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.