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Miami Dolphins: Mike Wallace Wants to Return Kicks
- Updated: July 15, 2014
The Miami Dolphins paid Mike Wallace like an elite receiver last summer, but failed to get the most out of the 27-year-old receiver.
Wallace ended the season with 73 catches for 930 yards and 5 touchdowns, which aren’t bad numbers, but the 5 touchdowns were the fewest of his career.
Heading into the 2014 season, the Dolphins have made it a priority to use Wallace more effectively. One idea the team is throwing around is to let the speed demon return kicks.
“I might get back there for kickoff returns,” Wallace told Neil Reynolds for an interview that will air on Sky Sports in the UK. “I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I’ve always wanted to return kicks ever since I’ve been in the NFL.”
Allowing the team’s best receiver to to return kicks could result in injury, but his blazing speed and ability to make defenders miss make him a prime candidate to be an excellent returner. He attempted to return kicks during preseason games in Pittsburgh, but was never given the opportunity to do so in a regular season game.
“At this point of my career, I just want to get the ball in my hands and make some plays,” Wallace said.
The Dolphins just need to find ways to get the ball in Wallace’s hands. He’s that explosive of a playmaker, and no one else on the Dolphins’ roster has that type of home run potential.