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Mike Wallace: No one can key on me in Dolphins attack

Mike Wallace is the first to admit that he wasn't a fan of Mike Sherman's stuck-in-the-mud offense last season in Miami.

"I didn't feel like I knew what was going on," the Dolphins wide receiver recently said of a scheme that failed to make the most of his unique deep-threat abilities.

The arrival of new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor offers hope.

Wallace confirmed to The Palm Beach Post this week that he's being used all over the field in a scheme that shares its DNA with Chip Kelly's high-octane Eagles attack.

"Nobody can ever key on me," Wallace said. "Last year, you kind of knew where I was every single play."

In 2013, Wallace played roughly 90 percent of his snaps lined up on the right side, allowing defenses to comfortably park their top cover men on him all game without a second thought.

Likely to see plenty of work from the slot, Wallace could mimic the role DeSean Jackson played in Philly last season.

Sherman's plodding Dolphins attack was a hard watch last autumn, but Lazor promises a flexible offense that reshapes itself weekly to create mismatches.

Miami's "Eagles South" approach is the primary reason we're predicting a juicy bounce-back campaign for Mr. Wallace.

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