I know we're a bit late to this party but the Dolphins signed 6'3", 260lb LB Cameron Wake over the weekend despite a reported 17 teams being interested in him with 8 teams entering actual negotiations. No, no. He's not the same guy from 'Passions' or 'All My Children' that had a baby with his own brother, got decapitated in a freak archery accident, parachuted into the North Korean Demilitarized Zone then subsequently set on fire by his evil, magical witch-girlfriend only to show up in a hospital two days later with minor burns and bruises followed by passionate love-making with his best friend's daughter on the marital bed of his son in the town of Spring Valley - that's Duke Covington! Or is it Colt Stevens? Maybe it's Stewart McAdams...
Anyway! This jewel of the CFL notched 39 sacks, 8 forced fumbles and 2 blocked field goals in two years of CFL play. Don't get me wrong, I know this is the CFL and all but those are some impressive numbers. The guy was still beating the shit out of other big dudes. So, here we have the very first intriguing pick-up by the Dolphins early into the offseason. He's young (27), hungry and versatile. He gives us some special teams help and has shown the ability to apply pressure on the QB. I don't expect this guy to rattle off those kinds of numbers in the NFL but he has to be an upgrade over Charlie Anderson at this point (despite CA's nice contributions toward the end of the season). With the kind of money The Trifecta put down for this guy ($4.9 million over 4 years), you have to think they really, really like what they see in and think he can produce on defense right now. It's no secret that we need playmakers on defense that can apply pressure and force miscues by the opposing team if we're going to move up to the next level.
From his conference call:
When you love the game of football the way I do, it's kind of hard to imagine yourself doing anything else, especially when you're in your prime,'' Wake said via conference call Monday. "Honestly, I'd sit at the desk and think about being out on the field.
I know exactly what you mean, Cameron.