After the Dolphins beat the Chargers last Sunday, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman had some praise for wide receiver Mike Wallace.
“I thought Mike had a tremendous ball game,” Sherman said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “He ran hard, and he ran his routes very disciplined. He was open on a number of occasion and sometimes it was protection issues and we didn’t get him the ball, other times we just didn’t get him the ball, but I thought Mike had a tremendous impact in that ball game, because he changed how they played us and allowed us an opportunity to control the game with some runs and what not.”
Sherman’s praise came as a great surprise when it was relayed to Wallace, who said he thought his season could be going “a lot better.”
“He raved about the game I had?” Wallace said. “I had 39 yards.”
Wallace got those yards on four catches, so it was another week without the big plays that Wallace used to make his reputation in Pittsburgh. On the year, Wallace has 44 catches for 534 and one touchdown. Wallace lamented the lack of scoring plays on Tuesday, but explained that he wasn’t frustrated by quarterback Ryan Tannehill by saying he was just concerned with winning football games.
You’d like their chances of continuing to win games more if Wallace were making more frequent trips to the end zone, but the more time that passes makes it harder to believe that’s going to happen this season.