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Mike Wallace thinks he should have had 15-20 more touchdowns

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Mike Wallace had five touchdown catches in his first year with the Dolphins. He thinks he should have had four or five times that many.

Wallace told the Miami Herald that he thinks if the Dolphins would have had an offense that better used his talents as a deep threat, he could have led the league in touchdown catches, and maybe set a new NFL record.

We have to,” Wallace said. “Definitely have got to get the deep ball going. That’s the difference between winning and losing a couple games. I should have had 15 or 20 more touchdowns. And that’s being modest. If you press me, you have no shot to cover me. Once I get you to stop your feet, it’s over.”

The all-time record for touchdown catches in a season is 23 by Randy Moss in 2007, so when Wallace says he should have had 20 more than he had, he’s saying he should have broken that record. That’s a tall order, but it’s certainly true that the Dolphins didn’t get nearly enough out of Wallace after signing him to a five-year, $60 million contract. Wallace needs to catch a lot more deep balls in 2014 if he’s going to earn that money.

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  1. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 26, 2014 9:29 AM

    Tannehill is terrible.

  2. 6ringsandarapist says: Jan 26, 2014 9:32 AM

    here we go

  3. doe22us says: Jan 26, 2014 9:33 AM

    So says Mr one trick pony, body catcher, we here you.

  4. polegojim says: Jan 26, 2014 9:33 AM

    It’s not about thinking what you should do… it’s about doing what you should do.

    Externalizing isn’t doing.

    I just can’t abide talk without walk.

  5. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:34 AM

    Hahahahahahahaha…. Okay buddy. Learn how to run a route. 1 trick verticle pony.

  6. packfntk says: Jan 26, 2014 9:37 AM

    That’s comical. Dude drops a ton of passes. Overpaid.

  7. packerbackernj says: Jan 26, 2014 9:38 AM

    One trick pony. He’ll be out of the league in 3 years, out of Miami in 2. He’s right that once they stopped their feet, he can burn them. Thats why it worked in Pitt, big Ben would scramble the defense started watching him, wallace would get behind them. Unfortunately tannehill isn’t big Ben. The best thing wallace does now is take pressure off the other guys.

  8. 202folife says: Jan 26, 2014 9:38 AM

    This guy really needs to shut his mouth. He has no heart, does not catch with his hands and refuses to fight for the ball. The Dolphins gave $60 million to a one trick pony. The sooner they’re able to unload this disappointment the better.

  9. nightrain42 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:39 AM

    Turn the page already. Tired of hearing about this fool. Learn to be a better route runner, have better hands. As ur old coach called u “one trick pony”. U won’t catch 20 tds with one skill set dummy

  10. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 26, 2014 9:39 AM

    Great, now everybody thinks Sherm started a contest to see who can be the biggest moron. Great effort, Wallace. More than one can say for you on the football field.

  11. defeetrexryan says: Jan 26, 2014 9:39 AM

    LOL

  12. keiselsbeard says: Jan 26, 2014 9:42 AM

    Looks like ol Hands of Stone has lost his mind. Throw to him all game long, he’s gonna drop over 3/4 of them. I’m so glad this arrogant, stone-handed moron is gone from Pittsburgh. Thank you Miami, he’s ur over-paid problem now.

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 26, 2014 9:43 AM

    Mike likes to talk a good game, but the Phins will cut him after next year.

  14. camdenyard says: Jan 26, 2014 9:44 AM

    25 TDs. Sometimes, you don’t need to say anything.

  15. dutchman1350 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:49 AM

    Did he talk about the 20 dropped passes?

  16. rodge1 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:51 AM

    He’ll have a better chance now that Mike Sherman is gone.

  17. toonloonboon says: Jan 26, 2014 9:55 AM

    looks like this boy is the latest modern day player contestant on bill cosbys kids say the darndest things

  18. beachsidejames says: Jan 26, 2014 9:59 AM

    2nd year qb and constantly have to change up on the o-line with that johnathon martin/ cognitto fiasco its a wonder the fins didn’t implode sooner. If Wallace got off to a faster season start he could have had much better td numbers.

  19. orivar says: Jan 26, 2014 10:04 AM

    Tannehill over threw him a lot. He had a lot of people burned.

  20. riverhorsey says: Jan 26, 2014 10:16 AM

    sounds like Miami just needs to throw the ball up, real simple. Why isn’t Wallace OC?

  21. JackedUpSports says: Jan 26, 2014 10:22 AM

    tannehill and wallace are the worst wr/qb combo out there. zero chemistry and conflicting personalities

  22. truths4all says: Jan 26, 2014 10:22 AM

    Who is the greater fool? Wallace for his chatter or the Fins who willingly signed him to this ridiculous contract?

  23. tictoccpthook says: Jan 26, 2014 10:23 AM

    His one trick is a good one. With time he may learn to keep his mouth shut, and burn enough teams to earn the respect he deserves.

  24. amazingguy101 says: Jan 26, 2014 10:33 AM

    I am so happy Vikings didn’t sign this guy

  25. weekendwarriorko says: Jan 26, 2014 10:35 AM

    Guy really is a one-trick pony, but he certainly should have had more scores. I don’t think I saw Tannehill hit him in stride once this season, every deep ball required a total stop and readjustment by Wallace. He complains too much and suffers from the dropsies, but man, Tannehill could not hit him in stride on deep balls at all, that would be a valid complaint.

  26. rickditka says: Jan 26, 2014 10:45 AM

    Wallace and Desean Jackson should have a talk show. I could listen to those guys talk about how good they are all day.

  27. horntoady says: Jan 26, 2014 10:47 AM

    Somebody tell Wallace that Jerricho Cotchery wasn’t a starter and had 10 TD in 2013.

  28. FinFan68 says: Jan 26, 2014 10:52 AM

    Wallace has potential but 25 td is delusional. He catches the ball in his stomach or hip area and that is at a 50% rate. If he brings his hands up the drop rate goes to 75%. He rarely adjusts or fights for the ball like big-time receivers do routinely. When he does make an attempt he goes up underhanded and still tries to make a basket catch. If you strapped a basket to his hip and cut off his hands you would have the same chance of completing a deep pass. It’s not Tannehill. Wallace needs to learn his craft and fix those issues.

  29. markeyh says: Jan 26, 2014 10:52 AM

    Wallace should have had at least 5-6 more TD’s at the minimum had Tannehill been more accurate. And if Sherman took advantage of opponents who Wallace had the upper hand maybe another 4-5 more TD’s so I can see him realistically if things were done correctly 10-15 TD’s last season.

  30. markeyh says: Jan 26, 2014 10:55 AM

    What I don’t understand is why people especially if you are a Dolphins fan, hate his self-confidence, it’s refreshing to have a player like him on the team we need more with his drive and confidence.

  31. donmcg2012 says: Jan 26, 2014 11:03 AM

    Tannehill hasn’t the arm strength to hit Wallace in stride. Philbin should have known that.

  32. walkers8484 says: Jan 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    Mike Wallace is over paid and over rated. He is the definition of a one trick pony. Less talk more action Mikey. He is the one that wanted to leave the Steelers and they were happy to let him walk. Speaks volumes about the kind of person/player Mikey is

  33. promickey says: Jan 26, 2014 11:20 AM

    Anyone who has seen Tannehill’s lack of accuracy when passing 15 yards or more knows what Mike Wallace is talking about…….

  34. skooter519 says: Jan 26, 2014 11:28 AM

    I think that Wallace has been to Disneyland one too many times.

  35. fishyinalittledishy says: Jan 26, 2014 11:32 AM

    Tannehill has all the arm strength he needs, its touch on the deep ball he has not got and i am not sure if he will ever have it with Wallace, i just cant believe next year it will all come together either. But i will say this some of it might be down to Tanny being on his backside quite a bit and not knowing if he is going to get the time or see whats developing down field, that must have played a massive role in the lack of chemistry.

  36. 69finfan says: Jan 26, 2014 11:35 AM

    Mike Wallace is a legend in his own mind.

  37. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 26, 2014 11:50 AM

    Always the WR’s with the big Diva mouths, sometimes corners too…. But always those two positions have the most to say…. What is it with them? Maybe a guard should steal their lunch & dare ‘em to say something about it….

  38. ajgreenhof says: Jan 26, 2014 12:01 PM

    You knew this was coming.

  39. steelcurtainn says: Jan 26, 2014 1:02 PM

    Looks like the steelers made the right move after all. As for Mike, those things are going to happen when you don’t have a HOF like Big Ben throwing to you.

  40. redrew says: Jan 26, 2014 1:09 PM

    He should quit while he’s ahead. His agent conned the fish into a cap crushing contract for a one trick pony that Pitt happily kicked to the curb. The NFL formula is simple….maximizing $$$ means joining desperate teams that lack talent. Revis at Tampa, Haynesworth in DC, Peterson in Minny, Megatron in Detroit. They will never be on winning teams in a league that starts at QB.

  41. deflateddome says: Jan 26, 2014 1:19 PM

    2014 prediction of the year..You will see the same thing from Percy Harvin…The league’s resident overpaid receivers…

  42. dlord24 says: Jan 26, 2014 1:25 PM

    Could a Should a Would a …U were an overrated overpaid receiver who didn’t do much on Miami it wasn’t the lack of touchdowns it was your lack of heart and passion on the field…catch the ball first before you start running! you drop so many passes what would you have US do keep throwing at you to watch you drop em? yes Tannahill through some bad ones but that’s your job to work with him get together and get better next year!!! until then take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth

  43. bobzilla1001 says: Jan 26, 2014 1:28 PM

    For all of you blaming Tannehill: Wallace never caught 23 TD passes with the Steelers, either. Go figure.

  44. themiamidolphins says: Jan 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    Wallace’s statement is obviously false, but anyone who says one trick pony automatically has their opinion disqualified. That’s false, and something as simple as watching the games will solve this.

  45. wiztopher says: Jan 26, 2014 1:42 PM

    15-20 more, n that’s being modest. No big deal.

  46. broncosnative says: Jan 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    There we have it, an all about me person. Cares more about bbreaking records than winning games, he didn’t mention anything about helping his team win. If Wallace was a good WR, he would be able to make bigger plays on short routes. He basically said that he’s only good going deep, dolphins paid him 60 million to run one route. Wallace is not even in the same category as the pats WRs, speed is his only upside. Dolphins needs to cut ties with this me player or they’re never gonna get better, what a waste of 12 million a year on a guy who just run straight.

  47. donschmidt72 says: Jan 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    I think Wallace is just planting a seed for the new OC. Get Ryan some protection get him comfy in the pocket and maybe just maybe he can focus on putting the ball to me in stride instead of worrying about getting slammed from all directions as soon as he gets the ball in his hands!! I for one think Ryan played pretty good considering how many times he got knocked around!!! Not too many QBs gonna put up numbers like he did under those conditions!! I suspect this year will be much better as long as the main focus of the offseason is to fix the O-line! Everything else is secondary. O-line first-Linebackers second- secondary (Nolan Carol) third–RB 4th.

  48. chawk12thman says: Jan 26, 2014 2:12 PM

    Miami agrees that Mike should have had more TDs……..Now if only they can figure out why he isn’t performing well enough to do that………

  49. kwjsb says: Jan 26, 2014 2:15 PM

    Considering the leader scored 16 TD’s that is big thinking from a guy who’s line was 5 targets 1 reception for 15 yards VS. Joe Haden and the Browns.

  50. spfripp says: Jan 26, 2014 2:30 PM

    When people slam say Tannehill is awful, I ask them this one question……How did Miami get their 8 wins? With that said, he does need to improve on his accuracy on the deep ball. As far as Tannehill getting Wallace more TDs, there is work that needs to be done on both sides. Wallace tends to get bumped off his routes and when he was with the steelers he had time to recover because Rothlisberger is very good at buying that time. With Tannehill, though he has scrambling ability, he has been staying in the pocket. Who knows, that may change with a different OC and we may see more TDs coming from Wallace.

  51. djshnooks says: Jan 26, 2014 2:41 PM

    Most overrated player ever.

    Dude robbed the Dolphins blind.

  52. ruggerlad says: Jan 26, 2014 2:45 PM

    Firstly he is exaggerating with 15-20 but it could eazily have been 8-12. Yes he is outspoken, overrated and overpaid however Tanne’s deep ball is horrible. Over the season he beat his.man deep almost twice a game and Tanne either didnt get that far in his progression readz or he threw an inaccurate deep ball. What I don’t get is why we drafted a guy without deep.accuracy then traded our best short to intermediate threat who is amongst the best in the NFL at fighting to catch bad ballz (Marshall) followed by signing a pure deep threat/screen guy? Marshall is a better WR a better sheme fit and suits Tanne better.

  53. scjohnny says: Jan 26, 2014 2:53 PM

    Sounds about right he dropped at least 8 TDs & Tannehill missed him for a score at least 12 times

  54. chilomane says: Jan 26, 2014 3:24 PM

    He shouldn’t draw attention to himself so he can keep cashing those checks before the dolphins realize he’s not that good.

  55. phinfan527 says: Jan 26, 2014 4:36 PM

    Hey Mikey,tell ya what. You take some of the money the Phins stupidly gave you and give it back to the Dolphins and help them get an offensive line that qualifies as an NFL team. Maybe then, if poor little Ryan has more time to throw your precious long passes that I am sure you’ll drop may come your way.

  56. blackcatnfl says: Jan 26, 2014 4:40 PM

    They need to institute a Wallace watio!

  57. blackngold4life says: Jan 26, 2014 4:46 PM

    LOL the former #17 is delusional ..He’ll never have 15 TD season even on his best year. Cotchery outplayed him X’s 3 this season and so did Brown and Sanders..Still LMAOOO

  58. leatherface2012 says: Jan 26, 2014 5:06 PM

    he needs to go to green bay. they’re perfect right?

  59. shoeflypie says: Jan 26, 2014 5:34 PM

    Closing his mouth would be a second trick for the pony.

  60. bbwasright says: Jan 26, 2014 5:50 PM

    So… is someone who left the perfect system for his talents in order to get more money feeling a little regretful now?

  61. dadocta22 says: Jan 26, 2014 5:57 PM

    If Wallace would have caught that last pass to him on the goal line , the dolphins might have made the playoffs .

  62. lscratchingthesurface says: Jan 26, 2014 6:25 PM

    I wish I could have some of what Mike is obviously taking. What a clown!

  63. tre747 says: Jan 26, 2014 6:54 PM

    Sad to see so many fans call Wallace a one trick pony, when he has done quite a bit more.

    First, he catches quick slants over the middle, quick screens with runs through traffic, he’s a legit reverse threat and has rather efficient in the intermediate outs and hook routes.

    Secondly, he’s right. The deep threat is what we fans and the coaching staff was clamoring for before he got him. Furthermore if we had him for 10-12 more deep passes in stride that would’ve amounted to 3 maybe four wins more. Miami would then considered a team on the rise and contenders for the crown.

  64. qbano305 says: Jan 26, 2014 7:17 PM

    Lets just give him one more year. Tannehilll not on his game either. He was over thrown a lot. Lets see what he brings to the table next year.

  65. phillyphinsfan says: Jan 26, 2014 7:50 PM

    Ireland gave him the money (not Wallace’s fault) because he wanted to save his job and Wallace does cause great concern for secondaries who do not want to get beat deep. Unfortunately, Tannehill couldn’t get the ball to him numerous times when he had beaten his man, so teams could take chances on letting Wallace run because of Tannehill’s inability to throw an accurate deep ball. I would say he could have had 10 more touchdowns, 15-20 is usual Receiver Diva Speak.

  66. tre747 says: Jan 26, 2014 8:41 PM

    @dadocta22
    Wallace didn’t overthrow Hartline at the end of the Ravens game, while he standing all alone and behind the defense.

    The point is Wallace isn’t responsible for the throw and catch, but only the catch and run.

  67. bizzmoneyb says: Jan 27, 2014 10:00 AM

    im sorry, but i never saw this supposed “elite” speed that Wallace has. several times i’d see him catch a ball coming across the middle, expecting him to just take off to the endzone, and he’d be tackled from behind 10 yards later.

  68. abrow911 says: Feb 3, 2014 10:31 PM

    Lmao worst fa bust of ’13 says he “should’ve” had 20+ td’s? R u kidding? Woulda, coulda, shoulda, shut-up you didnt!

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