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Wallace 'Not Gonna Run 20 Deep Routes ...'

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Posted: 8/6/2014 4:00 PM

Wallace 'Not Gonna Run 20 Deep Routes ...' 


From the Sun Sentinel:

- "Myself, if I don't feel good I'm not going to play. My goal is to be healthy for the season," Mike Wallace on playing Friday.
- "I'm not about to run 20 deep balls back to back. That's not healthy for me," Mike Wallace said of deep ball chemistry.

-- "He's doing a good job getting better at it everyday and coach Lazor has been staying on him about that," Wallace said of Tannehill deep ball.


I understand that Wallace has a Hamstring he doesn't want to tweek, but whenever I read stuff like this from this guy it really irks me. Especially the second quote. What say you? Much ado about nothing?

"Make it Rain Hell"

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Posted: 8/6/2014 4:04 PM

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What's the context of it?  We did this to Wallace before taking it out of context (the whole "ask the coach" thing".

If he's saying that in response to these twitter twits like Omar who wants him to run fly patterns 20 times back to back just so they can tweet about the long ball between him and Tannehill, then he's right, sorry, I'm not doing 20 deep routes back to back to back to back just for your entertainment.  At the core, we all know Wallace and Tannehill MUST improve their deep route timing and hands, they HAVE to work on it and continue to do so, but there is a smart way of going about it, not pulling a hamstring or having a heat stroke.

Context is important.



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Posted: 8/6/2014 4:21 PM

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I'm just posting what I read. I believe he was discussing the deep ball timing and why he isn't out there running deep patterns over and over again. He said he still 'felt' his hamstring so I'm thinking it's still a bit tender.

That's all I can give ya. Dude I'm trying to wake this board up with Kardashian like controversy!!! lolololololol

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Posted: 8/6/2014 4:59 PM

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Personally from his good attitude this whole off-season, I am not worried about it. Understand what he is saying. They have to work together and the chemistry needs to be there, but he is not going to over train to the point of injury. I would imagine they both know their bodies well and I hope they know their limits. I believe they are aware of the problem with the long ball hookup (how could they not be with the media this off-season), and they have been working hard on it.

Man, I hope it works out - will be a thing of beauty to hit that pass once or twice minimum a game and would keep the defense so honest when they play us. As long as Tanne is throwing it, it should go a long way to working on a defense, even if they don't hit on it much. My 2 pennies anyway.

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Posted: 8/6/2014 5:03 PM

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DantesDolfanInferno wrote: I'm just posting what I read. I believe he was discussing the deep ball timing and why he isn't out there running deep patterns over and over again. He said he still 'felt' his hamstring so I'm thinking it's still a bit tender.

That's all I can give ya. Dude I'm trying to wake this board up with Kardashian like controversy!!! lolololololol

LOL  I was aiming my comment about it more at the media not you, which take quotes, not saying what the context was or what the actual question was, just throwing the quote out there to stir up s*** so that people flying by and reading it, that's all they see, and then say, "what an a**".......basically your exact reaction to it.  I don't like journalism like that, it's generating and directing a story in a direction with a motive behind it, bad intent.



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Posted: 8/6/2014 5:29 PM

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Wide Receivers and their mouthsrolleyes
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Posted: 8/6/2014 5:38 PM

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Context or no context, why would anyone be surprised by Wallace's comments?

I hope Wallace catches 80 passes with a 25 yard average and 20 TD's but the guy is a major, major Diva.
He has a 60 million dollar salary with an ego to match. You saw how "hard" he played last year.
High top white socks and matching wrist bands always staying perfectly in place.Uniform perfectly clean.

Get him the ball deep or in space so he can look good,  use his speed and avoid contact.

That's his game.
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Posted: 8/6/2014 7:33 PM

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Don't know why he said what he said but I did hear early on he was the last guy off the practice field most day's...
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Posted: 8/6/2014 7:53 PM

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Well I can't blame him for saying it. Running deep patterns is great if they work, but they also need to work on making him a complete receiver. He needs to run slants, outs, ins, curls, comebacks, short & intermediate not to mention deep. I would love to see him get more "effective" screens this season too. I don't want Tannehill and Wallace to be defined by deep balls this season, I would really like to see Wallace expand his game and I don't know maybe throw a block or two every now then fight for the underthrows...STEP YOU GAME UP MIKE! Woke got a little carried away there, yeah...I don't mind what he said.
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Posted: 8/6/2014 9:15 PM

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We're taking this so far out of context. Wallace is saying that, seeing as he has a tweaked hamstring, he is not going to run 20 deep routes, which require him to sprint 40 yards -the worst thing for a tight hamstring - back to back during the preseason. As was pointed out, he is generally the last one in the field - he's not slacking off. He's preparing for week 1 vs New England, not prepping for the preseason game vs Atlanta or Dallas. Remember what a pulled hamstring did to Demetri Patterson last year? He was never on the field. Wallace is saying that he is not putting preseason chemistry development ahead of being able to play during the regular season. When he plays, he gets open - it's already clear that Tannehill has improved his deep ball. Let's be reasonable, and not call for our best offensive skill player to put his health on the line before the season even starts.
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Posted: 8/7/2014 8:27 AM

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dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpos...ryan-tannehill/

Wallace does kind of throw Tannehill under the bus a bit, could be he is just not as savvy with the media.

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Posted: 8/7/2014 8:41 AM

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What I find sad is RTH is still unable to throw a deep ball. if he can't throw one by now he never will be able to.  So the Dolphins spend a ton on a WR who really is only a deep ball threat when it has a qb that can't throw that pass...And people wonder why this organization has been mired in mediocrity/terrible level for decades
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Posted: 8/7/2014 12:26 PM

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rednecklion wrote: What I find sad is RTH is still unable to throw a deep ball. if he can't throw one by now he never will be able to.  So the Dolphins spend a ton on a WR who really is only a deep ball threat when it has a qb that can't throw that pass...And people wonder why this organization has been mired in mediocrity/terrible level for decades
In his defense, everything I have heard and read this pre-season, training camps etc., Tanne doesn't have a problem with the long ball. He has a problem with the long ball to a speedy Wallace. I understand that is still a big problem, but it sounds like he has no problem with any other receiver, RB, or TE that is on the team and he seems able to hit them in stride.

Wallace is totally different than any other receiver we have with his speed and I hope ultimately Tanne can get it worked out with him. It would be some waste of money if they couldn't get together and play together up to their potential. However Wallace still has to be covered and it opens other things up, so not a total waste. Like to see Wallace a bit more proactive than last year going for the ball too. We knew he was a bit of a diva, but now is the time for him to get that uniform dirty imho.

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Posted: 8/7/2014 5:11 PM

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Omar Kelly is a Tannehill hater and he even admits Tannehill has improved his deep ball accuracy so far in training camp. Another thing he pointed out which I find interesting is Tannehills arm is probably tired. Moores injured and isn't going full steam, Devlins injured and isn't practicing. So that leaves Tannehill, Lobato, and that other rookie which means Tannehill is throwing more often then usual. I saw this morning the list of QBs Tannehills deep ball percentage ranks among and Flacco and Cam are right there with him amongst others who are considered "elite", he doesn't need that deep ball. It would help but we would benefit more from better blocking and a run game. I know the long ball helps the run game but we've had a dominant run game before without the slightest bit of threat of deep passes with Feidler and Pennington so it can be done.

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Posted: 9/2/2014 6:05 PM

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Non-story.

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