Cameron Wake not planning on playing his age

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Cameron Wake doesn’t look his age, and he certainly doesn’t plan on playing his age.

Last season, Wake became one of only three pass-rushers to have a double-digit sack season at 34 or older. He doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s 35.

“I’m just improving upon where I was at the end of last season, tweaking and fine-tuning some things to go out and have a tremendous season and help the team win,” Wake said, via Steven Wine of the Associated Press.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase tried to protect Wake early last season when Wake was returning from an Achilles tendon injury that ended his 2015 season prematurely. The Dolphins started 1-4. Once Wake joined the starting lineup, the Dolphins went 9-2.

Wake finished with 11.5 sacks and now has 81.5 for his career.

“I should have been playing him more early,” Gase said. “We thought we were being smart, and it backfired on us. What we should have done was just let him play.”

With Wake healthy heading into this season, he will get every opportunity to prove he’s as good as old this season.

4 responses to “Cameron Wake not planning on playing his age

  1. From what coaches, writers and fans are saying during OTA’s is that first round draft choice, DE Charles Harris looks very impressive.

  2. Wake is simply a beast and if Harris is as good as advertised this is going to be fun to watch.

  3. Fins need a good start to this season (opposite of last season’s start).. if they do a 12-4 , 11-5 finish is very possible.

  4. Wake is a role model. Hardest worker and he is in better shape than 90% of the NFL. Age does not matter for him. I think he will outperform last year by far. He was coming off a major injury and was slow to return; then only played a few situational snaps on downs through 6 games. He also had 3 Sacks negated due to team penalties. This year he will know the new Defense, be healthy from the start AND have another DE that can play. I predict 18 or more sacks.

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