Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Cameron Wake finished Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots with two sacks and two forced fumbles, which was the first time in his career that he had two forced fumbles in a game. In addition to that, he is the first Dolphins player to record at least two sacks and two forced fumbles in the same game since linebacker Charlie Anderson did the same on November 15, 2009 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two sacks for Wake puts him at the top of the list with total number of sacks throughout the NFL.
Wake credits his success on Sunday to all of the hard work he and others have done dating back to when they first got back in April.
“Everything is, like I said, it goes back to April. I mean, since the day we got here back in April, it’s one of the things we have keyed in on: turnovers. I’m not dropping back into coverage and getting interceptions. So, my part of that is sack fumbles and when you get to that point of attack, you do whatever you can to get the ball off the guy, whoever it is. That’s drills you work on day in and day out in practice. They show up in the game.”
Wake also was sure to give credit to others where it was due, especially after a few of their key players went down on the defensive side of the ball.
“It was a good day. Anytime we win it was a good day at the office. I just look around and see all the guys who made plays. Everybody stepped up. We had a couple guys go down, and everybody had to kind of pitch in, so it was a team win all around and that definitely feels good.”
Wake will look to continue his success on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.