Mike Wallace On Track for Big Game in Return to Pittsburgh with Miami Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins made what they thought was going to be a huge free-agent signing coming into the 2013 NFL season when they agreed to terms with wide receiver Mike Wallace, who spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers to start his career. However, Wallace didn’t have an incredibly hot start to this season.

Partially due to dealing with Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins’ poor offensive line, as well as defenses being able to key on him, Wallace had a rough first 10 games of his tenure with Miami. He caught just 44 passes for only 534 yards and just one touchdown. That’s hardly the type of production that the Dolphins were hoping for from their new number one receiver.

However, over the last two games for the Dolphins, Wallace has looked much like the 1,000-yard receiver that he was in his second and third seasons with the Steelers. Over his last two games he has caught 12 passes out of 20 targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He’s been able to get open all over the field, but has, more importantly, been able to be a threat down the field.

The Dolphins will come up against Wallace’s former team in week 14 on Sunday and they will be looking for another solid game from Wallace. Not only has the Steelers’ secondary not been great in coverage this season, but the Dolphins will likely be looking to throw the ball frequently with Lamar Miller slowed due to a pectoral injury. Obviously a lot of Wallace’s production is dependent on Tannehill and company, but the stage seems to be set for Wallace to exact a bit of revenge against Pittsburgh come Sunday.

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The Miami Dolphins made what they thought was going to be a huge free-agent signing coming into the 2013 NFL season when they agreed to terms with wide receiver Mike Wallace, who spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers to start his career. However, Wallace didn’t have an incredibly hot start to this season.

Partially due to dealing with Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins’ poor offensive line, as well as defenses being able to key on him, Wallace had a rough first 10 games of his tenure with Miami. He caught just 44 passes for only 534 yards and just one touchdown. That’s hardly the type of production that the Dolphins were hoping for from their new number one receiver.

However, over the last two games for the Dolphins, Wallace has looked much like the 1,000-yard receiver that he was in his second and third seasons with the Steelers. Over his last two games he has caught 12 passes out of 20 targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He’s been able to get open all over the field, but has, more importantly, been able to be a threat down the field.

The Dolphins will come up against Wallace’s former team in week 14 on Sunday and they will be looking for another solid game from Wallace. Not only has the Steelers’ secondary not been great in coverage this season, but the Dolphins will likely be looking to throw the ball frequently with Lamar Miller slowed due to a pectoral injury. Obviously a lot of Wallace’s production is dependent on Tannehill and company, but the stage seems to be set for Wallace to exact a bit of revenge against Pittsburgh come Sunday.

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