Dec 18, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess (15) runs by Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Dolphins beat the Bills 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins Receiving Core Could change In the Upcoming Days

Free agency is less then 24 hours away amd there are more rumors flying around then ever. The biggest is Mike Wallace will be soon joining the dolphins. There are a lot of reports that people around the league see Wallace going to the dolphins. That is both good and bad, Wallace wants to go where it is warm and get paid. Miami offers both, and so far is the best candidate. But the Dolphins were in this same spot last year with Payton Manning last year, it didn’t take long until a dark horse came out and Payton then landed in Denver.
Wallace, should end up in Miami though, Ireland knows he can not drop the ball anymore and he NEEDS to join the Dolphins. Miami has not had a true number one wide receiver since Brandon Marshall was traded last offseason. Wallace does something Marshall could not, he makes the players around him better. Marshall could not make any other player around him better. Wallace has the ability to open up areas for a Brian Hartline or Davone Bess to catch passes underneath.
The receiving core could also changing up more when free agency begins. Slowly talks are starting to heat up about the Dolphins possibly signing another receiver, Gibson from the Rams or Even Wes Welker who the Dolphins traded away just a few years ago. But to gain one of these it would be highly likely that Davone Bess may be on his way out of Miami.
Everything we have heard up to this point has been nothing but speculation. Nothing is going to happen until 4 o’clock eastern time. From then on Jeff Ireland will start his plan to make the Miami Dolphins a competitor in 2013.

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  • T. Saunters (|:¬)}

    I still think Wallace is overrated and way too expensive.

    • Miami Jules

      I’m just worried of it being the case of putting all our eggs in one basket. I wont be necessarily complaining if we get him tomorrow but I will be somewhat edgy about his signing for at least the next 2 seasons.

    • gofins60

      I agree with Wallace not being worth the money. WR is not the only position that needs a playmaker, so why spend about 1/3 of the cap money on one guy?

  • Graham Markarian

    For the love of God, please dont trade away the only consistant offensive player we have (Bess).

    • Randy Carlson

      What about Hartline?

      • Miami Jules

        Hartline isn’t really a slot receiver…he goes downfield and curls up, sits and waits for the ball and shows the ability to comeback and help the QB…while Bess and Swopes are more alike with Swope being a lot more flexible but Bess is

        • Graham Markarian

          Agreed. I love me some Hartline but I thought that (even though he began being double covered) he showed some irregularity. But Randy is correct. What Hartline did last year was important but Bess’s ability to run underneath and convert on 3rd downs was huge. I believe he had somewhere between 30 and 40 3rd down conversions this year and something rediculious like 50 last year.

    • Miami Jules

      I agree but what if we get Swope who I’ve been raving about for a couple of months now?

    • Miami Jules

      I could see both Bess and Swope ion the team, just maybe not on the same plays.

  • Iznogood

    I think we should try to trade Bush or Thomas and Odrick to the Bengals for Michael Johnson and a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

    I am also preoccupied with Wallace coming to Miami, I mean, it would be great and all, but I am just not sure he is the receiver we need. He is just is too expensive… Would it not be better if for as much money spent on Wallace, we could get both a receiver and a tight end, the candidates being Gibson from St-Louis at WR and Cook from Tennessee at TE, I mean these two will probably cost the same amount as Mike Wallace alone… And I honestly think they are both significant upgrades.

    Go Dolphins…