Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wallace expects quick chemistry with his new QB


The Miami Dolphins added a talented, and expensive, weapon to their offense when they signed wide receiver Mike Wallace earlier this offseason.

The success of that move depends entirely on the wideout's ability to gel with his new quarterback Ryan Tannehill. After having the chance to work together, Wallace doesn't think it'll take long at all to develop chemistry with the young signal-caller. (photo: June Rivera, Flickr)

“[It] won't take as much time as people think," Wallace said, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. "By the time we get to training camp, we’ll be fine. We throw two to three times after practice every day.”

It's only May, so of course it's early to put too much weight in comments of that variety. But after Tannehill's words about his new receiver, it's a positive start to a relationship that will have an immense impact in the Dolphins' 2013 campaign.

Wallace went on to make some comparisons between his new quarterback and his old quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, that Dolphins fans certainly hope materializes.

“Ryan may be able to throw the ball a little farther than Ben," Wallace said. "Obviously, Ben is more experienced in game time experience. The way it’s going, it won’t take long for Ryan to be one of the great quarterbacks. I feel like we can make a lot of big plays.”

And those big plays are the reason Miami signed Wallace to a five-year, $60 million contract on the first day of free agency. He possesses game-changing speed, and he should give the Dolphins the big play threat they lacked last season as well as open up intermediate lanes for their other players.

But before any of that happens, Wallace must work to incorporate himself with his new team and how it operates -- something he already feels good about.

"I like this team. I like how everybody works," Wallace added. "Not much talking, just grinding. That’s the way it should be.”

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