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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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DNP,

IS CHARMIN STILL CLONING YOUR TONGUE FOR NEW AND IMPROVED ASS WIPE?

DNP,

DID YOUR FATHER DROP THE SPOUSAL ABUSAL CHARGES AGAINST YOUR MOTHER YET?

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WNP,

IS TRUE THAT YOU WERE BEATEN UP BY YOUR LITTLE SISTER BECAUSE SHE CAUGHT YOU HAVING LESBIAN SEX WITH HER BARBIE DOLL?

What did Long get from the Rams?

Also, K. Lewis visiting NO, Houston back in Detroit...CB's starting to go. I think everyone is waiting for the revis situation & a contract restructure to set the market. That's why I think so few Cb's have signed.

They're waiting on that ego Maniac Revis to get traded & sign an estension!

YG, enough already. Also, the long deal is not done:

Rotoworld:

Both NFL Network and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are shooting down a "report" that the Rams have a deal in place with free agent Jake Long.
We've historically found the media outlet "reporting" the Long deal to be incredibly specious and unreliable, so we hesitated to post it. Upon further inspection by reliable reporters like the Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, no deal is done. Long is still undergoing his physical, and according to Thomas the Rams and Long "haven't even discussed 'terms.'"

LOL,

WHO CARES ABOUT THE LONG/RAMS DEVELOPEMENT. I WOULD BE FAR MORE EXCITED TO FIND WHO THE NEXT POPE WILL BE. HELL, IM NOT EVEN CATHOLIC.

ENUFF WITH THE LONG STUFF IS A BETTER RETORT.

ALL DOLFANS NEED TO KNOW IS THAT MIAMI IS NOW SHORT ON LONG. ENUFF SAID.

GM Son Of Dashi,

From Last Blog.

LB's Are The Swiss Army Knife Of A Defense!! The MLB Is The Heart Of A Defense!! The Defacto Leader!!

LB's Own LB Land!! LB Land- The First 10 Yds From LOS From Sideline To Sideline!!

LB's Stop The RUN!

LB's Cover The Pass!!

LB's Rush The Passer!!

Dansby Covered The Run?

Is That Why When Ever A RB Cut Back On our Defense They EXPOSED the LB's!!

Our Run Defense Was Soliai & Starks!! Any RB Running Outside!! Or Hit The Second Level They EXPOSED The LB's!!

130 Tkls For A MLB In A 4-3 Is Mediocre!!

GM SOD, I Like Most Of Your Post. But Trying To Stand Up For Dansby and His Mediocre Play!! Is Blasphemy!!

And Kris Is Right! Skill Beats Will Over 85% Of The Time!! Yes, You Stopped Some People That Might've Been More Physically Imposing!!

BUT

CAN YOU CONSISTENTLY STOP A RANDY MOSS!! OR A CALVIN JOHNSON!!

Why Is Lebron James The Best B-Ball Player In The World? He Is The Most Physically Gifted Athlete!!

Supreme Skill Beats A Heart Of A Lion!! Any day!!

Heart And Skill!! Make You An All time Great!!

Just Ask Yourself? Would I Be In The NFL If I Had The Same Skill As Say S.Smith? You Would Probably Be An All-Pro. (Smith Has No Heart)

Reason Dashi Wants To Smack Anybody Above 6'6" and Doesn't Play In The NBA Or Is Garbage!! Some People Waste The Gift God Gave Them!!

Long vs Long. Its like the bash brothers from the mighty ducks!

Usain Bolt would have been cheaper, and faster than Wallace. Small hands, though. LOL
Looks like Dashi (or whomever he really is) got his wish, new LB's.

Why do I care about the Long situation?

A. Because it's not a done deal & Ireland may want him back

B. Because I want to know if he got anywhere near his asking price.

C. It directly impacts Miami's serach for a tackle & how much they might have to cough up if they opt to sign one

Does that answer your question? Christ! I'm catholic & I don't give 2 sh&ts about the pope. he wears a funny hat and is drivien around in a funny care.

WHOPPIE DO!

I think Long is coming back on the cheap. He sees what we're ding and could easily think that this offense could be one that restores his value. Familiarity goes a long way on a short term deal. Throw in Saffold's comment about a trade and at the very least I see him going somewhere besides the Rams.

Leonard Pope isn't a FA, stop reaching for a TE

Posted by: LOL | March 13, 2013 at 03:10 PM

LOL......

To all:: If we pull Keller do you guys think we will get the guy who torched us a couple times or a less spectacular player ( used to worry bout him when we played jokes i mean jests i mean p*ssies) To Dusyt:: thank you for the update earlier brother.

PLEASE NOT DUSTIN KELLER!!!!!

WHY EVEN BOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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