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Mike Wallace was open early and often in Indianapolis catching a career best nine receptions for 115 yards in the Miami victory.
Was there any doubt that Mike Wallace would respond this way?
After an embarrassing in output his Dolphin debut (one reception for 15 yards) that inspired his postgame frustrations, with either himself or the offense (who knows?), Wallace torched the Colts secondary from start to finish in Week 2.
Not since his performance in Superbowl XLV as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers did Mike Wallace have as many receptions as he did Sunday with the Dolphins. Wallace's nine receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown helped quiet the critics who were quick to question the hefty five-year, $60 million dollar contract he inked with Miami in the offseason.
On the team's opining drive, Wallace was targeted on three of Tannehill's first four attempts, massing 46 yards and the game's first score.
Late in the third quarter, at the Indianapolis 35-yard line, Wallace fought through a defensive holding penalty and still extended for a game-changing reception that set the Dolphins offense up on on the Indianapolis 1-yard line.
For a second straight week Brian Hartline surpassed at least 60 yards of receiving and, even with the emergence of Wallace, still serves as Tannehill's most reliable weapon. Four of Hartline's five receptions were for first downs Sunday and the former Buckeye currently ranks fourth in receptions and sixth in yards among AFC wideouts.
Brandon Gibson was nearly invisible against the Colts totaling just one reception for 11 yards and no other wide receiver was even targeted Sunday. If Gibson does not make more of an impact, and Philbin refuses to utilize any other receiver on the roster, Miami could be in jeopardy down the road as defenses find ways to limit both Wallace and Hartline.