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Tannehill, Wallace need to connect more in practice

MIke Wallace caught slant pass from Ryan Tannehill midway through practice Monday and about 40 minutes later caught a deep pass from the starting quarterback over the top of the defense for a touchdown.

That was good.

That was also it.

Tannehill targeted Wallace three times in practice and the duo connected twice. And that's fine except when you consider that Tannehill actually attempted more passes to reserve receiver Brian Tyms. And tight end Dustin Keller. And Brian Hartline. And just as many to Jeff Fuller, another reserve receiver who may or may not be on the team in three weeks.

So if you ask me are the Dolphins feeding the Tannehill-to-Wallace connection a good diet in practice, I would say absolutely not. The fact is Monday's work was pretty much typical of what has happened in all the practices I've witnessed this training camp when counting Tannehill-to-Wallace connections.

Sometimes they hook up twice in a practice. Sometimes three times. Rarely more than that. Sometimes they go an entire practice and don't connect at all. Meanwhile, Tannehill connects with Keller all the time. He has a definite chemistry with Hartline. And he seems pretty comfortable throwing to Brandon Gibson as well.

All that is good -- except that none of those other guys are the caliber of playmaker that Mike Wallace is. None are being paid what the Dolphins are paying Wallace. None are feared around the NFL as Wallace is feared.

So why is Wallace catching fewer passes in practice than his peers? And, incredibly, why on this day was he targeted fewer times than a receiver who is fighting for a No. 4 or No. 5 WR job?

Perhaps I'm making too much of this. But it has happened on a number of days that I've watched practice. And, if you believe like coach Joe Philbin does, that practice is important and eventually will reflect what we see in games, then this trend is potentially alarming.

Tannehill doesn't seem to throw nearly enough to Wallace in practice to suggest this is going to be an elite combination in the NFL this season.

(Return of the peanut gallery here: But Mando, you're just a dumb columnist who never played the game and you're making a big deal out of nothing and, after all, Allen Iverson said this is just practice.)

Fine. So I asked Wallace the simple question: Is he getting enough passes thrown to him in practice from Ryan Tannehill?

"Ahhhh, I think it's going to come," he said seemingly surprised by the question. "Obviously I didn't practice for like a week and a half so that kind of takes away shots I would have had. But I think I get enough balls. Well, I wouldn't say ... We have a lot of periods in practice so you're going to catch a lot of passes. At the same time we have so many guys and there's so much going on so fast that you're not always going to ge the ball."

Stop right there. Wallace is a professional. He's not a troublemaker. But neither is he a liar. So he's clearly hedging his answer. He obviously doesn't want to say something that could potentially make folks look bad. But neither does he want to suggest something that is so clear is not true. He also doesn't want to sound like he's complaining.

So he just talked in circles a little bit.

"You know, there are certain plays that my coach wants to see me in and for those plays I make sure I get the rep and I get extra plays as well," Wallace said. "But there are certain plays he wants to see me run a certain route and I might not get the ball but this is the look we'll look for. I understand what's going on so you're not going to see too much frustration out of me just like I need to do this or that. I feel like I'm doing a great job at doing the things I plan to work on -- just getting in my spots and learning the offense. I feel like I'm a playmaker on the field. That's what I do. I'm not really worried about that. As long as I know where I'm going and I'm able to play fast, I think I'll be fine."

So to recap, does Mike Wallace think he's seeing enough passes from Tannehill in practice?

Ahhhh, at some point that will happen. I was injured for a while. I get enough passes. Well, maybe. We've got a lot of guys on the team and they have to get there's so I'm not always going to get the ball. There are plays I'm just running to see what the defense is doing. I'm not going to get too frustrated about this. I'm not complaining. I'll be fine.


The only reason this is even a minor issue is because Wallace made his preseason debut last Friday and didn't catch a pass. Indeed, Tannehill never looked at him.

Was he open?

"I had a couple of shots out there we could have took," Wallace said. "But there's a lot of things that go into that. Obviously, it's not just me getting open. We have a lot going into that so everything has to flow together and I think we'll take care of it and I think we'll hit those shots I think we have."

Yes, getting the ball to Wallace deep means the offensive line has to block well and give Tannehill time. And then the QB has to feel confident about throwing it to Wallace.

Neither of those happened against Jacksonville.

"There was one where we came out and started a drive with a play," Tannehill said. "I ended up moving around and hitting Gibson over the middle, but going back and looking at it, I could have stayed in the pocked a little bit, just pushed up and kept my eyes downfield. Mike ended up winning on the outside. Other than that, that’s kind of the way the game fell."

The Dolphins studied the tape of the Jacksonville game and say they are committed to improving their ability to getting the ball downfield to Wallace.

"That’s one thing we are working on this week is using the pocket, getting a little bit better protection, but using what I have to do better, stepping up and finding a way to get the ball downfield," Tannehill said.

The irony here is that in a practice where that's a focus, Wallace only caught two passes. In a practice where the idea is to get the ball deep, Tannehill is throwing to Tyms more often. Really?

Obviously, it is still early. The Dolphins have the chance to multiply many times what we're seeing so far. But how that's going to happen in games, particularly ones that count in the regular season, if it doesn't happen in practice stumps me.

That has to change. Soon.

Because if Mike Wallace continues to catch only a couple of passes from Tannehill in practice, he's not catching two or three times that many in real games.


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Word is that Wallace is losing patience with Tannehill. He is a huge dropoff from playing with Big Ben. This has all the makings of the Marshall-Henne feuds. Stay tuned.

If the Dolphins are in a playoff position at the end of the season I couldn't care less how many times Tannehill and Wallace hook up.

Probably 1-4 at the bye week and the switch to Matt Moore.

denile is a river in egypt.


We can go 4-1. Or 3-2 during the first 5.

L.Miller might be able to get 1000yds the first 5 games.

Alright 750.

Those teams don't scare me. Only the Falcons have a Team that has as much talent as us. And I'm not so certain about that. Falcons have a better Offense, not a Better Defense.

By the 5th game teams are going to start to bring that Safety down to make sure Miller Doesn't Average 6 yds a Carry on them. Then the Top will open up for M.Wallace.

But the Fins Intermediate passing game is better.

Gibson and Keller. With Clay at FB and Sims or Egnew at #2. The Fins can stretch what use to be a 5 yd area into a 10-15yd Area.

1-4 at the bye week and the switch to Matt Moore.

Rhino I have us at 2-3 at the bye. And I remember the team being 2-3 or 2-4 in the past and seeing people freak out for no reason because the team ended 10-6 or 11-5. We have a tough stretch in the beginning but there's no reason why they can't go on a little run after that.

.....I think that there are a 100 different reasons why Tannehill, and Wallace can't seem to connect more. We just don't know which the real one is. I would discard the idea that we are trying to hide something. We may not have installed all of the offense yet. But the idea we are holding back our most important offensive player, and his new toy because the world will figure out what we are trying to do makes no sense. The World figured out what we were trying to do when we signed him.

A couple of reasons that I think are more plausible.
1..Tannehill, and Wallace just do not have chemistry. This is possible. No knock on either, But could it be that the 2 just aren't on the same page?

2..The team is concentrating on trying to get the ball out of Tannehills hands. Running routes where he has to make quick decicions, knowing one of Tannehills weaknesses is holding onto the ball to long. Perhaps Wallace sucks at running routes, so the ball, on these quicker routes(if indeed this is something the team is practicing) is going to Tanny's safety blankets.

3..This is what the play dictates. I know you would think that there would be some plays that dictate..Get the ball to Wallace..But who is going to see multiple coverages? Who is getting the attention? The plays have to come naturally. Tannehill likes to force things sometimes. Perhaps to a fault, the coaches are telling him to take what he can get. Now may this become to conservative? We will see. But maybe just maybe..When the guys who review the tape do just that. They are seeing a quarterback who is making good decisions, and buying time to strike.

The first 5 games I see 3-2,

I see our offense being an issue for but as the season goes on Tannehill will get better as the Oline will and running game etc. There will be flashes during the early half of the season on offense but I think it a month or more to get it to best level they are capable of which again I've said all along I think Tannehill has a better season then last and progresses to take the next step and has a good season.

The reason I see 3-2 is because although the O won't click early and often I think Miami has the potential to have a lock down D. The pass rush, athletes and play makers in the secondary are better then every team in the first 5 IMO.

Browns - are switching to a 3-4 defense with 4-3 personel and I don't see them being very good although they were solid last year. Offensively they are challenged. Thier best play maker Josh Gordon is out vs Miami (suspended). This is a W IMO although I predict it to be ugly game.

@ Colts - The Colts have Andrew Luck and a lot of play makers but their Oline is terrible. Samson Satele, Donald Thomas, Charlie Johnson? Wow. I still don't like their D either. I think Miami wins this game as well in a back and forth similar to last year except we win this time.

Falcons - terrible D but too much offense for Miami to keep up this time of the season.

@ Saints - tough road game vs a Drew Brees lead team is always tough. Again not enough offense even though their D will suck it will find a way at home to make a play, cause a turnover, something.

Ravens - I think this was a good to average team on most weeks but never great they got hot at the right time and were the beneficiaries of hail mary type play vs Denver. Credit to them they are tough but they lost a lot from that team , too much IMO. We get the W here.


Dashi, your enthusiasm for the DOlphins seasons is off the charts

I understand it's Pre-Season but watched a replay of Browns Vs. Rams last night for 2 reasons.

1) Wanted to see Long to gauge a comparison to what we've seen out of Martin so far and guys I know it's one Pre-Season game but Long looked really terrible!! On one play an OLB wearing #57 (never heard of the guy and name escapes me) tossed Big Jake like a sack of potato's right back into Bradford. This was one of three plays in limited work were Long looked like the player we saw in Indy last Season. I really expected given level of competition for him to look at least steady but his footwork getting back in pass protect especially was slow and got him handled by mediocre competition and he'll be facing some speed guys of the edge in NFC West.

2) Wanted to get a look at week-1 opponent while seeing what Weeden and his troops looked like playing for Chudzinski (I'm a Coach Chud fan given he was a T.E. for JJ's Canes and came up Coaching at the U as well aside from showing he's an up-n-comer in the NFL) I like Philbin and his No-nonsense approach but felt the young Chudzinski would have made a nice H.C. for us as well and his team looked polished for an opening exhibition game not to mention how well his O looked Vs. a good Rams D, again ZERO Prep or plan but they looked GOOD!

Weeden in particular looked real good ( my knock on him wasn't age just thought him a system guy at Okla. St. in Gundy's O)but he was throwing ropes all over the field and in stride to WR Little and T.E. Cameron (whose speed and new O should make better) while they flash a ton of speed with another X-Cane in WR Travis Benjamin. Bradford likewise looked very in sync he just had his WR's dropping passes all over the field (Tavon in particular dropped some right in his hands between the #'s) with little time given Long couldn't sustain the speed of the edge which had him off-balance while in the game (the knee trouble has zapped his ability in pass protect)

My concern is we look light Yrs. behind what I saw out of the play of these 2 very middle of the pack Offenses with the Reg. Season now just a short 3 weeks away. Again only glorified practices but we seem out of sync compared to how our lowly week-1 opponent beat up a supposed improved St. Louis team who may have made a catastropic decision in Jake's guaranteed money were they owe 16 Mil. in guarantees making him a roster keeper till at least 2015.

Have to take care of a few things but check back later!

Can someone update me on Marcus Thigpen. is he still in the mix at RB?

Dashi, your enthusiasm for the DOlphins seasons is off the charts
Posted by: Truth | August 13, 2013 at 09:52 AM

Its plain DUMB!!!!

I thought the saying was The Nile is not just a river in Egypt???

Miller may be able to get 500 yards against the Saints alone

And I take offense to the Ireland doesn't draft well.

This Draft like last Draft was about building the foundation for the future.

We won't be getting a Top 5 or Top 10 pick for a While. Why not get a Franchise DE now?

Yes. D.Jordan won't play a lot this season. But you're telling me that you don't want D.Jordan and O.Vernon as the Future DEs with Odrick starting at 1 DT.

Grimes was a find. He raised the Standard of the Secondary, Right Away. And Having young guys like J.Taylor and W.Davis a chance to develop behind him

@ 9:57. I read yesterday that they were workign Thigpen in the slot because he is buried on the RB depth chart. He's 5th at best it seems right now...

From what I've seen the offensive line is not giving RT enough time to get to stage 2 and 3 rocket launcher. Looks like they can connect when the opportunity presents itself. They need to solve the line issues. Is anyone decent left on the market? Until they solve that, offense is going to struggle.

I'm going to defend Mando here. I think he's ABSOLUTELY right. I've been noticing that from Tannehill, even last year, but chalked it up to him being a rookie (and he really didn't have a true #1). Last year it was Reggie Bush though. And what I'm talking about is CHOOSING who to target (yes, a QB needs to do that too, not just go to the OPEN guy). Well, back up, first it's an x's and o's thing. The play needs to be drawn up to get the right guy open. But then the QB needs to TARGET said player. I'll actually compliment Matt Moore on this. When he was starting a couple years ago, he targeted his #1 guy (Brandon Marshall), some might say even a little too much. But that's what he should've done. Marshall was the best WR on the team, needed to get in the game.

Last year, when I thought the most effective offensive weapon (and I was right) we had was Reggie Bush, and how great he was out of the backfield, I thought he should've been targeted more (by Tannehill, also by the design of the play by Sherman). That really didn't happen until end of Season. I hope the team doesn't go another 3/4 of a Season before they realize they need to get Wallace involved. See the Redskins. They got Pierre Garcon. He's far and away their best WR. And they targeted him. And they won almost every game he was in. THAT'S how you EFFECTIVELY use your weapons. NOT as decoys. NOT working up to it. It needs to be a PRIORITY. Or else why'd you pay the guy so much money? We can't make the same mistake as in the Sparano years (not using weapons effectively). I'm not saying this is some unrecoverable issue (or even close), just saying Mando is right to bring it up and something that deserves our attention.

Why the hell do we have to play the Colts on the road 2 years in a row?

I smell a conspiracy to make Luck look like the superior QB in head to head matchups!

..I will try this again.

There are probably 10 reasons why Tannehill, and Wallace aren't connecting more so far. One reason that I think must be discarded is that we are hiding something from the rest of the NFL..We made it clear what our intentions were when we signed Wallace. Nothing to hide. Here are few reasons I think may be more plausible.

1..It is what the offense dictates. You would think there would be plays that dictate "Get the ball to Wallace".. And there probably are. But there has to be a flow to the offense. Who is going to get the attention of the opposition? Who is going to see multiple looks? Perhaps the coaches do not want Tannehill falling in love with trying to force the ball to Wallace. This one of the weaknesses in Tannys game(he forces it)..Get the ball to the open receiver. Take what you can get. If it is Wallace..Great. If you can get it deep..Sweet. But do not force it.

2..Perhaps the 2 are just not on the same page. This is possible. Maybe Wallace sucks at running routes. So the balls are going to Tannehills safety blankets.

3..How much of the offense has been installed? And what exactly have we concentrated on so far in camp(offensively)..This is different from trying to hide our intentions from the rest of the world. But could it be that the coaches see things on tape that have to be worked out?

Keller was the smartest guy on the planet to sign a moderate one year dela with Miami this year. With hartline and Wallace on the outside getting a tonne of attention and Miller proving to be an electric back, he's going to be one on one with linebackers all year and thus lead the team in receptions and stand to make a killing next year.

Well played mr Keller, well played...


This is the most talented dolphins team in a while.

I just don't hate.

Call me a Homer.

The Browns aren't a better team, or the Colts, or the Ravens, or the Saints.

..@ 10:14..Homer

Fact is we don't know which teams are better, which teams are worse.

Dashi speaks the truth!!

I said it once before and will say it again...we didn't run the ball hardly any in the offseason last year...and the running game worked out just fine...same thing here I think for the most part...there are also A LOT of guys they need to look at to weed out the roster and get an idea of whom will be on the final 53...We know Wallace will be...and they know exactly what he is capable of...so why spend all the efforts on it the first few weeks of camp...plenty of time to target Wallace...especially when game plans start getting wrote up...this is mucha do about nothing...

Realistic 3-2 a real possibility,

The O won't be hitting it's stride early in the season but they will have their moments because they have a lot of playmakers. We will be saying take away those 2 plays and the O only had one good drive but in the end that's why guys like Mike Wallace, Gibson and Keller were added. They can make miserable day of pass protection and inaccurate early season throws a wash with their abilities. We've already seen it with Keller next up is Mike Wallace and Gibson. Lamar Miller is also a big play waiting to happen when he plays a whole game. But I think Tannehill will be better then last season and take the next step as the season goes on he will get better and better.

The reason Miami ultimately will start 3-2 though is because we have the makings of a top 5 defense. The defense starts up front and Miami seems loaded up front. Miami has a better defense then all 5 of their first 5 opponents and it will be able to make a difference.

Browns - I expect an ugly game perhaps the ugliest of the weekend. The Browns are without their best playmaker in the passing game Josh Gordon and the rest of their O is Trent Richardson. Miami will make more plays vs a D switching to 3-4 and will win ugly.

@ Colts - The Colts have Luck but their Oline is worse their Miami's. Luck spends a lot of time running for his life and Miami is too deep up front. I think they make the difference in this game. Colts D is average at best.

Falcons - too much O for Miami to keep up even though they have a bad D.

Saints - Drew Brees, Monday night in New Orleans is too mcuh for this young team. Again, terrible D but bright lights too much for Miami's offense.

Ravens - they got hot at the right time but are far from a dominant team. They lost a lot of that championship metal though. Miami has better team and playmakers. This is a W.

And how much of that 60 MIL are the Phins paying Wallace to be an all-pro in camp??? Zilch!!! I don't know why everyone is SOO hung up on this deep ball...are we suppose to throw a go route to Wallace 20 times a game??? No...forget the go...there will be a handful of those...watch for the bubble screen or quick slant that Wallace is capable of taking to pay dirt...YAC...that is why Wallace got paid...YAC...

Dolphins will beat New Orleans and the talking heads will start singing a new tune ... mark it.

Merrill Hodge have nothign to say this week or is his overconcussed brain still mending from the weekend???

Armando is a horrible writer. He can't possibly have a journalism degree when he doesn't know the difference between there, they're, and their. He rarely even uses complete sentences... SMH...

Mondo..you actually HATE the 'Phins, I swear!

Well this is the LAST minute I waste posting here today...just to have my well thought out post not even be POSTED...thanks for the well-oiled machine Armando...per usual...I am spitting in the wind over here...

EnJoy the Day!!!

The coverage dictates the target, right?
The protection dictates how long the QB has to survey the field, right?
And finally, there is only 1 ball to throw, so there could be 3,4 or 5 receivers open on any given play- so does that mean all 5 should have gotten the ball? Or should Tannehill only throw to Wallace because he's making the most money?
Let the QB go through his progression and find the open guy. If Wallace is a high-priced decoy because the defense is rotating a safety to his side of the field, then I'll take the sure thing underneath all day.

So yes, Armando, you are a "never played football reporter", so stick to reporting and not coordinating the offense of the Miami Dolphins.

Dolphins will beat the Saints!!

This is classic pre-season antsy-ness. Not saying THill and Wallace are ready, but there's no script for how it's supposed to develop. You hope that it clicks instantly -- like it did for THill and Hartline, but if it doesn't, I doubt it's reason to panic.

And here's why I use the word panic: Because it's one thing to point out the lack of production between them so far -- it's another to question why the team isn't doing more to "fix" it. Although it's a good discussion-generator for an off-day... :)

As a fan, I'm just focused on the Cleveland game... because I will be there. Buddy of mine grew up in Ohio, he's a life-long Browns fan. So we're going. I got a Tannehill jersey and I'm gonna make him wear a Weeden jersey for the occasion. Two teams with hopes resting squarely on the shoulders of their sophomore QBs. Think I'm going to be happier wearing my jersey than he is wearing his. Just saying.

My posts are blocked? Wtf? Armando can't handle constructive criticism.

browns game gonna be so tough. bet weeden has a very good game

You Dolphinsfans are in for a huge disappointment, nationaly M.Wallace is considered just a guy at WR. You're the same damn people who said that trading up for RG3 was too much of a price to pay. Yet 1 year later you traded up to get a guy nationally as a reach but can't even get on the field what's up with that Dolphinsfans ? That's why the Redskins are relevant and the dolphins are still a joke of an organization and the national media punching bag !! And I know I know many of.you will say RG3 is hurt, yet every major media conglomerate known to man is at redskins camp watching his every move. While your camp in Davie has the franchise lakkie A.Cohen feeding you Dolphinsfans and the crickets more false hopes&dreams !!

I seem to remember reading Sherman saying that they are using about 60% of the playbook for the preseason games. That leaves a lot of room for Wallace and Tannehill to connect once the regular season starts.

Obviously Wallace didn't play in the HOF game, and against JAX I can only remember him going deep (someone may be able to correct me on that one)

As for practice, it is worth remembering we have had a day or 2 where we have not had any 11 on 11. Hopefully we will see a little more going forward to make this discussion null and void (even though it is a fun one)

I hope they keep throwing to Tyms. This guy has the potential to be an awesome possession and red zone receiver. Think Boldin.

Quarterback to receiver is a lot more about confidence and adjustment to the defense than timing. Every time a CB touches a WR it changes the timing.

Fourth WR is a very important position in this offense. Lets find the right one. Great job Philbin.

it possible they keep 6 WR?

hoping they keep Matthews, Tyms, Bumphis in that order

sure hope not b33. should have bess right now still

So you're saying he should throw into double coverage vs. hitting the open guy???? Way to go Mando?

Its possible b33. I think 5 and especially 6 have to have some special teams value though.

So Tannehill is distributing the ball to a number of different receivers and not keying in on one player in a WCO and the problem is.......?

Tannehill and Hartline had almost no practice time together before the start of meaningful games and they did great. Remember that Wallace is being shadowed by Grimes and from what I hear Grimes is not giving up much. So should Tannehill be forcing passes into coverage to get a couple of extra throws to Wallace every day? Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

b33, I think they keep 5 on the 53 man roster, and then possibly 2 on the practice squad.

I am kind of hoping they don't bother keeping a FB, and keep 4 TE's with Clay lining up in front of Miller as the FB.

best thing possible is to hear that thill isnt locking in on wallace and throwing to everyone,love it. wallce takes double coverage leaving others primed to make plays. this is great news

Final 53?

QB - Tannehill, Moore, Devlin
RB - Miller, Thomas, Gillislee, Gray, Thigpen
FB - Clay, Rodriguez
WR - Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Bumphis, Mathews
TE - Keller, Sims, Egnew
OL - Martin, Incognito, Pouncey, Jerry, Clabo, Thomas, Garner, Samuda

DE - Wake, Vernon, Jordan, Shelby
DT - Soliai, Starks, Odrick, Randall
MLB - Ellerbe, Spitler
OLB - Wheeler, Misi, Trusnik, Jenkins
CB - Grimes, Davis, Taylor, Patterson, Carrol, Marshall
FS - Clemons, Wilson
SS - Jones, McCray

K - Sturgis
P - Fields
LS - Denney

exactly dark, this is great news. sounds like wallace,thill and other wrs are all doing their jobs. love this

Did Wallace get paid enough to join this crap franchise?

i have an idea. lets have our second year QB force passes to our highly paid receiver even when he is not open and its not the right play. we tried that once, their names were brandon marshall and chad henne. let the chips fall and everything will work out as it should. oh yeah, its really helping that mondo and others are putting more pressure on to make it happen. im sure that RT and wallace dont want to connect for TDs, and you guys do.

If Grimes can cover Wallace one on one this offense is in BIG TROUBLE!!

Wallace was ranked 30th WR. And that was with Big Ben.

Wallace (one trick poney) + Tannehill (bad deep thrower) + suspect OL = not a lot of production from Wallace, great year for Keller and Hartline

Go Tyms, Go FAMU which is a black college.

Before white people actually liked black people, lol. All. the good black players went

to Bethune Cookman and FAMU. (Larry Little - Bethune Cookman).

But at the end of the day I don't care where you come from as long as you can play.

Coming from a black school is just the icing on the cake.



DD, great points. And definitely possibilities.

sugarnuts/Darkoak and others, no, Tannehill shouldn't be throwing into double-coverage. But get what Mando is saying. He's watched practice every day, and doesn't see many balls even thrown in Wallace's direction. That should be of concern if practice is where you develop the chemistry. Yes, maybe on a given day, it's just not there. But EVERY DAY? Either Grimes is Revis-Island, or maybe (and I'll put this on Sherman) they need to adjust the formations and move Wallace around so he can get more involved. Kyle Shanahan is actually a genius at that, and that's why in DC AND Houston he's had a pretty good passing offense.

Again, could just be they are hiding it until it counts, I just don't want Wallace to be under-utilized. And you need to be in it to win it, so if you have a homerun hitter, you need to take shots at homeruns.

I didn't need to read past the first paragraph. Mando, Wallace is clearly injured. Not good.

"Me and Ryan are feeling good about each other, I promise you," Wallace said. "I'd tell you I felt any different. I feel like he's making great plays. He's throwing the ball to everybody, he's getting the ball to everybody, moving the ball around.

"You can't just see him stuffing the ball into me. That's not going to work. That's not going to help us be better. It's just going to be forcing the ball. I think he's making the right reads and he's doing a great job."

Still think McNutt is making the roster as the 4th WR. As much as he frustrates he still has the best skill set of the rest.

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