Deep balls aren’t landing in Mike Wallace’s mitts in Minnesota, either

 

Back in July we posted a blog suggesting that Mike Wallace’s numbers should soar this season if Ryan Tannehill was the sole reason he didn’t get many deep balls in Miami.

So far it hasn’t turned out that way.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) waits to enter the field during introductions in the season finale against the Jets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on December 28, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) and Ryan Tannehill wait to enter the field during introductions in the 2014 season finale against the Jets at Sun Life Stadium. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Working in Minnesota these days with Teddy Bridgewater, Wallace has no catch longer than 22 yards in the season’s first two games. He doesn’t have any touchdowns, either, in combination with his new quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.

Last year with the Dolphins Wallace had 10 touchdowns overall and two in the first two games.

Hey, it’s too early to draw any conclusions on anything in the NFL, and Miami’s not exactly tearing it up either.

Every now and again, though, we’ll come back to this topic with fresh stats. If my original offseason premise is correct, the numbers will show that Tannehill is progressing at a fairly impressive rate, and that there are worse things than being one of his receivers, even if the home-run ball is your signature skill.

 

Comparing Mike Wallace’s QBs

                                                     TD passes           LG       Rating

Ryan Tannehill                                 3                   48          101.7

Teddy Bridgewater                         1                   49*         94.1

 

*- Underhand toss under heavy rush to Adrian Peterson, who got loose for a big gain