I have found the resolution to the gaping hole of the Miami Dolphins wide receiver core this 2012 off season, sign Mike Wallace.
General Manager Jeff Ireland and Owner Stephen Ross must initiate contact with restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace to be successful this season for two reasons, the wide receiver depth is far from dominant on paper and the negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers is in a stalemate as both sides do not envision a deal getting done.
Right now the list of the wide receiver core consists of Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, Legedu Naanee, Roberto Wallace, Clyde Gates, Marlon Moore, Rishard Matthews (rookie), and B.J. Cunningham (rookie). Bess and Hartline are essentially the only figures on this list that catch my eyes, the other receivers are more prominent in the kick returning concept.
So far with the Dolphins have been consistent sticking with their own guys, which makes the Wallace possibility invisible.
Wallace’s career statistics deals with pure dominance consisting 171 receptions for 3,206 receiving yards, and 24 touchdowns. If this doesn’t write success over his three-year career, I don’t know what does.
Additionally, in his career he averaged 18.7 yards after the catch. The former Rebel can ultimately be an enormous deep threat.
Yes, he has a past with violations but his maturity is far beyond former wide receiver Brandon Marshall. He will bring his “A” game every night.
If the Dolphins bring him in, now would be the time. Training camp would be the ideal setting for the restricted free agent to chime in.
South Beach’s salary cap space is limited to $4.9 million. Miami could easily make an offer to the wide receiver due to the fact Pittsburgh is offering a whopping $2.7 million tender and there are “no big name” players on the roster.
If he continues to holdout, it means he has moved on from his former team and is looking for a new one, so Miami should start making some calls.
The Dolphins’ fans should hope for some kind of change in that depth chart because if not it will be another dreary year for the orange and aqua team. There defense is what they are focusing on, but right now from what is on their paper it doesn’t look to advertising and promising in the near future.