Breaking: #Dolphins have placed starting CB Dimitri Patterson on the IR
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I’ve been hearing, from many reporters and gasbags, that its not in Mike Wallace’s wheelhouse to fight for the ball when needed. They say that its not his nature.
I’m 5’8 and rounder than a basketball. Growing up, I loved eating and had a huge appetite for anything sweet, I traded my brand new bike, I got for Christmas, for a couple of video games. Being athletic wasn’t in my wheelhouse… being fit wasn’t my nature. If you knew me growing up you would’ve never guessed I would go through one of the most rigorous physical tests one could sign-up for… United States Marines Corp’s Basic Training.
The point is, I tried to do something that wasn’t in my nature. Something that wasn’t ideal for my god-given skill sets. You can succeed or you can fail, the point is you TRY.
Mike Wallace does not try to defend errant passes from sneaky opposing defenders. Surely you have not made it to this point in your life without knowing the difference between when someone is trying or not. Most coaches would prefer you resort to offensive pass interference than give up the interception. Mike Wallace does not look like he is trying to fight for the ball on those interceptions. He looks like a gent who doesn’t want to get in a scrum because he doesn’t want to dirty his 60 million dollar fingernails.
Rather than make excuses for Mike Wallace’s absence of effort how about we let Mike know:
Hey Mike: FIGHT FOR THE DAMN BALL!
TORONTO — When he was growing up in Chicago, Dwyane Wade was like a lot of basketball fans. Basically, he thought Phil Jackson did nothing.
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He believed any coach could win with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Jackson was lucky to be put in charge of them, and he was lucky to coach Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.
At least, that is what Wade, the Miami Heat superstar, thought until he found himself on a multi-time champion of his own. As the Heat have gone from a daring experiment to the most cohesive team in the league, on both ends of the floor, Wade has grown to appreciate his coach, Erik Spoelstra.
“Coaching is not just getting a team that shouldn’t win 45 games to win 47 games. That’s not coaching,” Wade…
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