Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill Excited About Wallace


The 2014 Miami Dolphins season ended with Mike Wallace on the bench and Ryan Tannehill yelling at a coach regarding Wallace’s behavior. Or so they say. The season ended with a lot of speculation about Wallace’s future with the Dolphins. It continues today. Ryan Tannehill however told reporters today that he is “I’m excited to see what this year holds for us”.

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  • Tannehill was hoping to see the Dolphins keep wide-receiver Brian Hartline but his lobbying fell on deaf ears. He lobbied to retain Charles Clay and the Dolphins gave it a listen and tagged their top tight end. Wallace however is still the big question mark as the team has been very quiet regarding his future with the Dolphins. Rumors of late have suggested the Dolphins are trying to trade their top wide-receiver.

    Tannehill spoke with media today following an event in Miami at the former home of the Doral Ryder Open. The country club is now a part of the Donald Trump organization. The charity event today showcased a wide variety of “skills” challenges across a lot of different sports.

    "I’m excited to see what this year holds for us"

    Wallace is scheduled to cost $12 million against the cap this season and the Dolphins have reportedly asked him to restructure his deal. Wallace has reportedly said he isn’t interested in doing so which leaves the team in a situation they are not sure how to proceed with.

    The fact that Wallace and Tannehill have spoken speaks a lot about their relationship and the realization that a lot of things are said and taken out of context in the heat of battle.

    "“We’ve done it in the past, and the more time we spend together the more the relationship will grow,” Tannehill said, via the Palm Beach Post. “Mike’s a talented player. We’ve all seen what he can do and the element he adds to our offense. Like I said, if he comes back, we’re going to make it work with him, and let him be the playmaker he is.”"

    Tannehill, like the rest of the Dolphins are not sure about Wallace’s future with the team. He is hoping the receiver returns which is important given the release of Gibson and Hartline on Friday and the uncertainty with Clay. Tannehill is entering a critical year in 2015 and is looking to have his contract extended on the cusp of the Dolphins decision to pick-up his 5th year option. The Dolphins are hoping that Tannehill is the teams franchise quarterback and will need to make that decision sooner rather than later but for now, it’s important that the team gives the young signal caller the tools to succeed. It’s just not known if they feel Wallace is a tool for Tannehill’s growth.

    Over the course of the last two seasons, Tannehill and Wallace have struggled to connect on the deep pass which is something that Wallace has been upset about. Tannehill said that he realizes that it’s a business and if Wallace goes there isn’t much he can do about it. At least we know the rumored rift between them isn’t such a rift after all.