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Mike Wallace clarifies comments after Dolphins debut

Mike Wallace had only one catch for 15 yards in his Miami Dolphins debut. After the game, the receiver didn't seem happy about it.

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One day later, Wallace offered clarification on his behavior in the wake of the 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.

"I'm mad at myself just because I didn't have a good game," Wallace said Monday, according to The Associated Press. "That's all."

It was a different angle than on Sunday, when Wallace told reporters to ask the Dolphins' coaching staff why he didn't produce against the Browns.

"I was upset with myself," Wallace said. "It wasn't really anything else to do with anything. I would've told you the same thing regardless. If you ask me about the plays, I don't really have the answer. That's all I meant by that."

The Miami Herald reported that Wallace and Dolphins coach Joe Philbin spoke Monday. Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman downplayed Wallace's postgame behavior.

"Mike's a competitor. He wants to feel a part of the game, as I hope that he would," Sherman said. "He came here to be a factor in our season and our success. The fact that he's disappointed he only caught one ball, that's expected. I have no problem with that."

We're not so sure we buy the idea that the Dolphins are completely fine with Wallace pouting after a big season-opening win. Still, don't be surprised if Wallace is targeted early and often against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. You have to keep your money men happy.

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