It was the first day on the job for Mike Tannebaum on February 1. As it has been repeated over the past several weeks, Tannebaum is the new Vice-President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins. He will be making several moves over the next several weeks to begin the 2015 off-season.
One of the biggest questions is Mike Wallace. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Wallace wants to return to the Dolphins. His frustration has stemmed from the fact that Bill Lazor's offense wasn't really what it was advertised to be.
"[The offense] is not what people really want to see, but it's productive," Wallace told the Sun-Sentinel before the season-finale against the Jets. "It's not as exciting to us, but it works. So we can't have a problem with it. If you do, they want to say you're getting selfish. It's kind of a line," Wallace continued. "You want to be a team player. But as a big-play player I want to make big plays. If what we're doing is working then what can I say? My only focus is on winning."
Wallace explained how the offense works and why there aren't a ton of explosive plays for those playing on the outside.
"In our offense the easiest person to get yardage is Jarvis [Landry] because of the routes that he's running. He runs a lot of crosses. On the outside you can get some yards, but it's not designed for that because you're running stops, curls, comebacks. You can produce some big plays like that. But we need to be creative. It's the play designs."
Wallace is due a $3 million dollar guaranteed roster bonus in March so the team will need to figure out what they are going to do with him rather quickly. While a trade is on the table, it seems unlikely due to his salary and also because of the fact that many teams know the Dolphins will eventually cut him if they can't find a trade partner.
"We're all frustrated with how the season went. To a man, every person in the organization, whether it be Mr. [Steve] Ross, coach Philbin, to myself, to individual players," Dennis Hickey said. "The goal is to use that as motivation as we approach the offseason, and to work together. We were 8-8. That's reality. What do we have to do to get better and take that next step as a team? We're looking at all things with all players. That's part of our process."
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs