Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
When the Miami Dolphins offense lines up on Sunday, no one knows where Mike Wallace will be. This year, the team plans to move him around quite a bit to keep the defense on their toes and to try to create mismatches in the passing game. However, you can be sure that Wallace and Darrelle Revis will match up numerous times during the game and it’s even possible the New England Patriots will have Revis shadow him the entire game.
“If he does follow me, it will be an exciting matchup,” Wallace said. “I’ll have fun. Go after it all day long. He’s a good player. He’s a really smart, crafty guy. He’s going to be in the right spots. You have to move him off his spots because he’s a guy that’s not going to be fooled with all the movement, jerking around at the line. You’ve got to get going, get to your spots and be fast out of your break.”
“Me personally, I don’t really have a mental battle with anybody,” he said. “I’m just out there trying to play football. I don’t get into too much back and forth, this or that. For me, mentally, it’s about myself and being in the spots I need to be in, and doing what I’m coached to do. I’m not really worried about one guy.”
Revis is definitely a shut-down corner but has a tendency to be beaten deep by fast receivers. However, with the problems that Tannehill and Wallace have had throwing the deep ball, that may not matter. If they connect though, it could be a long day for the Patriots defense.