Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
One of the most talked about storylines since the start of the 2013 season is how Mike Wallace fits into this team and whether or not he can be a true impact player. Now, in his second year, things finally are starting to fall into place.
Wallace has been working hard all of camp and yesterday, Tannehill threw a perfect long ball to him, only to have it broken up by Brent Grimes, who made an excellent play.
“[Ticked] me off,” Wallace said with a grin. “I thought I had one. Every day in ‘pat-and-go,’ coach tells us to body them off. On that play right there, just let it fall over my shoulder. Grimes made a great play. I actually didn’t think he was going to get there, but that’s Grimes. He does it all the time.”
Head Coach Joe Philbin believes Wallace will have a much better year than 2013.
“He has in-breaking routes, he has out-breaking routes, he has vertical routes, we’ve got slip-screens to him. I think he’s going to be involved. He’s been working on his route tree on a daily basis.”
Many have said that Wallace wasn't used properly by former offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. We'll see in just a few weeks how true that is and whether or not he can take the next step in 2014.