Saturday, August 17, 2013
Tannehill-Wallace duo heating up for Miami
By James Walker
Miami Dolphins fans were getting antsy this summer. After two preseason games, Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill hadn't completed a pass to free-agent pickup and No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace.
But Miami's pair made up for lost time in the first half of Saturday's third preseason game against the Houston Texans. On the third drive of the game, Tannehill and Wallace connected three times for 58 yards and a touchdown.
All of Wallace’s production came on the third drive at the end of the first quarter. Wallace began with a catch on first down in front of Houston cornerback Johnathan Joseph. A few plays later, Wallace ran past Joseph to make a deep sideline catch. Wallace’s third and final catch on the drive was a 9-yard touchdown grab. Tannehill read Houston’s zone and found Wallace in the opening.
The three connections were a nice showcase for Tannehill and Wallace. The Dolphins are counting on this duo to be a major part of the offense this season.
Tannehill is now out of the game after a solid night, having completed 10 of 15 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown to Wallace. Houston leads, 17-14, at intermission.
We will have a full report on the Dolphins following the game.