Monday, June 2, 2014

Wallace: 'Nobody can key on me' in new system


Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says receiver Mike Wallace's moving around to different spots in the team's new offense will "create mismatches."

The receiver thinks so, too.

“Nobody can ever key on me,” Wallace said this week, via the Palm Beach Post. “Last year, you kind of knew where I was every single play.”

In his first year as the Dolphins' "No. 1" wideout, Wallace was so-so. He had a few big games (four with at least 105 yards) but averaged just 4.5 receptions per contest and found the end zone just five times all year.

Wallace's lukewarm productivity was just part of the reason offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was canned this offseason, as Wallace and quarterback Ryan Tannehill struggled to connect on the long ball--a part of the game Wallace was supposed to thrive.

That will change this year, according to Wallace.

“A lot better,” he said when asked how he'll do under new coordinator Bill Lazor. “So much better.”

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