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Tannehill Amazed By Wallace’s Speed
By on May 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

WallaceThe idea — in practice — is that Mike Wallace will instantly change the Dolphins offense this fall, his speed adding something that has been missing for quite some time.

But the work has already begun, even before the team reconvenes for next week’s OTA, and Ryan Tannehill has been blown away by Wallace’s speed.

“Everything I heard about him coming in has proved to be true – he’s as advertised,” Tannehill told the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. “He’s the fastest guy I’ve ever thrown to. It’s exciting.”

When the two were recently working through the route tree, Tannehill told Jackson, he asked Wallace to ratchet it back, go at half speed for a little while. Wallace responded that he already was going half speed.

That type of top-flight speed — especially because it filled an obvious need — naturally made Wallace the headliner of the Dolphins’ free-agent class. But the team made full-scale offensive changes via free agency and the draft, also adding former St. Louis Rams receiver Brandon Gibson and former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller.

Perhaps overlooked during the team’s eventful offseason, Gibson is the type of receiver that fits into any scheme. You can put him in the slot, kick him outside, line him up all over the field, really. That type of malleability should help out Tannehill, as well, during his second season.

“I really like Brandon,” Tannehill said. “He moves well. He’s a really natural pass catcher, catchBes with his hands [not his body]. Smooth in and out of routes. I’m excited we got him. And he really understands, so that you’re able to make a correction the first time and not worry about it again.”

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midwestfinfan says:

Every move in the offseason and draft was to get more speed. Obviously, after his first year at the helm, Philbin told Ireland he needed speed – needed it at WR, LB, DE, CB, TE, OL. So through FA and the draft, the Dolphins got speed, speed, and more speed. I think this will be a very exciting team to watch this year. A lot of teams will be surprised at the Dolphins speed, and will have a hard time keeping up with them. And East Division title is not out of the question with this team. Go Dolphins!