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Cameron Wake: Bills weren’t going to run on us

Posted by Chris Brown on October 23, 2016 – 7:21 pm

Miami DE Cameron Wake said the Dolphins came into the game motivated to stop Buffalo’s rushing attack. He said they had a collective mentality that they were going to win the one-on-one battles in Sunday’s game, particularly at the line of scrimmage.

“I personally like getting in there, getting a little dirty,” said Wake. “I’ve always had that pit bull mentality. You don’t bring a Chihuahua to a dog fight. That’s the mentality you’ve got to have. It’s just man versus man. It’s my gap. I don’t care who’s going to be in there. I don’t care what you think. It’s mine, plain and simple. There’s no C+ in football. It’s pass-fail. I think every guy across the line, front and back end as well, that win it all mentality, where I’ve got to win my match up. And that’s the only way we’re going to stop a team. Again, I was excited about somebody coming in here and saying that they’re going to run the ball down our throat … yeah, not so.”

Buffalo rushed for 67 yards on 22 carries to average three yards per rush. Their 67-yard total was only better than their 65-yards rushing output in Week 1 at Baltimore.

Bills Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito had to admit they got outperformed.

“We couldn’t find rhythm,” he said. “It starts with us up front. We should’ve had a good day. We had an off day as an offensive line. We saw it on film. There was a lot of line movement. We anticipated some of it, but not to the degree that they were ready to do it today, and it kept us off balance.”

 


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Miami head coach on DE Wake’s replacement

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2015 – 9:01 am

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell has experienced his first bit of adversity as head coach. He lost both his starting right tackle in Ju’Wuan James and his top pass rusher in Cameron Wake last week in the loss to New England. His plan is to insert Derrick Shelby into the starting lineup in Wake’s place. Here’s what he thinks Shelby is capable of in trying to fill the void left by Wake.

Shelby is one of those guys that we’re fortunate to have,” Campbell said. “I mean every bit of a starter for us as a rotation type player, so you couldn’t ask really for a better guy to come in and fill in for (Cameron) Wake obviously a lot more than he’s been doing and I mean I have a lot of confidence in Shelby. Shelby is one of those guys who he is fundamentally sound and he’s an explosive athlete. He’s not the speed rusher that Cam (Cameron Wake) is, but he’s going to go in there and do a nice job for us.”

Expected to rotate in with Shelby is Terrence Fede, but he too does not offer the same skill set that Wake does. So Campbell and his defensive staff will probably have to devise some different ways to manufacture Wake’s missing speed off the edge against Buffalo Sunday.

I don’t know if you do things differently,” Campbell said. “There’s still ways to fabricate some speed off the edge. We still have a Chris McCain who could be possibly up this week and he’s a guy who can generate some speed off the edge. Ultimately if you don’t have the speed off the edge than you got to push the pocket from the edge and that’s something that (Derrick) Shelby can do and (Terrence) Fede for that matter.”


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Bills won’t be facing Miami’s Wake

Posted by Chris Brown on October 30, 2015 – 1:11 pm

The Bills have suffered through a slew of injuries this far this season. Now their upcoming opponent is experiencing a bit of the same fate. 

Buffalo will face the Miami Dolphins in Week 9, but the offense will not be seeing Dolphins top pass rusher Cameron Wake. 

Wake tore his Achilles’ tendon in his left leg in last night’s loss to New England in the third quarter. He’s out for the year. 


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Note about Wake’s sacks

Posted by Chris Brown on December 16, 2010 – 11:46 am

We came up with an interesting note about Cameron Wake’s sacks here on Buffalobills.com.

Our crack staff through film study saw that all 14 of the outside linebacker’s sacks have come against right tackles off the left side of Miami’s formation. When we asked Wake about it, he claimed he did not know that and said he’s comfortable rushing off either side, but head coach Chan Gailey doesn’t see it that way.

“He looks to me to be faster off the edge to our right, their left,” said Gailey. “And they move him around a lot. It’s hard to find him. You have to make sure you scheme ways to find him and give some help because he is a really good pass rusher.”

Bills right tackle Mansfield Wrotto did notice that fact through film study and knows he’ll need to be ready Sunday.

“Obviously a large percentage of his sacks have been against right tackles,” Wrotto said. “He plays very little on the (right) side. I guess it’s a comfort level probably for him. A lot of his sacks are speed. He forces tackles to flip their hips. He’s great off the ball. That’s one thing that gets tackles off their rhythm. It’s just something that’s progressed over the last couple of weeks and I’ve watched him do that.”

Wake had a sack and a couple of batted passes in Buffalo’s season opener against the Dolphins. We’ll have much on Cameron Wake in our Bills Focus weekly matchup feature which can be seen in the media center at Buffalobills.com later this afternoon.


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Wake benefiting as starter

Posted by Chris Brown on December 16, 2010 – 11:41 am

Last season Dolphins OLB Cameron Wake was a rotational player in Miami’s defense as he sat behind Jason Taylor and Joey Porter on the depth chart. Now with a starting role, he believes it’s helped him diversify his pass rush game.

“Last year being more of a situational role player kind of guy, you didn’t have a whole game to set up other moves,” Wake said. “You had to go in there not knowing if you’re going to get 10 plays, you going to get 15, or are you going to get two? You have no idea, so when you got in the game you had to throw your fastball out there and hope you do your best. You couldn’t set people up and work this move to set up another one. It was kind of one and done because you didn’t really know with the guys in front of you.

“Obviously going into this year being a guy with a role in this defense and being out there much more, you could put a streak together or use one to set up another one.

“You can’t just go out there and do the same thing every time. These guys are great athletes, the tackles and the people blocking you. Obviously, they’re very good at what they do also and they’re studying film and everything that you’re doing so you go out there with the fastball and they know it’s coming they’ll knock it out of the park.

“So you have to switch it up and try to do something else and even do something else after that. It’s something I’ve been able to work on the past couple of seasons.”

Wake leads the league in sacks with 14 and has 7.5 in his last six games.


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Dolphins Porter doesn’t practice again

Posted by Chris Brown on October 1, 2009 – 7:01 pm

Dolphins LB Joey Porter did not practice again on Thursday.

Porter has been dealing with a hamstring injury, though he did play in last week’s game for about 25 plays.

If he can’t go on Sunday he’ll be replaced by Charlie Anderson a six-year vet formerly of Houston.

Some Bills fans might be asking about Cameron Wake, the CFL product, that Miami signed. Wake is currently seeing most of his playing time on special teams.


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Miami inks CFL pass rusher

Posted by Chris Brown on January 19, 2009 – 3:47 am

The Bills and a host of other NFL teams were interested in CFL pass rushing terror Cameron Wake, but in the end with multiple suitors to choose from, Wake chose to sign with division rival Miami.

The BC Lions sack master had 39 QB takedowns the last two seasons. The Bills had him in for a workout as did many other NFL clubs.

According to NFL Network’s Adam Schefter, Wake narrowed the field down to Indy and Miami and ultimately chose the Dolphins.


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