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    So, due to injury and or lack of ability to set the edge Wake has already become a situation pass rusher. I would like to see Wake stay next year, but he must restructure.


    ### Cameron Wake’s snaps have plummeted (Derrick Shelby is now playing more than Wake), and though Wake’s hamstring injury has contributed to that, another factor is that Dolphins coaches like how Shelby has played against the run. Pro Football Focus rates Wake sixth-worst among defensive ends against the run.
    According to sportingcharts.com, Wake – who has appeared in every game --- has played only 49.3 percent of Miami’s defensive snaps, ranking 371st among all defensive players and 50th among defensive ends. That’s way down from his 71.5 percent last season.
    For perspective, Houston’s J.J. Watt leads d-ends by playing on 97.4 percent of his team's defensive snaps this season. Miami’s Olivier Vernon has played 60.2 percent of Miami's defensive snaps, and Shelby has played 55.4 percent.
    Even if Wake remains hot after Sunday’s four-sack outburst, the question is whether the Dolphins will pay a part-time player the $8.3 million base salary Wake is owed next season. Wake’s cap hit would drop from $9.8 million to $1.4 million if he’s cut.
    Most likely is an attempted restructuring with Wake. With Vernon and Shelby impending unrestricted free agents, there’s no position with tougher decisions for the Dolphins next offseason than defensive end.
    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sport...th-anothe.html

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    Wake has always been one of my favorite Fins,the guy is just so BAD-ASS!!! I was happy as hell to see him absolutely get off against the Titans (I actually didn't believe he still had it in him) But sadly he has devolved into pretty much a situational pass-rusher and i'd be very surprised if he's still on the roster next season...

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    • #3
      BTW, kudos to Cam as he was just named AFC DPOTW!

      http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...of-the-week-2/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
        Wake has always been one of my favorite Fins,the guy is just so BAD-ASS!!! I was happy as hell to see him absolutely get off against the Titans (I actually didn't believe he still had it in him) But sadly he has devolved into pretty much a situational pass-rusher and i'd be very surprised if he's still on the roster next season...
        I feel much the same. I 1st loved Wake back in 2009 when we scarcely used him, even though he was always disruptive when he was in...

        I would love to see him be able to do more against the run, and therefore deserve more play-time, but as has been said, he will most likely either have to restructure or be gone...

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        • #5
          I think it's smart as Hell to rotate Wake with Shelby or others. Wake has been banged up the past 2 seasons, but has never played the run well. Keeping Wake on a pitch count and rested allowed him to wreck the Titan tackles off the edge. He also drew 2 holding calls on the Titans, helping to negate some of our own stupid penalties that were on OV and Brice McCain. No more of that BS Coyles had him and Suh doing running ineffective stunts or waiting to engage. Also, that wide outside rush should’ve been his play all year.

          Another reason it was successful was that rather than having Suh stand up at the snap to ''read and react to a two gap read'', Suh was just firing off the snap and immediately pushing the pocket up the middle giving the QB nowhere to step up. Several times Suh also bull rushed the outside shoulder of the guard or the inside shoulder of the center freeing up others.

          Their combined play was what we all thought we were getting when we signed Suh. Mariota was under duress all day and the pressure covered up some of the issues we had at LB and in the secondary - which is still a problem.
          Last edited by cuchulainn; 10-21-2015, 01:05 PM.

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          • Driven_Phinsane!
            Driven_Phinsane! commented
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            yep, Suh was HUGE, though little if any of it'll show up in the stats...Exactly what Suh needs to do for this D to be effective!

          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            Completely agree, my friend. Now to face the Texans and prove this wasn't an anomaly.

          • Driven_Phinsane!
            Driven_Phinsane! commented
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            No doubt, hopefully we didn't leave everything we had out there on the field..I can only imagine how draining that game was with the high energy they maintained through-out and i can easily see a let-down coming...Only hope we kept enough in the tank to spank the Texans and then to turn right around in four days to try & compete with the NFL's Darlings!

        • #6
          Driven_Phinsane! commented
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          No doubt, hopefully we didn't leave everything we had out there on the field..I can only imagine how draining that game was with the high energy they maintained through-out and i can easily see a let-down coming...Only hope we kept enough in the tank to spank the Texans and then to turn right around in four days to try & compete with the NFL's Darlings!
          I hope there is no let down. Dan gave them praise after the game, then said that in there past this team had spent too much time patting itself on the back after a game like this. I agree and hope that message sank in with this bunch. Dan and the staff need to keep the pressure on them to the point they look forward to the games to get away from the practice and prep.

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          • London Fish & Chips
            London Fish & Chips commented
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            “The challenge now for these guys is to not start patting themselves on the back,” Campbell said. “Because we’ve been notorious for that around here. We get a big win and all of a sudden it’s a lull the next week.”

          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            Dog - thanks. That's the quote. Expecting Dan to drive that message home this week and to remind the team of the epic embarrassment of our home opening loss.

          • Wulf
            Wulf commented
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            Seadog. that's been clear inside of games as well. It seems whenever we finally would score, the defense would go out and run backward to their own goal line. And the way we would make a play for a loss on a 1st or 2nd down, then give it all right back on the next play...

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