Cam Wake is one of the best to ever put on a Miami Dolphins
uniform plain and simple. There’s uncertainty as to when he hangs it up is he
good enough to be a Hall of Famer? That’s a question that will be answered on a
different day.

Wake came to the team the year after Miami had that unbelievable
2008 season with Chad Pennington. None of us really knew who he was or what he’d
become as a football player in the NFL. In his two years in the CFL, Wake
combined for 39 sacks but it’s rare when a player from the CFL comes over to
the NFL and duplicates their play.
Wake came into his first season playing 14 games and only
starting in one of them. He finished that year with 5.5 sacks. That seasonal
performance earned him the starting job in 2010 and he took full advantage of
that with 14 sacks. There was no doubt that this guy was a beast on the d-line
and that he was something special. In 2011 he produced well once again and was
looking for a new contract in 2012.
We all know that after that 2008 season the team went back
to be the unstable Miami Dolphins. Losing season after losing season and no
real sense of what direction they were going. Wake could’ve just played out his
contract and went to a contender where his play would contribute to something
bigger. But no, Wake wanted to stay with this dysfunctional franchise and he
did signing a 4-year deal in 2012.
You know what he did after signing that contract? He
finished the first year of it by having his best season up to that point
totaling 15 sacks and earning himself a spot in the pro bowl and a spot on the
All-Pro 1st team. He then followed up the next two years with solid
seasons and was selected to the pro bowl twice more.
Then 2015 came. On a Thursday night game against the
Patriots Wake blew out his Achilles. I’m sure most of us thought that was it. Wake
was already up there in age and most players when they blow out their Achilles don’t
come back the same. Wake didn’t care. He rehabbed his injury and came back the
next season. He kept everyone quiet by playing in every game and he produced
11.5 sacks.
After that season Miami gave him a 2-year extension which we
all hope ensures that he retires a Miami Dolphin and almost certainly will end
up that way. Now Wake is finally playing on a good football team and the front
office owes him at least that.
Cam Wake has always been that sense of stability on a team
that had none before. Even with the losing seasons a few years ago Wake always gave
us something to hold our head up high. The team owes it to him to make sure his
last few seasons are spent winning.

He has given everything to this franchise and stuck by them
even when he didn’t need to. All of this shows why he has become one of the best
to ever play for this franchise.