(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Here's an interesting change of pace: A star receiver wants his team to throw less, run more.
And Miami's Mike Wallace is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
The Dolphins are one of only five NFL clubs who are throwing at least two passes for every running play so far this season, and those teams have a combined 8-19 record. Overly pass-happy football doesn't tend to work out well, and even though Wallace doesn't mind having the ball thrown his way often, he knows that Miami needs to get its ground game going.
''Very crucial. We have to be able to run the football to win games,'' Wallace said. ''We're not going to win being one-dimensional, throwing the ball all day. You have to be able to run the football. Everybody knows we have to run the ball, so I know from my standpoint I'm going to block me a safety or two, try to block a cornerback or two, maybe even get a (weakside) linebacker every now and then.''