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Mike Wallace meets the media in South Florida

Mike Wallace said today he spent the past two or three weeks contemplating where he would sign as a free agent wide receiver and actually had "a couple of options," about teams to play for.

But when he studied the Dolphins he saw a 7-9 team "that was better than a normal 7-9" team. He saw a quarterback -- Ryan Tannehill -- that is young but "has a lot of upside," he thought. And then the the so-called legal tampering period opened and the Dolphins got out of the blocks like Usain Bolt.

"I really felt they were really aggressive since Saturday when we were able to talk," Wallace said.

The Dolphins and Wallace's agent Bus Cook agreed by Saturday that the contract for Wallace would be for five years and $60 million. But the deal was not yet done. The guaranteed money was still an issue. That took a while but eventually the Dolphins and Cook got to the $30 million plateau that matched the team record $30 million in guaranteed money Jake Long got when he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2008.

So what are the Dolphins paying for?

Safety Chris Clemons, who signed a one-year deal with Miami, was asked today if he ever remembers covering Mike Wallace. He did and this is how he described it:

"I had the middle of the field, corner played off, he took it to the house," Clemons said.

Dolphins fans will feel encouraged about that. On the other hand, they might also recognize Clemons is likely to be a Miami starting safety.

I asked Wallace if he would be able to provide the kind of production in Miami that he did in Pittsburgh despite the fact the personnel, including the quarterback, and the offensive system will be different.

Wallace said he's not worried about that and that, in fact, the Dolphins have a good quarterback situation. "Two of them actually," he said, referring to Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore.

Wallace and Tannehill had dinner together Tuesday evening. They went to a local restraurant by the Intracoastal Waterway. Wallace thinks Tannehill and he will be fine. "He smiled a lot," Wallace said.

"It's going to be different playing with a QB that's younger than me," Wallace added.

Roethlisberger treated the younger Wallace like something of a little brother, the receiver said.

"Now I have to be the big brother," he said.

 

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Dusty...

we don't need Wallace to explain the theory of realtivity....we just need him to catch TD passes...something he has become quite good @ over the years....

"They don't use Vernon Davis anymore? Oh brother! Did you happen to watch the Superbowl by chance?"

Sorry LOL...I didn't realize you were commenting to Dusty & being sarcastic.

lol agree kris. but he better find a good financial manager

Mark...lol....

I am a bit sad about Bush....but if Mendenhall signs on the dotted line....I will feel a bit better....

We pick anyone up or resign anyone today?

'For the record WNP, you just pulled a Craig M. So quick to pounce on & judge someone without knowing wtf you just read!'

Less time typing & a lil more time reading.

LOL,

I just apologized. You didn't address who the post was to. I'm sorry...Shoot me!!!

BTW--Comparing me to Craig??? Come on....That hurts.

im not kris, come on man miller is gonna be very solid for us. rbs so easy to replace. not yet josh

bUSTER i MISSED THE POST AND CAN'T FIND IT. wHAT IS dARLINGTON REPORTING THAT WE DON'T KNBOW ABOUT>?


"lol" 09 was his monster year, since hes dropped in yards and tds every year. sorry bro thats a fact. yes i relaize smith cant throw the ball past 10 yards so he targeted davis a lot

Posted by: dusty bottoms | March 13, 2013 at 01:50 PM

So you agree that your comment about them not using davis anymore is a joke?

You do see why Davis wasn't used as much last year right?

You did see he was used alot in the playoffs, right?

Come on, you can admit it. I know!

TE is a KEY position now in the NFL. I dont mind taking Eifert with my first pick, or trade picks to get him late in the first round. This is a MUST.

Eifert! Eifert! Eifert! Exactly what we need, dont overthink about it. Be smart. Go Dolphins!

Mendenhall is a Cardinal. Not shocking with Arians being the HC.

"lol" im not sure if your legally retarded in state of where u live but ill try my best to go slow here. his stats have declined every year for last 4 years. we all know smith targeted him a ton cause he cant throw downfield. and now yes kaep stronger arm so USING HIM LESS now right? u proved my point but ur such a dense silly sob u cant even see that. its borderline hilarious but i refuse to think u are really as dumb as u appear on this blog. go finssssssssss

WNP, accepted. But, my comparison still stands. You pulled exactly what he does.

Also, just the other day you aligned with him in thinking I was YG. If anyone should be offended, it's me! LOL

LOL you can take that a step further. Davis and the rest of the offense had absolutely no stability for his entire career until Harbaugh arrived. New offensive coordinators and new playbooks were the norm in SF for a long time. It's why they said Alex struggled a bit in the beginning and that would effect the rest of the players as well.

affect, sorry oscar.

Dusty...

we'll see...I will admit....when Miller got in the game...he was very productive...

So the question is...why didn't he play more....and I don't want to hear that he can't block stuff....

to dumb to learn the playbook...maybe....and if he is/was...that could be a flag

Haha, Kris, back to being a bit sad with mendenhall gone. personally, I'm fine with the rb group as it is. I just wanted Bush as a complimentary runner and receiver like Terry Kirby (showing my age). Maybe they find that outlet somewhere else.

Come on, it's been over 12 hours since the Dolphins spent money ... let's go!!!

playmakers zona did sign mendenhall?

dam WNP...

thanks for the info tho....

true kris that would be bad if miller cant learn the playbook. lets hope that wont be a problem

WNP, accepted. But, my comparison still stands. You pulled exactly what he does.

Also, just the other day you aligned with him in thinking I was YG. If anyone should be offended, it's me! LOL

LOL,

That's not true. I said YG had ten aliases that come out as soon as anyone criticizes him but all of them are as stupid as he is. Craig said that you were one of them but I never did. If I agreed with Craig it was about something else he said about YG's aliases. Clearly you are not YG.

kriby, marino used to love rbs like that. byars,jensen,nathan, etc types

I don't get this mentality. Eiffert and Ertz are going to be excellent nfl TEs. If you go into the draft with your biggest need being TE and you're sold on a guy but think he may go in the 20's why not take him at 12?

He will be productive, he will score tds and get 1st downs. These two are pretty dmaned good so whats the hang up, value?

So if there is a RB that has a better grade sitting at #12 we should take him over a TE eventhough we don't need a running back? Is that the contention here?

where has craig been

"dam WNP...

thanks for the info tho...."

Kris,

I know. He was the guy I wanted too.

phins 78 mu opinion on it is one of the 2 will be there with our 2nd rd pick. risky i know

Talk to everyone later...

Mark...

I hear you on the money...

still waiting for that 2nd tier WR to be signed....

oh wait...it was probably Hartline....crap....

I haven't heard a peep about Sean Smith since FA started. So much for all this interest in him. Now watch....Someone will sign him in like five minutes & I'll look retarded. LOL. I can live with that.

yeah they said smith was wanted by niners and eagles couple hours ago

I can't think of one CB who has been signed yet...

Phins, don't tell me. Tell dusty. He thinks they don't use davis anymore.

He also thinks the ravens are loaded. And he accuses me of being retarded? LMAO just laugh em off.

I wonder if Tannehill will show Wallace how to run some routes....?

houston was today

Reports are Jake Long has signed with the Rams

Whether its true or not,
for 60 million dollars, he better say the right things..

And no dusty, they aren't using him less cause kap has a big arm. Whata ridiculous argument.

They are using him less because in recent years they've addee manningham, crabtree, a running qb, moss, etc. How many footballs do you think there are to go around?

You think you know what your talking about ut, its quite clear to everyone else you have no clue. Ask phins78 or wnp how they agree with.

Go ahead, I double dare ya!

good luck long, have fun playing on that turf and getting injured like always

All the best Jake but im so glad the dolphins didnt go 60 million plus to secure your services. Great talent but to inconsistant with a recent history of injury issues. The money is better spent elsewhere

there isnt an argument here. not my fault u cant read. his stats have dropped big time every year for last 4 years. its a fact. we arent arguing here about anything. we agree davis is good. stats are fact, not made up. there isnt an argument but i know u love a good one.

and moss and manningham are nothing in that offense. moss caught 28 balls. least u finally admitted u understood he is used less now which was the entire point back when u got excited over an hour ago.

0 draft picks from 2008 now on the Dolphins

Dusty, I consider the source of who's talking(you) & chuckle.

THE RAVENS ARE LOADED!

Whatever lurks in your brain should be donated to science upon your death for medical research.

ok seth? and your point?

Bye Bye Jake.....

lol still refuse to believe it, no way u are really as dumb as u act. but starting to doubt myself, u named yourself "lol" should of know better. but hey your free entertainment.

peace out fellas im hungry

ITS FINAL....

The LONG/RYAN debate is over....Ryan won....

?'s left from the fatcells error.?.
lol

Dusty, the things you post on this blog are as useless as the dump I took this morning.

THE STEELERS & RAVENS ARE LOADED!!!!!!!!!

This is the mentality of the blogger trying to make fun of me. Like I said, I consider the source & chuckle.

Move along now dopus maximus, playtime is over.

Crappp, #1 pick overall and nothing tos how for it 5 years later ... that sucks ... may it be a lesson to Ireland on how going safe is no guarantee ...


That's not true. I said YG had ten aliases that come out as soon as anyone criticizes him but all of them are as stupid as he is. Craig said that you were one of them but I never did. If I agreed with Craig it was about something else he said about YG's aliases. Clearly you are not YG.

Posted by: We Need Playmakers | March 13, 2013 at 02:02 PM

Either your math teacher should be banned from teaching for life, or youre just a total mental derelict. I chosose that youre a total mental derelict.

For I am only one as as ARMANDO PUBLICALLY STATED.

BTW, ANYONE READING YOUR POST WOULD AGREE WITH ME. eVEN IF SILENTLY! LOL....

Jake Long wasnt resigned due to the talent aspect. He was a solid draft pick for this team and far from a bust. No GM or organization can predict injuries and who knows. Jake may be past them for the time being. I think it was time for the team to move past jake as the reward of having him didnt outweigh the risk. Tired of all the Matt Ryan man crush business. What has he ever won?. Last time i looked he had zero super bowls just like Jake Long. With the talent Ryan has he should have been to a super bowl by now

Mark, the rams now have the first 2 picks from that draft.

So this Sebastian Volmer situation has me confused. The Pats can't afford to let this guy go. Thought he would be a bigger name out there. Wondering what is going on.

YUP, WNP I THE BIGGEST WUSSIE ON THE BLOG. TAKES POT SHOTS AT ME INDIRECTLY.

THEN I CONFRONT HIM DIRECTLY THE WUSSIE WANTS PEACE. NEED ANY MORE PROOF HIS MOTHER'S HIS FATHER AND HIS FATHER IS REALLY IS MOTHER?

I hope Mike Wallace doesn't take number #19 now.

WNP,

ARE YOU STILL SHINING KNOBS ON THE SHOE SHINE CORNER?

WNP,

DOES YOUR MOTHER STILL PUNISH YOUWITH HER STRAP ON?

WNP,

dOES YOUR FATHER STILL USE YOUR FACE TO TRIM HIS DINGLEBERRY BUSH?

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