Read the rest here.Buried deep beneath the Dolphins' offseason chatter about big acquisitions and big expectations was the voice of wide receiver Mike Wallace vowing to become a team leader.
Wallace, regarded as the best free agent on the market this offseason, understands his status as a fifth-year veteran, as well as a guy who signed a five-year, $60 million contract, means he has to do more.
He also understands the re-tooled Dolphins are searching for leaders.
"I just have to lead more, lead by example more, not just go out and think I can just play my game and that'll be all I need to do," said Wallace, who totaled 4,042 receiving yards and 32 touchdowns in his four seasons with Pittsburgh.
"Out there [in Pittsburgh] we had so many great leaders that I really didn't have to say too much, I really didn't have to do too much, just go out and do my job.
"But here, I have to do my job and motivate at the same time."
Being a leader will be new for Wallace. I hope he doesn't put too much pressure on himself in trying to be something he is not used to being.