blantant. Wide receiver Mike Wallace seems to agree with those sentiments.
"Not on our team. We don't get those calls," Wallace said via the Palm Beach Post. "I don't know why. That's not our job to play for calls. We play to play football and make plays. The call, that's extra."
An example of such a scenario was seen during the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when Wallace seemed to be slowed down thanks to a cornerback getting a hand on him on a deep throw from Ryan Tannehill. The pass fell incomplete in front of him and there was no call, even though Wallace feels it should have been a direct violation of the new illegal contact rules.
It seems unlikely that there's a league-wide conspiracy to sabotage the Miami Dolphins, but for the past few years it does feel like a lot of calls that should have been made weren't, and more calls that shouldn't have been called were. That happens anyway to every team, but for the Dolphins it seems more than usual.
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