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Old 02-20-2013, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

Report: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

Posted by Mike Florio on February 20, 2013, 7:25 AM EST

APWith the Steelers not planning to use the franchise tag on receiver Mike Wallace or any other player, Wallace will go to the highest bidder.

With the Steelers not inclined or able to be the highest bidder for any player, Wallace will go somewhere other than Pittsburgh.
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports something that has been obvious to us for weeks: Wallace will be the top free-agent target for the Dolphins.

Wallace perfectly fits Miami’s needs, both from a football and a business standpoint. As to the former (and as we’ve been saying), a field-stretching receiver (something Greg Jennings isn’t) opens up the rest of the offense for everyone else. By drawing attention deep, the slot receiver and the tight ends can find plenty of room to operate, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have an even better opportunity to develop.

As to the latter, landing a player like Wallace can generate excitement in the fan base, take attention away from that basketball team in Miami (if only for a day), and maybe help sell some tickets and jerseys and hats and other stuff bearing the soon-to-be-unveiled new logo.

Of course, Wallace and his agent will know that, allowing them to apply a thumb or two (or other appendages) to the scale. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross may not care. He has both the cash and the cap space to overpay Wallace, and after failing in high-profile fashion to land guys like Jim Harbaugh in 2011 and both Jeff Fisher and Peyton Manning last year, we’ve got a feeling Ross will be ready to hand Wallace a blank check.

That said, there’s a chance that, yet again, Ross will end up providing the leverage for the deal that the target gets done elsewhere.


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Old 02-20-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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If they do so, god help them.

They should try Jennings, not Failace.
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Default Re: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

More power to them.

For the Dolphins, welcome to the foundation of sal-cap hell. Sure they have tons o bucks this year, but big fat contracts have a way of coming back to bite you in the butt. You think the other 52 players on the field are going to be happy with their paycheck when their contracts come up?

As for Wallace, you'd better hope for two things, a front loaded contract with a boatload of guaranteed money, and the Dolphins become playoff contenders. In order to be playoff contenders they are going to have to find a way to win in the Bradyland division, and good luck with that. Without the them being a playoff contender, you will not survive to play through the end of your contract.
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Id be shocked at this point if Wallace isn't playing in South Beach next season.
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I still predict Washington
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Default Re: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

Against the secondaries of the Taperiots, NYJets, and Bills... I could see 14 TDs next season for Wallace.

One or two TDs against each of those teams per game (6 games x 1.5 TDs = 9), plus 5 more TDs against the other ten teams that he'll face (one TD per every two games).
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Could be Tee, but they'll still lose..... Wallace is a complementary player, not the whole package.
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Could be Tee, but they'll still lose..... Wallace is a complementary player, not the whole package.
very good point. Wish him the best. I know ppl think he has a bad attitude, but at least he's no cancer.
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Make no mistake, we are not going to be a better team when he goes. That said, we shall persevere!
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I agree. He has the ability to really stretch the field, and sometimes ppl think that's easy to replace. Think Sweed. Guy could run and looked like he had everything needed. Wallace isn't perfect but he's still like you said a good complimentary piece to a powerful offense.
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