When the Miami Dolphins went looking for dynamic playmakers last offseason, they targeted the biggest one in free agency, wide receiver Mike Wallace. But with nearly half the season over, Wallace is looking like a bust in his first year in Miami.
Here’s an interesting change of pace: A star receiver wants his team to throw less, run more. And Miami’s Mike Wallace is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
After a 3-0 start, the Saints and Ravens exposed some of Miami’s weaknesses, sending the Dolphins into the bye week sporting the first losing streak of the year. Having reached the quarter mark of the season, here are some early “Studs vs. Duds” awards for the 2013-14 Miami Dolphins.
Mike Wallace expected to be a big play, deep threat wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins when he signed a $60 million contract in the offseason. But a quarter of the way through the season, Wallace hasn’t produced many big plays and it has him worried.
The Miami Dolphins brought wide receiver Mike Wallace in to blow the tops off of defenses with deep passing maximizing his speed. Through four games this season, Wallace hasn’t been able to use his speed and the Fins are struggling with the deep ball.
Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he’s becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him when they had the chance seven years ago.
The Dolphins are 3-0 for the first time in 11 years, winning close games and showing some offensive pizazz for a change thanks largely to Tannehill, who’s no longer overlooked in conversations about the remarkable rookie quarterback class of 2012.
Atlanta Falcons receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White are active for Sunday’s game at Miami after being listed as questionable this week.
The undefeated Miami Dolphins are confident, yet cautious, knowing that sustaining their early success likely won’t be easy over the next three games.
Miami will be trying to equal the franchise’s best start in 11 seasons against Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s home opener. However, because injuries are part of the game, there’s no shortage of banged up Fins heading into week 3.