Dolphins hoping Tannehill to Wallace connection improves:
There were issues between Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and receiver Mike Wallace connecting on long passes last season. In 2013 Wallace had just five catches good for 40-plus yards, four of them legitimate deep lobs (and all of those four slightly underthrown). A big issue for Miami this offseason is to fix the deep ball for Tannehill and have him connect more often with the blazing-fast Wallace.
According to ESPN, there’s no visual evidence of an improvement. Over seven practices open to the media including the team’s recent three-day minicamp, Tannehill has failed to connect with Wallace. He’s tried but misfired.
The team, including the receiver involved, insists that it’s a non-issue.
"(You) haven’t been here. We hit those, about three or four of them so far," Wallace said. "Me and him haven’t personally thrown that many. If we’ve thrown like six, we’ve hit on like four.”
ESPN also notes that Wallace “appears determined” to have a big year. He’s put in extra time after practice to work on his hands and received praise from his head coach, Joe Philbin, who said he’s “doing the little things that can make the difference when the season comes around.” (Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)