Dolphins WR Mike Wallace thinks he’s getting in and out of his breaks well, and ran good routes throughout training camp.
“I’m totally comfortable,” he said of Bill Lazor’s offense. “I feel really good about it.”
Added HC Joe Philbin: “He has in-breaking routes, he has out-breaking routes, he has vertical routes, we’ve got slip-screens to him. I think he’s going to be involved. He’s been working on his route tree on a daily basis.”
That versatility of responsibility has been great for Wallace’s frame of mind. He said he looks forward to practice, because of the new possibilities that each day brings.
And he’s been surprised by just how well Lazor’s system works, when run correctly. There have been times when he has been skeptical about plays introduced in meetings, only to see them get receivers wide open when run at practice.
Wallace finished the season as the #25 WR, but was an unreliable option for most of the year. Thanks to four touchdowns in his final six games, he averaged 10.8 FP in that span, which equates to low-end WR1-type numbers. We're not expecting that kind of production, though he should be a top-end WR3 if his late season surge continues into this season. The arrival of OC Bill Lazor should help; Wallace really seems to like the new offense.