Ryan Tannehill Says Dolphins Won’t Force The Ball To Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace’s debut with the Miami Dolphins was beyond underwhelming after catching 1 pass for 15 yards.

Wallace was beyond mad at the performance, and eventually admitted he was mad at himself for performing so subpar.  Some of the talk was about how Browns cornerback Joe Haden performed against Wallace.



The Dolphins face the Colts on Sunday, and even though he wants to get Wallace involved, Tannehill made it clear that he won’t force the ball to Wallace to make him happy.

“I’m going to play the quarterback position the way coaches install the plays; I’m going to go through the reads just like they install it,” Tannehill said, via the Palm Beach Post. “We’re going to try to get him the ball when he’s in the play, but we’re not going to force him the ball. …

“Mike was obviously in a tough spot at the end of that game but everything is 100 percent normal in the locker room,” said Tannehill, who spoke with Wallace after the win over the Browns. “He’s great, practicing hard every day, joking around. He’s his same old self. He’s looking forward to getting back on the field this week.”

Reoports suggest that the Colts will adapt the same plan that the Browns utilized for Wallace, and that’s eliminating the deep ball.