Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
In 2013, Mike Wallace signed a 5-year $60 million dollar contract with the Miami Dolphins. Last year, many fans and members of the media criticized him for not living up to the contract that he signed. This year though, it looks like he is going to earn every penny of it as he was involved in the offense from the very first play in the game on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Wallace finished the day with 7 receptions on 11 targets for 81 yards and 1 touchdown, which he managed to despite a sore hamstring and despite him saying that the chemistry between him and Tannehill was just alright.
“Having Ryan upright most of the game was big for us. He can see the throws, make the throws. Our chemistry was alright. We missed a couple of TD’s but we got the win. We’re going to continue to work in practice and build on it and we’ll be better next week.”
When asked whether or not this sends a message to the Patriots about what kind of team the Dolphins are, Wallace didn’t bite and instead, focused on the Dolphins.
“I don’t know. I don’t care. I know what we got on our team. I know the type of work we put in every single day, the hours we put in. I don’t care about the message. We’ll continue to put our head down and keep working every single day, every single week.”
The chemistry between Wallace and Tannehill should only improve from here and it will be exciting to watch them evolve into hopefully one of the more dangerous combinations in the NFL.
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